Private Vatican Night Tour

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Enter the Vatican at night with a special access

Skip the line with pre-purchased tickets

Enjoy the explanation with stories on the aristocratic Papal families

Have fun learning anecdotes on the artists’ rivalry

Maximize your time and visit with a private guide

Admire the stunning Sistine Chapel

Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Maps
Raphael Rooms (Pope Julius II apartment)
Room of Animals
Room of the Muses
Round Room
Sistine Chapel

Tour Description

The Private Vatican Night Tour offers an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. Accompanied by a fully licensed private guide you will visit the Vatican Museums after opening hours. It twill be a truly special experience from start to finish and you will be stunned by the wonders the Vatican houses inside.

You will get access to the Vatican Museums with our special pre-purchased skip the line tickets that allow you to entry on Friday Night. It will be a magical night of exploring the highlights of the Vatican Museums and its galleries along with an enthusiastic, licensed guide. You will enjoy a Private Tour, which means that the guide is your personal guide, just for you, and will be able to focus on what interests you the most.

Whatsmore, it will feel like touring with a friend as you will be able to peruse the mind-blowing collections you are going to see. You will be driven across the main Galleries of the Museums: Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of the Candelabra. You will be also visiting Pope Julius II apartments, best known as Raphael’s Rooms, result of work of Raffaello Sanzio, and Pope Borgia apartment.

This is not all, as following the itinerary you will lastly admire the fascinating breathtaking beauty of the Sistine Chapel, the work of art that attracts millions of people from all around the world every year, with all its stunning frescoes and the enchanting majesty that distinguishes it.

It took five years for Michelangelo to realize the Last Judgement and four to complete the vault.

Our Private Vatican Night Tour is available every Friday evening from end of April to end of October and is ideal for everyone who is curious to visit the Vatican in a totally different atmosphere and away from the daily crowds. You need to consider one more benefit of taking our Private Vatican Night Tour: summer in Rome can be boiling. Well, by choosing a night tour you will definitely avoid the heat!

We promise you that this amazing tour under the moonlight will make you want to come back and visit the Vatican one hundred times again.

Don’t hesitate to call us or to send us an email and we will be absolutely delighted to provide you with all the details you want to know about our “Private Vatican Night Tour”.

Tour's Notes

Please bring an ID document for children as proof of age for the reduced price tickets.
Knees and shoulders must be covered. Failing to follow the Vatican’s dress code, entry may be refused to the Sistine Chapel. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
This tour operates in all weather conditions.
This tour doesn’t include the visit of the Basilica of St Peter.
Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

This tour is available every Friday from end of April to end of October.

3 hour private licensed guide
Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
Entrance after the general day time closing


Right at the marble door with the inscription “Musei Vaticani” at the bottom of the steps, opposite side of Viale Vaticano 100