Vatican City, Italy
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Enjoy a complete Vatican experience in Rome with this day tour that includes a papal audience with Pope Francis and lunch. 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
  • Lunch included
Your 9-hour experience of Vatican City begins at the local tour operator’s office or with hotel pickup, if option selected at booking. 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, your guide will escort you to a restaurant for an Italian lunch, followed by a 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.


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, Sep 2016

The experience and tour were great however, there was a lot of waiting around the whole day. This could have easily been a half day tour, not a full day. We had selected to be picked up at our hotel in the morning and they showed up an hour late from the time we were confirmed. The waiting time from the papal address to the museum tour was way too long. I would recommend the experiences on this tour but not necessarily getting this particular package since we felt like we wasted a good part of the day waiting of people of the tour agency.

, Sep 2016

Amazing tour and experience. I would suggest the tour without the lunch instead. It took a long time from the papal mass to the guided tour at 2pm. I would suggest starting the guided tour at noon because it allows you time to eat something at the Vatican and you don't have to wait until 2pm!

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