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Rome: Saint Peter's Basilica Private Visit

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Rome: Saint Peter's Basilica Private Visit

From US$ 226.35 per group up to 4

Enjoy a private, tailor-made tour of the Basilica with your family and friends. See the best of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City on a comprehensive 1.5-hour tour led by a knowledgeable Vatican guide with 7 different languages to choose from.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Visit the most famous UNESCO world heritage site in Italy and the biggest Christian church in the world
Full description
Begin your small group tour in St Peter's Square, where as you walk over from the colonnade to the terrace in front of the church, your guide will tell you tales of Bernini, whose work had so much impact on the Vatican as you see it today. See several sites of significance, including the northern fountain and the impressive obelisk that dates back to 13th-century BC Egypt. Then, leave St Peter's Square and continue into the tour's main attraction, St Peter's Basilica with a priority-access service. As you walk, hear tales of the popes, pilgrims, and legendary artists who, throughout history, have helped make St Peter's Basilica the awe-inspiring place it is today. Head straight in and gaze up in wonder at the incredible cupolone, the church’s dome, created by colorful Renaissance sculptor, Michelangelo. You will also see his beautiful La Pietà sculpture, as well as various mosaic works. Stop at the statue of St Peter and kiss or rub his foot for a blessing, before walking over to the tomb of Pope John Paul II. As you continue through the church, your guide will show you Bernini’s lavish, bronze canopy altar, known as the baldacchino. Positioned right in the center of the building, the altar marks the tomb of St Peter underneath. Your tour finishes in St Peter's Basilica, where you can stay if you want to spend more time exploring this sacred place independently.
  • Official St. Peter's guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Skip-the-line entrance
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please observe the strict dress code for the Basilica; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.
  • There will be an airport-style 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). During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
  • There is no skip-the-line access during Covid-19.
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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A huge thank you to Maria! Maria, September 18, 2019 will remain an incredible memory for a lifetime. You made the marriage proposal so special! Thank you again for your support!

December 17, 2019

Great, very pleasant in a small group!

October 13, 2019


Katy .. our guide .. an excellence !!! '.. highly recommended !! .. I would return!

July 10, 2019

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