Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Vox Mundi

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Vox Mundi
Likely to sell out Booked 34 times yesterday

From US$ 27.48 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 34 times yesterday

Join a tour of Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces and enjoy a tour in your language of the biggest and most famous Basilica in the world.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
  • Discover the Chapel of the Confession
  • Professional guides for the Vatican City
  • Headsets to better hear the Vatican Guide without missing a word
Full description

Explore St. Peter's Basilica, the Renaissance-style church with its dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful".

Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. Discover the underground Chapel of the Confession and marvel at its curving marble staircases.

After the tour, you can use the online Rome City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts, which is included in the experience. Learn about the city's points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, Wi-Fi access points, and best photo stops.

Includes
  • Official Vatican guide
  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Headsets
  • Rome's Vox City Guide
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • 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

After passing the police checks, head to the St. Peter’s Basilica, go up the stairs and enter the portico through the central gate. Please get to the Vox Mundi Desk, located inside the portico, from where you'll be directed to your guide. Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your activity start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Food
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • A ticket is not needed to enter the basilica, however, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may exceed 1 hour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 3386 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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We had a tour scheduled and didn’t have enough time to meet our guide due to the long security line. We were there in the recommended time frame (after a bit of confusion with our “get directions” link. After calling customer service, we were told that we could come back the next day. We did and Eduardo (with Vox) our guide was excellent. His English was very good and his tour was informative and personable. Take a tour of the basilica, it’s worth the money just for the information!!

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August 11, 2022

Our tour guide was very nice to everyone, concentrated on the essential highlights and didn't overwhelm anyone. Some of their stories were a revelation that no app could replace. Bravissima! Only the meeting point was difficult for us to find. "Vox Mundi Desk" was not that helpful nor was it signposted.

July 26, 2022

We arrived at Saint Peters square at 10:00 and manages to get through the security entrance at 11:20. Our tour was supposed to start at 11:30 but the guide was a bit late. The ticket validation was at a counter at the cathedral gates to the right, and we were supposed to wait for the guide outside the gates under the sun. You can wait at the shade near the gates, you can't miss the guide with his flag. The tour was very informative and the guide managed to keep our attention with good pacing and good jokes at the right time.

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July 22, 2022

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