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Steer clear of the crowds on this Vatican Museums tour after operating hours for a new perspective on some of the world's most popular works of art. Enjoy an intimate viewing of the vibrant frescoes covering the walls of the pristine Sistine Chapel.

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Take advantage of this limited chance for a Vatican Museums tour by night—only available on select summer dates!

See what the vaunted museum has to offer without the throng of tourists using your evening skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets. Discover its most famed artworks housed in the Raphael Rooms, Octagonal Courtyard, and the Gallery Maps and admire its hidden gems at the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Cap off the experience at the historic Sistine Chapel after dark and get a new perspective on its famed masterpieces.
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Adult (Age 19 & over)
USD 81.63
USD 81.63
Child (Age 6-18)
USD 75.96
USD 75.96
Infant (Age 0-5)
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Fri
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Use of headsets / After-hours, skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets / After-hours Sistine Chapel tickets
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  • 19:15 Check-in Near the Vatican Museums Entrance
  • 19:30 Start of Vatican Museums Tour by Night (2 hours & 10 minutes)
    st peter square night See pricless pieces of art created by the greatest Renaissance artists in a new light thanks to limited edition, after-hours Vatican Museums tickets.
  • Outdoor View
    st peters basilica dome night Head out to an open patio and spot the majestic St. Peter's Basilica and its famed dome, which is the tallest of its kind. Gaze at the Pinecone Courtyard's manicured lawns as you hear about its fascinating history dating back to the 13th century.
  • Gallery of Maps
    gallery of maps, vatican museums tickets Walk through the imposing gallery and take in the view of 40 maps framed by stunning bronze details. On top of its impressive maps, the 120-meter long room also boasts stunning frescoes depicting the baptism of Constantine and more.
  • Gallery of Tapestries
    vatican museums tickets, vatican tour Exchange frescoes for needlepoint masterpieces when you spend time at the Gallery of Tapestries. Some of the tapestries were produced by Barberini's workshop while the others were created in Belgium after it was adapted from the drawings of Raphael's pupils.
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
    vatican museums tickets Resume your Vatican Museums tour at the grandiose Gallery of the Candelabra which showcases marble floors and columns. See its namesake located at the heart of the room.
  • Raphael Rooms
    extended vatican museums tour Discover Renaissance excellence at the Raphael Rooms. Retrace Catholic history at the Room of Constantine, see the Old Testament illustrated at the Room of Heliodorus, take in Raphael's masterpiece at Room of the Segnatura, and learn about the journey of 2 popes at the Room of the Fire in the Borgo.
  • Sistine Chapel (20 minutes)
    Sistine Chapel tickets Set foot in the chapel and find yourself surrounded by iconic works of art. Soak in the stunning sight of Michelangelo's masterpiece in the site's ceiling and see how he snuck in a painting of his enemies in the frescoes. With after-hours Sistine Chapel tickets, see the pieces in a new light!
  • 22:00 Tour Ends Near the Vatican Museums Entrance
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.
    • Please note that large bags/tripods/umbrellas/backpacks are not permitted in the Vatican and must be checked into the free luggage storage area. Please do not bring these items as you may need to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance. Only very small bags are allowed.
    • Strollers are not allowed
Additional Note(s)
    • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour. However, photography is prohibited in the Sistine Chapel
    • In the event that the Sistine Chapel is closed for religious ceremonies, an extended tour of the Vatican Museum or an alternative will take its place.
    • Please note that it is not possible to re-enter the Vatican Museums once you leave as the tickets are single entry only.
    • Please note that due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with 'Skip-the-Line' access.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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Can I take photos during my Vatican visit?
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in most areas of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. But, photography of any kind is not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel.
What should I wear on my Vatican visit?
  • Men, women, and children must have their shoulders and knees covered at all times. Low-cut clothing and hats are not allowed.
Can I bring a backpack to the Vatican Museums?
  • Yes, guests can carry bags if they are smaller than 40cm length x 35cm width x 15cm depth. Anything bigger than this, or any umbrellas or camera tripods, must be checked into storage at the beginning of the tour.

    Since the tour ends at the other side of the museum, guests who are forced to check bags must leave the tour early to collect them or complete a 20-minute walk back to the entrance after their tour. Those doing the afternoon tour may not be able to retrieve their belongings until the next day. It is recommended that visitors travel light and avoid bringing large baggage.
What is the best time to visit the Vatican?
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, go really early or really late. There are tours on VELTRA that provide access to the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to the Vatican Museums after its operating hours.
What is the best day of the week to visit the Vatican?
  • Visit on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to avoid most of the crowds.

    Most of the museums in Rome are closed on Mondays, the Papal Audience is staged every Wednesday, locals are part of the crowds on Saturdays and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 19:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 hour(s)
Availability Fri
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Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Tour by Night with Special After-Hours Access