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St. Peter’s Basilica, Square, and Papal Tombs Guided Tour

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Discover the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica, delve into the history-filled Papal Grottoes, and cap it off with iconic St. Peter's Square views on this guided tour.

Highlights

  • Embark on a guided journey through the heart of Vatican City, discovering the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica and the Papal Grottoes.

  • The tour includes a knowledgeable English or Italian-speaking guide who will not only explain the history but also reveal the secrets of these monumental structures.

  • Experience the vast interiors of the largest Basilica in the world, and marvel at the stunning Michelangelo's 'Pieta' and the grand Bernini's Baldachin.

  • Venture into the tranquil Papal Grottoes, the final abode of previous pontiffs, and end in St. Peter’s Square, a hub of architectural beauty.

  • Did you know? St. Peter's Basilica, visible throughout Rome, took over a century to build, and its iconic dome was designed by Michelangelo himself!

Inclusions

  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes

  • Expert English or Italian-speaking guide

  • Entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica

  • Assistance from a local staff

Exclusions

  • Entry to St. Peter's Dome

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • United Kingdom
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  • Germany
  • Romania
  • France
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hungary
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Spain and over 24 countries have loved this experience
Colette McPheat

Colette

5/5

Apr, 2024

The tour of St Peter's Basilica and the papal tombs was brilliant. Our tour guide was so informative and it was really interesting. I would definitely love to do it all again.
Charles mcshane

Charles

3/5

Apr, 2024

The tour guide was superb, he made the experience magical educational and fun. The organisation was Terrible. As instructed we arrived 15 mins early at the location described and shown in a photograph. No one came even after the tour start time. I phoned and was told she will arrive. She did , 5 minutes after start time , and we were shown the gathering point , different side of large building. Now the guide took over and made everything ok. Your Administration skills and website updates are terrible. Well done our guide with umbrella and fedora hat... he is the usp of your company
Ballari Conner

Ballari

3/5

Apr, 2024

The guide was lovely and knowledgeable which was good. The actual tour was great but being in the queue for roughly 1 hour was quite difficult for me as I am (not visibly) disabled so I did find it very tough to concentrate standing in the queue for so long.
Ghassan Dahlawi

Ghassan

3/5

Apr, 2024

Pick up location was not clear, there were other tour guides in same location, we got confused which one is ours & few people in our tour had different company name, but overall tour was nice.
Sibu Puthenveettil

Sibu

5/5

Apr, 2024

The church and sites were beautiful and our tour guide Vallery was very informative and engaging. I would recommend the tour again, especially if Vallery is giving it. Cheers!

Embarking on a journey through time

Commence your journey through time in Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, where your guide awaits to take you on an exploration of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. Step into the grandeur of Roman Catholicism, where art, history, and spirituality merge in a stunning spectacle of architectural brilliance. Marvel at the ornate interiors, discover Michelangelo's 'Pieta', the only sculpture he ever signed, and gaze upon Bernini's Baldachin, a massive bronze canopy standing directly over St. Peter's tomb. While the Basilica's construction took over a century, every minute spent here feels like a moment frozen in time.

From sacred tombs to panoramic views

Your journey continues to the Papal Grottoes, where the solemn tranquility belies the vibrant lives and legacies of the popes buried here. As the tour concludes in St. Peter's Square, you might be surprised to learn that the iconic dome, visible throughout Rome, was Michelangelo's design but was completed after his death. For those who crave an unparalleled view of Rome, ask your guide for directions to St. Peter's Dome. A climb to its heights rewards you with a breathtaking panorama, a fitting end to this enriching voyage through history.

Additional information

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted. You may risk being denied entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

What’s not allowed

  • Note that the following items are not allowed inside the venue: tripods and flash photography.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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