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No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
from US$23.07*
No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
from US$23.07*
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed today

One of the highlights of my trip to Vatican City! Definitely worth stopping in. It's free to go in any time, and see the amazing work of those who built this Basilica.

Thank gilinamcbride
Reviewed today

We are a family of 4 (12 and 16 year old) and I bought Get Your Guide advanced admission tickets. Downloaded to their app, met the guy outside the Post Office, gave us stickers each and we walked passed all the queues to go straight...More

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed today

St. Peter's is a must for any visit to Rome, and it absolutely lives up to the hype. A couple words of wisdom, however... while it's free to visit and you don't need a ticket, there are long security lines that get longer throughout the...More

2  Thank lc0413
Reviewed yesterday

We did skip the line through booking.com after we book our hotel Grand Pallatino in the summer. We had to go to the post office outside of the Vatican and find someone wearing a blue vest. Sure enough we found a woman who charged my...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed yesterday

Saint Peter's Basilica, the final resting place of St. Peter, and the holder of the keys to heaven is one of the holiest places in the Christian world. Not only is a pilgrimage site it is an artistic wonder. The statues on the roof were...More

Thank jhutch95008
Reviewed yesterday

Words can not justify the beauty of the Holy Basilica. It’s has the most amazing renaissance architecture I’ve ever seen in the world. Just breath taking & so tranquil at the same time. Don’t let the que put you off, it’s so worth the wait....More

Thank NatashaB1892
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is the most beautiful basilica i have seen in my life. It is magnificent. I would do skip the line passes if not it will take you a couple hrs to get in.

Thank Pablo L
Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't expecting to be so overwhelmed by the sure scale of St Peters Square. I didn't have time to visit the Basilica so I will have to come back again one day.

Thank Poshjwb1968
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most beautiful church I’ve seen around the world. Simply stunning in how large it is with each spot have significance. If you decide to visit plan on two days to soak it in. Guided tour was fabulous. The size of this church from the inside...More

Thank BMorgan8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our second time here and it was still amazing. We waited in line for 30 minutes and entered with no dress issues. Basilica was packed! Such a treasure for all religions to cherish and enjoy. One of the best decisions ever made. Keep the Faith....More

Thank IrishFan-80
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10 September 2018|
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Response from Teamgreenmx | Reviewed this property |
You could easily spend a full day doing those three areas, it’s $10 per adult to go up in the lift at the dome, you still have 310 steps to climb when you get off the lift though. We used a company called “get your guide... More
31 August 2018|
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Response from mardecristal7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi as far as I know they are open but close at 2pm. Hope this helps
28 August 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
As others have suggested buying tickets online is the way to go. My tour was @8AM & we had no wait.I was underwhelmed by the Sistine chapel-enjoy the grandeur of everything else.