Combo: Papal Blessing + Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s tour

Rome, Italy

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Enjoy a complete Vatican experience in Rome with this day tour that includes a papal audience with Pope Francis. Visit St Peter’s Square for a blessing by the pope, and then enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica to admire the renowned collection of art and other treasures, including Michelangelo’s famous frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Vatican full-day experience with a papal audience
  • Receive a blessing from Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square
  • Explore the artwork of the Vatican Museums, and learn about the art history and archaeology of the site
  • See the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

Blessing by Pope Francis
Multilingual tour escort
Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
Hotel pick-up (from centrally located hotels only - not available from hostels, B&Bs or AirBnbs)
Lunch
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that the pick-up service is provided only from centrally located hotels with 24h reception (no hostels, guesthouses or AirBnbs).
Should your accommodation not be served, you are requested to reach the meeting point – located in Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21 – at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time, that is within 7.15 am.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Your Vatican City tour begins at the local tour operator’s office or with hotel pickup. With your guide, head to St Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro) for a papal audience with Pope Francis I. Find a prime spot with the help of your guide to see the pope, who will give his papal blessing in several languages.

Afterward, you will have some free time for lunch (not included), followed by a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, home to priceless artwork by Renaissance masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. You’ll see the Sistine Chapel with its iconic ceiling fresco, and then visit St Peter’s Basilica to view more masterpieces. Your tour ends in St Peter’s Square in the early evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Papal Audience
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
You will admire the Maps Gallery, the Tapestries Gallery, the ancient Greek statues of Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, and many more masterpieces.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sistine Chapel
Time to appreciate the Last Judgment by Michelangelo
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Saint Peter's Basilica and the Pietà by Michelangelo
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • The first half of the tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation in case of latest communications by the Vatican State. In the event of this occurring, an alternative tour or a full refund will be offered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is forbidden to carry metal objects.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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