A day to discover the Vatican City, the smallest sovereign state in the world!
Papal Audience may be in three languages.
Vatican Museums Tour English only – max 15 people.
Hotel pick-up included
Departures: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
Language(s): English only
Group size: Monolingual small groups, max. 15 persons
Meeting point:Big Bus Tours Kiosk – Piazza del Colosseo at 09:45 a.m or free pick-up service from centrally located hotels
Tour ends: St. Peter’s square (drop off at hotels is not included)
In the morning visit the 3 sites of the Colosseum’s Archaeological Park: the Colosseum, one of the most famous monuments in the world, it was used for gladiatorial fights and wild animal hunts and it had a capacity for more than 50.000 people, the Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome where Rome has its origins and today a large open-air museum and the Roman Forum, for centuries the center of Roman public and economic life.
After lunch, the guide will meet you at the restaurant to continue the tour at the Vatican Museums, with its immense art collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries. The itinerary includes Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world: the Sistine Chapel, with the breathtaking frescoes by Michelangelo.
After exploring the Vatican Museums, the tour will continue directly and without line into St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and symbol of the Catholic religion, where it will be possible to admire iconic masterpieces such as La Pietà by Michelangelo and the huge Baldacchino by Bernini.
The tour ends in the suggestive St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini’s double Colonnade.