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Overview

Highlights

  • Go underground and explore the ancient Roman necropolis, which holds the remains of the apostle Saint Peter
  • Enjoy a special tour above and below, led by the official Vatican guides
  • Explore the rest of the Basilica, which contains many priceless masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, and more

Description

Skip the lines and lose yourself in the majesty of one of the world's grandest churches, then head underground for a tour of its cavernous burial chambers. This is where the remains of Saint Peter himself are buried. In the basilica proper you'll see priceless masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini and Raphael, and enjoy amazing views of St Peter's Square and more.

This guided tour takes you 10m below St. Peter's Basilica, the home church of the pope, and into the heart of the sacred necropolis.

This ancient Roman burial site holds graves dating back to the first century! As you peer around its corners, you'll learn all about early Christianity and get to see the final resting place of 'the rock' Saint Peter himself.

When you return to the land of the living, you can enjoy the rest of the basilica at your own pace. St. Peter's Basilica is filled with priceless artistic masterpieces and jaw-dropping Baroque architectural adornments.

And, the dome, designed by Michelangelo, fills the church with light and a suitably reverent atmosphere.

You could easily spend a whole day basking in the glory of this monument!

Insider tip

Jesus said, "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church". Peter means rock, and St Peter's Basilica is built upon the grave of St. Peter himself - making him the literal rock this church was built on!

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Ticket

What's included

Timed entrance to St Peter's Basilica
Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Necropolis
English guided tour of St Peter's Basilica with an official Vatican guide
English guided tour of the Necropolis with an official Vatican guide
Headsets

What's not included

Access to the Cupola
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line A to Ottaviano + a 10-minute walk
  • Tram: Line 19 to Risorgimento / Porta Angelica + a 5-minute walk
  • Bus: Line 40 to Traspontina / Conciliazione + a 5-minute walk

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Go to the meeting point and show your digital voucher to the representatives 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

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

How to get there

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
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Ratings & reviews

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F
Aug 4, 2020
Excellent
Thanks to Giada we had the most amazing experience of the cathedral and especially the necropolis. We loved the interesting Basilika tour where Giada told us all most important facts. And of...
Thanks to Giada we had the most amazing experience of the cathedral and especially the necropolis. We loved the interesting Basilika tour where Giada told us all most important facts. And of course the necropolis visit was one of a kind. We feel honored that we had the chance to visit it and get so many interesting insights from Giada. Service of Vox Mundi on site was perfect! Absolute recommendation!
J
Mar 7, 2020
Excellent
Incredible introduction to St. Peter’s and the necrophilias.
E
Feb 16, 2020
Excellent
Exceptional tour with Giada: enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, proud of her heritage and patient in answering questions. Very professional.

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