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Dedicated Access: St. Peter’s Basilica Tour with Audio Guide

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Visit the largest church in the world; enjoy a self-guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, including its inner sanctums. You will also benefit from priority access and waste no time while you explore this Rennaissance masterpiece.

highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a self-guided St. Peter's Basilica tour and discover what makes it the greatest church in all of Christendom.
  • You will receive priority access to St. Peter's Basilica with this tour and enter the church through a dedicated entrance.
  • Once inside, your handy audio guide app will walk you through the inner sanctums of the church and show you all the major highlights of the basilica, including Michelangelo’s “Pieta” and Bernini’s “Chair of St. Peter”.

inclusions

  • Download of the official audio guide inmultiple languages.
  • Reserved entrance at the metal detectors.

exclusions

  • Headphones (you can use your own or buy them at the desk).
  • Access to Cupola.
  • Entry to the Basilica (since entry is free).

super flexible cancellation policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

your experience

Benefit From Priority Access to St.Peter's Basilica

St.Peter's Basilica is easily one of the most popular attractions in the world, receiving over 5 million visitors annually. Hence, wait lines at the venue can be anywhere between 1 to 3 hours long. Purchasing this dedicated access ticket before your visit not only helps you save time but also allows you to choose an entry slot according to your convenience.

Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

In order to gain entry, you will need to meet your host at a designated meeting point situated in St. Peter's Square, adjacent to the basilica. Your host will be wearing a blue vest for easy recognition. Your tour will then lead you inside the dedicated gate at the security. Once inside, you are then free to explore the Basilica at your own rhythm. With the help of the audio guide, you can explore the major highlights of the Basilica. Make sure to take note of the Renaissance masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's Pieta, and Bernini’s Chair of St. Peter. You will also have the chance to pay homage to the tomb of St. John Paul II.

This tour is one of the most cost-effective ways to visit Saint Peter available online, with the official audio-guides of the Basilica!

A visit to St. Peter's Basilica should be on the must-do lists of everyone visiting Rome. Apart from being a center of religion, St. Peter's Basilica is also home to numerous works of Renaissance art, giving you one of the finest art explorations you will ever experience.

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Timings and Availability

This tour runs throughout the week. This tour is an hour long.

For Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

  • Slot #1: Anytime from 8.45 AM up to 10.00 AM.
  • Slot #2: Anytime from 10.00 AM up to 1.00 PM.
  • Slot #3: Anytime from 1.00 PM up to 3.00 PM.
  • Slot #4: Anytime from 3.00 PM up to 5.00 PM.

For Wednesday and Sunday:

  • Slot #3: Anytime from 1.00 PM up to 3.00 PM.
  • Slot #4: Anytime from 3.00 PM up to 5.00 PM.

St. Peter's Basilica is often subject to last-minute closures for religious ceremonies. Moreover, on Wednesday mornings, it may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square.

Dress Code

Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Languages Available

The audio guide, which is downloadable from the VOX CITY APP, is available in multiple languages:
Spanish | Chinese | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Polish | Portuguese | Russian

Discounted Tickets

Child tickets (between the ages of 7-17) are available at a reduced price of 14.5 EUR.

my tickets

  • You will receive your guided tour voucher shortly.
  • On the day of the experience, head to the meeting point and display the voucher on your mobile phone along with a photo ID to begin your tour.

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is - looking at the Basilica – at the end of the left colonnade, near the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant'Uffizio.
  • Look for the guide wearing a blue vest with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it.
  • He or she will wait for you and accompany you through a dedicated gate inside the Basilica.
    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Light Rail: Get off at the Risorgimento - San Pietro stop. The meeting point is a 7-minute walk from the station.

By Bus: Get off at the Risorgimento station. The meeting point is a 5-minute walk from the stop.

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