Vatican By Night Small Group Experience

Tour Rating 5.0

Vatican Museums under the stars! Get the unique experience of seeing the marvellous Vatican Museums art collection after the daily general public opening and enjoy them with less crowds Let your licensed guide walk you through the Vatican Museums highlights through it's labyrinth-like corridors. The guide will tell you the stories, anecdotes and history behind the statues and art-pieces by masters such as Michelangelo, Raffaello and many more! Visit the Papal classical statues collection inside the Pio Clementino Museum and see the Apollo del Belvedere and Laocoon group statue from the Roman Empire period before gazing at the massive Nero's bathtub. Walk through the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestries Gallery and the Maps Gallery before entering the Borgia apartments! Marvel at Raphael's School of Athens inside the Raphael's rooms. Then get ready for the grand finale: The Sistine Chapel. Step in awe of the gorgeous Renaissance frescoes, including Michelangelo's famous Last Judgement.

  • Headsets
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews for Vatican By Night Small Group Experience
Outstanding tour with David
After much searching and reviewing, I finally booked this evening museum tour for our family (2 adults and kids 14 & 10). We found the meeting place without too much work. David was our guide, and my husband and I agreed that he is hands-down the best guide we've ever had. I would have hired him on the spot to be our personal guide to Rome for the following three days. He kept the group together, kept us informed of all the quirky things we could expect of the guards/Vatican staff, gave us ample time for pictures (kept us moving but never felt rushed), was really good with kids, and kept the whole thing interesting and engaging with lots of extra information.
Adequate Through No Fault of the Tour Operator
Actually ours was a private tour (the two of us with a guide) with an aperitif and snacks before we actually went on the tour. For us it was as good as it could be. The issue is not with the tour company but with the Vatican itself. Five years ago, I was on a tour with a group of about a dozen. We were the last group into the Sistine Chapel and were there alone. That kind of tour is no longer available because the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are open until 10:00 p.m. Clearly the Vatican is making up for what it lost due to COVID. That said our guide was thorough, knowledgable, and easy to understand.
Wonderful tour
Wow what an amazing experience. It wound up just being my husband and I on the tour and it was so wonderful. Marzia was a very informative tour guide who had a passion for the Vatican. We learned a lot about the Vatican from her and we left very happy with choosing the night time tour. It was beautiful to see the Vatican at night time.

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