To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a self-guided audio tour. Explore St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, and jump past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
Audio guided tour of St Peter's Basilica
Enjoy fast-track entrance to St Peter's Basilica
Gaze in awe at the impressive dome designed by Michelangelo
Rub the foot of the statue of St Peter, and see Michelangelo's La Pietà
Listen to audio commentary as you explore at your own pace
Collect your audio guide from a location in St Peter’s Square, and walk over to St Peter’s Basilica, passing a fountain and 13th-century Egyptian obelisk before you arrive in front of the church. Enjoy fast-track entry to the basilica with your skip-the-line, allowing you to go straight inside the spectacular structure, said to be built upon the site where St Peter the Apostle was crucified. Throughout the centuries, the humble church grew into the ornate icon it is today — the holiest of Catholic sites. With your audio guide on, you'll explore at your leisure to discover Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as the cupolone — St Peter’s famous dome. Admire mosaic works, see a statue of St Peter, visit the tomb of Pope John Paul II and stare in wonder at Bernini’s baldacchino, the elaborate canopy alter that sits above St Peter’s tomb. When you have finished exploring, simply return your audio guide back to the start point. Click on the 'View additional info' link to see a map of the meeting location.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, May 2019
Words can't describe, you have to come and see it yourself. Unforgettable experience we all enjoyed it so much and remember forever. Thank you