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Vatican Night Tours

Discover the enchanting beauty of the Vatican at night with a Vatican night tour. This unique experience offers visitors the opportunity to explore the world-famous Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after regular visiting hours. This provides a special opening to these iconic attractions.

With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, visitors take a tour of the Vatican, exploring its impressive art collections and interesting history. Because the groups are small, guests can talk directly with their guide. This helps them understand and enjoy the art and buildings in the Vatican Museums even more.

The best part of the tour is the Sistine Chapel. Here, visitors can admire Michelangelo's amazing artwork on the ceiling. It shows stories from the Book of Genesis and is famous all over the world.

Visitors get to go into the Sistine Chapel during the tour, which is included in the ticket. Here, they can enjoy Michelangelo's masterpiece without too many people around. It's a peaceful and quiet place, unlike during the day when it's crowded.

The Vatican night tour also includes access to other top attractions within the Vatican, such as the Raphael Rooms and St. Peter's Basilica. Visitors can explore these renowned sites, learning about their significance and admiring the stunning artworks and architecture they contain.

With the help of a knowledgeable tour guide, visitors learn about the art and history of the Vatican. This makes the tour interesting and informative. Walking through Vatican City at night lets guests experience its beauty in a different way. 

You can also get a Vatican City Pass, which lets you into many attractions in Rome. This includes the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

A Vatican guided night tour offers a memorable and immersive experience. This allows visitors to discover the treasures of the Vatican in a magical nighttime setting.

Tour Highlights

Vatican City Night Tour
  • A knowledgeable local expert guide leads the tour.
  • Skip the line tickets are included
  • Walking Guided tour of the Vatican
  • Visitors see Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes.
  • Small group: Guests enjoy personalized interactions with the guide.
  • Tranquil setting: The walking tour offers a peaceful atmosphere away from daytime crowds.
  • Art collections: Explore impressive works of art and architecture.
  • Educational experience: Gain insight into the Vatican's history and culture.
  • Nighttime ambiance: Experience the beauty of Vatican City after dark.
  • Early morning option: Tour available before crowds arrive for a quieter visit.

Visitor Highlights

  • Entry to the Sistine Chapel: Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
  • Vatican Guided Tour
  • Visit the Vatican museums at your own pace in a quiet setting
  • Entrance tickets included in all night tours
  • See Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere away from daytime crowds.
  • Explore impressive artworks and architecture with an expert guide.
  • Learn about the Vatican's history and culture in an educational tour.
  • Experience the beauty of Vatican City after dark.
  • Personalized interactions with the guide in a small group setting.
  • Access multiple attractions in Rome with a Vatican City Pass.

Travel Tips

  • Book in Advance: Make sure to book your Vatican night tour tickets ahead of time to secure your spot.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive early to the meeting point to avoid any delays.
  • Dress Code: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during the tour.
  • Follow Guide Instructions: Listen to your tour guide's instructions for a smooth experience.
  • Respect the Environment: Keep noise levels low to respect the tranquil setting.
  • Charge Your Devices: Ensure your camera or phone is fully charged to capture memories.
  • Be Mindful of Others: Stay with your group and be mindful of other visitors.
  • Ask Questions: Don't hesitate to ask your guide any questions you may have.
  • Enjoy the Experience: Take in the sights and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Vatican at night.

Know Before you Go

What to Bring

  • Tickets or Confirmation: Ensure you have your tour tickets or confirmation email.
  • Identification: Carry a form of identification, such as a passport or ID card.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for exploring.
  • Weather-appropriate Clothing: Dress according to the weather forecast for the evening.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated during the tour by bringing a refillable water bottle.
  • Camera or Smartphone: Capture memorable moments with a camera or smartphone.
  • Small Bag or Backpack: Carry essentials like water, snacks, and personal items in a small bag or backpack.
  • Sunscreen: If the tour includes outdoor areas, protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen.
  • Umbrella or Raincoat: Be prepared for potential rain by bringing an umbrella or raincoat.

What not to bring

  • Large Backpacks: Avoid bringing large backpacks as they may not be permitted inside the Vatican.
  • Weapons: Firearms, knives, or any other weapons are strictly prohibited.
  • Alcohol: Refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to the tour.
  • Valuable Jewellery: Leave expensive jewellery or valuable items at home to minimize the risk of loss or theft.
  • Pets: Pets are generally not allowed inside the Vatican Museums or Sistine Chapel.
  • Food and Drink: Outside food and drink may not be permitted, so avoid bringing them.
  • Inappropriate Attire: Dress respectfully and avoid clothing with offensive language or symbols.

Getting There

  • Check Meeting Point: Confirm the meeting point provided by the tour operator.
  • Public Transportation: Use public transportation such as buses, trams, or the metro to reach the meeting point.
  • Taxi or Ride-sharing: Consider taking a taxi or ride-sharing service for convenience.
  • Walking: If feasible, walk to the meeting point if it's within a reasonable distance.
  • Driving: If you're driving, find nearby parking facilities, but be aware that parking may be limited in the area.
  • Navigation Apps: Use navigation apps like Google Maps or Citymapper to find the most efficient route.
  • Arrive Early: Plan to arrive early to the meeting point to avoid any delays.
  • Follow Directions: Follow any specific directions provided by the tour operator for reaching the meeting point.