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St. Peter's Basilica: Guided Tour

Tour one of Rome's most important religious buildings with a guide

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Duration: 1h
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide: English, Italian
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Join a guide for a special in-depth tour of one of Rome's most important and majestic buildings
  • Pay your respects to Saint John Paul II, head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005
  • Learn the story behind the 'Chair of Saint Peter', an ancient and legendary chair that may have been used by St. Peter, the first ever pope

Description

Just look for your trusty guide! He or she will be wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it, and waiting to show you around one of Rome's most glorious buildings: St. Peter's Basilica. Learn the hows, whos and whys of this magnificent masterpiece!

Prepare for your jaw to drop when you head through the dedicated gate and step inside the basilica. Not only is this temple of Christendom a religious landmark, it's more or less a piece of art too.

Study outstanding Renaissance architecture and witness art by the likes of Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and more.

Learn the story behind the 'Chair of Saint Peter', an ancient and legendary chair that may have been used by the first ever pope - and get the facts on how and why this mammoth basilica was built!

After your tour, stay inside for as long as you like and soak up all that ambient charm of old, before heading back out into the modern world.

Ticket

What's included

Dedicated entrance into St. Peter's Basilica (entrance is free)
Guided tour of the basilica with official Vatican guides
Headsets

What's not included

Access to the dome (cupola)

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show you smartphone voucher to the representative wearing a blue jacket with the 'Vox Mundi' logo printed on it
  • The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – at the end of the left colonnade. Look for the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant’Uffizio. Please refer to the illustration on your voucher
  • You'll be then accompanied through a dedicated entrance into the basilica and to the guide
  • After the tour you can stay in the basilica

Venue

How to get there

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
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Feb 9, 2020
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Jan 20, 2020
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Our guide was interesting and well educated on the history of St. Peter’s Basilica. He offered all sorts of information, from statistical to historical and also some anecdotal. Was quick to...
Our guide was interesting and well educated on the history of St. Peter’s Basilica. He offered all sorts of information, from statistical to historical and also some anecdotal. Was quick to answer any and all questions.
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Nov 10, 2019
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