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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour Questions & Answers

Hi. Why is it that many of the tour companies do not offer tours on Wednesdays?

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I believe I read the church has special functions on Wednesday’s so tours are not allowed.

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Hi there, I think this is because the Pope makes an appearance on a Wed. therefore there are restrictions in place and wojuld be much busier. Ok if you want to see the Pope otherwise you would see more if you pick another day.

Have a lovely holiday

Julie

1 month ago
Dallas, Texas
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It is because that is when the Pope typically makes a public appearance in St. Peter's Square. Security is extreme 2 hours before and after. Plus, the entire sqaure is filled with people - it's like a fire ant mound.

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I don't know, but perhaps they need a day off since they are probably pretty booked on weekends.

1 month ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Pope makes a public appearance

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