Skip-the-line Tour Of Saint Peter's Basilica In The Vatican With Local Guide - Vatican City

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Overview

Visit the grandest church in the world with a local expert guide. This 1.5 hour guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica will take you to the heart of Catholicism; you will learn about the history of the Vatican and the Popes, lives and artworks of the great artists that gave their contribution in building the church.

Facts and anecdotes, mysteries, secrets and important stories will be revealed to you during the tour. You will find the answer to the most popular questions about St. Peters' and more. Why was the church built on that location? What masterpieces are contained inside? What happens when a new Pope is elected? What great works were made by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante and other famous masters? What are the details of the dome?

On this small group tour you will be able to skip the long entrance lines and ask the guide about every aspect of the church. 

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Highlights

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
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Visit the grandest church in the world with a local expert guide. This 1.5 hour guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica will take you to the heart of Catholicism; you will learn about the history of the Vatican and the Popes, lives and artworks of the great artists that gave their contribution in building the church.

The visit starts in St. Peter's square at the Obelisk where you will see the Popes' palace, the chimney where smoke comes out after Popes are elected and the balcony where they bless people. By skipping the long entrance lines you will go inside the Basilica.. You will see the Chapel of the Baptistry and the Chapel where weddings take place.

Your guide will explain to you in detail the most famous masterpieces preserved in the church including Michelangelo's Pietà , Bernini's Baldacchino, Canova's Monument to the Stuart Family and many more... including Di Cambio's bronze statue of St. Peter that every pilgrim touches during their holy trip. You will then walk toward the altar where the Popes only hold mass and admire the dome from inside with its spectacular mosaics.

The church is still today the center of the Catholic ceremonies so part of it may be closed to public during special events. If open you will explore also the tombs of the Popes and other areas off-the-beaten tracks.

You will love this tour, your guide and the Vatican art and history!

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Inclusions for Skip-the-line Tour Of Saint Peter's Basilica In The Vatican With Local Guide

Local guide

Small-group or private tour available

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

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Exclusions for Skip-the-line Tour Of Saint Peter's Basilica In The Vatican With Local Guide

Gratuities (optional)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Email and telephone number of main traveller is required at the time of booking

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • Pretty short tour, but really save time in the line.
    I would make it a bit more educational for kids or people who came without serious Catholic background.
    More history, maybe, less details about old Popes.

  • If you have never done a guided tour of ST PETERS before this is the one to do it does start early but it means you beat the crowds and it means your finished for around 9.30 leaving you time to visit the museum or the dome ,the guide Rosaria is a fantastic guide dont miss this tour it dont cost much either

  • I have long wanted to return to the basilica. I had never done a guided tour, but a friend recommended to do it, to save a longer memory of the visit. He was right! Rosaria, our guide, with her detailed explanations helped make the visit special. When I return to Rome definitely will contact her again to keep on discover the city in depth . Thanks so much!!

  • The world's largest Church, so rich of masterpieces, like Michelangelos Pietà. Everything is huge. Worthy visiting with a guide like Rosaria, very knowledgeable and attentive. She pointed out all the highlights and details that we would have not discovered by ourselves. The early start was another added value to the visit, as it made it possible to appreciate the piazza and the cathedral in a more quiet atmosphere.

  • The Basilica is richly decorated and a most impressive sight even for someone like me who is not overly religious. Very high value for this tour. Rosaria was a great guide, professional and knowledgeable.

  • I visited the St. Peters Basilica several times, but never with a guided tour. Recommend this tour to anyone, the price is worth the service: not too long but very satisfying. A special thank to Rosaria, our guide, very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Tour was great but would of appreciated if the tour guide was more focused on our tour rather than on her cell phone for parts of the tour - she was very nice and informative but not very focused on the tour

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