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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


Skip the LIne





(Any Group Size Welcome)

Tickets and Reservation Fees Included

Tour Details

  • 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.

From the Pinecone Courtyard  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.

Belvedere Torso

(Pio Clementino Museum)

Nero's Bathtub

(Pio Clementino Museum)

Michelangelo's Ceiling

(Sistine Chapel)

Last Judgment

(Sistine Chapel)

Resurrection of Jesus

(Gallery of Tapestries)

Fire of Borgo

(Raphael Rooms)

School of Athens

(Raphael Rooms)

What’s Included

  English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide

Private Tour

Skip the line Evening Entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Entrance tickets and reservation fees

Audio headsets (just when needed)


✓  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


Meeting Point

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.

Important Notes

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.

Dress Code

Entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel 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.
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 and Video without flash are allowed everywhere at the Vatican Museums

But inside the Sistine Chapel, photos and videos are not allowed at all.

Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in the Vatican Museums.


Tours often sell out quickly so we suggest booking your tour early to guarantee your desired tour day.

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