Guided tour

Enchanting St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Tour

Enchanting St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Tour

From US$ 48.65 per person

Explore St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Dome, and the Vatican Grottoes on this semi-private or private tour with a professional guide and entry tickets included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Croatian, Arabic, Russian, Romanian
Private or small groups available


  • Explore Piazza Risorgimento and St. Peter's Square
  • Take in the panoramic views from St. Peter's Dome
  • See the papal tombs of the Vatican Grottoes
Full description
Discover the famous works of Renaissance and Neoclassical artists on this guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at unbeatable views from the dome and head underground to visit the papal tombs of the Vatican Grottoes. Choose between a semi-private or private tour. Meet your guide and start your tour exploring Piazza Risorgimento while walking towards St. Peter’s Square. Let yourself be fascinated while learning about the marvelous columns of St. Peter’s and the imposing square. Enter the church and admire the look of the dome's impressive mosaic. See Rome early in the morning from an unforgettable point of view. Inside the church, admire its impressive art and understand why it took 150 years to build. Observe the surrounding colored marble, golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics. Take in the basilica's Renaissance and Neoclassical art before visiting the unique papal grottoes under the basilica.
  • Live tour guide
  • Entrance tickets and fees
  • Headsets for up to 6 people
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office in Via Vespasiano 26/28.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

A very early morning schedule that we did not regret because it was a guarantee of a very low attendance in this majestic place that is St Peter's Basilica. We had the chance to be accompanied by Matteo, an extraordinary guide, of a rare culture, extremely enthusiastic and who succeeded in impassioning the whole family - from 8 to 48 years old - for the history of the basilica and its masterpieces. A huge thank you to him.

Read more

November 3, 2021

rdv facile à trouver et horaires respectés visite super

September 25, 2021

Organized by

Product ID: 404701