St. Peter's Basilica With Vatican Official Guides - Vatican City

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  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Varies
  • Departure Details :
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the best of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on a comprehensive 1 hour walking tour. Our professional and experienced guides will provide the best experience available. As you walk, hear tales of the popes, pilgrims and legendary artists who, throughout history, have helped make St Peter's Basilica the awe-inspiring place it is today. Numbers are limited to 10 guest, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized experience.
Included in your visit you will receive Vox City Guide .
VCG is an audio-experiences selfguided visit of the city of Rome with audio commentary and stories from local experts. Visitors will be able to enjoy and learn hundreds of points of interest, local attractions and hidden gems, and get advice on the best photo locations and information on Wi-Fi hotspots. Advanced navigation includes public transport routes and walking tours and works offline, which means there are no roaming charges.
The code to download your VCG will be delivered directly to the Basilica.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of several departure timings throughout the day
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Itinerary

Here are the details of No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour -

Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza san pietro), Vatican city, Lazio

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 is the Obelisk from Egypt.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: La Pieta, Vatican city, Lazio

The marble sculpture made by Michelangelo Buonarroti La Piet is considered the first masterpiece of the artist, one of Michelangelo's greatest works of art.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, Lazio

Your official Vatican guide will explain the secrets of the Queen of all of the Basilicas!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Vatican City, Vatican city, Lazio

It is time to explore the smallest state in the world!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, Vatican City, Lazio

The greatest masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, this huge mausoleum is right on top of the Tomb of St. Peter

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, Vatican City, Lazio

In the middle of the most famous and biggest square of The vatican city, you can see the Obelisk from Egypt (over 2500 years old).

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City, Lazio

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

Stop At: Monument to Alexander VII, Vatican City, Lazio

The sepulcher of Alexander VII is the funerary monument of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II, Vatican City, Lazio

The tomb of Pope John Paul II, which was proclaimed Saint by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Porta Santa, Vatican City, Lazio

The Holy Door is open only during the Jubilee.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter Enthroned, Vatican City, Lazio

It represents St. Peter in a sitting position, with his blessing hand and with the keys of the Kingdom of God.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Urban VIII, Vatican City, Lazio

It is the funerary monument of Pope Urbano VIII, impressive work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City, Lazio

The Treasury Museum houses church ornaments, statues, papal miters, and various other objects, usually gifts from kings or other nobles.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Grottoes, Vatican City, Lazio

Here you will come across the tombs of numerous Popes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fontane di Piazza san pietro, Vatican City, Lazio

These are the twin fountains of St. peter's square that have become a famous landmark in the city.

Duration: 3 minutes

Pass By: Apolistic Palace, Vatican City, Lazio

From one of these windows, the Holy Father looks out for his blessing.

With so many places to explore and history to understand, No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour makes sure that you have a memorable tour. 

Inclusions

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

Rome's Vox City Guide

Exclusions

Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is FREE)

Cupola entrance ticket

Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro

Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale di San Pietro

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Considering the long queues due to the security checks, we recommend to arrive to St. Peter's Square far in advance of the booked visiting time.

Visitors must wear a FFP2 mask and their temperature will be measured (if a guest doen't have the appropriate mask and/or its temperature is above 37.5 C, entry will be denied).

Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code (shoulders and knees must be covered - Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women). Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.

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

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

In case of delay with respect to the indicated visiting time, your reservation will be authomatically re-protected in the first available slot. Tours depart every hour.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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

In compliance with the latest ministerial provisions, visitors must wear a FFP2 mask and their temperature will be measured (if a guest doen't have the appropriate mask and/or its temperature is above 37.5 C, entry will be denied).

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    I was unable to use the tickets I purchased, so it was a waste of money. I will not pre-book with again.

  • 03-Nov-2022

    We had Nabil as our tour guide and he was excellent! Very knowledgable and detailed in his descriptions, explanations and answers. Would highly recommend this tour!

  • 03-Nov-2022

    Terrible, left within three minutes. Two many guided tours within the Basilica , jostled and pushed. Could not understand the guide too much noise around , tour size too many. Having waited in a queue for half an hour prior to entering security check it was a great disappointment. The only day we could attend so it was ruined.

  • 03-Nov-2022

    We had the best guide in the world! 😊 Amazing experience! 🙏🏻 The guide knows how to make the visit really interesting! Beyond that the church is marvelous by itself!

  • 02-Nov-2022

    It was not obvious at first on how to find the desk but the staff was accommodating (we got a later time tour). I think that when you visit such a place, get a guided tour - you would be missing far too much otherwise. The guide was nice and answering our questions ... we had a good time.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    This tour was very informative and worthwhile. The tour operator rescheduled us to another tour when we missed our scheduled time. They were extremely helpful and easy to work with.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Excellent tour, with excellent guide who gave very interesting descriptions and history with perfect diction and clarity. Would have given overall rating of excellent for the experience had it not been for great difficulty and too much time to find the desk to check in - your instructions to find it on our ticket were insufficient - they need to be much more explicit given the large size of place, large crowds, and ignorance of the existence of the desk on the part of all police and other Vatican personnel in the plaza; also, the desk was NOT white in color as stated on your ticket instructions.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Very nice and informative guide who answered questions and talked to both children and adults. Can really recommend this.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Bad directions from you folks, no help getting in, nobody from your staff to meet us when we arrived. You were useless and l want a refund.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    The church itself was astounding and your guide was great, but there are just things the tickets do not convey well. First this is NOT a skip the line ticket. The tour guide meets you inside after a tremendously long line- about 45 minutes. If that part had been in the description, it would have been perfect. Also, bring your own bottle for water- it was so hot and Italy used natural fountains for its water. There is nowhere to buy it.

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