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  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Reserved Entrance: Saint Peter Basilica Self-Guided Tour

Product ID: 47164
Choose your preferred time and skip the ticket lines within the booked slot! Enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the tombs (crypt) and enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. Using your own mobile phone or tablet, marvel at art by Michelangelo and more.
About this ticket
Duration: 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 – 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 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 10580 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Perfect system, we waited 2 minutes, which was amazing. Just one point: maybe tell the people that it includes the audio tour on the phone, so we can bring our airpods. Otherwise you could maybe provide earphones on the spot, as we would have preferred not to have the phone on our ears the whole time.

February 27, 2020

My entry time was around 8:30am to 9am, and there was no line (regular line). However, around 11am, there was already a long queue. So Book this if you’re not a morning person and would like to visit the Basilica late in the morning or in the afternoon. Super easy to use.

February 9, 2020

We were able to find service easily and reached St.Peter basilica eventually with decent level of comfort. But, advertisement forgot to mention that access is organised in periodic manner, they gather the group and then leading this group to the basilica. So we waited about 20-25 minutes for this occasion. During this time more than half of the common queue reached basilica :). Anyway, at least we were sitting while waiting. It would be very helpful if company will tell access times in advance, so people will align with it. Also, guide was moving to basilica way to fast, despite there were senior people in the group.

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February 4, 2020

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Vox Mundi

Product ID: 47164