St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

St. Peter's Basilica guided tour

4.3/5
Excellent
Based on 148 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter St. Peter's Basilica
  • Explore the beautiful interiors of the Renaissance Basilica
  • Discover masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà with an expert guide
What to expect

St. Peter is known as the Queen of all the Basilicas and its central dome dominates Rome’s skyline. Discover the secrets of one of the greatest wonders of the Renaissance and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Pietà, and other priceless works including Bernini’s sculptures.

In the heart of the Basilica, beneath the high altar, you’ll discover the Confessio or Chapel of the Confession, whose name refers to St. Peter’s confession of faith that lead to his martyrdom. You’ll take the two curving marble staircases and enter this underground chapel located at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above St. Peter's burial place. Discover the rooms of St. Peter's, richly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculptures, and beautiful gilding.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Guided tour of the Basilica
    • Headsets
    • Group monitoring fee
    What's not included
    • Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Optional activity costs
    Where

    Saint Peter's Basilica, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    Meeting point:
    The meeting point is in the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica. There you will find the welcome desk and you will be assigned a specialized guide.
    What to remember
    • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women. Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed. Visitors that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican
    • The service begins and ends in St. Peter's Square
    • There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag
    • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time and show their voucher to the tour guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.3/5

    Based on 148 reviews from verified customers

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    Review categories

    Safety

    5/5

    Service

    5/5

    Staff

    5/5

    Value for money

    5/5

    • Dont waste your money on the museum

      From United Kingdom - December 2022

      Travelled as a couple

       

      18 - 24 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Very clear guidance and knowledgeable guide. Beautiful place to visit and guide 100% worth it.

    • Petra

      From Germany - December 2022

      Travelled as a couple

       

      35 - 44 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Wir hatten eine tolle, informative Führung auf deutsch, durch den Petersdom. Es hat alles gut und pünktlich funktioniert! Vielen Dank dafür!

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - June 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - June 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Martina

      From Austria - May 2022

      Travelled with family

       

      25 - 34 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Top Erlebnis. Kurz und informativ die Tour. Organisation war top. Wir waren etwas zu spät, war kein Problem. Die Zeit, die zum Anstehen benötigt wird ...

    • Anonymous

      From Italy - May 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

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