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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Return Transfer

Price: $185.00
This tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Return Transfer

Your day-long journey begins as you board the comfortable bus in Civitavecchia for an easy ride to Rome city center. You will arrive near the Supreme Court of Italy called the Palazaccio. From here the meeting place where you will find your guide is on the other side of the street as per the map that will be provided. Your guide will be at the stop waiting for you and holding a sign with your name. After checking in with your guide you will start your one-hour walking tour of the Vatican area.

Enter the Vatican Museum. Once inside, you and your group will be guided through the many sections including the Raphael rooms and the Belvedere Courtyard. Soak in the beauty of the famous Sistine Chapel as you enter Saint Peter's Basilica using a back door reserved for private tours. Built over Saint Peter's tomb, the church took more than 120 years to build and is considered the world's most important Christian site. Take some time to explore this ancient basilica that includes Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's Baldachin as well as the chair of Saint Peter before returning to your transportation.

Make the most of your time at the Vatican Museum by skipping the long entrance lines with this guided tour.

Afterwards, enjoy some free time on your own and as you wish for lunch and relaxation before your expert guide takes you past Castel Sant'Angelo, a towering cyclical building which was originally commissioned as the mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, then continue to Saint Peter's Square and walk along the walls of Vatican City.

A return transfer back to the port of Civitavecchia will then have you to your ship at the end of the day before departure, approximately 5:30PM.

Book now for an unforgettable day in Rome and Vatican City.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Please keep in mind you will be visiting religious sites and it will be necessary to have shoulders and knees covered.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please keep in mind there will be substantial walking involved and you may experience crowds in the museum during the busy tourist season. Due to security reasons, this tour is only available for cruise guests. Hotel guests cannot be accommodated on this tour.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsGREAT TOUR. September 29, 2019

Reviewer: TIM WYCOFF
Man they didn't tell us we'd have to walk ALL OVER ROME to get to the Vatican. The Vatican itself and our tour guide was excellent! But we walked a good 2-3 miles after the tour only to get to the bus and get involved in a scuffle over the number of seats available on the bus back to the port. Still, 4 stars for this tour!

5 StarsGreat tour guideMay 30, 2019

Reviewer: Noreen Davis
The tour guide was very prompt in meeting the bus from the ship, walked us to the Vatican & met up with the others for the tour. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the museum & cathedral. Also very person able. He said with us at the end of the tour & walked us back to the bus stop to return to the ship. I would recommend this tour as there is no waiting in line.

5 StarsVatican and Sistine Chapel October 08, 2018

Reviewer: Robert Johnson
This was an outstanding tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. It's was more than I expected, physically challenging but worth every minute

5 StarsYou need to be with a tour groupOctober 05, 2018

Reviewer: Robert Belvin
Had a great guide, Fred. Knew his subject and the background of what he was talking about. Getting into the museum with its lines would be a challenge unless you are with a group.

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