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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome 1 hour  (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
  • Walking tour of St Peter's Basilica and Square
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to St Peter's Basilica
  • Gaze in awe at the impressive dome designed by Michelangelo
  • Rub the foot of the statue of St Peter, and see Michelangelo's La Pietà
Headsets to enjoy better your live guide
Guided tour of the Basilica with Official Vatican guides
Taxes included
Toilet and possibility of adding the Cupola to your experience
Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is FREE)
Cupola entrance ticket

Departure Point

Via Paolo VI, 43, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Palace of the Holy Office, Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio, Piazza del Sant'uffizio, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Meet your guide in the heart of Vatican City to begin your walking tour of one of Rome’s most legendary landmarks. Starting in St Peter’s Square, walk over to St Peter’s Basilica, listening to stories from your guide about baroque sculptor and architect Bernini, who designed the square. Pause to check out a fountain and 13th-century Egyptian obelisk before arriving in front of the church.

Enjoy fast-track entry to the basilica with your No Wait Access, allowing you to go straight inside the spectacular structure, said to be built upon the site where St Peter the Apostle was crucified. Throughout the centuries, the humble church grew into the ornate icon it is today—the holiest of Roman Catholic sites. With your guide, walk around to see Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as his cupolone—St Peter’s famous dome.

Admire mosaic works, see a statue of St Peter, visit the tomb of Pope John Paul II and stare in wonder at Bernini’s baldacchino, the elaborate canopy alter that sits above St Peter’s tomb. Your tour ends inside the basilica, where you may continue exploring independently, if you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
The most famous and the biggest square of the Vatican City. It is from here that you may see the Pope blessing. In the middle of the huge square enjoy the Obelisk from Egypt (over 2500 years old)
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Pieta
The marble sculpture made by Michelangelo Buonarroti. La Pietà is considered the first masterpiece of the artist, one of Michelangelo's greatest works of art
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Great Official Vatican Guides will explain the secrets of the Queen of all of the Basilicas!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican City
the smallest state in the world
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
The greatest masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This huge mausoleum is right on top of the Tomb of St. Peter
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk
In the middle of the most famous and biggest square of the Vatican Citythe, you can see the Obelisk from Egypt (over 2500 years old)
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cupola di San Pietro
The highest building in Rome, from its top you will enjoy the spectacular views of the Eternal City and of the Vatican area
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Monument to Alexander VII
The sepulcher of Alexander VII is the funerary monument of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II
The tomb of Pope John Paul II which was proclaimed Saint by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Porta Santa
The Holy Door is open only during the Jubilee
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter Enthroned
It represents St. Peter in a sitting position, with his blessing hand and with the keys of the Kingdom of God
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tomb of Urban VIII
It is the funerary monument of Pope Urbano VIII, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro
The Treasury Museum houses church ornaments, statues, papal miters, and various other objects, usually gifts from kings or other nobles.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Grottoes
Here are the tombs of numerous Popes
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontane di Piazza San Pietro
The twin fountains of St. Peter's Square
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Apolistic Palace
From one of these windows the Holy Father looks out for his blessing
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair no available
  • Please note: Audio-guided tour is not available on Wednesday and Sunday mornings
  • Please note: Due to religious celebrations, the venue might be not accessible on the day of your tour; it is recommended that you contact the local operator to avoid any inconvenience
  • It is recommended that you download or print the map of the meeting point (click on 'View additional info' at the end of the tour description)
  • Minimum numbers apply for the Portuguese guide option. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides.

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  • "Disorganised check-in,but otherwise worthwhile to have been able to skip the line and get in to St Peters." See review
  • "The Basilica is a must see, but having the full understanding is essential." See review
  • "Highly recommend as you avoid the long lines and get a personal tour of the basilica" See review

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Very good
Kay
, Aug 2020
It is recommende. Very informative and interesting. Everything did well, on time and tourleader was very friendly
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Realising that the beautiful alter paintings were in fact mosaics and the sheer scale and beauty of St Peters
Jackie_B
, Jul 2020
We were met at the entrance by a charming representative. All arrival instructions were clear and easy to follow. We were taken to our guide Paola who was charming, enthusiastic and passionate about her subject. I would highly recommend this tour
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Awesome!
Meghan_B
, Mar 2020
Sylvia was our tour guide and she was just amazing! She knew everything and answered all my questions. Very pleased with our experience. She made us very happy we got a guide to walk through the basilica— we thought it might be an unnecessary extravagance. Totally worth it.
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Excellent
monishabhikhi
, Feb 2020
Forgot the guide name, she was very good and explained everthing in detailed. Happy to choose your service
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Amazing
jessicapatt1985
, Oct 2019
Jed was great. Super informative and funny! Highly recommend the early tour. Rooms were open and didn’t feel like packed sardines
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Organised Chaos
Graeme F
, Oct 2019
Disorganised check-in,but otherwise worthwhile to have been able to skip the line and get in to St Peters. Guiding good in the midst of the crush
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Amazing St Peter's
christinelorkin
, Sep 2019
This was one of the highlights of our holiday. The only negative was trying to find the guide at the start of the tour. With thousands of people around this was not easy. We were late when we eventually found someone. From there the tour ran smoothly. Our tour guide in the Basilica was bery informative.
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
St.Peter’s with a senior citizen
N2327TKangelam
, Sep 2019
We toured the Basilica with my 82 year old aunt, which we anticipated to be a challenge. Julia was a wonderful guide... easy to follow, relaxed and very knowledgeable. At times, she hesitated translating her presentation to English, but she was very conscientious. The tour brought the Basilica to life for our first-time visitors.
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Historical tour St. Peter’s Basilica
Jessosull
, Sep 2019
Our tour was wonderful, we learned a lot about the history of St. Peter’s Basilica and our tour guide was great!!
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides 2020 - Rome
Nice and complete visit
Michel B
, Sep 2019
The tour operators and tour guide were efficient and knowledgeable. They point out details you would miss otherwise in a self guided tour. Recommended.
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