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

Priceless artworks in Christianity's most iconic shrine

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  07:00 - 19:00
Monday:  07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:  07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  07:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  07:00 - 19:00
Friday:  07:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  07:00 - 19:00
Highlights
  • Get dedicated entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and enjoy more time at the Pope's home church (it's one of the biggest churches in the world!)
  • The downloadable audio guide (available in 11 languages) will draw your attention to the most important aspects and explain the remarkable history of this building
  • The interior contains Michelangelo's Pietá, Bernini's Baldecchino, a collection of priceless mosaics, and more
Description

With fast-track access to St. Peter's Basilica, you can cruise past the masses in 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 tell you all about the history of the area, the modern-day Vatican, and the architecture of this epic church as you wander through it, with your jaw hanging open.

Meet an official representative of the St. Peter's Basilica on St. Peter’s Square and head with them to a dedicated fast-track entrance line. This sweet little bonus will save you up to two hours of waiting in a line for one of Rome's most significant sites.

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 Michelangelo and Raphael) added personal flourishes. Michelangelo, for instance, added the dome - to this day the biggest in the world!

Highlights of a visit here include Bernini's Baldacchino (the centerpiece of the church), Michelangelo's Pietà (the only artwork he ever signed), and the aforementioned dome. And of course: seeing St. Peter's Square and the city of Rome from the front steps is a view you'll never forget.

Note: We also have tickets for the tour of the Basilica + Mosaic School!

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Ticket features
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Smartphone tickets accepted
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)
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
Instructions
  • Go to the meeting point, located – as you face the Basilica – on the right-hand side of St Peter's Square, in the middle of the colonnade, precisely in front of the police hurdle. 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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
Jun 13, 2019
St. Peter's Basilica is free for visiting and I had no plans to use dedicated entrance. But I came on Sunday morning - and there was no exit because of the mass. I had just few days in Rome - and all busy already, so I decide to book my visit through Tigets.
It took me nearly no time - and everything was OK, I got my chance.
Jun 13, 2019
Skip the queue really works!
Jun 13, 2019
So easy to skip the long line and get right into the Basilica!
Jun 13, 2019
It was missing the communication with the guides
Jun 12, 2019
It was worth the money to buy these tickets because we didn’t stand in the long lines under the blazing sun! I personally like it better doing a self-guided tour in this one because you can move on your own pace. The audio guides provided did not work as great but you can also download one on your own phone.
Jun 11, 2019
Excellent
Jun 10, 2019
Buy this if you want to avoid standing in line in the hot sun only or you want to get teh audioguide. Other wise it is free to get in if you queue up..
Jun 10, 2019
Absolutely fabulous experience. Slick quick and pleasurable
Jun 10, 2019
Awesome to be able to skip the line and walk right in.
Jun 9, 2019
Made last minute entrance very easy.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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