Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Vox Mundi

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Vox Mundi
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From US$ 28.49 per person

Join a tour of Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces and enjoy a tour in your language of the biggest and most famous Basilica in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, English, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
  • Discover the Chapel of the Confession
  • Professional guides for the Vatican City
  • Headsets to better hear the Vatican Guide without missing a word
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore St. Peter's Basilica, the Renaissance-style church with its dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful".

Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. Discover the underground Chapel of the Confession and marvel at its curving marble staircases.

After the tour, you can use the online Rome City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts, which is included in the experience. Learn about the city's points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, Wi-Fi access points, and best photo stops.

Includes
  • Official Vatican guide
  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets
  • Rome's Vox City Guide
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

After passing the police checks, head to the St. Peter’s Basilica, go up the stairs and enter the portico through the central gate. Please get to the Vox Mundi Desk (white desk), located inside the portico, from where you'll be directed to your guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Food
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • A ticket is not needed to enter the basilica, however, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 3185 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke exactly enough about the Basilica, its interior and the exterior square contained and the meaning behind the coloumns and chosen statues. She provided us with interesting historical facts about various objects and tombs inside the basilica, leaving us feeling informed about the basilica as a whole. Great value for money, but beware that this does not include skip-the-line entrance to St. peter’s itself and you will have to wait in line for security like everyone else. Plan accordingly.

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June 14, 2022

We were late for our time slot coz it took us forever to get through security. But they still accommodated us and we were able to go to the next time slot. The guide’s voice was very clear through the radio and we were able to hear everything. She was very knowledgeable in all the things around the Basilica. What a lovely experience!

June 9, 2022

Great tour of the cathedral. Not too long at one hour and yet extremely informative. We had a very pleasant tour guide. Then we were still on the dome. An absolute must, even if the ascent was quite difficult despite the lift with over 300 steps. Would book this tour again and again.

May 25, 2022

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