Guided Tour of Saint Peter's Basilica and audioguide of Rome – Fast-track entry

48 reviews

Highlights

  • Fast-track access to the Basilica – avoid waiting in line!

  • The commentary from an expert guide

  • Discover the biggest Catholic Church in the world

  • The magnificent Renaissance architecture and the marble and bronze decorations

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 hr 15 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Visit the monumental St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Rome, with an expert guide and fast-track entry tickets.

Your guide will meet you in St. Peter’s Square and lead you to the priority entrance of the Basilica. Step into the largest Catholic Church in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The full history of the first Catholic place of worship built in the Renaissance period will be revealed to you. The building’s vast dome, which dominates Rome’s skyline, is particularly remarkable.

During the tour, your guide will present to you:

  • Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Pietà
  • The tomb of the church’s founder, St. Peter
  • The tomb of Pope John Paul II
  • The confession booth
  • Bernini’s baldacchino
  • And much more

As well as the awe-inspiring size of the basilica, you’ll be equally impressed by the profusion of decorations and luxurious ornaments crafted from marble and bronze.

Included in your visit you will receive Vox City Guide of Rome.

VCG is an audio-experiences selfguided visit of the city of Rome with audio commentary and stories from local experts. Visitors will be able to enjoy and learn hundreds of points of interest, local attractions and hidden gems, and get advice on the best photo locations and information on Wi-Fi hotspots. Advanced navigation includes public transport routes and walking tours and works offline, which means there are no roaming charges.

The code to download your VCG will be delivered directly at the Basilica welcome desk.

 

Options

Opening times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm
  • Wednesday: 2:30pm
  • Sunday: 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional cases)
  • Departure point: St. Peter’s Square
  • Maximum group size: 25 participants
     
  • Out of respect for the religious nature of the sites, participants are asked not to wear flip-flops, shorts, skirts falling above the knee, sleeveless tops, or any other inappropriate clothing
  • Please take into consideration that, unlike other sites in Rome, the Vatican is the active capital of the Catholic Church, and religious activities always take priority over the opening hours. Due to this fact, closures completely beyond our control can be announced at short notice. Please indicate your telephone number to enable us to contact you in case of last-minute changes
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity can be cancelled free of charge until the day before the scheduled date. After this time and in the case of a no-show, you will be charged in full for the activity.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Fast-track access without waiting in line (before the security checkpoint) to St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome
  • 1-hour guided tour of the basilica in your chosen language

Not included

  • Admission to the dome
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

48 reviews
  • Beaucoup de pertinence et très bon accueil
    Thierry m.
    Nov 28, 2021
  • tres bon guide merci
    Marie B.
    Jul 1, 2021
  • Très bonne prestation, à conseiller
    Laurent H.
    Aug 2, 2019

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