Private Vatican Museums at Night Tour

2 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking

LivTours private Vatican Museums night tour is a special way to enjoy the wonders of the museums, in the soft light of the evening hours and when crowds are winding down. On this tour, you will enjoy a fascinating exploration through centuries of art and papal history. With smaller crowds, you can take the time to appreciate Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and much more.

By visiting the Vatican at night, you will have the time and space to explore the magnificent art in a quiet atmosphere with your private guide at your side, making this an ideal way to visit these historical masterpieces. A private guide allows you to customize your tour and focus on the areas that interest you most. You also have the option of upgrading your tour to access a VIP Secret Vatican Room.


  • Enjoy an evening inside the Vatican Museums at night with a private tour guide
  • Admire the masterpieces of one of the vast Vatican art collection with less crowds
  • See the magnificent works of Old Masters such as the Raphael Rooms & more
  • See the Sistine Chapel like never before, under the soft, glimmering evening light
  • Upgrade your tour to add access into the exclusive Vatican Secret Rooms

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Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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On your private Vatican Museums night tour, you will enjoy privileged access to the Vatican Museums, saving you time not waiting in line. The Vatican’s historical art is one of the richest collections in the world. Your guide will help you see its highlights as you navigate through the museum. The world-renowned highlights include the impressive Greek and Roman statues where you will learn the secrets behind the designs of these masterpieces. Your expert guide will tell you little-known gossip and stories of the Popes who lived in these splendid rooms which now house over 70,000 pieces of art.

Included in your tour is a visit to the Octagonal and Pinecone Courtyard where you will enjoy the beautiful evening. Your guide will make sure you see the renowned Belvedere Torso, an exemplary masterpiece in sculpting that even inspired Michelangelo during his work on the Sistine Chapel. Not to be missed are the various galleries, in particular, the Gallery of the Tapestries, with designs by the great Raphael’s students, and the Gallery of Maps, with 40 panels of painted topographical maps created by Ignazio Danti.

You and your guide will make your way to the magnificent Raphael Rooms as you listen to tales of these masterworks as you stand in the very spot where Raphael spent countless hours painting.

Finally, you will visit the majestic Sistine Chapel, with the delicate evening light reflected from the lunette arched windows, this will be a visual memory that will stay with you forever. Take your time admiring this masterpiece of 8,000 square feet of painting, which took a mere 4 years to create.


  • Guided tour inside the Vatican
  • Pinecone courtyard
  • Octagonal courtyard
  • Ancient Laocoon statue
  • Ancient Apollo statue
  • Belvedere Torso
  • Raphael rooms
  • "The School Of Athens" masterpiece
  • Gallery of maps
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Michelangelos Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Berninis bronze canopy

  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
  • Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
  • There is no flash photography allowed on this tour, and all photography is forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please be aware that the Sistine Chapel is a Holy Place and talking during your visit inside is strictly forbidden, therefore your guide will give you an explanation of the Sistine Chapel beforehand during your tour, in order to give you a comprehensive explanation before entering the chapel.
  • Backpacks are not permitted in the Museum.
  • Everyone in your group, regardless of age, needs a government issued ID to enter the Vatican Museums.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

One Way Pick-Up Transfer Service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 85 €

  • Amazing experience

    We are really happy we booked this tour! The Vatican museum is enchanting when seen at night, no crowds and no fuss. Our guide, Luca, was absolutely phenomenal and made the experience even better than expected! We couldn't have been happier with this choice.

    - Junger
  • Exceptional Vatican tour with Deborah

    Deborah was our exceptional tour group for our recent Vatican private night tour. She was absolutely wonderful ! Very knowledgeable, interesting, funny and immediately became a dear friend. She accommodated our needs and made this tour one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. I would highly recommend Deborah and this tour company!!

    - Norman S.
  • Vatican night tour

    Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide named Santi. He explained everything in detailed so that we were fascinated by the most glorious beauty that surrounded us. Highly recommend LivItaly. It makes all the difference to have a guide (and an excellent one at that!) when exploring the Vatican & Sistine Chapel. I will definitely use them again.

    - Donna and friends
  • Vatican museums at night

    We booked LivItaly's night tour of the Vatican with Deborah. This was a private tour for just our family. Deborah was really excellent and made the tour interesting for all of us, including our 2 teenage sons and younger daughter. She made it interactive and engaging from the start and got the kids attention and respect . Going at night saves you the stress and headache of the crowds. Very worthwhile!!

    - Vivian
  • Fantastic Vatican museum tour

    My husband and I took LivItaly's private Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour. It was absolutely wonderful! We loved the personal attention of a private tour but it was our tour guide Giulia who made the tour exceptional. She is hands-down the best tour guide we've ever had, anywhere! With her warm, enthusiastic personality, she provided us with really interesting information and stories about what we were seeing. We didn't want the tour to end!

    - Cherie W.
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