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The Vatican Museums at Night
Exclusive Limited Edition
Scheduled Tour

Vatican at Dawn - Roma, Rome

  • Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after official closing times -- an opportunity only available for limited dates!
  • We're limiting groups to no more than 15 people to ensure this evening tour is intimate and special for our guests.
  • Avoid the crowds and the heat of the daytime and experience the Museums during this rare opportunity after sunset.

Visit the Vatican Museums after closing hours for a very special series of after-dark openings with entrance available by advance booking only.

Enter using our pre-reserved No Line entrance and see the Museums as few have ever had the opportunity to see them before. Experience the Sistine Chapel in the intimacy of the evening accompanied by an expert guide with perfect English. Our guests will also be able to admire the Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museums including the Gallery of the Tapestries and Candelabra, as well as the Hall of the Maps, the Octagonal Court, and Raphael’s Rooms.

Groups are limited to just 15 people and the price is all-inclusive of the tour, tickets and reservation fees. Bookings are open for only limited nights, every Friday in April through June, September and October with limited tickets.

Book online now for immediate confirmation to insure your place on this very special tour!

  • 69,00 euro per adult
  • 64,00 euro per child (6-18) with proof of age
  • Children 5 and under tour for free and do not need a reservation.

Sites Visited

  • Sites Visited are Vatican Museums, the Galleries of Maps, Candelabra, and Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel, Octagonal Courtyard, Raphael’s Rooms

Operating Days

  • Friday


  • 2.5 hours


  • April 9 – June 30 2010
  • September – October 2010
  • Tour as per descriptions
  • Small intimate group of no more than 15 persons
  • After-hours entrance into the Museums, after public closing time
  • The Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Headsets to hear your guide better
  • English speaking tour guide


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meeting Time

  • 07:15 PM

Departure Time

  • 07:30 PM

Meeting Point

  • At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.
Important Notes
  • This service ends at the Vatican Museums around 10:00 PM.
  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
  • We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities.
  • Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered, no low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. Dark Rome cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.

Redemption Information

  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.

Getting there

  • The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani).
  • Arriving from Ottaviano - Musei Vaticani Metro A Station:

    Exit the turnstiles - walk straight to the back end of the station and go to the left side exit. Once you've reached the left side exit - exit at V.le Giulio Cesare (to your right). Exit Station and walk down V.le G. Cesare to street light, cross the street and take left on Via Leone IV. Take right on Via Sebastiano Veniero and go 1 ½ blocks.

    The meeting point is situated at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase.
    Arriving from St. Peter's Square:

    As you face St. Peter's Basilica turn right, exit the piazza and follow the Vatican walls around toward the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The walls should be on your left side. Follow the walls up Viale Vaticano until you reach the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Across the street you will see Via Tunisi and Cafe' Vaticano.

    The groups meet at the BOTTOM of this staircase.

Arriving by Taxi:

  • Please notify driver to arrive at the "Ingresso dei Musei Vaticani on Viale Vaticano" Our meeting point is across the street from the Museum entrance located at the BOTTOM of the wide staircase next to Café Vaticano.