Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Vox Mundi
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From US$ 28.25 per person

Join a tour of Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces and enjoy a tour in your language of the biggest and most famous Basilica in the world.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, English, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
  • Discover the Chapel of the Confession
  • Professional guides for the Vatican City
  • Headsets to better hear the Vatican Guide without missing a word
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites. Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, this Renaissance-style church and its dome dominate the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful".

Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, discover the Chapel of the Confession, named after the confession of faith by St. Peter. Marvel at the curving marble staircases that lead to this underground chapel.

After the tour, you can use the online Rome City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts, which is included in the experience. Learn about the city's points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, Wi-Fi access points, and best photo stops.

Includes
  • Official Vatican guide
  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets
  • Rome's Vox City Guide
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

After passing the police checks, head to the St. Peter’s Basilica, go up the stairs and enter the portico through the central gate. Please get to the Vox Mundi Desk (white desk), located inside the portico, from where you'll be directed to your guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Food
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • A ticket is not needed to enter the basilica, however, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 2975 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Take into consideration the queue to go through the police checks to enter the building. It took about 20-30mins just for that and we missed the slot that I had booked. GetYourGuide wasn’t prompt in replying and recommending a solution to the missed slot. I called up the local vendor and was able to get the answer that we can easily go for the next available slot. Seems like it is common for people to underestimate the queue time just to get in.

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May 14, 2022

Very good leadership. Our guide was very structured and told very interesting stories. Very informative despite only one hour. Unfortunately, the meeting point was described somewhat imprecisely. We didn't know that we first had to pass the security check. The meeting point was right in St. Peter's Basilica. It should be better described.

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May 14, 2022

Beautiful experience highly recommended to follow the route with a guide also because the heritage is so vast that you would get lost. We then had the good fortune to visit with Pasquale, a boy who is passionate about culture and very well prepared. It was really a pleasure. Glory

January 11, 2022

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