Skip the line vatican and sistine chapel tour in rome by night

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Escape the mega crowds that fill the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel by booking this 3-hour nighttime tour. Skip waiting in line and pushing through thousands of people and you'll get to see the magical art of both sites in the evening light. Learn about the history of the art through guided commentary as you wander the galleries while they're nearly empty.
  • Entrance fees included in tour price
  • Don't wait in line, which saves valuable vacation time
  • Learn about the art in the galleries through guided commentary
  • Wander the galleries while they're nearly empty

Local guide
Private tour
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You will see some of the Vatican’s numerous treasures, both artistic and historical, many dating back to ancient Roman times. There is a visit to the Gallery of Maps with its 40 amazing frescoes dating from the late 1500s and Raphael’s Rooms, four chambers that house works by Raphael and his students.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sistine Chapel
Then, one of the reasons everyone comes to Rome, a visit to the Sistine Chapel. In the tranquil atmosphere of the evening, away from the daytime crowds, you have a full 15 minutes in the chapel to gaze upon Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, and also The Last Judgement that adorns one of the chapel’s walls. (As talking is not allowed in the chapel your guide will tell you all about the wonderful frescoes before you enter.)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Please note that entry is not allowed into St. Peter’s Basilica as it is closed in the evening. The finale of the tour is a stroll around St. Peter’s Square, lit by a myriad lights and sparkling under the night sky. In the piazza your guide will point out Bernini’s optical illusions and you will visit the exact spot where St. Peter, who later became the first Pope, was crucified. This area went on to become the foundation of the Catholic Church; a impressive place to end a wonderful evening at the Vatican.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums except for bottled water
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • READ CAREFULLY: it can happen that some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice, especially the Sistine Chapel and/or the Basilica of St Peter. In case of such events we do NOT refund NOR reschedule the tour, our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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