Friday Night Vatican Museums Tour Including Sistine Chapel - Rome

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Meeting time: 20 min before your departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Via Germanico, 8, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 dont want to miss out. On this tour with an expert guide, youll 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

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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, youll make it to the room youve 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


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


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 02-Oct-2019

    Tour was great ! . Guide did move a bit too quickly thru Museum. Group size was larger than
    i experience last time i took this tour. it is a Must see experience.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    The guide spoke broken English and was almost impossible to understand over the earphones. It may have been a good tour if we heard it. Also, they could have put a map to the gathering spot on the voucher. We assumed it was right by the entrance to the museum but it was down the street, which is hard to locate if not familiar with the area and difficult to ask for directions in a foreign country. Very, very crowded and the guide spoke during the music playing so you miss that part of the tour completely.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    I took this tour under the impression that it was going to be less crowded than visiting during the day, plus
    I book my visit in Spanish hoping it was going to be a smaller group but the day of the activity at noon we were informed via email that our tour was cancelled (not enough participants) and we needed to go with the English group. I found myself in a group of 26 or 28 people, and the Vatican museum was so full that it was difficult to circulate.
    It had been the guide’s 3rd visit of the day and she looked awfully tired and bored. It was difficult to understand what she was explaining as the group was so big and the place so crowded.
    I will never book with Viator again and I don’t recommend this experience to anybody

  • 16-Sep-2019

    First of all, I enjoyed the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun.
    The reason I give that tour only two points is, I feel screwed: After spending $40 for the tour the tour operator charged an additional 24 Euro for the entrance fee to the Vatican museum (the actual tickets showed a face value of 17 Euro!). TOTAL RIPOFF!
    Save the $50 (tour cost + 8 Euro entrance fee difference and go by your own.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide, Francesco was amazing! He went above and beyond to answer all questions! He is the only reason I have this tour more than a star!
    The company will charge you EXTRA 24 Euros/ person when you arrive at the location! They don’t take credit cards and they gave a very weird explanation to why they charge people extra! A lady in front of me didn’t have cash and the lady at the reception desk told her to give her whatever cash she has on her.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Italian taxi driver angry and upset that he was unable to find the tour meeting place that Viator provided. I noticed that many other people have commented on the website about this too. Viator needs to give a detailed map with the directions to make it easier or change the meeting place. Not happy about losing out on the experience and my money too.

  • 03-Jul-2019

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

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The night tour was a little less busy than the daytime, but all the sites at the Vatican that we wanted to see were closed due to the time of day..... You couldn't see the roman statues or St Peter's.... Not worth the money, simply pay on your own and hire a private guide.

  • 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 Viator tours again

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