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Small-Group Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

Rated 3.7 out of 5.0 from 2755 reviews.
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1 hr
Guided tour

Explore the largest church in the world and discover what makes St. Peter's Basilica a Renaissance masterpiece.


  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and enjoy a fun and educational tour with an official Vatican guide in the language of your choice.

  • Check out stunning works of art and architecture by Bernini, Donato Bramante, and Carlo Maderno, and learn about them from your expert guide.

  • Pay homage to Pope John Paul II at his tomb and learn about the iconic chair of St. Peter.

  • Fun Fact: St. Peter's Basilica took more than 100 years to build.


  • Entry into St. Peter's Basilica

  • Guided tour in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish (as per option selected)

  • Specialized guide for small groups (no more than 25 people)

cancellation policy

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

Intriguing Artworks

At St. Peter's Basilica, you will find a dedicated desk where you can show your voucher. Inside, check out masterpieces of Renaissance art such as Michelangelo's Pieta, the giant bronze canopy of St. Peter’s Baldachin, the Chair of St. Peter, and others. Learn about hundreds of points of interest, local attractions, and hidden gems from local experts.

Explore with an Official Guide

Along the way, your guide will provide insights into the history and symbolism of the artwork and architecture, helping you to understand the significance of what you're seeing. You may also have the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome, which offers breathtaking views of Vatican City and the surrounding area.

Important Information

  • Expect a considerable wait time as you queue for the security checks. It could take up to 60 mins during the peak season.

  • In order to pay your respects, you must abide by the Basilica's dress code. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 60 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

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

  • To access the meeting point, you will have to wait in line for security checks which could take up up to 1 hour during high season.

ratings & reviews

2.8K Ratings
Virginie FREY


Sep, 2023
The guide was there as scheduled. The tour was very interesting and detailed. Be sure to allow 1 hour to get through the security check (bring a hat and water - there's no shade in St Peter's Square!).
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Donatella Barale


Aug, 2023
Excellent organization. Our guide ,Alessandro, was really pleasant and comprehensive and above all very knowledgeable
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Maria Mohn


Aug, 2023
The guide was sooo experienced! Such a connaisseur of the Roman history! Very nice, punctual and patient. I would definitely recommend it again
Katiuska Quispe


Aug, 2023
To get the tickets and go without worries The lady who did the tours was very nice and knowledgeable. The Vatican is so beautiful .


Jul, 2023
You don't need a ticket to enter the Basilica, but, the tour was a fine addition to our visit. The guide told us many little details that we would have missed otherwise.
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