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Rome And The Vatican With Pre-Reserved Private Guide (9 Hours)


Civitavecchia, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Rome And The Vatican With Pre-Reserved Private Guide (9 Hours )

Civitavecchia, Italy

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On this tour, you'll visit some of the most stunning sites in all of Rome: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.

Please Note: Your exact itinerary for the day is dependent on the time that your Vatican tickets are arranged for. That time will be determined after the tour is confirmed.

The Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries. The Museums include several monumental works of art, such as Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, among others.

Museums typically included in this tour include the Cortile della Pigna; Belvedere Palace (Pio-Clementine Museum); Galleries of the Candelabra, of Tapestries, and of Maps; and Raphael's Rooms. Due to the way that traffic inside the museums is regulated, certain portions may occasionally be closed off, so please note that the itinerary may change from time to time.

Located within these museums is the incomparable Sistine Chapel. Built in the second half of the 15th century, the chapel boasts a ceiling that is adorned by magnificent frescoes. Painstakingly painted by Michelangelo over the course of four years, the ceiling depicts scenes from the Book of Genesis, the Creation, and much more, including over 300 painted figures!

As you exit the museums and enter Vatican Square, you'll arrive at St. Peter's Basilica. The most visited Basilica in the world, the dome was designed by Michelangelo, who worked on the construction of the basilica beginning in 1547.

For the rest of the day, you'll be able to stop and start as you like or use your driver for his knowledge of the area, which he knows well. If you prefer to have a licensed guide during the balance of your day in Rome, which is approximately 3 hours, you may request this when you make your booking.

Perhaps you'll want to see the Ancient Rome of Emperors: Capitoline Hill, the famous Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, the Thermal Baths of Caracalla, Ancient Appian Way, the Catacombs, the Pantheon, and Aula Ottagona.

There is also the Renaissance and Baroque Rome of Popes, including the Trevi Fountain, the beautiful Spanish Steps, St. Peter in Chains, Navona Square, Farnese Square, and Janiculum Hill.

08:00 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- The price of this tour includes a private vehicle and driver for the day, and a private guide for 3 hours at the Vatican. It does not include any admissions, food, beverages, or gratuities.
- You may choose to have a licensed guide during the balance of your day in Rome, which is approximately 3 hours. Please request this when you make your booking. If you choose to purchase the guide for 3 hours, the suggested itinerary will be to go to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. If you would like to do something else, please let us know at the time of booking.
- If you are interested in visiting the Colosseum, entrance tickets can be booked online before you leave home. After your tour is confirmed, we will provide you with the web site where you can book, pay for, and print out the tickets to avoid having to wait in line upon arrival at the site.
- This tour will pre-reserve tickets to the Vatican, which will avoid having to wait in line. Upon arrival at the Vatican, you'll meet up with your guide, who will have your entrance tickets in hand. The guide will collect the cost of the entrance tickets, which is 30€ per person (25€ for anyone between the ages of 6-18 and free for those 5 and under). This must be paid in Euros. Credit cards are not accepted. Your tour time is subject to availability at the time of your reservation.
- A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica, so please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing.
- You will spend about two hours between the Museums and Sistine Chapel.
- The pre-reserved tickets are non-refundable.

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