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  • Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    1. Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites. Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, this Renaissance-style church and its dome dominate 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. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, discover the Chapel of the Confession, named after the confession of faith by St. Peter. Marvel at the curving marble staircases that lead to this underground chapel.

    Also, listen to the Vox City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts. It works online and is included in the experience. Learn about point...

    ST. Peter’s Basilica was beautiful and our tour guide had so much knowledge. I highly recommend it.

  • Vatican: Small Group Tour with VIP Access and Breakfast

    2. Vatican: Small Group Tour with VIP Access and Breakfast

    Start your day at the Vatican early and skip the notoriously long ticket lines by following a special route through the museums that gets you to the Sistine Chapel just as it opens for the day. Arrive with a small group of 15 people or fewer a full hour before most of the crowd does and spend a peaceful half hour soaking up Michelangelo’s masterpiece along with stunning frescoes by other important Renaissance artists. Continue on to the Pinecone Courtyard for a large buffet breakfast including hot and cold dishes, fruit juice, tea, and coffee. Once you’ve eaten your fill, we’ll head back into the museums for a tour of the most famous artifacts, including the Belvedere Torso, the Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoön Group, and the Raphael Rooms, widely considered to be among the most beautifully-frescoed interiors in the world. The last stop of the tour is St. Peter’s Basilica. But instead of ...

    it is a highly recommended tour for those who want to skip the long queue and enjoy the Vatican at a bit personal level. our guide was very nice with good sense of humor. the breakfast at Vatican was also a nice experience

  • Rome: Vatican Morning Tour with Breakfast

    3. Rome: Vatican Morning Tour with Breakfast

    Be amongst the firsts and spend the morning touring the Vatican Museums. Choose from either a shared or private guided experience to stroll through quiet galleries, see the museums' highlights, and experience the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrive. Your morning experience in the Vatican begins with an American-style breakfast in one of the most beautiful parts of the Vatican, the famous Pinecone Courtyard. Once you finish up your coffee, your tour guide will take you through the peaceful museum galleries to show you the highlights from the vast collections Popes have acquired throughout centuries. Your tour continues towards the Sistine Chapel, home to the breathtaking frescoes painted 500 years ago by Michaelangelo. The last stop of the tour will be inside St.Peter's Basilica accessible directly from the Sistine Chapel. During the course of the pandemic, the tour will end in the ...

  • Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

    4. Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

    Have the Vatican to yourself on this exclusive early morning tour that whisks you through closed doors for a buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard, 1.5 hours before anyone else enters the museums! While the general public waits in line outside, you’ll feast on an Italian-American breakfast buffet of cooked-to-order eggs, meats, cheeses, muffins, croissants, fresh fruits, cereals, and even pancakes, flipped by the Vatican's pancake chef. Dining in the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, alongside one of the Vatican Museums' most beautiful works of modern art, experience a level of tranquility rarely seen by Vatican visitors. Then follow your guide to explore the Vatican Museums. Still closed to the general public, the Museums are quieter now than throughout the rest of the day. With only 10 people per group, you’ll have time and space to really appreciate the art. See rooms suc...

    Breakfast was delicious and our guide (I apologize for not remembering her name) was amazing and so full of knowledge. It's wonderful when a guide loves the topic and makes the information easy to digest.

  • Rome by Night Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    5. Rome by Night Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Prepare to be overwhelmed by the magical night-time atmosphere of Rome after your driver picks you up in the evening from your central accommodation. Along the way around the city you may have some short stops in order to take some photos, as well as get a closer look at some of the monuments, such as the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter Basilica, and many more.  Be amazed by the lights of the multiple bridges on the River Tiber and travel down the elegant Via Veneto of “La Dolce Vita”, famous for its paparazzi memories. End your experience with the most breathtaking view of Rome, from the terrace of Janiculum Hill where you will enjoy a romantic toast with a glass of sparkling "Prosecco", before being chauffeured back to your accommodation.

    Our driver was prompt, polite and the car was immaculate. We drove as the sun was setting and Rome was so beautiful. Our favorite was the Giardiniera al a orange. We would not have known about it or been able to see it if our driver hadn't taken us there. So beautiful, the landscaping and the view......

  • Classic & Imperial Rome Full Day Tour

    6. Classic & Imperial Rome Full Day Tour

    This full-day tour is a combination of the Classic Rome Tour and the Imperial Rome Tour, and includes visits to all of the important sites in the Eternal City. In the morning the tour begins at Piazza della Repubblica. Your local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical center, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s Palazzo di Montecitorio, Piazza Navona, and other sites. The bus stops adjacent to Vatican City so that you can admire St. Peter's Square while listening to your guide’s commentary on the Basilica. You’ll then have the chance to explore this magnificent church on your own and admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's bronze canopy before re-boarding the bus. You’ll stop at a local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a typical Italian lunch and a break before you head off with your guide f...

  • Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

    7. Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

    See Rome from the highest heights of Michelangelo's magnificent dome on this wonderful guided tour of art, architecture, and adventure. Begin by enjoying views of the Vatican City, including the private Papal gardens, Papal helipad, and the Pope's private railway station. Views of the vast city of Rome are next, which stretch in a tendril-like fashion to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani Hills. Very few tourists get the chance to climb so high to see so far, and your dome climb and basilica tour both end in the late morning. Later, use your afternoon to visit the Vatican Museums, or just relax in the historic center nearby. You then begin a food-tasting tour with a foodie guide from Rome who has chosen her favorite snack spots to take you to. The foods you eat are as distinctive by region as they are plentiful, and include suppli, panzerotto (calzone),...

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What people are saying about St. Peter's Basilica

it is a highly recommended tour for those who want to skip the long queue and enjoy the Vatican at a bit personal level. our guide was very nice with good sense of humor. the breakfast at Vatican was also a nice experience

ST. Peter’s Basilica was beautiful and our tour guide had so much knowledge. I highly recommend it.

The guide was very nice and gave us insights about every detail of the basilica

Guide was very good, Staff at reception desk were exceptionally helpful

Our guide was very helpful and informative. Enjoyed the tour