Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour

From US$ 26.21 per person

Enjoy Rome with a guided tour to discover the wonders that are hidden in St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore a place where religion, art, history, and beauty combine.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English


  • Marvel at the sculptures, mosaics, marbles and most famous artworks of the Basilica
  • Learn the history and secrets that makes this place so special
  • Enjoy a guided tour that is perfect for all ages
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of Rome to discover the history and the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. Admire the stunning architecture, famous artworks, and visit the Papal Grottoes.

After meeting your guide, explore the wonders that fill the Basilica. Follow your guide as you discover the past of St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at its grand interior, covered in gold and breathtaking colors.

See the artworks that were created by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Bramante, a focal point for religion and a representative of the beauty of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. After visiting the Basilica, head to the Papal Grottoes, where the previous pontiffs were buried. Get indications to visit the St. Peter’s Dome on request at the end of the tour.

Before entering the Basilica there is a mandatory security check, therefore this might cause the creation of a queue that cannot be skipped.
  • Guide
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Papal Grottoes (with the exception of special day-off)
  • Ticket for the Dome
  • Skip-the-line entry
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the "Mondo Cattolico" shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted.
  • Ask for an indication from your guide at the end of the tour, if you want to visit the St. Peter’s Dome.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 225 reviews

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My tour guide was Patricia and she was very good. Knowledgeable and entertaining, she taught us a lot and managed to make it engaging all throughout. It was a day full of learning and exploring I would not have had the chance to experience had I not booked the guide.

June 24, 2022

We met our guide very easily at the meeting point. The information about St. Peter’s Square while we stood in the queue for the basilica was so interesting and helped to pass the time in the queue (approx 15/20 minutes in the sun). Our guide was very knowledgeable and ensured our group had time to see and spend time at the highlights within the basilica and the grottoes. Would highly recommend this tour!

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June 17, 2022

Our tour guide new what she was talking about! The downside is that the MEETING PLACE was pretty much impossible to find. The meeting place needs to be made clearer. Also, I thought that booking the tickets meant you didn’t have to queue to get in but we did…and quite a long time.

May 21, 2022

Product ID: 408184