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Friday Night VIP Experience: Guided Group Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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2 Hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

24 people people

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English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish

Availability: Only on Friday (from April to October)
Start Time: 19:30 PM and 20:30 PM
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Place:Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM


If you are wondering how the Vatican looks after the sun goes down? Well, we have a wonderful tour to experience it. This Friday night tour allows you to wander the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel while avoiding day-time large crowds and the blistering sun. The experience of visiting the Vatican at night is nothing but an inspiration for people who love art, music, and history. You are bound to enjoy the highlights of Vatican museums and the remarkable Sistine Chapel to the fullest. It is a favourite tour of all the guides because according to them it is “an exploration of fantasy”.

This semi-private small-group tour will let you admire the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums in a tranquil and calm atmosphere. Thanks to this extended tour, you will see much more than the usual, for example, Raphael Rooms, famous for their frescoes painted by Raphael and his workshop. You will also visit the Sobieski Room. You will do it all while enjoying the live orchestra which will play soothing classical music in the background, described as an amazing “concert of colours.” Not to forget, the beautifully illuminated Sistine Chapel which exudes the “natural” form of light, imitates the one that Michelangelo had when he was painting his most famous masterpieces. Right at the end of the tour, take a pleasant stroll down to St. Peter’s Square to capture the evening scenery and take some panoramic pictures of St. Peter’s Basilica.


  • Semi-private guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line admission with exclusive fast entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Avoid the heat of Roman summers with this exclusive Friday night tour
  • Explore the astonishing Papal treasures and hallways without the day-time gathering of thousands
  • A professional tour guide who will amaze you with stories about the history of the Vatican and the artistic rivalry between the artists
  • Appreciate the inspiring ceiling and the Last Judgment Fresco on the back wall
  • Relish world-renowned artwork of Raphael
  • This mindblowing night tour ends at Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel
  • Be amazed by the beauty of St. Peter's Square at night, an admiring site you can not miss


  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Sistine Chapel
  • Expert professional guide accredited by the Vatican
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter the venues
The tour/activity can be cancelled until 48 hours of starting time.
You are requested to arrive the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time
You are not allowed to carry a big bag/luggage during the tour
The sites are not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
To qualify for the Student Discount: You must be under 26 years and you will be required to show a valid Student ID during the time of entrance


Based on 15 reviews
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Instant tour decision

Last week I had to go for an official meeting in Rome with one of my colleagues. After finishing our business agenda my colleagues told me as we are in Rome then why not go for a short trip since we had only the night left in Rome. I agreed with him. We decided at least we shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the smallest country in the world. But the problem was we didn’t know where to book the tour tickets at this very last moment. We called our Italian client and he booked the Friday night Vatican tour Instantly from this company. We got instant confirmation to our email. In a word the whole tour was awesome. Our guide Julie narrated information impeccably to make us understand the important historical information. We were so happy and had a great time together.
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Where to go in Rome?

It was the first for my husband and I visiting Rome. So, we were thinking where to go first. Obviously we made the right decision and we got inside the Vatican. The experience was mind blowing! Thanks Rome tour tickets for recommending this tour. We recommended your company to my cousin who is ready to be in Rome next month.
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Dream came true

I’ve always dreamed of visiting the Vatican for my entire life and last month I got the chance. My husband gave a big surprise to me on our anniversary. He wanted to make the Friday night a special one for me on this day and visiting the Vatican definitely made it my day. My husband told me later that the company knew about our anniversary since he had a conversation with the company owner so they offered us a special discount and our charming tour guide took special care of us. Received heart melting service from this company. Definitely we would recommend this company for planning your visit to the Vatican.
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Vatican City is just such an amazing place to visit. We visited on a sunny day in February and the environment was charming. The views and building are very inspiring. So much to see. Everywhere you turn, there is something to stare at. Nothing to complain loved it
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Tegan Hollier


Charming tour guide

Mind Blowing experience! Our tour included the Vatican Museums and magnificent Sistine Chapel. What an amazing spot, clarified expertly by our tour guide. Her insight and energy for the works of art, sculpture, and history of Rome made our experience more charming. It was an astounding tour and strongly recommended. You are going to love the weather and environment of the Vatican at night. So, got for it.
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Fascinating and professional guide

I was truly pleased with the tour around the Vatican. Our tour guide was agreeable, entirely learned, and made the visit truly fascinating. Would definitely like this tour. Undoubtedly this tour agency provides very professional and perfect tour services to bring wonderful experience in travellers' lives.
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Jose Arnaes


Memorable Visit

Remarkable! So much knowledge and our tour guide tried to engage and entertain the group as much as he could. Would recommend to book this.
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Exclusive friday tour

We enjoyed this exclusive Friday night tour in the Vatican with exclusive fast entrance. Without gatherings of thousands of tourists and the blistering sun we completely experienced a wonderful tour.
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Recommended tour

The Vatican was extremely quiet in the morning and very less crowded. Evan showed us more than usual as we didn't have to fight the crowds! It's a must-do tour while travelling to Rome.
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Jochen Schröder


Highly knowledgeable guide

It was great to have someone so passionate about history. Rebecca was highly knowledgeable on the most significant parts of the Vatican. The tour was an informative one I’ve had in a few years.
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