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St. Peter's Basilica: Guided Tour

Visit Saint Peter's Basilica accompained by an official guide!

Provider:
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Registered address: via della Pigna 13/a, 00186, Rome, IT
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Duration: 1h
Max group size: 20
Wheelchair accessible
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Live guide: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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What's included

Guided tour of the Basilica of St. Peter
Assistance at the meeting point

What's not included

Access to the Dome
Access to the Papal Grottes
Skip-the-line entrance

Important information

* Not wheelchair-accessible * Tour subject to weather and liturgical events

Meeting point

Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome

  • Tour the awe-inspiring facade and interior of Saint Peter's Basilica with an official guide
  • Discover Renaissance art and statues and marvel at the ceilings adorned with frescoes and stucco work
  • Explore the crypts and chapels, including the tombs of past popes and Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture

Take a guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica with an official guide and admire one of the most architecturally stunning buildings in the world! From the awe-inspiring facade to the towering columns adorned with intricate carvings and marble balustrades, you'll learn the incredible history contained within the sacred walls of the world's biggest church!

Marvel at the soaring ceilings, decorated with a dazzling array of frescoes and stucco work and topped by an enormous dome, and see countless works of Renaissance art and statues lining the walls. The official tour guide will provide a detailed overview of the church's history and explain the significance of each artwork and opulent detail.

You'll also explore the crypts and chapels that are located beneath the basilica. This is where you find the tombs of past popes, along with the tombs of other important figures of the Catholic Church. This is where you'll find Michelangelo’s iconic Pietà sculpture.

  • The meeting point is at the desk located under the portico of St. Peter's Basilica
  • After the security checks at least 15 minutes before the booked time
  • It will be sufficient to show your reservation to the Basilica staff
  • SECURITY CONTROLS TO ACCESS THE BASILICA MAY BE LONG (ABOUT 30/40 MINUTES TILL 2 HOURS). PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY SO AS NOT TO MISS YOUR APPOINTMENT
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Kharyn Ann,  United States United States
07 Feb 2024
Excellent
Very informational! The experience as a Christian Catholic is very moving. Our tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend it.
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Sue,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
31 Jan 2024
Excellent
Absolutely fantastic tour, our guide was so knowledgeable, really interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour, good value for money.
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Ben,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
29 Sep 2023
Excellent
Fantastic tour and an incredible place. Do not hesitate to book. Just make sure you allow enough time to pass through security to enter the church
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