Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

From US$ 30.61 per person

Join a tour of Saint Peter's Basilica. Delight in the hidden wonders of the Renaissance. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
  • Discover the Chapel of the Confession
Full description

Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites. Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, this Renaissance-style church and its dome dominate the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful".

Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, discover the Chapel of the Confession, named after the confession of faith by St. Peter. Marvel at the curving marble staircases that lead to this underground chapel.

Also, listen to the Vox City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts. It works online and is included in the experience. Learn about points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, and where to take the best photos and access Wi-Fi.

Includes
  • Official guide
  • Headsets
  • Rome's Vox City Guide
  • Dome (Cupola) entrance ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Skip-the-line entry
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Food
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • In compliance with the latest ministerial provisions, visitors must wear a mask and their temperature will be measured. If a guest had a temperature above 37.5 °C they will be denied entry
  • A ticket is not needed to enter the basilica, however, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 2598 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Your site is perfect, the tour was easy to select and book, the service at the location was good and for all this I'd rate 5. The guide was kind and funny but I would have expected a little more, she was not exactly passionate....not too big a deal, so overall I can confirm a 4.

October 20, 2021

Having a guided tour was really helpful because the explanations of all the artwork, statues and alters made the tour much more meaningful. If we had just toured on our own we would have missed a lot of interesting information and it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun and interesting!

August 23, 2021

The meeting point / counter is located inside St. Peter's Basilica. That could then be described a little better, because otherwise you lose unnecessary time asking yourself. The tour was pleasant and insightful. Guide was very pleasant and due to the relatively few visitors, there was enough time to enjoy the incredibly impressive church.

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August 10, 2021

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