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Private Vatican Highlights Skip-the-Line Tour plus a Taste of Rome

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    What to Expect
    Meet a guide at the Vatican Museums, where you’ll skip the line and enter the museum before the doors open to the general public. With a private group, you’ll have the flexibility to go straight to the highlights of the Vatican, ask questions, and learn about the fascinating history of Vatican City.

    You’ll pass through galleries of art, sculptures, and other artifacts on your way to the magnificent Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s vivid frescoes cover the high walls and arched ceiling. Enter St. Peter’s Basilica through an interior passageway, then see the design and art that's housed in the remarkable Catholic shrine. From St. Peter’s Basilica, cross St. Peter’s Square, an enormous plaza designed by Bernini, with an Egyptian obelisk at the center.

    Grab a taxi for the short trip to Campo de’ Fiori (own expense), where your local guide knows all the best things to try. Taste your way through some classic Roman foods, including crispy pizza bread, cold-cuts, cheeses, oils, and vinegar, learning about Roman food traditions as you walk. This tour concludes at the Campo de’ Fiori, close to attractions and public transport in central Rome.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    V.le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani, 00192 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    • Food tasting (pizza bread, cold-cuts, cheese, oils, vinegars, and gelato/pastries)
    • Professional guide for 4.5 hours
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Taxi to Campo de' Fiori market (approx. 10 Euros)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. 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
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, not suitable for those with limited mobility
    • Photography is allowed, except in the Sistine Chapel
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • St Peter's Basilica is a church and the Vatican can choose to close it without warning for religious functions. If this occurs you will spend longer with your guide in the Vatican Museums.
    • If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Vatican Museums
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Please note: the Vatican tour on wheelchair will take more time than the usual, so please contact us in order to create a customized itinerary for you
    • Please note: in some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself in your arms, due to architectural restrictions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Our guide Laura was amazing! She had in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the Vatican. It was also very crowded the day we went, and she deftly helped us to navigate around the crowds to get to the best vantage points! Unforgettable experience and worth every penny!
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    Response from vivianna22, Direttore at Private Vatican Highlights Skip-the-Line Tour plus a Taste of Rome
    Responded Jun. 23, 2019
    Valerie, thank you for this beautiful review and for choosing our tours! We do our best to provide experiences that leave beautiful memories so it is very gratifying to read this review.
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    • Duration: 4h 30m
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