Friday Night at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere of a night tour inside one of the most famous Museums in the world when the crowds are gone
Duration 2.5 h.
Skip the line Entrance to Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel
Flexible Start time. Please, select a date to see availability
Meeting Point Close to Vatican Museums Entrance (Details at Booking)
Operating Days Friday Night (April to October)
from 07.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (final entry at 09.30 p.m.)
Language English (contact us for other languages)
Short Tour Description
Enjoy the unique event to spend an evening visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Each year from April to October Vatican Museums are open exclusively every Friday night.
Get the chance to see their Masterpieces with the magic atmosphere of the summer nights being guided through the Galleries and halls after the crowds are gone to admire from the Pinacoteca courtyard an amazing sunset view of St Peter’s Dome.
In Pinecone courtyard pass by to reach the Octagonal Court while the musicians start to play, to admire the most famous Roman and Greek statues that inspired Michelangelo, the Laocoon Group and the Belvedere Torso. After a walk through the Galleries of Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps visit the outstanding Raphael’s Rooms, once part of the private papal apartments.
Visit ends inside the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s fresco Masterpiece, where you can appreciate the exclusivity of a night tour.
✓ English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide
✓ Private Tour
✓ Skip the line Entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
✓ Entrance tickets and reservation fees
✓ Audio headsets (just when needed)
On Request (WITH EXTRA CHARGE)
✓ Hotel pick-up/drop-off
✓ Pinacoteca Courtyard
✓ Pinecone Courtyard
✓ Octagonal Court
✓ Pio Clementino Museum
✓ Gallery of Candelabra
✓ Gallery of Tapestries
✓ Gallery of Maps
✓ Raphael’s Rooms
✓ Borgia Apartment
✓ Sistine Chapel
Viale Vaticano, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
You will find us near the Vatican Museums Entrance.
We will hold a sign with your name on it.
St. Peter’s Basilica closes at 07.00 p.m., on the night tour the visit to St. Peter’s Basilica is not available.
Vatican Museums or parts of the venues could be subject to last-minute closures due to unforeseen circumstances.
This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.
Security checks by metal detector
For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate and speed up security checks by metal detector, visitors are advised to remove inadmissible items from their hand baggage beforehand, and to inform staff in advance.
Luggage, bags and rucksacks
Before entering the exhibition spaces, visitors are required to leave in the cloakroom all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff on account of their size or nature.
Visitors who continue their tour in the Vatican Basilica are reminded not to leave their baggage in the Vatican Museums.
The cloakroom service is free of charge.
Large umbrellas, sticks, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, stainless steel water bottle, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.
Even if you get through security, you will be turned away by the attendants at the entrance door.
Photos and Video
Photos an Video without flash are allowed everywhere at the Vatican, including inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
But inside the Sistine Chapel, photos are not allowed at all.
Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.