VIP access and see the Vatican by night!
- Vatican Museums
- Cabinet of Masks
- Sistine Chapel
Vatican Night Tour – Small Group Special VIP Entrance
2.5 hrs. | Start: 7.15 p.m. | Participants : Max 20 | Headsets provided
Meeting Point: Entrance of Vatican Museums.
Want to see the Vatican at night?
Want to see it with fewer people?
Want to skip the lines and have quick access?
The Vatican night tour awaits you. In 2.5 hours, this small-group tour takes place minus the busy crowds of the day and far away from the hot Italian sun! The Vatican Museum only opens its doors at night, Fridays only, and that too only in summer. So, get in early and book this fabulous tour today. Each participant will be handed headsets so that you can hear your guide clearly during the tour.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Your tour will take you to the main highlights of the Vatican Museums including :
Room of Animals
The aim of this room was to set up a stone zoo. It was commissioned by Pope Pius V. Coloured marble adds a visual extravagance to the room.
Prepared by the New School, this gallery was set up in 1838 and filled with fabulous tapestries.
Room of Muses
Dating back to the time of Emperor Hadrian, are intricate statues. Dating back to 1st century BC, Belvedere’s Torso is the highlight of this room.
View the supposed bathtub of Emperor Nero, a huge red porphyry basin.
This gallery is divided into six sections and is famous for its massive marble candelabra and other treasures.
Gallery of the Maps
In the 16th century, Danti prepared topographical maps of Italy.
Cabinet of Masks
Theatre mask mosaics and Greek sculptures await visitors to this gallery which is normally off-limits to the general public.
A unique experience awaits as there will be fewer visitors at this time of the night. Enjoy the frescos of Michelangelo and other renowned artists of the Renaissance period.
Friday night in the Vatican Museums is an experience!
Important Reminder – Vatican Night Tour – Small Group Special VIP Entrance
- Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a fair bit of walking.
- There is a dress code to the Vatican which applies to children too. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
- St Peter’s Basilica is not part of this tour.
- The Vatican Museums get rather busy during summer and after a bank holiday.
- This tour is not available for wheelchair-bound visitors as well as visitors with hearing disabilities. We are more than happy to organize private tours for wheelchair and hearing disabled visitors. Please contact us.