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St. Peter's Basilica guided tour

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 1 hour
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Enter St. Peter's Basilica

Explore the beautiful interiors of the Renaissance Basilica

Discover masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà with an expert guide

What to expect

St. Peter is known as the Queen of all the Basilicas and its central dome dominates Rome’s skyline. Discover the secrets of one of the greatest wonders of the Renaissance and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Pietà, and other priceless works including Bernini’s sculptures.

In the heart of the Basilica, beneath the high altar, you’ll discover the Confessio or Chapel of the Confession, whose name refers to St. Peter’s confession of faith that lead to his martyrdom. You’ll take the two curving marble staircases and enter this underground chapel located at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above St. Peter's burial place. Discover the rooms of St. Peter's, richly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculptures, and beautiful gilding.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Guided tour of the Basilica


Group monitoring fee

What’s not included

Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Optional activity costs


Saint Peter's Basilica, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Meeting point:

The meeting point is in the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica. There you will find the welcome desk and you will be assigned a specialized guide.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women. Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed. Visitors that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican
  • The service begins and ends in St. Peter's Square
  • There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time and show their voucher to the tour guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point