Start your 9-hour program with a bus ride to Castel Gandolfo, a secluded and charming town that’s home to the pope’s summer residence. Explore the pope’s private Barberini Gardens by mini-bus and with the assistance of an audio guide. The Papal Palace was recently opened to the public by Pope Francis. You’ll see the treasures of this extravagant yet intimate interior, including works by Bernini. Enjoy a break for lunch and some free time to explore the town before heading back to Rome. In the afternoon, begin a 3-hour tour of Vatican City at the Vatican Museums. With your priority access you’ll skip the lines, allowing more time to discover the great works of art. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where your guide will point out amazing art including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the largest fresco ever painted by a single person. The last stop on this walking tour of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Basilica, which is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture.
Your meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224 (take the Metro to the Cavour stop on Line B). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour, to check-in.open in google maps ->
Please note that the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica have a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica have strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most sites it is forbidden to bring the following: • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.) • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays and alcohol • Bicycles, skates and Segways • Luggage • Pets If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.) please contact the tour operator in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request. Please note that the meeting point is outside the tour operator's office. For security reasons, no personal belongings may be stored there. Please plan accordingly.
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