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Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Tour by Night with Special After-Hours Access


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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. 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.

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.

Activity Detail


  • Use of headsets
  • After-hours, skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets
  • After-hours Sistine Chapel tickets
  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 20 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 19:30


  • 2 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The meeting point is at the bottom of the wide steps, with a handrail running down the center, across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffe Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The tour coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition (see photo).
    The closest metro stop is on line A (red line): Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani
    By foot from Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani metro A station (10-15 minutes):
    Walk straight to the back of the station and go to the left-side exit. Leave through the side marked V.le Giulio Cesare (to your right). Walk straight along Viale Giulio Cesare (which turns into Via Candia) for 3 ½ blocks, crossing three junctions before getting to Via Tunisi, the fourth junction. From here, walk straight for a block. In front of you will be the meeting point.
    By foot from St. Peter's Square (15-20 minutes):
    Facing St. Peter's Basilica from the center of piazza (near the obelisk), turn right and exit through the columns. Follow the Vatican walls (left) all the way to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. From the entrance, cross the street at the pedestrian crossing. Straight ahead of you at the intersection of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi, you should see Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano. The meeting point is between these buildings.
    By taxi:
    Tell the driver to drop you off at the "Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani in Viale Vaticano" (entrance to the Vatican Museums on Viale Vaticano). You should alight at the entrance of the Vatican Museums, situated along the long, high wall that marks the border of the Vatican. From here, cross the street at the pedestrian crossing. Straight ahead of you at the intersection of streets Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi, you should see Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano. Between these buildings, you will see a wide set of steps, which is the meeting point.
    GPS Coordinates: 41.907194, 12.453075


  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Additional Notes

  • 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.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • 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


Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Tour by Night with Special After-Hours Access
19:15:00 Check-in Near the Vatican Museums Entrance

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19:30:00 Start of Vatican Museums Tour by 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.
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Outdoor View
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.
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Gallery of Maps
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.
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Gallery of Tapestries
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.
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Gallery of the Candelabra
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.
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Raphael Rooms
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.
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Sistine Chapel
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!
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22:00:00 Tour Ends Near the Vatican Museums Entrance

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