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Time60 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Enjoy the freedom to explore St Peter's Basilica at your own pace and on your own mobile device with this wifi audio guided tour. Use the access code and the Basilica's wifi to download the audio guide to your phone or tablet.
  • Self-guided audio tour of St Peter's Basilica
  • Download the audio guide to your own mobile device
  • Explore the famous church at your own pace, learning about its history at each point in the tour
  • Use the Basilica's own wifi network to download the guide
Immerse yourself in the history and art of St Peter's Basilica at your own pace with this wifi audio guide. Listen on your own mobile phone or tablet and see the church's exquisite attractions in any order you like.

Receive an access code with which you'll download the audio guided tour directly to your own mobile device – using the Basilica's wifi network. See the enormous Baldachin designed by Bernini, the bronze canopy over the high altar, where you'll learn about the martyrdom of St Peter and his burial location. Gaze at the splendor of Michelangelo's 'Pietà' sculpture, or the bronze of St Peter himself – note the one polished foot on the statue, rubbed by pilgrims over the centuries.

Start at any point in the church that you like, since you don't need to follow the order of a tour leader. Spend more time admiring things you want to see most and skip things you're not as interested in – it's all up to you.

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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D
, Sep 2018

Walked right in as promised. The audio portion was so good we purchased audio tours from the company for parts of Rome we had already toured and went back!

V
, Aug 2018

It is worth it for fast entry as the line is long. However, we never found the location for the headsets as we entered via the elevator.

m
, Jul 2018

Paid for this tour after calling and purchasing a private access tour to the Vatican.

Please note Vatican tours end in the Sistine Chapel--when you exit you have direct entrance to the Basilica. If you take a Vatican tour-you don't need to also pay for a Basilica Tour.

Also if you call ahead for information with Viator--be aware that the agent on the phone apparently has no additional information other than what you can read yourself on the web site.

I have enjoyed many fine Viator tours, but the company definitely needs to improve customer service calls to allow the proper information to be conveyed.

R
, Mar 2018

This was not what I had expected. I realized it would be a self-guided tour, which is what I wanted, so I could spend as much time as I wanted in any specific place in the basilica, without having to run after a guide. We arrived at St Peter's at 1pm, found the meeting spot easily, but then were simply handed a piece of paper with log-in information. I asked where the audio guide was, and was told I needed to use my phone as the guide. I asked where the headphones were, and was told I would have to rent them inside. After arriving inside, I was informed that they did not have any headphones that would fit the iPhone 7, but that I should just hold the phone by my ear. My wife used her phone in this manner, but I had purposely not paid for international usage with my phone, since my wife's phone could be used for that purpose. I simply toured the basilica without any guide. Turned out we paid simply to skip the line. Wouldn't repeat that purchase.

G
, Mar 2018

Glad I didn't have to wait in line. Wish I knew that I had to pay again to use the express lift.

m
, Dec 2017

Excellent way to tour at your own pace!

N
, Dec 2017

It was a wonderful experience!

M
, Dec 2017

Not having to wait in the hours long line was marvelous! The audio guide was comprehensive, easy to follow and the ability to listen to all or parts of it mad it easy to adjust to our slightly limited time schedule.
The only downside of this experience was a bit of difficulty in finding the exact location to sign in and begin our tour. If that area was more easily found, this would be a perfect experience.

A
, Nov 2017

Had a hard time finding the meeting point at Via di Porta Angelica, 00120 Vatican City. After asking several people, found someone involved who placed a marker on us then, were requested to proceed to the Atrium. On the way over, 4 other tourists with same markers joined us, but unfortunately we all went at the back of the Basilica and never met the guide.
However, we had a nice visit of the Basilica and had to cut it short due to the heavy rain.
Recommendations: Meeting point should be more defined. Could not see the civic number of 00120 anywhere.
Found out afterwards that the Atrium is before you enter one of the doors to the Basilica.
We were very happy just the same.
Andre Bergeron
St Bruno QC Canada

J
, Nov 2017

St. Peter's Basilica is amazing. Do not miss, but I would not purchase this again. Unfortunately, the only benefit to this purchase was the access to the shorter line. None of us in our group of 6 could access the audio guide due to poor internet connections. All of us wound up just walking through without the audio tour. Also, we figured out we really didn't even need this because the early access tour of the Sistine Chapel ended at the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. We should have just continued on into the Basilica rather than go out to get in line again for an audio tour that did not work.


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