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The Christmas Experience at the Vatican: Happy Hour and Midnight Mass

The Christmas Experience at the Vatican: Happy Hour and Midnight Mass

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The Christmas Experience at the Vatican: Happy Hour and Midnight Mass

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A magical and unforgettable Christmas awaits you at St Peter's Basilica! Breathe in the Christmas atmosphere in Rome and at the Vatican and follow us on this unique experience to celebrate together the Holiest night of the year at the very Midnight Mass with Pope Francis

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • A Christmas Eve aperitif-style meal
  • Panoramic tour of Rome by evening which highlights some of Rome's most famous attractions
  • Christmas Eve Mass with Pope Francis attendance (tickets included)
  • St Peter's Square: Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree

Includes

  • Pickup from centrally located hotels
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets
  • Christmas Eve meal
  • Access to the Basilica for the Mass
  • Drop-off at your hotel or in a convenient spot in the city center

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Hotel pickup service from listed hotels (in central Rome) starts at 2:15 p.m.

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January 6, 2020
The dinner was very good. The transportation and logistics were smooth. I would recommend.
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December 31, 2019
Everything is good, the guide could be better
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January 6, 2020
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The dinner was very good. The transportation and logistics were smooth. I would recommend.
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December 31, 2019
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Everything is good, the guide could be better
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Itinerary

Christmas is a magical time of year anyway, but even more so if you allow us to take you to the Vatican for a unique and overwhelming experience on Christmas Eve.

With our pickup service included in the rate, you will reach a meeting point and get on board a cozy Carrani Tours – Gray Line Rome motor coach to enjoy a sightseeing panoramic tour in the company of a professional local guide. He/she will be getting your bearings of the city, directing your attention to sights that are worthy directing to as well as illustrating the historical and cultural importance of some monuments or iconic spots. You’ll drive past Villa Borghese, an amazing huge public garden that is also famous for Galleria Borghese, a museum; you’ll take a glimpse of Via Veneto from your seats, an iconic street during the Sixties that was made immortal by Federico Fellini with his movie “La Dolce Vita”; proceed along the Lungotevere to admire Castel Sant'Angelo, that both history and opera buffs will find jaw-dropping (it originally served as mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and it is also the place where the “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini comes to its tragic end).
You will so reach the Vatican after this fantastic visual feast. Before the event, you’ve got another treat in store for you: a mouth-watering aperitivo-style meal near St. Peter’s.

After the delicious aperitivo, get ready for the real magic: Time to reach St. Peter’s Basilica! Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in St. Peter’s Square, embellished each year by marvelous decorations. A huge tree is erected near the famous Egyptian obelisk in the middle of the square as part of an essential tradition tracing back to John Paul II’s times. At the feet of the obelisk an enormous life-size nativity scene is set up, often crafted in a foreign country and brought to the Vatican as a gift. On the right side of the crib the Christmas tree (also coming each year from a different part of Europe) stands tall in all its magnificence and splendor. The inauguration at the beginning of December is such an important moment for the Romans, and the square lights up like never before during the previous eleven months! The tree and nativity scene usually remain on display until the end of the Christmas season (that’s 8th January).
Your local guide with take you there and share with you the anticipation to such a special event: Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with Pope Francis!

Regardless of religion, the Vatican Christmas Mass is a memorable event as well as a unique occasion which is all about spreading messages of unity and peace. For those you are religious, see Pope Francis deliver the most-watched mass in the world, along with a congregation of 15,000-ish people, will be simply unforgettable!

  • Rome centre panoramic bus tour
  • Aperitif-style meal
  • St Peter's Square
  • Christmas Midnight Mass
  • St. Peter’s Basilica

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Pickup Info

[email protected] - 0039.(0)6.47.42.501 - Please provide a printed copy of your voucher at check-in. Hotel transfers are included with this tour.

Tour starts at 3:00 p.m. Please call 24-48 hours ahead of time to receive your exact pick-up time. Hotel pickup will start approximately at 2:15 p.m. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time. If you are not staying at a centrally located hotel, please select one to be picked up from and make your way there

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