Discover Vatican City - Private Live Virtual Experience

Francesca Tour Guide

Francesca

5.00
Rome, Italy
from €7.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
Language English Italian
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hrs in advance

Overview

Visit the smallest country on earth in this virtual experience of the Vatican City and the surrounding area. Learn how the Vatican Hill went from being a graveyard to the center of Catholicism, as you discover many iconic locations, from St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom, and the renowned Sistine Chapel from the architecturally stunning St Peter’s square. View the official residence of the Pope, and the window from which he gives his Sunday blessings. Then stroll down the beautiful Road of the Conciliation, towards the impressive, Saint Angel Castle, which has been a safe-haven for Popes for hundreds of years.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Rome’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Rome. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Rome of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Rome's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Rome time!

Tour highlights

St. Peter’s Square

Passetto

Saint Angel Castle

1. St. Peter’s Square

We begin the tour in the beautiful St. Peter's Square, with a stunning view of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world. Regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines, discover why the Basilica holds such a unique position in the Christian world. See the official residence of the Pope, as your local guide points out the beautiful Sistine Chapel.

2. Passetto

Next, we will walk you through the stunning colonnade, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on to the 'passetto' (small passage) - a secret escape route, used by the Pontifex, which led to the safety of the Saint Angel Castle. 

3. Saint Angel Castle

Learn the secrets of the Saint Angel Castle, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. Later used by the Popes, your guide will explain the history of this fascinating building, once the tallest building in Rome. 

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

1

Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

2

Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

3

On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Rome time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Rome time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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