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Asheville Ghost Walking Tour with Mystery Museum Admission

Meet your guide at the Asheville Masonic Temple, location of the Asheville Mystery Museum, for your 2-hour hautned walking tour. Stroll through the streets of scenic downtown Asheville at night as you are brought to the area's most haunted hotspots. You'll hear the legends and history of: • The Pink Lady who haunts the Grove Park Inn • Chilling apparitions from a suicide at Helen's Bridge • A young lady brutally murdered in the Battery Park Hotel • Spirits from the madman who executed our city's largest killing spree • Why psychics call Asheville a vortex • A body entombed in the wall of St. Lawrence, and much more. You experience Asheville's dark underbelly! At the end of the tour, you will enter the basement of the Masonic Temple to experience Mystery Museum. You'll never view Asheville the same way again!

$79.66 Tours & Sightseeing

Vatican Tickets & Tour including Sistine Chapel St Peter Church & Raphael Rooms

You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Museums and with privileged access by-pass the queues and head inside.  You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom and take a comfort break before starting the tour. The visit begins in the rooms that hold ancient Roman and Greek artworks collected from excavations in the city of Rome.  When the Popes ruled Central Italy the Vatican had the rights to all finds.  Your guide will take you to see the most interesting of these including the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine.Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you walk over rare Roman mosaics and come face-to-face with the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and many Greek philosophers. You then proceed to the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and Raphael’s Rooms.  The latter were the private apartments of Pope Julius II and were painted by Raphael and his disciples.  Here you will see two of the painter’s most famous masterpieces, the Parnassus and The School of Athens.  The highlight of any tour is of course the famous Sistine Chapel, Italy’s most visited site.  Your guide will tell you all about Michelangelo’s frescoes, The Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis as well as details of the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance masters.  Still in use today, the Sistine Chapel is where the conclave takes place to elect a new Pope.  Listen to anecdotes and some well-kept secrets about this amazing place. The tour ends with a visit to the greatest Catholic Church in the world, Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Here is another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pietà.  Your guide will tell you about the architecture of this magnificent edifice and something of the rituals that take place here.  You will also visit the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Your guide will then take you to Saint Peter’s Square to see Bernini’s famous statues and the balcony where you see the white smoke that tells of a newly elected Pope. A final few curious facts and anecdotes and your guide will leave you to take a stroll around this magnificent square.  A perfect end to a tour of the Vatican!   

$91.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Skip-the-line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel Raphael Rooms & St Peter Basilica

You meet with your guide at the entrance to the museums and bypassing the long queues of tourists you can deposit your belongings and take a comfort break in the Vatican cloakrooms.  It is then straight to the first port of call on this marvelous tour. You visit the rooms where ancient Roman and Greek statues are displayed.  When the Popes ruled all of Central Italy artworks collected from the excavations in the city of Rom were all bought to the Vatican.  Your guide has an encyclopedic knowledge of everything in the museums and will tell you about the masterpieces; the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, mother and daughter of he Emperor. Constantine.  You visit the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, stepping over ancient mosaics and coming face to face with the statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and many famous Greek philosophers. Then it is then on the  Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps before you enter the Sobiesky Room with its vast canvas, the largest in the Vatican.  You will then see Michelangelo’s famous Parnassus and School of Athens in the rooms the artist painted for Pope Julius II. Of all the Vatican’s famous treasurers none can compare with the Sistine Chapel, the most visited site in Italy.  Learn about Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis as well as the frescoes painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance Master, including the Stories of Moses and Jesus.   You guide has fascinating anecdotes and secrets to tell you about these magnificent artworks.  The chapel is not just an artistic delight; it is still in use today, hosting the conclave to elect a new Pope. Again with privileged entry you follow your guide into Saint Peter’s Basilica, the most important of all Catholic churches.  Here you will be told about the architecture of this magnificent edifice and hear of the church’s rituals and symbols , see the tombs of past Popes, including those of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II and feast your eyes on another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces La Pietà. Outside in Saint Peter’s Square you will learn some interesting and curious facts about Bernini’s statues that surround this huge square and see the balcony where the white smoke is released to tell of a new Pope. This Vatican tour is a must!!

$91.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Skip-the-line Vatican Tour of Must-See Sites Sistine Chapel & St Peter Basilica

You will meet with your guide at the entrance to the museums and with skip-the-line entry you bypass the waiting lines of tourists and after depositing your belonging s in the Vatican cloakroom, perhaps taking a comfort break before the tour starts,  it is on to see the delights of this magnificent place. First on the itinerary is a visit to see the ancient Greek and Roman statues.  These statues were collected from excavations throughout the city and became church property when the Pope’s ruled all of central Italy.  With your guide you will see the most famous and interesting of all of the artwork displayed in the museums; the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, mother and daughter of the Emperor Constantine. The tour proceeds into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra.  Look down to see the precious Roman floor mosaics and stop for a while in front of the statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses and famous Greek philosophers.Next you will visit the Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, the Sobiesky Rooms and the Raphael Rooms.  The latter were painted by the young Raphael for Pope Julius II.  They are a wonder of colors and symbols and hold two of his most famous masterpieces the Parnassus and the School of Athens. Along the Vatican’s beautifully painted corridors you reach the Sistine Chapel.  There is no talking allowed inside so your guide will tell you about the wonderful frescoes you will see once inside.  Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis.  There are also the Stories of Moses and Jesus by Botticelli , Perugino and other Renaissance masters.  Still in use today to host the conclave for the election of a new Pope your guide will tell you facts,  anecdotes and some secrets bout this unique event.  The tour ends in the grandest of all Catholic churches, Saint Peter’s Basilica.  Here is another masterpiece by Michelangelo, his Pietà.  You also visit the tombs of past Popes including those of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II.  Learn about the architecture of this magnificent building and some of the rituals and symbols that make this such a special place.  Finally you go outdoors to Saint Peter’s Square.  Your guide will reveal some curious facts about Bernini’s statues that surround the square and point out the balcony where you see the white smoke when a new Pope has been elected. The perfect end to a wonderful tour of the Vatican!     

$129.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

North Georgia Wine Country Tour from Atlanta

Enjoy a North Georgia Wine Country Tour from Atlanta to the North Georgia Wine Country. The tour will begin in Downtown Atlanta in front of Trader Vic's restaurant on the side of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel. Transportation is in a luxury shuttle with leather seats and phone outlets. Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up Georgia’s premier wine region. Visit three celebrated wineries for approximately 14 wine tastings (all tastings included). After visiting the wineries we will visit Helen, GA for lunch and shopping in Helen, a Georgia gem! (It's the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains).

$91.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Skip-the-line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & John Paul II Tomb Tour

Meet your guide at the entrance to the museums and with skip-the-line access you can deposit your belongings in the Vatican cloakroom, perhaps take the opportunity for a comfort break and then begin this wonderful journey to discover the treasurers that the Vatican holds. First you will see the exhibition of Ancient Greek and Roman art.  When the Popes ruled Central Italy artwork was brought to the Vatican from all areas of the city that were being excavated and the guide will point out some of the most noteworthy: the Belvedere Apollo; the Torso; busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine.  The tour continues with a visit to the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you will walk across precious mosaics and come face to face with the magnificent statues of Ephesus, the Muses and some famous Greek philosophers. There are more treasures to be seen in the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the Rooms of Raphael.  Painted by Raphael and his disciples these rooms house the famous Parnassus and School of Athens and were the private apartments of Pope Julius II.  Then it is on to the most visited site in the whole of Italy, the Sistine Chapel.  The guide will tell you all about the Last Judgment, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis, Michelangelo’s famous frescoes.  The Chapel also houses many other magnificent works; the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other famous Renaissance artists. The Chapel also has an important part to play in the church today as the venue for the conclave where new Popes are elected.  Your guide will tell you about this unique event as well as many other interesting and curious facts. Following the Sistine Chapel you enter the most important Catholic Church in the world – Saint Peter’s Basilica.   Your guide will tell you about the Basilica’s architecture, its symbols and the rituals that take part there.  You will visit the tombs of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II and see another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the Pieta. The tour finishes in Saint Peter’s Square; here your guide will relate some facts and anecdotes about Bernini’s magnificent square.  See the Pope’s balcony and where the long awaited smoke comes from during the election of a new Pope.  A great way to end this superb Vatican tour!