Sistine Chapel, plus Main Fountains & Squares – Lunch and Tickets included: not only the sublime masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel but a complete Vatican Tour! This unique one-day Rome tour also includes a driving guided tour to the most famous Rome Highlights, like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Your expert guide will lead you to the same fountains and squares that delight Romans in their everyday lives!
Maximize your time, passing the snaking lines of the Vatican, and enter this unique space.
Vatican Tour & Sistine Chapel
Begin your one day in Rome with a private Vatican Tour! Home to countless Popes, there are few more uplifting sights than this spiritually enrichening setting. Michelangelo’s unmissable Sistine Chapel with its sublime “Last Judgment” might be one, as this masterpiece draws crowds from far and wide.
Despite there being much on offer, we select the principal masterpieces for your Vatican exploration. Taking part in this Vatican Tour, you will enjoy a unique collection of mosaics, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the official residence of the Pope himself.
St. Peter’s Basilica
From the Sistine Chapel, you and your guide will continue onto the 16th century St. Peter’s Basilica, gaining access through a door that only the visitors taking part in guided tours have access to. First, admire Michelangelo’s “Pietà,” then take in other highlights that include the Pope’s tombs before finally setting your gaze on the towering Basilica. It is the largest of its kind in the world and guaranteed to amaze all who visit.
Just before ending your Vatican Tour, you will enjoy the curved colonnade of the square before a brief sighting of the Pope’s Balcony.
The most famous Rome highlights The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
Rome is famed for its eclectic array of fountains and squares, areas that the locals enjoy on sweltering days, and among the favorite places to visit in Rome. First, admire the Fontana Della Barcaccia and the Spanish Steps. The Italian name is “Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti,” from the church on the hill’s top. From here, dive into the back streets searching for the Trevi Fountain, the largest and most spectacular fountains, built at the end of one of the aqueducts to provide water to the urbanites. According to the legend, if tourists toss a coin over their left shoulder into the fountain’s waters, they ensure a return to Rome.
The final masterpiece among the most famous places to visit in Rome is the Pantheon. Immaculately preserved and seemingly just a few centuries old, it isn’t easy to believe that the structure was finished in AD 128 by Emperor Hadrian. In the square in front – a gathering place for locals – discover a decorative 16thcentury fountain sitting beneath the Egyptian obelisk.
Finally, we included in this one day in Rome experience one of the city’s largest squares. The square is among the famous places to visit in Rome for one primary reason: Bernini’s “Fountain of the Four Rivers.” Built to represent The Nile, The Ganges, The Danube, and Rio de la Plata, the structure now sits amidst the artists who arrive to peddle their wares daily.
Between 1 pm and 2 pm, you will be offered lunch in a selected restaurant, as included in the tour price ( Starter, Main course, and water).
Pick up details and other info:
Pick up time is 8:15 from your centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B. A central location is within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. With a supplement, we will pick you up from your ship’s dock and bring you back to the port on time for your departure. The tour might start either with the Vatican Tour or the driving tour of the best places to visit in Rome. On request, it is possible to organize the tour at different times, based on the availability of the Vatican. The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel and Basilica without notice. If we cannot plan the tour differently, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. It is not possible to bring large backpacks and bags and large umbrellas into the sites. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
Included in the tour:
- Courtesy pick-up from any centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B
- Driving guided tour of Trevi, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Navona
- Guided visit of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Lunch in a typical restaurant (starter, main course, and water)
- Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Professional guide
- Transfers between one site to the other
- Drop off back at your hotel, or any central location of your choice
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).