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Shared Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Afternoon with Transportation

Shared Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Afternoon with Transportation

Visit the Vatican Museums and a large part of the Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome. Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from an outside attack. Leaving the Piazza San Bernardo adorned by Moses' Fountain, the itinerary will continue passing by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this ample panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries (lines possible at the entrance). There you can admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, Raphael's Rooms, the Tapestries and the Geographical Maps. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums we will arrive into the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica, one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica.

This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.

Approximately 3 hours

Meeting point:
Hotel lobby if pre-arranged

Ending point:
Vatican area

2:30pm daily except Sunday (April-October); Friday and Saturday only (November-March)

Not Included:
Return transportation to hotel, meals, beverages, gratuities

Additional Information:
Dress code: Visitors in shorts, low-cut clothing or with uncovered shoulders are not admitted into the Vatican Museum or churches.

Tour does not operate January 1, 6, February 11, March 19, Easter Monday, May 1, June 29, August 15, November 1, December 8, 25 or 26.

Visitors are obliged to deposit the following articles at the cloakroom: suitcases and backpacks with dimensions larger than 15.5 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches, strollers, spike-tipped umbrellas, medium or large sized umbrellas, walking sticks unless required by disabled visitors, tripods, video cameras, signs, knives, scissors, any tools and alcoholic beverages. Firearms cannot be left at the cloakroom and are not allowed in the museum.

Works of art may be photographed without using a flash except in the Sistine Chapel where no photography or filming is allowed. Permission from the management of the museum is required for making drawings or sketches in the museum. Permission must also be obtained to use tripods and other professional equipment.

Use of a mobile phone is allowed except in the Sistine Chapel, but is not recommended.

Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

* All airline related taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and are subject to change prior to purchase. Some foreign authorities require fees at arrival or departure that must be collected directly from the passengers at the airport. Airline-imposed baggage fees may apply and be due at the airport; please consult your airline prior to departure for the latest fees.

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