Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
City Tour,Local Sightseeing,All
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Approximately 11 Hours
Drive to the heart of Rome, passing St Paul's Basilica, the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Circus Maximus and stopping at the Trevi Fountain.
Walk to Piazza Venezia (Venice Square), along Imperial Forum Avenue and then stop for a view of the Roman Forum. On the far side, you'll see the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine.
After lunch, you will cross the River Tiber to the Vatican State and step through the embrace of Bernini's spectacular colonnade to the vast expanse of St Peter's Square. Enjoy outside views of Christendom's largest church -- St Peter's Basilica.
Explore the richest storehouse of art in the world -- the magnificent Vatican Museums, including the Pine Cone Courtyard, the Belvedere Courtyard with its famous statues, the Candelabra Gallery, and the Tapestry and Geographical Map Galleries.
Finally, step inside the glorious Sistine Chapel which holds a priceless collection of masterpieces including Genesis and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.
The visit to the Vatican Museums is not a private visit. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Shorts and capri pants are not allowed. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. Each guest is responsible for returning his/her headset after the tour. Missing headsets incur a €50 fee. You must pass through metal detectors at the Vatican Museums. Large bags or umbrellas, bottled water, video cameras, knives or scissors must be checked at the security checkpoints. Large backpacks or bags cannot be taken inside Vatican Museums. Flash photography is not allowed in the Vatican Museums. Photography and video are not allowed in the Sistine Chapel. You will encounter lines and delays -- your patience is appreciated. Tour requires approximately two miles of walking over even and uneven terrain and cobblestones with more than 250 steps at the Vatican Museums. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Inside the Vatican Museums, the wheelchair accessible route differs from the route taken by the group, meaning that guests using a wheelchair will miss some of the guide's commentary.
Tour does not operate on Sundays or religious holidays, affected date will be: Nieuw Statendam calling Civitavecchia on Sept. 17th 2023. Ongoing restoration and/or maintenance work may be underway at any venue during your visit.