About The Vatican and Saint Peters Basilica
From the Piazza dellEsquilino head for 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. Itinerary-Activity Schedule - Porta Pinciana - Vatican Museums closed on religious holidays - Sistine Chapel - Scala Regia - St. Peters Basilica Includes - Transportation in a deluxe coach - Services of a guide - Entrance tickets Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Tips and gratuities - Personal expenses Please Note - During High Season there might be queues occasionally at the entrance of the museums. - Visitors wearing shorts or sleeveless tops are not admitted to churches and Vatican Museums. Guests are advised to dress appropriately. - Because of Papal Audience visit of St.Peters Basilica could not be possible on Wednesday. - The afternoon tour does not include St. Peters Basilica. - 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.