• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: Flexible
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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping 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.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of St Peter's Basilica and Square
  • Explore St Peter's Square, with a Vatican guide, and learn about its creator, Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • 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
  • Tour limited to 20 people

What You Can Expect

No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

No Wait Access: St Peter's Basilica Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of Vatican City to begin your walking tour of one of Rome’s most legendary landmarks. Starting in St Peter’s Square, walk over to St Peter’s Basilica, listening to stories from your guide about baroque sculptor and architect Bernini, who designed the square. Pause to check out a fountain and 13th-century Egyptian obelisk before arriving in front of the church.

Enjoy fast-track entry to the basilica with your No Wait Access, 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 guide, walk around to see Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as his 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. Your tour ends inside the basilica, where you may continue exploring independently, if you wish.

Click on the 'View additional info' link to see a map of the meeting location.

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Customer Reviews

Claudia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Highly recommend as you avoid the long lines and get a personal tour of the basilica

Joy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I have been in St Peter's Basilica before but having a guide who could point out lots of interesting parts and give the story behind them was so much better.

Kimberly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

rebeccamacnutt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour! Friendly guide, lots of information and wonderful to skip the line and get right in to see this beautiful bascilica.

anthony6582

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Stunning

cynthiaadikara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

great

Stephen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fantastic tour--Mercedes was incredibly knowledgeable. We really enjoyed it.

Svjetlana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

very good

Judy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour is worth it for the ability to skip long wait times. Our tour guide was excellent. St Peters is very crowded with tours and visitors, so it was not always easy to hear or to see things as she pointed them out

angela c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

great guide no fuss or ques really enjoyed this wonderfull place

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