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Papal Audience, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica by carlo75
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Papal Audience, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Attend the speech of the Pope, have a typical Italian lunch and finally visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights

  • Guaranteed Public Audience with the Holy Father
  • Receive the Papal Blessing
  • Receive the Blessing of the Rosary beads (Rosary not included)
  • Enjoy a typical Italian meal in a local restaurant
  • Exclusive Skip the Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino Museum
  • Chandelier’s Gallery
  • Tapestries Gallery
  • Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, Creation of Adam Fresco
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, skipping long lines)
  • Pick-up from central hotels

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up (only in listed hotels in central Rome)
  • Transportation
  • Booking and pick-up of the Papal Audience tickets
  • Guaranteed admission to the Audience
  • Lunch
  • Exclusive Skip the Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets

Exclusions

  • Blessing of the Rosary beads (optional and rosary not included)
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Tour only operates on Wednesdays
  • Tour starts at 7:30 AM
  • Audience starts at 7:30 AM, according to the Holy Father's schedule
  • If you are not staying in a listed hotel, we ask you to meet the group at the reach Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop)
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
  • Tour ends at 17:30 PM approx. in the Vatican Area
  • You can select this tour in English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese
  • Tour is not available on 29 June 2016

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ITINERARY

Get a guaranteed admission at the Papal Audience in either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall. Experience seeing Pope Francis and listening him welcome pilgrims, impart his blessing and lead the prayers. Thanks to our secured priority admission to the event, we will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel (or Gray Line Rome Office) and transport you to the Vatican. Live an intense spiritual moment side-by-side with people from around the world. Feel free to pray or simply observe one of the most incredible, long-standing traditions in the Catholic world.

Your experience includes a short panoramic tour of via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Corso Vittorio, Corso Rinascimento and the Lungotevere, with drop-off at Piazza dei Tribunali (located about 1 mile/1,6 km from St. Peter’s Basilica). To reach the Basilica, your group will walk past Castel Sant’Angelo and via della Conciliazione. You will check in with our guaranteed tickets at the square, passing through a metal detector. Our experienced and professional guide will take you to a spot where you will have an excellent view of the ceremony.

After the audience you will be accompanied to a typical Roman restaurant nearby to enjoy a meal before returning to the Vatican, where you will finally discover the masterpieces of Christian Rome, like the famed Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour. We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guide will be there to give you an insider's point of view. The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Museums and St. Peter's Church without the morning crowd.

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave, that is the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St. Peter's Basilica
A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. You won't regret taking this tour!

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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