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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Rome: Small Group Vatican and Beyond Tour with a Local

Product ID: 303758
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Discover the Vatican with a local guide. See Saint Peter's Basilica and more as you explore beyond the independent city-state to discover the districts beyond the Vatican walls.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, on a small group tour
  • Visit Saint Peter's Tomb
  • See the districts flanking the Vatican Walls
  • Discover one of the most important gems of the Christianity
  • Visit the historic neighbourhood of Borgo Pio and enjoy a gelato
Full description
Meet your expert local guide at the Vatican Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, the main entry point into the smallest country in the world. Upon arrival you can take in the grandeur of art and architecture designed in 1656 by Bernini. It consists of 284 columns with 88 pillars and 140 statues of saints. The Basilica that you see today was built on the burial site of Saint Peter.

The Basilica covers a surface of over 22 square metres and sits at a height of 220 metres. Its dome offers one of the most iconic views of Rome's skyline and is the largest dome constructed using masonry. Experience the magnificent interior of the largest Christian church in the world to admire a collection of masterpieces. Highlights include Bernini's high altar and 'La Pieta' by Michelangelo, the only masterpiece he ever signed.

You’ll then arrive in Borgo Pio, a medieval district adjacent to Vatican City and the actual name of the district where Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican stand. Borgo is the fourteenth historical district of Rome and is situated on the west bank of the Tiber river. Enjoy a stroll down the main street to see local bakeries and eateries and meet local vendors. After enjoying a gelato, continue toward the Tiber River to Castel San Angelo and the bridge of Saint Angelo. Then pass though the charming Via dei Coronari where you will bid farewell to your guide.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 Gelato
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the Vatican Obelisk in Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
• Please dress appropriately for entrance into St. Peter's Basilica. Shoulders and knees must be covered. If you do not abide to these rules you will not be permitted inside
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted on this tour at the listed rate
• Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the local partner at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
Organized by

Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 303758