A day between history, art and religion!
Monolingual small groups, max 15 people – Skip the line entrance.
Hotel pick-up included
Departures: 07:30 a.m.
Duration: 9.5 hours
Language(s): Papal Audience may be in three languages: English, Spanish and Italian / Vatican Museums: English only – max. 15 people
Meeting point: Via della Traspontina, 6 at 07:15 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, the Holy Father holds a public Audience on St. Peter’s Square. Attending the Papal Audience is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience and an opportunity to see the Pope himself. He will be passing by the faithful on his Pope mobile, on his way to the podium in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, from where will be delivering his message and finally give the Papal Blessing.
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 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.