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Christmas Eve Dinner & Midnight Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

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Explore the streets of Rome on Christmas Eve, admiring ancient architecture, strolling down cobblestone lanes, and tucking into a delicious dinner filled with typical Italian fare. Afterward, head to Vatican City and get limited access seating to Midnight Mass with the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica.

Dress up and meet your guide just outside your centrally located Rome hotel before hopping aboard spacious and comfortable transportation and riding into the heat of the city. Cruise past the elegant columns of the Roman Forum, look for the Colosseum illuminated in light, and check out the well-trodden track where Romans once raced chariots at Circus Maximus.

Near the banks of the Tiber river, step out and head to a locally loved restaurant where a refreshing aperitif warms up your appetite. When you're ready, fill your plate from a buffet of freshly prepared Italian specialties and tuck into your tasty meal.

Finish your feast and then wander outside for a quick walk through the winding alleys and charming streets of the Trastevere. Look for holiday lights reflecting off the Tiber River, snap photos of St. Angelo's Castle, and follow fellow churchgoers into Vatican City. Make your way through St. Peter's Square and into the Basilica where you can grab a seat as Midnight Mass gets started.

Listen to the Pope deliver the liturgy in Latin and Italian and enjoy the sound beautiful hymns before mass winds to a close and you ride back to your hotel.

Explore the streets of Rome on Christmas Eve, admiring ancient architecture, strolling down cobblestone lanes, and tucking into a delicious dinner filled with typical Italian fare. Afterward, head to Vatican City and get limited access seating to Midnight Mass with the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica.

Dress up and meet your guide just outside your centrally located Rome hotel before hopping aboard spacious and comfortable transportation and riding into the heat of the city. Cruise past the elegant columns of the Roman Forum, look for the Colosseum illuminated in light, and check out the well-trodden track where Romans once raced chariots at Circus Maximus.

Near the banks of the Tiber river, step out and head to a locally loved restaurant where a refreshing aperitif warms up your appetite. When you're ready, fill your plate from a buffet of freshly prepared Italian specialties and tuck into your tasty meal.

Finish your feast and then wander outside for a quick walk through the winding alleys and charming streets of the Trastevere. Look for holiday lights reflecting off the Tiber River, snap photos of St. Angelo's Castle, and follow fellow churchgoers into Vatican City. Make your way through St. Peter's Square and into the Basilica where you can grab a seat as Midnight Mass gets started.

Listen to the Pope deliver the liturgy in Latin and Italian and enjoy the sound beautiful hymns before mass winds to a close and you ride back to your hotel.

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Christmas Eve Dinner & Midnight Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

Activity Location

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican City

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rome City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Rome


Highlights

  • Rare opportunity to explore Rome's sights on Christmas Eve

  • Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus & St. Angelo's Castle

  • Tasty buffet featuring traditional Italian fare & aperitif

  • Chance to stroll through Trastevere's cobblestone streets

  • Midnight Mass delivered by the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica


Inclusions

  • Guided bus tour of Rome

  • Buffet dinner

  • Admission to Papal Mass

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Rome city center hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Please note that the Papal Mass takes place at 10 PM; it is called the Midnight Mass because it was traditionally delivered at midnight. The Papal Mass is delivered in Latin and Italian only.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Rome hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel pickup begins approximately 1 hour prior to the booked start time. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel 15 minutes prior to pick-up time.


Christmas Eve Dinner & Midnight Mass at St. Peter's Basilica ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

2.1 out of 5

Dec 25, 2016

A once in a lifetime experience, definitely worth doing, dinner was OK too in a bright festive restaurant. My only criticism was that Some changes need to be made in getting everyone together for the trip back to the hotel as we had to wait too long in the cold. otherwise a great night.

A verified traveler

Australia