St Peter's Basilica and Vatican Mosaic Skip-the-Line Admission

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Tour description

Walk through the heart of Vatican City and the 16th-century Mosaic Studio (Studio del Mosaico). You’ll visit the workshop with the Mosaic director and watch the artists who work to restore and produce the mosaics of Saint Peter's Basilica. This experince will follow a private guided tour of the Basilica which is a UNESCO world heritage site. With our fast track you will enter in St. Peter's Basilica and have 2.5 hours to experience the site, including Michelangelo’s Pietà and the tomb of St Peter. Enjoy personal attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people. Don't miss this UNIQUE experience and discover the hidden Vatican City.

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: 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, LazioEnjoy the most unique experience in the Vatican City. Visit with our guides the MOSAIC SCHOOL (Studio del Mosaico) and enjoy the masterpieces prepared (you will see artist at work) by the professional restorers. The Mosaic Studio is next to the POPE Residence in the Vatican City. Enjoy and learn the different stages of the preparation of the masterpieces. Duration: 45 minutesStop 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: 10 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: 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: 10 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 2014.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Porta Santa, Vatican City, LazioThe Holy Door is open only during the JubileeDuration: 5 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: 10 minutesStop At: Tomb of Urban VIII, Vatican City, LazioIt is the funerary monument of Pope Urbano VIII, sumptuous work of Gian Lorenzo BerniniDuration: 10 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: 45 minutesStop At: Vatican Grottoes, Vatican City, LazioHere are the tombs of numerous PpopesDuration: 10 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: 10 minutesStop At: Fontane di Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, LazioThe twin fountains of St. Peter's SquareDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Apolistic Palace, Vatican City, LazioFrom one of these windows the Holy Father looks out for his blessingDuration: 5 minutes

What's included

  • St. Peter's Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the guided tour is included
  • Visit the Vatican Mosaic Studio ONLY Mosaic workshop in the Vatican City (next to the Pope's recidence)
  • Taxes included
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Free WiFi in the Basilica and Toilet facilities

What's not included

  • Entrance ticket (the entrance in the Basilica is free)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cupola entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service