St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
- Guided tour of the Basilica with Official Vatican guides
- Reserved entrance at the metal detectors
Go on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and discover what makes it the greatest church in all of Christendom. These skip the line tickets to St. Peter's Basilica allow you to enter the church through a dedicated entrance and bypass the long waiting lines. Once inside, your guide 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”.
why you shouldn't miss this
Situated in the heart of Rome and Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica is the most important church in the Christian faith. It is an Italian Renaissance church that was designed primarily by Bramante, Bernini, Michelangelo, and Maderno. Today, St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world and also considered to be the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture in the world.
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. Some of the most popular works of art in the basilica are Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, Bernini’s Baldachin, the statue of St. Peter, Pope John Paul II’s tomb as well as St Peter’s famous dome.
The sheer magnitude of the architecture, the vastness of the elements at display and the millennia of history stored at St. Peter's Basilica an enriching experience which is best discovered in the company of a guide. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who will lead you through the halls of the basilica and show all the important highlights of the church.
The tour begins at a designated meeting point situated in St. Peter's Square, adjacent to the basilica. If you stand in St. Peter's Square and face St. Peter's Basilica, then the exact meeting point is located on the right-hand side of the square, outside the colonnade and in front of the Vatican Post Office. Here you will see your guide wearing a blue vest with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it. Be there 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour so you can find your guide with ease.
Once you have met your guide, you will be lead inside St. Peter's Basilica through a reserved entrance. Once inside, your guide will lead you through the church and show you all the major highlights. You will see classic Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Pieta, Bernini’s Chair of St. Peter and also have the chance to pay homage to the tomb of St. John Paul II.
know before you go
This tour of St. Peter's Basilica takes place on all days. On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the tour will take place at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. On Monday, the tour will take place at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. On Wednesday, the tour takes place twice at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Finally, on Sunday, the tour takes place at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM.
The closest station to the Vatican is the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. Line A of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. Your meeting point is a 5-minute walk from this metro station.
What to Wear
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.
How to Redeem Your Tickets
- You will receive your guided tour voucher in a few minutes.
- 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.
- The meeting point is located under the right side colonnade (series of columns around the Basilica Square), facing the Basilica, precisely in front of the Police Hurdle.
- Look for the guide wearing a blue vest with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it.