No-Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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Tour description

See the best of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on a comprehensive 1.15-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable Vatican guide, your tour starts with a short walk from St Peter's Square, before continuing into St Peter's Basilica with a priority-access service. As you walk, hear tales of the popes, pilgrims and legendary artists who, throughout history, have helped make St Peter's Basilica the awe-inspiring place it is today.Numbers are limited to 20 people on this St Peter's Basilica tour, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized experience.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, LazioThe most famous and the biggest square of the Vatican City. It is from here that you may see the Pope blessing. In the middle of the huge square enjoy the Obelisk from Egypt (over 2500 years old)Duration: 3 minutesStop At: La Pieta, Vatican City, LazioThe marble sculpture made by Michelangelo Buonarroti. La Pietà is considered the first masterpiece of the artist, one of Michelangelo's greatest works of artDuration: 10 minutesStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioGreat Official Vatican Guides will explain the secrets of the Queen of all of the Basilicas!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, Laziothe smallest state in the worldDuration: 1 hourStop At: Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, Vatican City, LazioThe greatest masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This huge mausoleum is right on top of the Tomb of St. PeterDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, Vatican City, LazioIn the middle of the most famous and biggest square of the Vatican Citythe, you can see the Obelisk from Egypt (over 2500 years old)Duration: 3 minutesStop At: Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City, LazioThe highest building in Rome, from its top you will enjoy the spectacular views of the Eternal City and of the Vatican areaDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Monument to Alexander VII, Vatican City, LazioThe sepulcher of Alexander VII is the funerary monument of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo BerniniDuration: 3 minutesStop At: Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II, Vatican City, LazioThe tomb of Pope John Paul II which was proclaimed Saint by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014Duration: 3 minutesStop At: Porta Santa, Vatican City, LazioThe Holy Door is open only during the JubileeDuration: 3 minutesStop At: St. Peter Enthroned, Vatican City, LazioIt represents St. Peter in a sitting position, with his blessing hand and with the keys of the Kingdom of GodDuration: 3 minutesStop At: Tomb of Urban VIII, Vatican City, LazioIt is the funerary monument of Pope Urbano VIII, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo BerniniDuration: 3 minutesStop At: Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City, LazioThe Treasury Museum houses church ornaments, statues, papal miters, and various other objects, usually gifts from kings or other nobles.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Vatican Grottoes, Vatican City, LazioHere are the tombs of numerous PopesDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Fontane di Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, LazioThe twin fountains of St. Peter's SquareDuration: 3 minutesPass By: Apolistic Palace, Vatican City, LazioFrom one of these windows the Holy Father looks out for his blessing

What's included

  • Headsets to enjoy better your live guide
  • St. Peter's Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Guided tour of the Basilica with Official Vatican guides
  • Groups monitoring fee
  • Taxes included
  • Toilet and possibility of adding the Cupola to your experience

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activity costs
  • Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is FREE)
  • Cupola entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro


  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors