Welcome to St Peter

In this serene, back-to-nature village on the southern slopes of Mt Kandel (1243m), folk are deeply committed to time-honoured traditions. On religious holidays, villagers from toddlers to pensioners still proudly don colourful, handmade Trachten (folkloric costumes).

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$297.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Often regarded as the holiest site in Christendom, St Peter's Square marks the heart of Vatican City -- Rome's famous papal enclave. Designed by Baroque architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the distinctive square is flanked on either side by a stone colonnade, said to represent Christ's open arms symbolically welcoming the world into the Catholic Church. Your small-group tour starts in the square, and as you walk over from the colonnade to the terrace in front of the church, your guide will tell you tales of Bernini, whose work had so much impact on the Vatican as you see it today. See several sites of significance, including the northern fountain and the impressive obelisk that dates back to 13th-century BC Egypt. Next, leave St Peter's Square and head inside the tour’s main attraction -- St Peter's Basilica. Reputedly built on the very ground where St Peter the Apostle was crucified, the church started out as a humble chapel to which Christian pilgrims flocked. Over time, the church has evolved to become as ornate as it is sacred, home to priceless works of Baroque and Renaissance art. Head straight in and gaze up in wonder at the incredible cupolone -- the church’s dome -- created by colorful Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo. You'll also see his beautiful La Pietà sculpture, as well as various mosaic works. Stop at the statue of St Peter and kiss or rub his foot for a blessing, before walking over to the tomb of Pope John Paul II. As you continue through the church, your guide will show you Bernini’s lavish, bronze canopy altar, known as the baldacchino. Positioned right in the center of the building, the altar marks the tomb of St Peter underneath. Your tour finishes in St Peter's Basilica, where you can stay if you want to spend more time exploring this sacred place independently.

$93.88 Tours & Sightseeing

Fast-Access Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel tour by Tommaso with Hotel pick up

Meet your guide Tommaso at your central located hotel and head to the smallest country of the world, Vatican City. Use the fast access passageway, and ready to explore the wonderful collections of the Vatican Museums. Stroll through the Gallery of the Maps and Gallery of Tapestries as you tune in to stories of Vatican interest. Look at curios, for example, timeworn yet captivating Italian maps, the figures and candelabras of the Gallery of Candelabras. Stop for photographs before the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard, composed by Donato Bramante. Raphael's Rooms are a progression of displays that feature the ability of the commended Renaissance craftsman himself. Go through the rooms, and after that progression inside the Sistine Chapel — the pope's close to home place of love and a feature of any Vatican trip. Remain underneath Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, which shrouds the roof, and respect The Last Judgment, his vivid painting that embellishes a divider. After your Sistine Chapel visit, keep on St Peter's Basilica, the representative heart of the Catholic church. Find out about its history and see more Vatican craftsmanship including Michelangelo's La Pietà, which was etched when the maestro was just 24 years of age. Look at the Baldacchino by Bernini, and after that say farewell to your guide in St Peter's Square, where you can see the Pope’s Palace and the colorful Swiss Guards.