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St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Fast Track Entry

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Skip the long lines and enjoy a hassle-free tour of Saint Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's prime attractions and primary temple of Christianity. In this unique Vatican State experience, you'll delight in the hidden wonders of the Renaissance, and get to see Michelangelo's Pieta and the Bernini masterpieces.

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines and save over 1 hour of waiting
  • Guaranteed small group tours with a maximum of 25 guests
  • Enjoy the biggest church in the world with the lowest price ever
  • Licensed and authorized Vatican guides
  • After the tour, you can also get the Cupola and Vatican Museum tickets, saving time and money

Description

Come and experience the Queen of all of the Basilicas!

Explore one of Rome's most famous and magnificent sites without the long lines, and discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described this site as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful." St. Peter is the primary temple of Christianity and is built in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline of Rome.

As you enter the church, you will see that its interior is much bigger than those of any other cathedral. You will also see that the entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, mosaics and gilding.

You will begin your tour with one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, "La Pieta" by Michelangelo and you will have the opportunity to visit the tomb of Saint John Paul II.

At the heart of the Basilica, beneath the high altar and Bernini's Baldachin, you will discover the "Confession" or "Chapel of the Confession," in reference to the confession of faith by St. Peter, which lead to his martyrdom.

Two curving marble staircases lead to this underground chapel at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above the burial place of Saint Peter.

Available Languages*

  • English, French, Italian, Spanish, German

Includes

  • Fast track entry to St. Peter's Basilica

  • Headset

  • English-speaking guide
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St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Fast Track Entry

Duration: 1:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Fast track entry to St. Peter's Basilica / Headset / English-speaking guide

This was a great tour and I wished I had taken this during my last trip to Vatican. The Skip the Line tour saves a lot of time and energy, I would recommend everyone to take this tour and and take this when it opens in the morning to get pictures without lot of people around.

They will give you a radio and earphones and the tour guide wears the microphone. So there was no shouting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and Frank. She didn’t know answers to some questions asked by group members but she asked her colleague and provided the right information. She guided us to go to top of dome which was not part of the tour and had a wonderful view of the city.

Munjal Patel

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Schedule

Starting time: 10:30 - 15:30 (Show more)
  • 10:15

    Meet Your Guide Near the Vatican Post Office

  • 10:30

    No Wait Access to St. Peter's Basilica

    St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most visited attractions in Rome and the long queues of visitors start to form from the early morning. Save over an hour of waiting outside, take advantage of your fast track entry and enter through the dedicated priority gate with your official guide.

  • Walk Around St. Peter's Square

    You will meet the guide just outside St. Peter's Square. Take the chance to snap pictures of the square and have a walk around to admire Bernini's ingenious solution to create a piazza in two sections, just before you meet your guide.

  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Your expert guide will make sure you will see all the most important highlights of the Basilica and explain the history behind them. See Michaelangelo's masterpiece, La Pietà, marvel at the impressive Dome, St. Peter's Baldachin and altar.

  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica Interiors

    Enjoy the visit of the Queen of all of the Basilicas, the entire interior of St. Peter's is richly decorated with marble, mosaic, sculptures and gilding. Once you end your tour with your guide, you can still remain inside the Basilica and explore more by yourself.

  • 11:45

    End of the guided tour

  • 13:15

    Meet Your Guide Near the Vatican Post Office

  • 13:30

    No Wait Access to St. Peter's Basilica

    St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most visited attractions in Rome and the long queues of visitors start to form from the early morning. Save over an hour of waiting outside, take advantage of your fast track entry and enter through the dedicated priority gate with your official guide.

  • Walk Around St. Peter's Square

    You will meet the guide just outside St. Peter's Square. Take the chance to snap pictures of the square and have a walk around to admire Bernini's ingenious solution to create a piazza in two sections, just before you meet your guide.

  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Your expert guide will make sure you will see all the most important highlights of the Basilica and explain the history behind them. See Michaelangelo's masterpiece, La Pietà, marvel at the impressive Dome, St. Peter's Baldachin and altar.

  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica Interiors

    Enjoy the visit of the Queen of all of the Basilicas, the entire interior of St. Peter's is richly decorated with marble, mosaic, sculptures and gilding. Once you end your tour with your guide, you can still remain inside the Basilica and explore more by yourself.

  • 14:45

    End of the guided tour

  • 15:15

    Meet Your Guide Near the Vatican Post Office

  • 15:30

    No Wait Access to St. Peter's Basilica

    St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most visited attractions in Rome and the long queues of visitors start to form from the early morning. Save over an hour of waiting outside, take advantage of your fast track entry and enter through the dedicated priority gate with your official guide.

  • Walk Around St. Peter's Square

    You will meet the guide just outside St. Peter's Square. Take the chance to snap pictures of the square and have a walk around to admire Bernini's ingenious solution to create a piazza in two sections, just before you meet your guide.

  • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

    Your expert guide will make sure you will see all the most important highlights of the Basilica and explain the history behind them. See Michaelangelo's masterpiece, La Pietà, marvel at the impressive Dome, St. Peter's Baldachin and altar.

  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica Interiors

    Enjoy the visit of the Queen of all of the Basilicas, the entire interior of St. Peter's is richly decorated with marble, mosaic, sculptures and gilding. Once you end your tour with your guide, you can still remain inside the Basilica and explore more by yourself.

  • 16:45

    End of the guided tour

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.

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

  • Children below 7 years old are free of charge. Please provide proof of age.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

This was a great tour and I wished I had taken this during my last trip to Vatican. The Skip the Line tour saves a lot of time and... energy, I would recommend everyone to take this tour and and take this when it opens in the morning to get pictures without lot of people around.

They will give you a radio and earphones and the tour guide wears the microphone. So there was no shouting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and Frank. She didn’t know answers to some questions asked by group members but she asked her colleague and provided the right information. She guided us to go to top of dome which was not part of the tour and had a wonderful view of the city.
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Munjal Patel

Experience with the Veltra is all just positive.
From the booking process at their web page to the last second of a tour....
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It's easy to book tickets, price is really affordable, and tickets with detailed
instructions comes to the mail minutes after payment. So just print out tickets
and have it ready on a site. While on meeting point a representative will
approach and ask in fluent English about the tickets. Then you'll join the rest
of a small group and get the guide who will take you to Basilica. Entrance is
immediate, so no long lines, no waiting. While in Basilica you'll get a guide
according to your chosen language and audio device. So your journey into
masterpiece of European and Christian architecture can start. Dedicated guide is
absolute hero of the day.
Knowledge and info you'll get from a guide in some 60 minutes exceeds reading
articles for more than 5-6 hours.
Audio device given to you will help to hear everything that your guide is
talking and asking the questions at any moment - all without yelling.
After tour conclusion you will get the right to stay in Basilica or courtyard
for as long as you want.

So money spent on tickets are something that is worth for 100%. You get 1st
class service, and no time wasting.
In my experience with Veltra - everything went smooth, beautiful and sweet as
Italian ice-cream.
Highly recommended!
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Slobodanka

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