Skip the Line St. Peter's Basilica and Treasury Museum - Official Small Group Tour

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Rome - St. Peter's Basilica
monument to Sixtus IV (1471-1484), by Antonio del Pollaiolo
Dome of St. Peter's
Michelangelo's La Pieta
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What To Expect

Enter St. Peter's Basilica with the official Skip the Line service, visit the Basilica with our professional guide, and then the Treasury Museum with the official audioguide.

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 Skip the Line tickets for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, saving time and money

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
St. Peter's Square
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:30 AM; 11:30 AM; 12:30 PM; 2:40 PM
Product Code:
12304
Voucher info:
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Description

Skip the long entrance queue with our priority access and visit the Basilica with our professional guides.

We'll start with a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the cradle of Christianity, and the biggest and most important catholic church in the world. Then, we'll give an impressive explanation of "La Pieta" by Michelangelo, the highest representation of love between the Mother and Child.

Continuing, we'll admire the Canopy built by Bernini right on top of St. Peter's tomb. See the interior part of the Dome designed by Michelangelo and all the masterpieces of the most important Renaissance artists.

The words 'luxurious' and 'elegant' will come to mind as you explore the interior of St. Peter's Basilica. The interior is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. It is interesting to note that there are no paintings, only mosaics.

After the tour of the Basilica you will receive an audioguide for the visit of the Treasury Museum, one of the two museums in the Vatican City State. After passing through the 18th century sacristy of the Basilica - built with columns from the Villa Adriana in Tivoli - you'll enter St. Peter's Treasury, which contains church ornaments, statues, papal miters and various objects, usually gifts of kings or princes.

Notable pieces include the monument to Sixtus IV (1471-1484), a work by 15th century Florentine artist Antonio Pollaiuolo. There is also the sarcophagus showing the Pope surrounded by the virtues and the liberal arts, which was commissioned in 1493 by Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later to become Pope Julius II.)

Available Languages*

  • Guided Tour of the Basilica: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German

  • Audioguided Tour of the Treasury Museum: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese

Includes

  • Skip the Line service

  • Headsets

  • Tour of the Basilica with an official guide

  • Entrance ticket and audioguided tour of the Treasury Museum

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

-*Kindly provide your preferred language upon booking for both the Guided and Audioguided portion of the tour. 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).

  • 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.

  • There will be a live guide for the tour of St. Peter's Basilica. The tour of the Treasury Museum will only be audioguided.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • The tour begins and ends in St. Peter's Square.

  • Please inquire for private tours in Chinese.

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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