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

St. Peter's Basilica guided tour

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 148 reviews
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
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Availability: Every day
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: up to 1 hour
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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What's included
  • check Guided tour of the Basilica
  • check Headsets
  • check Group monitoring fee
What's not included
  • x_not_included Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • x_not_included 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

4.4/5

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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