Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes Guided Tour

Activity provider: 1 City Tour
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From US$ 25.49 per person

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Enjoy Rome with a guided tour to discover the wonders that are hidden in St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore a place where religion, art, history, and beauty combine.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sculptures, mosaics, marbles and most famous artworks of the Basilica
  • Learn the history and secrets that makes this place so special
  • Enjoy a guided tour that is perfect for all ages
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of Rome to discover the history and the secrets of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Basilica in the world. Admire the stunning architecture, famous artworks, and visit the Papal Grottoes.

After meeting your guide, explore the wonders that fill the Basilica. Follow your guide as you discover the past of St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at its grand interior, covered in gold and breathtaking colors.

See the artworks that were created by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Bramante, a focal point for religion and a representative of the beauty of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. After visiting the Basilica, head to the Papal Grottoes, where the previous pontiffs were buried. Get indications to visit the St. Peter’s Dome on request at the end of the tour.

Before entering the Basilica there is a mandatory security check, therefore this might cause the creation of a queue that cannot be skipped.
Includes
  • Guide
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Papal Grottoes (with the exception of special day-off)
  • Ticket for the Dome
  • Skip-the-line entry
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the "Mondo Cattolico" shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted.
  • Ask for an indication from your guide at the end of the tour, if you want to visit the St. Peter’s Dome.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 251 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Vatican City was in my bucket list so I went with my family. It was inevitable I should visit the world famous St Peter's Basilica and we took guided tour as going on our own will take more time and we will miss more information and the guide will guide us along the necessary stuffs. It was a fine experience. Our tour guide was a fine lady who tried to explain everything. Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit the resting places of the Popes as it was closed on that day.

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August 4, 2022

Margarita was a fabulous city local! We had a small tour of only two other families which was nice when I had booked a larger one for cheaper. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the basilica and pointed out some hidden features in the artwork we wouldn’t have noticed beforehand. Highly recommend!

July 28, 2022

My tour guide was Patricia and she was very good. Knowledgeable and entertaining, she taught us a lot and managed to make it engaging all throughout. It was a day full of learning and exploring I would not have had the chance to experience had I not booked the guide.

June 24, 2022

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