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Semi-Private Vatican Tour at Night | The Museums at Their Best

Max 6 people
2 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking
vatican tour at night

LivTours semi-private Vatican night tour is a unique and truly special way to experience the world-famous museums and the magic of the Sistine Chapel. Beat the daytime crowds and the heat of Roman summers on this seasonal Vatican tour. You and your small group of only 6 people will enter in the evening hours, long after the daytime crowds so you can relax while navigating the impressive papal collections, rich galleries, and beautiful rooms.


  • Skip the Line and enjoy the Vatican Museums without the daytime crowds & heat
  • Enjoy the magic of the evening hours as your explore the Museums’ collections
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel, one of Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece
  • Expect the professionalism of a 5 star guide to accompany you throughout

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

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

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

Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system

Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Your Vatican night tour includes all the highlights of the incredible collections housed here. Travel through time and art as you marvel at the ancient Greek and Roman statues and delight in the beautiful and breathtaking Raphael Rooms. Walk down the impressive Gallery of Maps and listen carefully to all the stories behind the wall-to-wall topographical depictions of Italy. The amazing Gallery of Tapestries is sure to amaze you with its impressive collection of giant hand-woven tapestries rich with optical illusions and unexpected visual effects.

Your guide will share magnificent stories with you about the history of the Vatican and all the intense rivalries between the artists whose works fill its hallways and rooms. Plus, you will also get to hear lively gossip about the Popes who lived within the splendor of the Vatican walls.

Curious for more? Your small group of only 6 people will allow you all the time and space to ask questions and dive more deeply into what sparks your curiosity.

Your tour will take you to the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece and the most famous ceiling in the world. Words or photos can never do its incredible beauty justice. Experience its magnificence as you look up and around taking it all in in the softness of evening light. Your guide will end your tour leaving you inside the museums where you can remain as long as you like.


  • Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets
  • Fully guided experience
  • Pinecone courtyard
  • Octagonal Courtyard
  • Ancient Laocoon statue
  • Ancient Apollo of the Belvedere statue
  • Muses Room & Belvedere Torso
  • Greek Cross Room
  • Gallery of Candelabras
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Borgia Apartments
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Michelangelo's ceiling

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No photos are allowed within the Sistine Chapel.
  • Backpacks are not permitted in the Museum.
  • Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this small group tour. In order to ensure a barrier-free tour with alternative routes, please book the private version of this tour.
  • Availability is limited. This tour is offered exclusively on Friday evenings from April-October.
  • 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.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




  • Unique experience

    This was a very special experience. This company offers a special entrance into the museums after normal visiting hours and believe me, it is well worth it! We felt we were able to really appreciate all of the masterpieces we were seeing and we learned so much from our expert guide, Davide. The tour just flew by and we were actually sorry when it was over, we were having such a great time! Do consider this night tour. It is something quite unique!

    - Jackie
  • Delightful night tour of the Vatican

    Davide was our tour guide on our Vatican by night tour and his tour was the best one we experienced. We were in Paris and Rome over a 10-day period and paid for 10 different tours. So when we say he was the best, we mean the best in both countries! My husband and I signed up for the night tour to experience the Vatican under slightly different circumstances than one would on a regular daytime tour. The whole experience just delightful and Davide a real gem.

    - Alice and Bob
  • Great small group tour

    We had such a great time going around the Vatican after-hours with Max! He’s like the Museum mayor—he knows everyone and everyone knows him, haha. Very knowledgeable about all things Vatican (answered every question I threw at him, and I ask a lot of questions) and a fantastic photographer, to boot! Definitely worth it to take a guided tour of the Vatican, as it’s so big it can be overwhelming, and the small sized tour Livitaly offers was a great way to see it.

    - Marcie M.
  • Definitely worth the extra cost

    Took this tour with family of four and one other couple. We had Rafaella as our guide and she was excellent providing very detailed historical facts, insights on the artists' lives and answering all our many questions. So glad to have spent the extra money and be in a small group rather than in a herd of 30-40 where you are at the mercy of the slowest person in your group and can't hear anything. If you can afford this somewhat expensive tour (by normal people's standards) then go for it. It's worth it! Very personalized attention.

    - Taylor J.
  • Highly recommend Vatican at night

    Max is the best tour guide who I have ever seen. The tour lasted several hours but it never felt long or boring. Max made sure we stopped at every important / interesting location, where he gave us plenty of information. I never thought I could get to know so much about Vatican and Rome,.. and have such a fun time doing it! It's very suggestive to visit there at night. I'd highly recommend this tour!

    - Joe
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