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 26th until October 25th, 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!


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Seasonal Offer

Meet your guide near the Vatican Museums, purchase your entrance ticket inside our office (at your own expense) and head straight inside to begin your Vatican night tour without the hectic daytime crowds. Follow your guide through the Vatican's mesmerizing museum complex, comprising nearly 2,000 different rooms. Even if you had a whole day here, seeing it all would be impossible, so your expert guide will take the pressure off by showing you the must-see rooms and artwork!

As you explore this exciting labyrinth of galleries and apartments, see Egyptian relics and Etruscan artifacts alongside incredible Renaissance art by legendary Italian painters Raphael and Michelangelo. Highlights of your tour include the Gallery of Maps, home to 40 map frescoes that date back to 1580, and Raphael's Rooms, four interconnecting chambers adorned with paintings by Raphael and his pupils.

Finally, you’ll make it to the room you’ve been waiting for – the beautiful Sistine Chapel. After your guide explains the significance of this sacred Vatican site, you'll have roughly 15 minutes to walk around inside and gaze in awe. See Michelangelo's famous ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, as well as The Last Judgment, a colorful fresco that dominates one of the chapel walls.

Your tour finishes outside the Sistine Chapel, and while entry isn't permitted to St Peter's Basilica in the evening, you can spend as much time as you want in beautiful St Peters Square, where you can take nighttime Vatican photos without the usual daytime crowds!

Evening Vatican tours sell out fast, and only twenty Friday nights are available between April to October.

  • 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 - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Important: Vatican museums entrance tickets (24 euros per adult, 16 euros per child payable at our office)
  • Visit to St Peter's Basilica
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important: Entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums are NOT included and will be provided by the agency at an additional cost (on the spot).
  • Important: Vatican Museums entrance tickets (24 euros per adult, 16 euros per child payable at our office).
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Via Germanico, 8, 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

Image - 10 Oct 2019 -

Patrick M

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.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Julie S

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

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Lorenzo H

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

Image - 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.

Image - 03 Sep 2018 -

Mie K

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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