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This tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

Vatican at Night Tour with Secret Room | Semi-Private Experience

Max 6 people
3 hrs
Refundable booking
St. Peter's Basilica at night

LivTours’ Vatican at Night Tour with Secret Room is the perfect way to spend an evening touring a treasure trove of art. Touring in the evening is an ideal way to avoid the heat and crowds of the daytime. This is certainly a must-see for first-time visitors to the Eternal City.


  • Enter the Vatican at night with few crowds, an evening glow & an expert guide
  • See some of the most famous artworks in the world by Michelangelo, Raphael & more
  • Listen to the stories of papal power & experience 2000 years of art under their rule
  • Enjoy exclusive access to a Vatican Secret Room, not open to the general public
  • Discover the luxury of LivTours exclusive priority access and avoid waiting in line

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

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

Your Vatican at Night Tour with Secret Room starts when you meet your guide and your fellow travelers close to the Vatican. After an introduction, you will enjoy LivTours’ priority entrance and head straight inside.

Greek & Roman Art

First explore Greek and Roman sculptures, like the Belvedere Torso, while your guide fills your head with the history and anecdotes of important characters from antiquity.  Next, it is off to see the Gallery of Maps, one of the most amazing rooms, decorated in extraordinary detail.

Secret Rooms

Imagine having the chance to see the well-preserved mosaics from the Hadrian’s villa in person! Inside The Cabinet of Masks you’ll see these amazing mosaics and more, like the stunning sculpture of The Three Graces. Your tour continues through The Hall of Animals, the Gallery of the Statues, and the Hall of Busts.

The Sistine Chapel at Night

In the Raphael Rooms, you will discover what inspired this artist to paint his masterpieces, The School of Athens, for Pope Julius II’s. Hear anecdotes about how Michelangelo nearly went mad painting the Sistine Chapel – hardly surprising considering he painting every inch of the 8,000 square foot space! Visiting the Sistine Chapel in the soft evening light is truly an enchanting experience which you will cherish.


  • Museums Skip-the-line tickets
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Octagonal Courtyard
  • Room of the Animals (exclusive access)
  • Hall of Busts (exclusive access)
  • Cabinet of the Masks (Secret Room)
  • Muses Room
  • Round Room
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Raphael Rooms
  • Borgia Apartments
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Michelangelo's ceiling
  • Fully guided experience


The Vatican Night semi-private group Tour is seasonal. It is offered every Friday at 8 pm from May-October (excluding August). Tickets are very limited.

Dress Code

Places of worship have strict dress codes. All visitors must cover their shoulders and knees (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter. Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.


You can’t take photos inside the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel Rules

Please be aware that the Sistine Chapel is a Holy Place and we cannot talk inside. Your guide will give you an explanation of the Sistine Chapel using visual supports before you enter.

Wheelchair access

This itinerary is not suitable for wheelchairs. In order to ensure a barrier-free tour with alternative routes, please book the private version of this tour.


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.




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