“We were told on various online social media sites that 'Skip the Line' for St. Peter's Basilica doesn't exist! Well it does and is really well worth it! ! ! There is so much to see and do in Rome, that with this tour, you show up at the time 'you' previously decided on and in minutes, you are through security, getting your audio guide and on your way! ...Anna-marie B., Canada – See more reviews
What To Expect
Using an official audio-guide of the Basilica, you can start your visit at any point of the church, without having to follow the order dictated by the presence of a guide. Explore one of Rome's most famous and magnificent sites without the long lines and at your own pace, 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 may begin with the heart of the Basilica, beneath the high altar and Bernini's Baldachin, where you'll discover the "Confession" or "Chapel of the Confession," in reference to the confession of faith by St. Peter which lead to his martyrdom and burial place, and you can end with "La Pieta," the masterpiece of Michelangelo Buonarroti or with the St. Peter's bronze statue, so venerated by all the visiting pilgrims.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the Queen of all of the Basilicas!
Audioguided Tour: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Official audioguide in one of the 10 languages available
Entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel***
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.
** You may choose to bring your own earphones or purchase them at the desk for EUR 1.00.
***For the entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, you will have a guaranteed reserved entrance should you wish to purchase tickets in the Atrium at EUR 25.00. Tickets are valid for any date or time of day from 10:00 to 15:00 (excluding Sundays and days when the Museums are closed.)
Children below 7 years old are free of charge (please provide proof of age).
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.
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.
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