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Rome: Vatican After Hours Private Tour

Rome: Vatican After Hours Private Tour

From US$ 247.91 per person

Skip the long lines and enjoy exclusive after hours entrance to the Vatican, and tour the museums and Sistine Chapel like a VIP. The 3-hour tour will get you access to one of the greatest art collections in the world after all the crowds have left.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the galleries after the crowds have departed
  • Walk through the Pinecone Courtyard and Garden Terrace
  • Go to the Octagonal Courtyard and Belvedere Palace
  • Admire the Sistine Chapel unhindered
  • Marvel at St. Peter's Basilica in the soft evening light
  • See one of the greatest art collections in the world
Full description
Enjoy an exclusive night tour of the Vatican and see one of the richest collections of art in the world without the daytime crowds or Midday heat. Learn about its masterpieces in a quiet, stress-free environment. Included are highlights of the papal palaces, from the Greek statues of the Lacoon to the magnificent Raphael Rooms. Experience a peaceful and much calmer Sistine Chapel. The tour concludes with a stroll to St. Peter’s Square, where you will get an orientation tour of the Basilica, and enjoy the rare sight of the square devoid of people. Availability is limited, and tours take place just once a week, departing each Friday at 19:30, so make sure to book early.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • All reservation and administration fees
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Cafè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to tour commencement

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours cancelled 4 days before scheduled date will receive a refund of 50%. Tours cancelled 72 hours or less from scheduled tour date are non-refundable. No-shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and non-refundable
  • Please note that availability of this tour may vary depending on the Museum’s availability. The calendar corresponds with the one given directly by the authorities of the Vatican in regards to this special event. Therefore it might not be available every Friday for every month
  • Dress code: please ensure knees and shoulders remain covered throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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A super positive experience, highly recommended !!!

10 points. He already knew the Vatican but Pamen's guide added a very important plus, very attractive, he took the time to explain absolutely everything to us. All the information he gave us added a lot to us and gave life to each painting, object, tapestry on display. Having the experience of visiting the Vatican on a personalized tour is invaluable. We are very satisfied, and we will recommend the site without a doubt, especially to Pamen. Thank you very much for all of you, we hope to meet you again. Love from Argentina, Sandra and Analía.

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July 17, 2017


Excellent guide who responded to individual needs. It was a great experience

June 10, 2014

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