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Christmas Morning Walking Tour with Papal Address & Blessing

by Gray Line - I Love Rome
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Active Christmas morning spent walking in Rome & the Vatican

  • Biannual papal message & blessing known as Urbi et Orbi

  • Bustling holiday scenes & stunning fountain in Navona Square

  • Chance to toss coins into famous waters of Trevi Fountain

  • Up-close looks at ancient Roman architecture at the Pantheon

Highlights

  • Active Christmas morning spent walking in Rome & the Vatican

  • Biannual papal message & blessing known as Urbi et Orbi

  • Bustling holiday scenes & stunning fountain in Navona Square

  • Chance to toss coins into famous waters of Trevi Fountain

  • Up-close looks at ancient Roman architecture at the Pantheon

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Christmas Morning Walking Tour with Papal Address & Blessing

Activity Location

St. Peter's Square

Vatican City

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

    Rome


Description

Celebrate Christmas morning in the Eternal City, strolling down cobblestone streets with an experienced local and visiting Vatican City. When you arrive, enjoy a special viewing of Urbi et Orbi, a biannual message and blessing delivered by the pope beneath the grand dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Bundle up and meet your guide outside your hotel and hop in comfortable vehicle to ride to your starting point. Begin your walk at the Trevi Fountain and get tips on how to properly toss coins into its cascading waters. Nearby, make a special stop at the Pantheon where you can admire its stunning stone architecture and listen as your guide shares stories about its longstanding history.

Stop at Piazza Navona where you can snap photos of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, a stunning fountain crowned by an obelisk, and watch as holiday revelers stroll across the square eager to meet up with friends and family. Wander over the Tiber river and make your way into Vatican City, joining the crowds eagerly gathering in Piazza San Pietro.

Find a good place to watch and wait for the Pope to emerge and deliver his Christmas blessing, spoken in spellbinding Latin. When the message is over, head back to your starting point, chatting with your guide about the meaning of Urbi et Orbi and getting tips on other special places to visit during your holiday in Rome.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Rome and Vatican City

  • Hotel pickup


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk at a leisurely pace for up to 4 hours.

  • 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.

  • Your tour ends in St. Peter's Square.

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