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Tickets for St. Peter's Basilica: Skip The Line + Audio Guide

Our most popular basilica ticket

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Skip the line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Best time to visit
From 7:00 to 10:00
Opening hours
Apr - Sep 07:00 - 19:00, Oct - Mar 07:00 - 18:00
Audio Guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese

Highlights

  • Skip the notoriously long lines 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 10 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 skip-the-line 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 Pietá, 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 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.

We also have tickets for access to the Dome (with audio guide) and to the Basilica + Mosaic School.

How to use your tickets

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
  • Go to the meeting point (as pictured on the ticket). Our representative will be wearing a blue tie and holding a blue umbrella

  • Show them your smartphone ticket

  • Don't be late! Access to the Basilica is timed, so all visitors must arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the stated time; visitors arriving late can't be accommodated, and tickets are non-refundable

What's included?

  • Official downloadable audio guide in one of the 10 available languages
  • Skip-the-line service before the security checkpoint
  • Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1 each)
  • Entry into the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information in the Important information section during checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Ramona Ioana, Romania
Apr 24, 2017
Good impression!
Magnus Sether, Norway
Apr 24, 2017
The visiting of the St. Peter's Basilica itself is free, but it was definitely worth paying a few bucks to skip the line here. It was very long! Easy instructions on where to show up before entering and the information provided by the crew was easy to understand. Got to skip the entire line and go straight to the security control checkpoint. The password we were provided for connecting to the WiFi for our audio guide was wrong, so we were not able to have any audio guiding. This was not a big problem for us however, since we mainly just wanted to skip the big line. I am sure you'll be able to contact any of the crew in the "Audio Guide" booths inside the venue for assistance if needed.
Stefan Paul, Malta
Apr 20, 2017
Excellent
Michelle
Apr 17, 2017
An incredible visit to the Basilica. Breathtaking.
Anonymous
Apr 12, 2017
It was quick, an actual skip the line product and a good tour.
ILIA, Israel
Apr 11, 2017
Skip The Line + Audio Guide saves time (about 2 hours waiting in queue)
Audio Guide is little bit boring
Henning Coff , Denmark
Apr 8, 2017
Der var rigtig lang kø, så det var en rigtig god ide at benytte Tiqets mulighed for at benytte fast track.
Alison, United Kingdom
Apr 5, 2017
Just walked through to Saint Peters and the audio was brilliant. A fantastic experience and would definitely recommend this site .
Terese Moe, Norway
Apr 4, 2017
Skip The Line was worth it all!
George, Georgia
Apr 4, 2017
It;s Rome