Vatican City Walking Tour By Night
Nighttime visits to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are an excellent way to avoid crowds of tourists! Witness these iconic works of art beautifully lit up at night.
The Sistine Chapel
An expert tour guide
Bathroom and ATM access
Refreshments and recharging station at our office before or after your tour
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Please note: this tour is held on Fridays and Saturdays. St. Peter's Basilica is closed in the evening. There are strict security restrictions in the Vatican. Because of the metal detectors at the entrances to most attractions, it is forbidden to bring: weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.), glass bottles, aerosol sprays, alcohol, bicycles, skateboards, segways, luggage, and pets. Large bags are not allowed into the Vatican. After passing through the metal detectors, you may use the Vatican checkroom free of charge. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. If you or any group member has mobility difficulties (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance.
Because the Vatican Museums' collection spans five kilometers, visitors unfamiliar with the museum can quickly become disoriented and miss some of the most important exhibits. Instead, you should take an evening tour and let your knowledgeable guide shed light on the many wonders included in this unique collection. When the Vatican Museums are closed to the public, you can get a better feel for the museums at night. Admire the frescoes as you pass through the chambers created by Raphael and the apartments designed by the Borgias. Visit the Gallery of Candelabras, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps.
Afterward, enter the Sistine Chapel and look at the paintings The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. The masterpiece created by Michelangelo will be illuminated by artificial light, creating a unique atmosphere that is meant to replicate the subtleties of natural light created by candlelight. Look in awe at the magnificent statues and sculptures dating back to Ancient Rome and mosaics and crafts from the Imperial era. Appreciate the beauty of the Sistine Chapel in its entirety, without any obstacles.