Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour

From US$ 26.16 per person

Discover the wonders that are hidden in St. Peter’s Basilica on a tour in Rome with optional entry tickets to the Vatican Museums. Explore a place where religion, art, history, and beauty combine.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sculptures, mosaics, and most famous artworks of the Basilica
  • Learn the history and secrets that make St. Peter's Basilica so special
  • Enjoy a tour of St. Peter’s Square and Basilica that's perfect for all ages
  • Add on the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel entry tickets to your trip
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of Rome to discover the history and the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. Admire the stunning architecture, famous artworks, and the Papal Grottoes. Choose to add on an entry ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

After meeting your guide, explore the wonders that fill the Basilica. Follow your guide as you discover the past of St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at its grand interior, covered in gold and breathtaking colors.

See the artworks created by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Bramante, a focal point for religion and a representative of the beauty of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

After visiting the Basilica, head to the Papal Grottoes, where the previous pontiffs were buried. Get indications to visit the St. Peter’s Dome on request at the end of the tour.

To enjoy Vatican City fully, add the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel to your experience after your guided tour. With a skip-the-line entry ticket and the help of a local host, you can discover these places at your own pace without waiting in long entry lines (this portion is not guided).

Includes
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel skip-the-line entry ticket (if option chosen)
  • Ticket for the dome
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered: No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted
  • Grottoes may experience closures without notice
  • Ask for an indication from your guide at the end of the tour if you want to visit the St. Peter’s Dome
  • Before entering the Basilica there is a mandatory security check, therefore there may be lines that cannot be skipped
  • The Vatican Museums entrance times are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 2:30 PM and Wednesday at 9:15 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 293 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Vatican City was in my bucket list so I went with my family. It was inevitable I should visit the world famous St Peter's Basilica and we took guided tour as going on our own will take more time and we will miss more information and the guide will guide us along the necessary stuffs. It was a fine experience. Our tour guide was a fine lady who tried to explain everything. Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit the resting places of the Popes as it was closed on that day.

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August 4, 2022

Margarita was a fabulous city local! We had a small tour of only two other families which was nice when I had booked a larger one for cheaper. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the basilica and pointed out some hidden features in the artwork we wouldn’t have noticed beforehand. Highly recommend!

July 28, 2022

My tour guide was Patricia and she was very good. Knowledgeable and entertaining, she taught us a lot and managed to make it engaging all throughout. It was a day full of learning and exploring I would not have had the chance to experience had I not booked the guide.

June 24, 2022

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