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Skip the Line: St. Peter's Basilica Self Guided Audio Tour

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Go on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica 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 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.

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Your Experience

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.

You will then be lead inside via a dedicated gate at the security. With the help of the audioguide which you can download, you can explore all the major highlights of the basilica. The audioguide, downloadable from our PopGuide APP, is available in 11 languages. 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.

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  • Download of the official audio guide in one of 11 available languages
  • Reserved entrance at the metal detectors
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1.Headphones (you can use your own or buy them at the desk for €1,00)
2.Access to Cupola
3.Shuttle service to and from the Hotel

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Know Before You Go

Tour Timings

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.
On Wednesday mornings & afternoons St. Peter's Basilica may be closed to the public due to the Papal Audience taking place in Saint Peter’s Square. If you wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, please plan to travel on another day. The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies.

Getting There

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.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

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

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Clint Brady
Reviewed in June, 2018

Tickets are discounted and the cheapest for this tour online.

Christie Bowen
Reviewed in June, 2018

Two benefits - skip the line and audioguide, It's worth the extra few bucks because your experiences gets so much better.

Lee Brown
Reviewed in June, 2018

I had so many questions about this tour but everything was sorted by the customer care guys. They were patient and asnwered all my questions. It made my trip all the more easy.

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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 exact meeting point is located on the right-hand side of St. Peter's Square, outside the colonnade and in front of the Vatican Post Office.
• Look for the guide wearing a blue vest with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it.
• Begin your tour.

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Poste Vaticane, 00120 Vatican City, Vatican City

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