Enchanting Imperial Rome Including Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

Enchanting Imperial Rome Including Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

Enchanting Imperial Rome Including Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums


With only one day in Rome, one obviously has to select carefully among the city's endless attractions.

The sights included in this tour are considered to be among the most important and popular. This tour will be conducted by deluxe minivan or minibus to allow you to access places where large coaches are not allowed. You will be able to visit more sites and fully enjoy your guide's commentary. The major points of interest that will be visited during this tour are:

St. Peter's Square - Created by Bernini, it is considered to be one of the loveliest squares in the world.

St. Peter's Basilica - This is Christendom's most magnificent church, which was begun in 1452 on the site and is where St.Peter was buried.

The Vatican Museums - The Museums contain an incredible collection of art and treasures collected by the popes. Your guide will walk you through a portion of this incredible museum. The museum is closed on Sundays.

Sistine Chapel - It took Michelangelo four years at the height of the Renaissance to paint the ceiling's wonderful frescos of the Creation. The Chapel is closed on Sundays.

Trevi Fountain - Bernini designed the most monumental of Rome's baroque fountains.

Spanish Steps

In addition, some of the additional points of interest you will view from your vehicle during your sightseeing drive are:
Piazza Venezia
Pantheon
Roman Forum
Arch of Constantine
Circus Maximus
Colosseum (PHOTO STOP)

Additional Information:
Please note: Vatican tickets are issued in your name, id will be required to enter the Vatican. Tourists headed to the Vatican's museums and shops now need cash for souvenirs. Credit and debit cards no longer are accepted.

Departures (Local Time)

8:30 AM (Hours: 9.5)

Duration:

Hours: 9.5

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Activity Level:

4

Inclusions

  • Deluxe minivan or minibus
  • Guided tour
  • Skip the Line tickets to Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel,
  • If the Vatican and museum are closed for a religious holiday the tour will be modified to include the Skip the Line tickets to the Colosseum in place of the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel.

Tips

Please note: Vatican tickets are issued in your name, id will be required to enter the Vatican. Following are sites you will view from your vehicle during your sightseeing drive: Piazza Venezia Pantheon Roman Forum Arch of Constantine Circus Maximus Colosseum (Photo stop only) Please note the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum are closed on Sundays. If the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel are closed your tour will be modified to include skip the line tickets to the Colosseum. A lunch stop will be made at a local restaurant however is not included in the cost of this tour. Tourists headed to the Vatican's museums and shops now need cash for souvenirs. Credit and debit cards no longer are accepted. Guests must be able to walk approximately 3 miles over even and cobblestone surfaces with approximately 200 steps and endure extended periods of standing. Should St. Peter's Basilica or St. John in Lateran Basilica have special events or mass services taking place, guides will give an outside explanation and guests will then enter on their own. A strict dress code is enforced in the Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras and/or personal water bottles at designated check points. Flash photos are not permitted in the Vatican Museum. Video and photography are not permitted at any time in the Sistine Chapel. Should your guide determine that the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica security check point is longer than a 45-minute wait, they will forego the interior visit of the Basilica and provide you with a full explanation and description while outside. Depending upon the number of people in the Basilica, it may be closed for security reasons. These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator. You will be provided more time during your shopping or free period to compensate for not entering the Basilica. The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

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