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Guided Tour of St Peters Basilica

147 reviews | 2,340 travellers
Excellent from all points of view. Excellent organization. Our escort, Sara C, very prepared and clear in the explanations. Never predictable and engaging.
10 Lisetta Spinoccia
Free cancellation up to 18 hours before the service starts

Discover the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica with this guided tour. You will admire some of the most important artworks in the world, such as Michelangelo's Pietà.

Discover the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica with this guided tour. You will admire some of the most important artworks in the world, such as Michelangelo's Pietà.

Guided Tour of St Peters Basilica

After meeting up at the scheduled time at the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica, we will enter the building to explore all its corners with a guided tour.

For an hour and a quarter, we will stroll through the temple, discovering why it is the most important Catholic shrine in the world. You will hear fascinating facts, such as how long it took to complete and who contributed to its design. The guide will also reveal many wonderful secrets and anecdotes about the basilica.

Besides the history and architecture, we will also admire the world-class artworks housed here, such as Michelangelo's Pieta, Bernini's Baldachin, and the statue of St. Peter on his throne. Another place that will grab your attention is the magnificent Dome, located above the High Altar and the tomb of St. Peter.

The trip finishes by visiting the Chair of St. Peter, a wooden throne made by Bernini that, according to legend, was used by the first Pope of Christianity whom it is named after.

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Price

Adults Children from 7 to 17 years old Children under 7 years old
Tour in English
27
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Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    27
  • Children from 7 to 17 years old

    22
  • Children under 7 years old

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour 15 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Vox City Audio Guide

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Printed.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will I be able to skip the queues to enter the basilica by booking this guided tour?

    A - No. As entry to St Peter's Basilica is free, we advise getting there well in advance, as you'll need to join the queue to enter the basilica.

  • Q - Can you enter the basilica with a buggy?

    A - No. Before entering St. Peter's Basilica, you can leave your buggy in the cloakroom next to the entrance.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 18 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
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Meeting point

St Peters Basilica

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