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St. Peter's Basilica: Self-Guided Tour + Dedicated Entrance

Priceless artworks in Christianity's most iconic shrine

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Audio guide: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Overview

Highlights

  • Get dedicated entrance to the spectacular St. Peter's Basilica and spend time at the Pope's home church
  • Learn more about the church and spot must-sees with the downloadable audio guide, available in 11 languages
  • The interior contains Bernini's Baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietá, a collection of priceless mosaics, and more

Description

With fast-track access to St. Peter's Basilica, you can skip the notoriously long queues and get right to the heart of one of the most revered shrines in Christianity. See Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's Baldacchino, and more priceless works. Your audio guide will teach you about the modern-day Vatican, the history of the area, and the architecture of this epic church as you wander through it.

Meet an official representative of the St. Peter's Basilica on St. Peter's Square and save up to two hours of waiting in line, as you go with them to a dedicated fast-track entrance line.

The Renaissance-style St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world. Over its 120-year-long construction, many top architects including Raphael and Michelangelo added personal flourishes. Michelangelo, in fact, added the dome – to this day the tallest in the world!

Seeing St. Peter's Square and the city of Rome from the basilica's steps is a view you'll always treasure. You can also opt to purchase tickets for the tour of the basilica and Vatican Mosaic School to make your visit even more special.

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What's included

Official downloadable audio guide in one of the 11 available languages
Fast-track through the security check
Downloadable digital map of Rome
Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)

What's not included

Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1 each)
Access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Dome

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Go to the meeting point, 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
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the representative, who will also give you a QR code for the audio guide
  • If you book the 08:45 timeslot, go to the meeting point between 08:45 and 10:00. If you book 10:00, go between 10:00-13:00. If you book 13:00, go between 13:00-15:00. If you book 15:00, go between 15:00-17:00

Ratings & reviews

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H
Sep 27, 2020
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A
Sep 2, 2020
Excellent
Easy booking. Everything worked out very well. We could enter the Basilica very fast upon arrival.
K
Aug 25, 2020
Excellent
very nice, smooth experience

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