What To Expect
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.
Guided tour of the Basilica in chosen language
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
-*Kindly provide your preferred language upon booking. Please choose from the list of Available Languages.
Adult rates are from ages 18 - 99. Child rates are applicable for children ages 7 - 17. Children below 7 years old are free of charge (please provide proof of age).
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.
The tour begins and ends in St. Peter's Square.
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes