Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

From $31.67 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica. Delight in hidden wonders of the Renaissance in the most unique Vatican State experience. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces.

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
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Small group available

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
Full description
Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites, and discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful". Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, the Basilica of St. Peter is a church in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. As you enter the church, you will see that its interior is vast compared to other churches. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, you will discover the Confessio, or Chapel of the Confession, named for the confession of faith by St. Peter, which lead to his martyrdom. Two curving marble staircases lead to this underground chapel at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above the burial place of Saint Peter. You will see that the entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. It's luxurious and elegant. Come and enjoy the Queen of all of the Basilicas. Included in your visit is the Vox City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts. Learn about points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, and where to take the best photos and access Wi-Fi. Works offline.
Includes
  • Official guide
  • Headsets
  • Rome's Vox City Guide
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 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

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Important information

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • In compliance with the latest ministerial provisions, visitors must wear a mask and their temperature will be measured. If a guest had a temperature above 37.5 °C they will be denied entry
  • 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 be up to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 2397 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Having a guided tour was really helpful because the explanations of all the artwork, statues and alters made the tour much more meaningful. If we had just toured on our own we would have missed a lot of interesting information and it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun and interesting!

August 23, 2021

The meeting point / counter is located inside St. Peter's Basilica. That could then be described a little better, because otherwise you lose unnecessary time asking yourself. The tour was pleasant and insightful. Guide was very pleasant and due to the relatively few visitors, there was enough time to enjoy the incredibly impressive church.

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August 10, 2021

Our guide Carmela was brilliant! Great storyteller and explained all the history around and in the church. She gets 5 stars! Our experience with Vox Mundi (the arranger of the tour) was unfortunately only 3 stars. In the app on Get Your Guide the meeting point for this tour is set to be outside the church - in the middle of one of the columns- so we waited there for 15 minutes without seeing a guide. Then we called the hotline. The person who picked up the phone was very helpful and after he spoke to Vox Mundi he informed us that the guide was waiting inside the church and that we had to get in the line with everyone else. 30 minutes after the original your start - we met our guide. Vox Mundi was nice and created an extra tour for us (and a couple of other people who were in the same situation as us).

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July 29, 2021

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