Friday Night Vatican Museums Tour Including Sistine Chapel

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


During the months of April 17th until October 31th, the Vatican stays open on Friday nights for an extra-special viewing of its renowned museums and the Sistine Chapel, and you definitely don’t want to miss out. On this tour with an expert guide, you’ll see the best of the Vatican by night, including its incredible Renaissance art, the Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and, of course, the Sistine Chapel. This evening access is only possible for pre-booked groups, so book now to visit the Vatican without the daytime crowds!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Discover the world-acclaimed Vatican Museums, home to the papal art collection. With fast-track access and your expert guide at your side, learn about the wondrous masterpieces before your eyes. Explore rooms including the Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries, along with iconic Renaissance works by the likes of da Vinci and Caravaggio.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Your tour of the Vatican Museums’ includes a visit to the Raphael Rooms, which contain some of the Museums’ most important frescoes. Marvel at the incredible skill, vivid colours, technical detail and cultural significance of the Raphael Rooms, whilst your guide captivates you with tales of the Renaissance genius.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

The Sistine Chapel is home to Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes that give this part of the Vatican Museums’ global acclaim. The papal chapel still serves as the site for the election of a new pope, and has extraordinary religious and cultural significance. Gaze upwards as you admire the spectacular biblical depictions on the ceiling and walls, learning from your guide about Michelangelo’s incredible achievement.

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi at the meeting point
  • Bathroom access
  • Recharging station for your devices
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Visit to St Peter's Basilica
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Evening tours do not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Please note - the Sistine Chapel maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions, It is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, segways, luggage and pets
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Luggage storage NOT available in our office.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Departure Point

1: Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Vespasiano, 46, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Patrick M

10 Oct, 2019

This was suppose to be a small group tour and ended up over 30 people. Very disappointing. I think the guide was very knowledgeable and did the best she could with the large group. Felt a bit cheated as I think we would have had a much different experience in a smaller group.

Lorenzo H

03 Jul, 2019

I go into every experience with an open, positive mind. If you do that, you can't possibly have a negative experience. That being said the tour guide and tour itself were excellent! Our guide seemed eager to be there, and he was very knowledgeable and funny as well. The set up at the meeting point was seamless, and there were no unexpected expenses.
Yes there were other tours at the same time, but in case you didn't know, The Vatican is colossal, so you'll fit. I expect to visit Rome again and will definitely use La Vacanza Travel tours again

Julie S

03 Jul, 2019

Vasco was our tour guide and he was amazing, his knowledge was unbelievable and made the tour worthwhile.


23 Oct, 2018

A visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is not to be missed! Plan on at least four hours and lots of stairs. We were exhausted by the end of the tour but we're glad we did it.

Mie K

03 Sep, 2018

Best time to see the Museums, and our local guide was awesome! So much insider knowledge and so many great back stories to all of the art in the museum! I loved it!

User's Picture Gallery




St. Peter's Basilica at night before our Night Tour!




All of the ceilings were stunning

It's worth the price of this tour just to see the ceilings in the Vatican.


Art Lover II

One of the rooms in the Vatican Musuem


Cieling of Art

A hallway in the Vatican Musuem.


Art Lover

One of the rooms in the Vatican Musuem.


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