Small Group: Rome In A Day With Lunch - Vatican City

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Overview

Do not miss the chance to see themarvelsof the Vatican City and the Jewish quarterof Romein just one day. This small group and skip the line tour will take you into aninformative journey focusing on art history and archaeology of the the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the St. Peter's Basilica. After lunch in a typical Italian restaurant, it comes the time to escape the traffic and explore the Jewish history ofthe downtown's backstreets unknown to the most:the Jewish Ghetto, the Travestere district andthe Tiberina island, the only isle laying out on the River Tiber.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Lunch included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service

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The morning will be starting with an inside tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms, the Last Judgment and the famous Sistine Chapel with its outstanding Creation of Adam. You will then enter the ever crowded Saint Peter’s Basilica through a privileged skip the line passage. Here is where the world famous sculpture La Pietà by Michelangelo is. Not only unique paintings are housed, but also bronze, marble and gold were used as decorations for the Rome's largest Basilica. Such as the impressive Baldachin Altar by GianLorenzo Bernini and the splendid Colonnades outside the church.

After the morning tour, a typical lunch in an Italian restaurant will be served. Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. The timeless story of Rome continues with a stroll through the Trastevere district of Rome, crossing Piazza in Piscinula and Via dell'Arco de' Tolomei. This area needs no introduction as it is famous for its restaurants, pubs and for the magic atmosphere. Your guide will highlight its Medieval origins and the richness of the art present everywhere. Then you will walk down Via della Lungaretta until reaching the Basilica of St. Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s medieval gems. You will go inside the church and admire its apse containing famous mosaics piece of arts. The tour continues to the Ponte Cestio to arrive shortly on the Tiberina Island. The island, which is mainly occupied by the Fatebenefratelli Hospital from the 16th century, offers an amazing walk with its typical houses, courtyards and streets reminiscent of its medieval origins. And finally you will discover one of the ancient Ghetto's throughout Italy and Europe as you explore the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto. Get inside the monumental building of the Synagogue, which was built in 1904. Behind the building runs Via del Portico d'Ottavia and inside part of the monument lies the church of St. Angelo in Pescheria. The walking tour ends here, from where you can enjoy a relaxing walk in the district or stop at any of the restaurants or pizzerias for a typical Italian meal.

Inclusions for Small Group: Rome In A Day With Lunch

  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Vatican Museum entrance
  • Synagogue entrance

Exclusions for Small Group: Rome In A Day With Lunch

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • FIVE STARS PLUS is the rating that we are delighted to give the AFTERNOON portion of the Rome in a Day Tour. The afternoon tour guide, Barbara, was EXCELLENT and so informative. Barbara shared with our group so much of the historical and cultural significance of the Travestere district, the Jewish Ghetto, and Tiberina Island. She highlighted interesting archeological and religious sites. She pointed out unique artifacts and fascinating aspects of this section of Rome. The AFTERNOON portion of the Rome in a Day Tour with our tour guide, Barbara, was highly personalized and one of the best, most enjoyable tours that we have taken.

    PLEASE NOTE: The MORNING Vatican Visit portion of the Rome in a Day Tour had a very different tour guide and the rating of only ONE STAR is being extremely generous. This tour guide that we had for the Morning tour to the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel was not professional in her manner nor in her presentation. She spoke to our entire tour group in a very condescending manner whenever she was asked a question by anyone. She ignored requests by tour participants for her to face our group and talk to us, not away from us, as she was conducting her tour. Yet she just kept on walking facing forward and describing the artwork etc to the few people at the front of our group while most of us were not yet even in the area to see what she was describing.

    During the tour, the tour guide refused to adjust the location of her microphone hanging from a lanyard to any location closer to her voice. She even refused to simply hold it in her hand as most of the other tour guides were holding theirs. As a result of her refusal to change the position of the microphone or to face our group when she was speaking, the audio headsets for the tour participants were so full of static and garbled words that tour participants could not hear the descriptions stated by this tour guide during the Morning Vatican Tour. When the tour guide did occasionally turn in our direction as she walked, we all could hear the headsets much more clearly so the issue was the fault of the tour guide and not the equipment.

    We also spent quite a while at the beginning of the tour, waiting in line for the tour guide to get the tour tickets at the Vatican Museum which delayed the starting time of our tour. At the end of the Vatican tour, our group was directed by the tour guide to go to the exit. The tour guide did not explain to the tour participants who were going to a restaurant with the Rome in a Day Tour where we should go or how we would be getting to the restaurant. Initially, the tour guide seemed to have no idea where we should go and then she indicated that she was very annoyed that it was her responsibility to take the group to the location where we would meet the driver who would take us to the restaurant. The MORNING VATICAN Tour portion of this Rome in a Day Tour was a huge disappointment. Our entire experience at the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica was ruined by the very poor service provide by the tour guide.

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