After breakfast, you will meet your specialist guide and with your provided Metrebus travelcards will travel to Vatican City. There, you will have skip-the-line entrances to:
- The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel:
One of the most splendid museums in the world. Begin your visit with the Corte Della Pigna where your guide will introduce you to the history and beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Continue your tour to see the hall featuring Greco-Roman sculptures, the Hall of Tapestries, featuring magnificent 16th-century Flemish tapestries executed from Raphael’s designs; and the Maps Gallery, a 120-foot long gallery, hung with interesting ancient maps. The completion of the tour occurs in the Sistine Chapel, the Pope’s official private chapel where election conclaves are held. In order to respect its reverence, the Vatican has requested silence during your visit. Be sure to view Michelangelo’s ‘Creation” and the famous ‘Last Judgment’ before leaving the Chapel.
Built on the site where St. Peter was martyred. Unsurpassed in beauty, a monument to the long history of the Catholic Church, to which pilgrims come from around the world. St. Peter’s is the grandest of the world’s churches. View such historical treasure as a piece of the True Cross, the lance that pierced Christ’s side, and numerous papal tombs. See Michaelangelo’s Pietà and the four mighty piers that support St Peter’s magnificent dome. St. Peter’s Square, one of the most beautiful and famous in the world, surrounded by Bernini’s imposing colonnade that seems to «embrace» it with its 284 columns.
You will stop for lunch in a characteristic trattoria or pizzeria in the center of Rome, and have the last afternoon at leisure to explore the ‘Eternal City.
Farewell Dinner in a traditional trattoria. Overnight.