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Reserved Entrance: Saint Peter Basilica Self-Guided Tour

Product ID: 47164
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Choose your preferred time and skip the long lines to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Save up to 1 hour with this dedicated access. Use your own mobile phone, download an audio guide, and marvel at art by Michelangelo and more.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Audio guide/headphones
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  • Enjoy unlimited time inside the Basilica with an audio-guide on your mobile phone
  • Marvel at art and architectural features by Bernini, Michelangelo and more
  • See the most important church of the Catholic faith
  • Have assistance with the free wifi and know where toilet facilities are at the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip the ticket lines at the Basilica, by getting the only type of dedicated access available
Full description
Save time at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, legendary for its long entrance lines. With dedicated access, you will save up to - and often more than - one hour to get access to the most important Catholic church in the world.

Enjoy a St. Peter’s visit in full freedom and at your own pace using your own mobile phone or tablet. Simply download the audio-guide app using the instructions provided on your booking voucher and learn about the 31 points of interests your audio-guide mentions. 

Gaze in awe at the soaring dome, redesigned by Michelangelo in 1547 and completed by Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana in 1590. Admire the pilasters of Maderno's nave, exquisite architectural features by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and much more.
  • Download of the official audio guide
  • Use of a dedicated entrance line
  • Assistance with free wifi and toilet facilities at the St. Peter’s Basilica meeting
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket (the entrance in the Basilica is free)
  • Earphones (bring yours or purchase them at the desk for €1)
  • Guided or official audio guided tour of the Cupola

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is - looking at the Basilica – at the end of the left colonnade, near the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant’Uffizio. The staff - wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it - will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • 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.
• There will be security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; 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).
• The audio-guide is downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet on the day of your self guided tour via an app.
• If you do not have a suitable device you can ask staff at the welcome desk for a traditional audio guide. To collect the traditional audio guide you will be asked for a form of ID that will be held until the return of the device.

From US$ 23.23 per person

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Product ID: 47164