Vatican Tours

Vatican Night Tour with Buffet Dinner - Private

Revel in an extraordinary evening bathed with moonlight in the Vatican at night.

  • Availability

    On Request

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    On Request

  • Private tour

    Max 8 people


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Why Choose it?

  • Revel in a buffet dinner in the Pinecone Courtyard at the Vatican Museums.
  • Wander the halls of the museums in radiant moonlight.
  • Witness the glorious Sistine Chapel in serenity and astonishment.

Tour description

Offering cocktails in the courtyard, majestic moonlight bathing Apollo Belvedere, and a divine dinner surrounded by stoic statues, our Vatican Night Tour promises an unforgettable evening in the Vatican Museums

Embrace summer with open arms as the warm winds and moonlight douse this historic city with enchantment and allure. The Vatican opens its doors on Friday evenings during this season for visitors to view the masterpieces down its hallowed halls. On our Vatican Night Tour, the moonlight drenches each piece with a cool, otherworldly glow for a sight that is seldomly seen.

Wander through the Vatican Museum highlights.

See the remarkable Laocoon and his Sons in the flesh, a statue pouring with pathos, showing a father struggling in vain to save his sons. Make your way through illustrious Hall of Tapestries, admiring the craftsmanship that has gone into each piece. Lose yourself among the seemingly-boundless Gallery of Maps, learning how people of previous centuries understood their world.

Visit the sublimely frescoed Raphael Rooms.

The Vatican Raphael Rooms boast frescoes unparalleled elsewhere in the Vatican, with the exception of the Sistine Chapel. In fact, Raphael and Michelangelo worked on both around the same time, competing with each other to leave the most lasting artistic legacy. Listen to your private guide recount the fascinating stories of frescoes like the School of Athens, then wander the rooms and passages leading to the Sistine Chapel. 

Bathe in the immeasurable beauty of the Sistine Chapel.

Bask in the glory of Michelangelo’s ultimate work in the peace of night with few surrounding crowds. This opportunity to behold the Sistine Chapel alone and without the crowds is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you're more of an early bird, you can also see it on our VIP earliest access tour. If you're more of an owl, and like to take tours with like-minded people, our small group Vatican Tour by Night might be the one for you. 

Prosecco and canapès in the courtyard precede a bountiful buffet to feed the famished. To conclude our Vatican Night Tour, cool off with a sparkling glass of one of Italy’s favorite drinks and nibble on savory bites of local cheeses and cured meats. Then sit back and enjoy a delectable buffet dinner. Surrounded by the timeworn statues of ancient Rome and the shapely gardens in the Pinecone Courtyard, your dinner within the walls of the Vatican Museums will be an unforgettable experience.


Skip-the-line entrance
Licensed Tour Guide


  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Prosecco and Canapès
  • Buffet Dinner

Wheelchair accessible:

Yes. (Itinerary may differ).

meeting point:

to be advised

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!