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VATICAN TOUR -MUSEUM, ST. PETER’S BASILICA & SISTINE CHAPEL: 10 Hours        
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PRIVATE VATICAN TOURS FROM CIVITAVECCHIA FOR GROUPS, ANY SIZE.

Private Vatican Tours from Civitavecchia Include: Our custom private Vatican tours from Civitavecchia include entrance tickets with reservations to Vatican museum, private roundtrip transfers (Rome – Civitavecchia); licensed expert tour guide for the Vatican tour (half day); taxes; and parking. 

NOTE: No transportation provided once in the city center. Roundtrip transfers only. FULL DAY TRANSPORTATION ALSO AVAILABLE. INQUIRE.

Note: Dress code (covered knees and shoulders) to enter St. Peter’s Cathedral is strictly enforced. 

Scheduled Closing:  The Vatican museum is closed on Sundays, except the last Sunday of the month.  Expect large crowds then.  The Cathedral is also closed every Wednesday because of the scheduled “Audience with the Pope.”

NOTE: 3 to 4 hours with an expert licensed tour guide for the Vatican. Time is planned for your visit to the Vatican, with the balance of time to see other sites with you or to assist you in getting to another site or area in Rome. You will then have as much time as you want on your own in Rome to explore, have lunch, shop in the stores around the Spanish Steps, and visit famous sights like the Trevi Fountain. Option:  Additional time with guide for a longer tour of various Rome tourist sites, if you do not want to explore Rome on your own.  The other alternative is to have the full time transportation with the driver guide. Customize this private Vatican Tour to include a tour guide for the balance of the tour.

Our private tours of the Vatican from Civitavecchia starts with a tour of the Vatican Museum. The Vatican houses the wealthiest private collection of masterpieces, showcased in rooms with walls decorated by Raffaello.  The real masterpiece, however, is next door: Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel, which unexpectedly revolutionized the world’s idea of art. The chapel is still shaping the future of the Papacy: this is where the cardinals lock themselves in to elect a new Pope after the former one has passed away.

Our  private Vatican tours from Civitavecchia end with St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world.  The magnificent and breathtaking complex spans back to 4th century BC, when it was commissioned by Emperor Constantine, though the new cathedral took over 100 years and all of Italy’s greatest artists to build it. The basilica’s vast collection of art includes masterpieces by Bernini, Baldacchino and Michelangelo.

Lastly, our private Vatican tours from Civitavecchia allow for free time on your own to do as  you please –  visit the famous piazzas or relax in a café or trattoria before returning to dock. A meeting point with the driver for your return trip to Civitavecchia will be specified.

NOTE:  All our private tours can be fully customized to meet our clients’ unique needs. Please inquire.

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