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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

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Overview
See the best of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on a comprehensive 1.15-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable Vatican guide, your tour starts with a short walk from St Peter's Square, before continuing into St Peter's Basilica with a priority-access service. As you walk, hear tales of the popes, pilgrims and legendary artists who, throughout history, have helped make St Peter's Basilica the awe-inspiring place it is today.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this St Peter's Basilica tour, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized experience.
Highlights
  • Focus on St. Peter’s Basilica during a guided tour in Vatican City
  • Spend less time lingering in entry lines with special No-Wait Access
  • Hear the stories behind lauded artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pieta
  • Catch all the commentary from your guide with provided headphones
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Vatican City and walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, before heading inside St. Peter’s Basilica. With your No-Wait Access ticket, avoid the long general entry line and walk straight inside the church. Learn how the basilica is thought to have been built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was crucified, and listen to stories about the colorful architects and artists who lavished their attention on the basilica over the centuries. Highlights of the tour include Michelangelo’s La Pieta, Bernini’s bronze Baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. Bid your guide goodbye and stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Duration
1h
Return Details
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Headsets to enjoy better your live guide
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Guided tour of the Basilica with Official Vatican guides
  • Groups monitoring fee
  • Taxes included
  • Toilet and possibility of adding the Cupola to your experience
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activity costs
  • Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is FREE)
  • Cupola entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair no available
  • Please note: Audio-guided tour is not available on Wednesday and Sunday mornings
  • Please note: Due to religious celebrations, the venue might be not accessible on the day of your tour; it is recommended that you contact the local operator to avoid any inconvenience
  • It is recommended that you download or print the map of the meeting point (click on 'View additional info' at the end of the tour description)
  • Minimum numbers apply for the Portuguese guide option. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth the money not having to wait online. Good little tour too. Trip to the top of the Dome gave some great views too

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pgg421
elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Vox Mundi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Basilica is one of the great wonders of the world. If you travel to Rome, it should not be missed. Visiting it can be trying. As others have said, the long lines have you standing in the sun for a great amount of time....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Timothy J
elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Vox Mundi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Timothy, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Lots of history. Guide was the greatest taking time to answer questions when asked. Slow pace allowing time to take pictures. No waiting because of it being a tour. Regular entrance had a 3 hour waiting time

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jackie C
elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Vox Mundi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jackie, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paolo our guide was great! The tour was on time departing and we did “skip the line” at entry. The tour guide shared many wonderful insights and stories related to the Basilica. I was pleased the information was not demeaning to anyone but respectful of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John R
elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Vox Mundi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Our guide Katy was great, she explained almost every spot with great knowledge and clarity. We had a wonderful visit, totally recommendable.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Santiago María P
elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Vox Mundi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Santiago, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you

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