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St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Necropolis Guided Tour

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Take an exclusive tour of the Vatican Necropolis beneath the St. Peter's Basilica. After your visit to the burial site, head up and explore the magnificent interior of the St. Peter's itself.

Schedule

Starting time: 11:30 - 12:30 (Show more)
  • 11:15

    Meet Your Guide in Front of Vatican Post Office

  • Discover the Vatican Necropolis

    Descend 10 meters below St. Peter's Basilica to discover a Roman cemetery where both pagan and Christian tombs from the period between the 1st and the 4th century coexist. Wander around the area and see a place where the remains of St. Peter, the first 'pope', are buried.

  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Take an exclusive tour of the St. Peter's Basilica. Upon entering the sacred grounds, you will be greeted by its enormous halls. Marvel at classic works of art including Michelangelo's Pieta, the Chapel of Confession, various sculptures and mosaics, reminiscent of the golden age of art.

  • 14:15

    End of Tour

  • 12:15

    Meet Your Guide in Front of Vatican Post Office

  • Discover the Vatican Necropolis

    Descend 10 meters below St. Peter's Basilica to discover a Roman cemetery where both pagan and Christian tombs from the period between the 1st and the 4th century coexist. Wander around the area and see a place where the remains of St. Peter, the first 'pope', are buried.

  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Take an exclusive tour of the St. Peter's Basilica. Upon entering the sacred grounds, you will be greeted by its enormous halls. Marvel at classic works of art including Michelangelo's Pieta, the Chapel of Confession, various sculptures and mosaics, reminiscent of the golden age of art.

  • 15:15

    End of Tour

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St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Necropolis Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Thu
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Official Vatican guides for both the Necropolis (excavations) and St. Peter’s Basilica / Admission / English audio guide
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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • During the visit of the underground burial, visitors may be affected by the altered environmental conditions of temperature and humidity. Those who have special physical problems, subject to increase under these conditions, including claustrophobia, are advised not to participate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to enter the Vatican.

  • Bulky items such as suitcases or bags of any size are not allowed during the tour.

  • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee

  • No short pants

  • No mini skirts

  • No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin

Additional Note(s)
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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