The Vatican Museums opens at night after official hours for limited dates each year. These dates must be booked in advance and have limited availability. If you manage to snag a spot on our Vatican Museums Night Tour, you are in for a true treat.
If you have ever visited the Vatican Museums on a summer morning, stepping into its luxurious halls at night can be quite the opposite experience. Long gone are the stressful crowds and overheated rooms typical of daytime visits. In its place, a relaxing tour of all of the highlights the museum has to offer! You’ll enter the museum via our pre-booked, no-line entrance with an expert English-speaking guide who will play an instrumental role in making your visit an unforgettable one.
As you explore the Vatican Museums you’ll visit many of the same highlights visited on our daytime tours. You’ll see the intricate artistry of master weavers in the Gallery of the Tapestries and the stunning painted ceilings of the Candelabra Gallery. See what cities and countries you can spot in the Hall of the Maps and experience the Museum’s most prized sculpture in the Octagonal Courtyard. We’ll take our time as we explore Raphael's Rooms, which show the master at the height of his powers. Your charismatic guide will enrich your visit with the history and stories behind the art and artists. In intimate groups of just 20 people, you’ll have plenty of interaction with your guide who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Finally, you’ll experience the Vatican Museum’s highlight, the Sistine Chapel, in the unique atmosphere of the evening. Few have the chance to stand beneath Michelangelo’s most important creation at this hour! With fewer visitors around, you’ll be able to better appreciate the incredible effort that went into this ceiling.