Vatican Museums + The Sistine Chapel – Fast-track, after-hours access

3 reviews

Highlights

  • Discover the Vatican Museums after closing time

  • A unique opportunity

  • Priority access

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Fast-track entry

Starting time 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Visit the Vatican Museums after they’ve closed to the public! Avoid the crowds and waiting in line with your priority access tickets!

When the Vatican Museums closes its doors to the general public, the best of the museum’s galleries stay open for a few lucky visitors, allowing you to admire the exceptional collections of art and artefacts without suffering the crowds.

Special opening hours apply to several of the most important museum spaces, including:

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The Gallery of the Candelabra
  • The Gallery of Tapestries
  • The Gallery of Maps
  • The Borgia Apartment
  • The Pio-Christian Museum
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • And more!

You can also choose to include an audio guide in your ticket, giving you the added benefit of learning more about the museum collections from the recorded commentary.

With your exclusive after-hours access, the essential exhibitions in the Vatican Museums will be yours to discover!

Seasonal activity: offer available April to October only

Good to know

  • Availability: Fridays from April to October (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm
  • Location: Vatican Museums
  • Audio-guide languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian
  • Children’s audio-guide languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Your fast-track ticket is non-transferable, and can only be used for the date and time indicated on your voucher
  • All visitors are required to present valid proof of identity
  • Your activity voucher will contain your official ticket with a bar code. You will need to present this, along with valid proof of ID, at the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Admission will be refused without these two documents
  • You can stay in the museums until 10:30pm
  • If you exit the Vatican Museums, no re-admission will be possible
  • Reduced tariff available for students under 26 years old that present proof of ID along with a valid international student card
  • Visitors that have purchased reduced-tariff tickets (student/child) will be required to show proof of ID, without which the Vatican will refuse entry without a refund, and the visitor will have to purchase a full price ticket
  • Out of respect for the religious nature of the sites, participants are asked not to wear flip-flops, shorts, skirts falling above the knee, sleeveless tops, or any other inappropriate clothing
  • The Vatican reserves the right to refuse entry, without refund, to any persons that do not respect the dress code
  • Your official ticket shows a different price than the billed price as the advance booking fee and skip-the-line access charged by the Vatican are not included 

Information about the booking:

  • The fast-track ticket for the Vatican Museums allows you direct access to the museums at the time indicated on your ticket, avoiding the line at the entrance which can be up to 4 hours long.
  • When you book, you will be asked to indicate the time you would like to visit. We will do our very best to offer you the requested time, but cannot guarantee availability. If the requested time is not available, we will book the nearest available time slot (generally 30 minutes before or after the requested time). Please make sure that you check the time indicated on your official ticket as this is what will be used to access the Vatican.
  • Your fast-track ticket is non-transferable, and can only be used for the date and time indicated on the voucher.
  • Please note that bookings for fast-track tickets are taken a maximum of 2 months in advance.
  • When you book, you will be asked to indicate the full name and gender of each participant, as well as their date, town and country of birth.
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • After-hours admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Audio guide (only with chosen option)
  • Advance booking fee

Not included

  • Guided tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

3 reviews
  • Françoise S.
    Jun 17, 2019
  • Les musées du Vatican sont extraordinaires. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les Antiquités romaines et égyptiennes et le plafon de la chapelle sixtine. De plus, bien que les lieux étaient particulièrement fréquentés, même à cette heure, la fréquentation va decrescendo avec la soirée qui s'avance et le fait de pouvoir évoluer dans les lieux jusqu'à 22:30 nous aura permi d'apprécier un grand nombre d'oeuvres sans se sentir bousculer.
    Allan Z.
    Oct 2, 2016
  • Pratique, moins de monde, c'est vraiment une bonne opportunité mais nous aurions aimé être mis au courant qu'une partie des musées était fermée lors des ouvertures nocturnes. Nous avons posé deux fois la question sans obtenir de réponse
    Lisa L.
    May 9, 2016

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