Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

From US$ 28.28 per person

Enjoy Rome with a guided tour to discover the wonders that are hidden in St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore a place where religion, art, history, and beauty combine.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the sculptures, mosaics, marbles and most famous artworks of the Basilica
  • Learn the history and secrets that makes this place so special
  • Enjoy a guided tour that is perfect for all ages
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of Rome to discover the history and the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. Admire the stunning architecture, famous artworks, and visit the Papal Grottoes.

After meeting your guide, explore the wonders that fill the Basilica. Follow your guide as you discover the past of St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at its grand interior, covered in gold and breathtaking colors.

See the artworks that were created by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Bramante, a focal point for religion and a representative of the beauty of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. After visiting the Basilica, head to the Papal Grottoes, where the previous pontiffs were buried. Get indications to visit the St. Peter’s Dome on request at the end of the tour.

  • Guide
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Papal Grottoes (with the exception of special day-off)
  • Ticket for the Dome
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Mondo Cattolico store.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted.
  • Ask for an indication from your guide at the end of the tour, if you want to visit the St. Peter’s Dome.
Customer reviews

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based on 20 reviews

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This visit was made with a Guide: Luigi (from 1 City Tour). He is fabulous. He enthusiastically explained to us in great detail the history of the square and of the basilica itself. We felt he was really passionate about what he was saying and we were hanging from his lips. I highly recommend it. Never have I been in a more beautiful and awe-inspiring place. The expression "House of God" takes on its full meaning in such a place. Art and divinity are present in every corner. Wherever the eye is. The size of the building itself and stunning. It's like looking up to the sky. A sky made of art. Such immensity is hardly believable. There is still an alcove where you can gather and pray away from tourists.

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December 31, 2021

Informative, factual and fascinating tour. Luigi is the best guide you can get if you want to delve into the history of the basilica. Even with a long security line time flies by with such a knowledgeable and passionate guide.

January 5, 2022

A very enjoyable walk with a great guide, he explained very well every historical detail and answered any questions that arose about the architecture

January 2, 2022

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