Traditional Pilgrim Path Jubilee Tour of Rome inc Vatican and Sistine Chapel

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Explore the Vatican Museums like a traditional pilgrim along with a professional English-speaking guide! Visit world famous religious sites such as the city's major basilicas: St. Peter's Basilica, the St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, the St. John Lateran Basilica and the St. Mary Major Basilica. Marvel at the sight of the Holy Stairs, the Sistine Chapel and so many more! Pass through the Holy Door which is opened only every 25 years!

Highlights
  • See some of the Vatican's world renowned sites in a single day!
  • Bypass long lines to enter the Vatican Museums and the St. Peter's Basilica using the No-Wait Access
  • Climb up the Holy Stairs which was said to have walked on by Jesus himself
  • Learn all about each site you visit from your expert Vatican tour guide
  • Use convenient audio headsets to help you hear your guide at all times
  • Morning tours run with a maximum of up to 12 participants and afternoon tours up to 25 participants to ensure an unique experience
  • Make your way through the Holy Door which is opened only every 25 years!
  • Visit four of Vatican's major basilicas - St. Peter's Basilica, St. John of Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major

Description

Participate in a special day-long pilgrimage to four of Vatican's major basilicas! Deemed as the most important churches in the world, follow the traditional pilgrim path as you explore Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, the Holy Stairs, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major basilicas.

Start off the tour by meeting with your guide and entering the Vatican Museums using your no-wait access privilege, allowing you to bypass the long queues. your guide will take you to see one of the world's most prized art collections as he explains the history behind each one. Travel back in time as you step inside Raphael's Rooms where you can admire his ornate works among other treasures.

Next, head over to the Sistine Chapel which you can explore by entering a special access door, allowing you to bypass yet another winding line of tourists. Marvel at the largest church in the world of Christianity, the St. Peter's Basilica. Contained in this immense church are some of the old world's treasures such as Michelangelo's "Pieta", St. Peter's tomb, Bernini's gigantic Baldachin (a canopy over the altar) and many more!

You will be able to visit the other three major basilicas of the city through transfers via an air-conditioned coach. After a trip to the St. Peter's basilica, enjoy an approxiamtely 2.75-hour lunch break before heading to the St. Paul Outside the Walls, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remains of Saint Paul himself are kept inside this church along with an attractive display of 5th century mosaics and brightly-colored frescoes.

Then, come to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, an impressive Roman Cathedral and the traditional seat of the Pope. By reason of its historic Papal headquarters, the Saint John Lateran church is considered more important than the St. Peter's Basilica by some.

Climb up the 28 white marble steps of the Holy Stairs or Scala Sancta. This marvelous staircase is believed to have been climbed on by Christ during his passion. Taking the steps normally takes about an hour and a half due to the tradition of saying a prayer on each step, but you are welcome to take the first step only and say a silent prayer as you take in the religious atmosphere surrounding this great staircase.

End your pilgrimage with a tour of the St. Mary Major Church or the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore as the locals call it. Admire 5th century mosaics, finely sculpted decorations, mesmerizing frescoes and Bernini's tomb.

Highlights

  • Vatican Museums

  • Sistine Chapel

  • Pinecone Courtyard

  • Gallery of the Tapestries and the Candelabra

  • Gallery of the Maps

  • Raphael's Rooms

  • St. Peter's Basilica

  • St. Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo fuori le Mura)

  • The Holy Stairs (La Scala Santa)

  • St. John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano)

  • St. Mary Major (Santa Maria Maggiore)

  • St. Peter's Square

Dress Code

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered.

  • Low cut, sleeveless tops or shorts are not permitted for both men and women.

  • Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. Tour provider cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.

Includes

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide

  • Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee

  • No Wait Access to the Vatican Museums

  • Skip the Line entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Entrance into the four churches and to the Holy Stairs

  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus

  • Audio headsets, so you can always hear your guide
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Traditional Pilgrim Path Jubilee Tour of Rome inc Vatican and Sistine Chapel
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A special tour to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy called by Pope Francis! Join a pilgrimage to 4 major basilicas of the Vatican. Avoid long queues and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and admission to the Holy Stairs (La Scala Santa), St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran, and St. Mary Major basilicas – all in one day tour within Rome.

Duration: 9:30 hour(s)
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Expert, English-speaking tour guide / Vatican Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee / No Wait Access to the Vatican Museums / Skip the Line entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica / Entrance into the four churches and to the Holy Stairs / All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus / Audio headsets, so you can always hear your guide
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Schedule

Starting time: 08:10 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 07:55

    Check-in and meet your guide

  • Admire the Holy doors - open only in Jubilee years

    Follow in the footsteps of emperors, saints and popes! The most important Catholic sites including the Jubilee doors themselves, cemented shut and only opened for Jubilee Years: those doors represent the passage that every Christian pilgrim was called to accomplish from sin to grace.

  • 08:10

    Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums

    Your day begins with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums! An expert, local English-speaking guide will bring the world’s most incredible art collection to life, sharing historical accounts and anecdotes about the artists.

  • Explore the Sistine Chapel, avoiding the crowds

    Visit the ornate Raphael Rooms among other treasures before arriving at one of the highlights of our tour, the Sistine Chapel.

  • Discover St Peter's Basilica

    Passing through a special access door, you will skip the long and winding queue of tourists, straight into St. Peter’s Basilica. Admire this awe-inspiring Church of Christianity (Europe's largest) plus the guardian of St. Peter's tomb, Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s immense Baldachin.

  • Enjoy free time for lunch and to explore at your leisure (Approx 2.5 hours)

  • Visit 3 more major basilicas in Rome

    Travel by air-conditioned coach to St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John of Lateran and Santa Maria Maggiore. These are some of the most important places of worship in Catholicism.

  • 17:10

    Check-out

  • 13:45

    Check-in and meet your guide

  • Admire the Holy doors - open only in Jubilee years

    Follow in the footsteps of emperors, saints and popes! The most important Catholic sites including the Jubilee doors themselves, cemented shut and only opened for Jubilee Years: those doors represent the passage that every Christian pilgrim was called to accomplish from sin to grace.

  • 14:00

    Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums

    Your day begins with no-wait access to the Vatican Museums! An expert, local English-speaking guide will bring the world’s most incredible art collection to life, sharing historical accounts and anecdotes about the artists.

  • Explore the Sistine Chapel, avoiding the crowds

    Visit the ornate Raphael Rooms among other treasures before arriving at one of the highlights of our tour, the Sistine Chapel.

  • Discover St Peter's Basilica

    Passing through a special access door, you will skip the long and winding queue of tourists, straight into St. Peter’s Basilica. Admire this awe-inspiring Church of Christianity (Europe's largest) plus the guardian of St. Peter's tomb, Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s immense Baldachin.

  • Enjoy free time for lunch and to explore at your leisure (Approx 2.5 hours)

  • Visit 3 more major basilicas in Rome

    Travel by air-conditioned coach to St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John of Lateran and Santa Maria Maggiore. These are some of the most important places of worship in Catholicism.

  • 23:00

    Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 07:55:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 17:10:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 07:55:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Peter’s Basilica Time: 17:10:00

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Outside Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy) Time: 23:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Vatican Museums Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Outside Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy) Time: 23:00:00

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