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Papal Audience, St. Peter's Basilica & Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Tour

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Embark on a scintillating and action-packed tour of Rome and its greatest attractions including the expansive Vatican Museums and breath-taking St. Peter's Basilica. Then experience one of the most renowned Catholic events, an audience with Pope Francis I.

Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd reaching their stage, greet and bless people in different languages, with hymns and homilies. To get your reserved pre-booked tickets with no stress and gain the sits available closest to the Pope, be supported by an expert local guide and an audio device, and be perfectly on time in this busy and requested great event, we recommend choosing this tour.

The Audience may be celebrated in the majestic venue of St. Peter’s Square or in the dedicated Nervi Hall, according to Vatican timetable. If in St. Peter's Square, you will also walk with us close to the monumental Castel Sant'Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, in order to reach St. Peter's in the background and pass the security check-points to the Vatican City.

Our guide will tell you the story and the secrets of the Vatican, suggest where to sit and make your arrival works smoothly despite crowds.

From here, make your way to a delicious lunch at a traditional Roman restaurant nearby, before returning to the Vatican and skipping past the long lines to its museums. Home to 54 galleries, be sure not to miss famous works of art by the likes of Leonardo di Vinci and Raphael.

Make your way to the Sistine Chapel, arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the art housed there and its lavish interiors. Still used for religious purposes, most notably the Papal Conclave, this site bears important significance today. Take in the stunning ceiling fresco The Last Judgement by Michelangelo, and be awed by the history of this magnificent structure before heading to the popular pilgrimage site of St. Peter's Basilica. One of the largest basilicas in the world, it is also a splendid example of classic Renaissance architecture and is steeped in history which your expert guide happily recounts before your tour ends.

Embark on a scintillating and action-packed tour of Rome and its greatest attractions including the expansive Vatican Museums and breath-taking St. Peter's Basilica. Then experience one of the most renowned Catholic events, an audience with Pope Francis I.

Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd reaching their stage, greet and bless people in different languages, with hymns and homilies. To get your reserved pre-booked tickets with no stress and gain the sits available closest to the Pope, be supported by an expert local guide and an audio device, and be perfectly on time in this busy and requested great event, we recommend choosing this tour.

The Audience may be celebrated in the majestic venue of St. Peter’s Square or in the dedicated Nervi Hall, according to Vatican timetable. If in St. Peter's Square, you will also walk with us close to the monumental Castel Sant'Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, in order to reach St. Peter's in the background and pass the security check-points to the Vatican City.

Our guide will tell you the story and the secrets of the Vatican, suggest where to sit and make your arrival works smoothly despite crowds.

From here, make your way to a delicious lunch at a traditional Roman restaurant nearby, before returning to the Vatican and skipping past the long lines to its museums. Home to 54 galleries, be sure not to miss famous works of art by the likes of Leonardo di Vinci and Raphael.

Make your way to the Sistine Chapel, arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the art housed there and its lavish interiors. Still used for religious purposes, most notably the Papal Conclave, this site bears important significance today. Take in the stunning ceiling fresco The Last Judgement by Michelangelo, and be awed by the history of this magnificent structure before heading to the popular pilgrimage site of St. Peter's Basilica. One of the largest basilicas in the world, it is also a splendid example of classic Renaissance architecture and is steeped in history which your expert guide happily recounts before your tour ends.

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Papal Audience, St. Peter's Basilica & Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Tour

Activity Location

Rome

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rome (Hotel Pickup)

    Rome


Highlights

  • Captivating ceremony at an audience with Pope Francis I

  • Skip-the-Line access to prestigious art at Vatican Museums

  • Mouth-watering lunch at traditional Roman restaurant

  • Beautiful architecture & frescoes at the Sistine Chapel

  • Celebrated historical pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Lunch

  • Hotel Pick-up till March 31st


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Hotel pick up from April 1st

  • Admission to other attractions along the tour route

  • Additional food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available till March 31st from most centrally located Rome hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • From April 1st tour will be with meeting point in Piazza Risorgimento 15minutes before departure

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Papal Audience, St. Peter's Basilica & Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Tour ratings based on 2 verified reviews

3.3 out of 5

Oct 12, 2017

The tour was fabulous all the way up to the sistene chapel. It was a mob scene with people pushing and shoving . I was separated from my tour group. The guides microphone kept cutting in and out. She wasn’t talking directly into the microphone. I got shoved out and down the stairs. I waited 15 minutes to see if they’d come. I never found them. Another guide from “I❤️ Rome” (Sylvia) told me to join her group which was nice. I was able to return my listening devise back to her. O met her over at the Basicala. It was a much cheaper tour though. I was supposed to get a round trip back to my hotel. I had to find a cab after the Basilica which I was gouged for (54 Euros). It was such a shame to end like this but I had to mention.

Apr 27, 2017

Great tour but too much down time & waiting for missing tourists. Understand that lunch is normally 1-2 hours, but that's too long for tourists. We want to see sights not have lunch for that long. Too much confusions amongst the 3 guides. Tour was scheduled from 730am for 8 hours which would ends at 330pm. We didn't start the Vatican museum tour until 345 or 4pm. i think our tour guide wasn't scheduled until 3 or 330pm. too much time wasted.

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