Rome tours

Rome eternal city

Art, history and religion of Rome

Start
Morning
Duration
8 hours
Destination
Rome
Date
Jan
Dec

Our tour

The tour begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Naiads and following the ancient Aurelian Walls which once surrounded the ancient city. From Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, at the end of the tour time free to visit the St.Peter’s Basilica. After the lunch break, we will arrive by bus at Via Appia Antica, where the chapel of “Domine quo vadis” is located. Then we will visit one of the catacombs (San Callisto or Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano), the first refuge of Christians. After the visit, the tour continues by coach along the Via Cristoforo Colombo, reaching the Scala Sancta, with an explanation given outdoors. We then continue the visit with the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran (visit inside) and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (visit inside). The tour ends with a view of the Esquiline Hill. The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.

Location

Rome

Start

8:00 pm

End

5:30 pm

WeekDay / Holiday

From 1 April to 31 October: every day (except on Sundays and religious holidays) From 1 November to 31 March: Monday – Friday (also 24 and 31 December). Museum closed: 6 January, 11 February, 7 and 17 April, 1 May, 29 June, 15 and 16 August, 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December. on Sunday and during religious holidays and ceremonies. You will not be able to visit the basilica on Sunday, on the occasion of religious festivals or religious ceremonies (hearings, beatifications, Pope’s masses). In these cases, the visit of the Vatican museums will be expanded.

Rates

€ 130 – € 145

per person

Included

Pick-up at your accommodation location, if within the Aurelian Walls. Bus ride Local guide Earphones Lunch Vatican Museums admission ticket Catacombs admission ticket

Excluded

Drop-off at the hotel

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