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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour: Reserved Entrance

Product ID: 24244
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Enjoy tour of Saint Peter's Basilica, one of Rome’s prime attractions, with skip-the-ticket-line access. Delight in hidden wonders of the Renaissance in the most unique Vatican State experience. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica without the long ticket line
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
  • Discover the Chapel of the Confession
Full description
Explore one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites without the long line! Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described this site as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful."

Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, the Basilica of St. Peter is a church in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. As you enter the church, you will see that its interior is vast compared to other churches.

At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, you will discover the Confessio, or Chapel of the Confession, named for the confession of faith by St. Peter, which lead to his martyrdom. Two curving marble staircases lead to this underground chapel at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above the burial place of Saint Peter.

You will see that the entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. It's luxurious and elegant. Come and enjoy the Queen of all of the Basilicas!
Includes
  • Official guide
  • Headsets
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
What’s Not Included
  • Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is – facing the Basilica - under the right side colonnade (series of columns around the Basilica Square), just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police hurdle. The staff - wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it - will wait for you 15 minutes before your scheduled visit time to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please observe the strict dress code for the Basilica; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes. Please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag (you may be refused entrance to St. Peter's Basilica if you do not follow this)
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure; guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
• Don't forget to bring a form of ID and your voucher
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 2092 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Vox Mundi

Product ID: 24244