About The Vatican + Catacombs
This is a full-day tour that follow the itineraries of the The Vatican tour and The Catacombs. Take a tour of the Vatican Museums* Romes churches and other Roman monuments. Itinerary - The Vatican Museums - Lunch in a typical restaurant - Afternoon pick-up at the restaurant March - October around 1430 November - February around 1400 - Catacombs - Hotel drop-off The Vatican Porta Pinciana will be our first stop a gate for the Aurelian Walls of Rome and built in the early 5th century under the order of the Emperor Honorius. Continue the artistic path by visiting the Vatican Museums which represent the largest art collection in Europe with over 65 000 masterpieces at the Candelabra Gallery Tapestry Gallery and see the Historical Maps. Soothe your soul and stop by the Sistine Chapel. See this wondrous structure built in the 15th century under the rule of Pope Sixtus filled with glorious artworks by Botticelli Pergino Ghirlandaio and the famous ceiling by Michelangelo. Of course we will also visit the Scala Regia the great staircase built by Gianlorenzo Bernini which started as an eyesore and transformed by the great artist using an art technique called trompe loeil. St. Peters Basilica is the last stop. The largest Church all over the world is home to Michelangelos famous "The Pieta" and several tombs of past Popes. Catacombs - Via Merulana - The Basilica of St. John in Lateran the mother of all churches built under the emperor Constantine the first Christian Caesar and renewed by Borromini in the XVII century visit - The Holy Stairs with the 28 steps ascended by Christ in Pontius Pilates house during his trial and supposed to have been brought from Jerusalem by St. Helena the Emperor Constantines mother Visit - Appian Way the Domine Quo Vadis Chapel - Catacombs Visit - Walking along the Via Appia Antica till the Monument of Cecilia Metella - Thermes of Caracalla. Includes - Transportation in deluxe coach with air conditioning - Services of a tour guide - Assistance of qualified personnel - Lunch with drinks depending on option Excludes - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - Accompanied children under 2 are carried free of charge. - View summer Apr-Oct and winter Nov-Mar hotel pick-up schedule. Pick-up times are approximate and may change depending on the traffic situation. Pick ups are made with a variety of vehicles. Please note that you may have to change coaches.