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Don't miss the chance to access the Vatican Museums at night
Let your expert guide provide you with in-depth explanations of the art you'll see
Admire the Vatican Museums' masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
What to expect
The Pope’s museums open their doors after dusk, allowing visitors to enjoy an evocative and unusual nocturnal experience in the Vatican. Past the crowds with a skip-the-line admission ticket and enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
With the museum housing more than 1000 rooms and encapsulating an astonishing 4,000 years of history, visitors without a guide can find themselves in a maze! Let your guide amaze you with the stories and Vatican secrets behind the fascinating art and architecture while you explore the Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and many more!
Once the museum has been fully covered, you will move to the room you’ve all been waiting for: The Sistine Chapel. Your guide will take some time to provide an in-depth explanation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece before you enter and can appreciate it for yourself. Finally, you will enjoy a privileged skip-the-line entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour will finish here after your guide has recounted the incredible history of this most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and home of the Catholic church.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit
Entrance ticket to the Vatican Museum
Entrance ticket to St Peter’s Basilica
Viale Vaticano, 100, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
At the top of the steps on the corner of Viale Vaticano. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a yellow 'Carpe Diem Rome' flag.
Carpe Diem Rome
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
- It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a bottle of water with you
- Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women to access the Vatican museums and churches. Please dress accordingly
- Participants under 18 years of age will be required to present a picture or copy of their ID