St. Peter’s Basilica tickets and tours

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St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Guided Tour

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2 hr. - 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Your tour starts with climbing to the top of St. Peter's Basilica's dome, alongside an expert local tour guide.
  • Once at the top, gaze out and catch awe-inspiring views of Rome, its popular landmarks, and the surrounding hills.
  • Pick up interesting facts and details regarding the dome of Michaelangelo and the Papal Tombs from your guide.
  • Explore the dazzling interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Papal Sarcophagi once you've visited the top of the dome.
  • Appreciate the artistic brilliance of Michelangelo and Bernini while at the Basilica.
  • Your tour starts with climbing to the top of St. Peter's Basilica's dome, alongside an expert local tour guide.
  • Once at the top, gaze out and catch awe-inspiring views of Rome, its popular landmarks, and the surrounding hills.
  • Pick up interesting facts and details regarding the dome of Michaelangelo and the Papal Tombs from your guide.
  • Explore the dazzling interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Papal Sarcophagi once you've visited the top of the dome.
  • Appreciate the artistic brilliance of Michelangelo and Bernini while at the Basilica.

Inclusions

  • Admission to the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Dome climb
  • Visit to the Papal Sarcophagi (optional)
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, German or Italian-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off services
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to the Necropolis / St. Peter’s Tomb / Scavi
  • This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.
  • On days close to religious holidays at the Vatican, parts of the tour such as the Papal Tombs may not be open. In this case, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended.
  • Please note that this tour includes a climb of a substantial number of steps and requires a decent level of physical fitness to undertake.
  • Dress code: Please be dressed appropriately. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Expect a considerable wait time as you queue for the security checks. It could take up to 60 minutes during the peak season.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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St. Peter's Basilica and Dome Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

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€29
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  • The Pieta, nave leading to the gilded Apse, or the elliptical Dome? Why choose? Enjoy the best of Basilica and its Dome with this all-in-one ticket!
  • Glide to the Dome’s base for the best views of the Papal Altar and bronze canopy—one of Christendom's holiest sites. Elevator convenience at its best!
  • Don’t miss a vantage view of Rome's marvels! The Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel’s roof, Pope election chimney, and more are a dome climb away.
  • A multilingual audio guide of the Basilica adds depth and context to your visit. Every step connects you to the story adorning its sacred walls.
  • Did you know the Basilica’s dome, designed by Michelangelo, is the tallest dome in the world? Now you do!
  • The Pieta, nave leading to the gilded Apse, or the elliptical Dome? Why choose? Enjoy the best of Basilica and its Dome with this all-in-one ticket!
  • Glide to the Dome’s base for the best views of the Papal Altar and bronze canopy—one of Christendom's holiest sites. Elevator convenience at its best!
  • Don’t miss a vantage view of Rome's marvels! The Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel’s roof, Pope election chimney, and more are a dome climb away.
  • A multilingual audio guide of the Basilica adds depth and context to your visit. Every step connects you to the story adorning its sacred walls.
  • Did you know the Basilica’s dome, designed by Michelangelo, is the tallest dome in the world? Now you do!

Inclusions

  • Admission to St. Peter's Basilica and Dome
  • Elevator ride to Cupola's base
  • Insightful audio guide
  • Climb to Dome's top
  • Assistance at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Mobile Device & Earphone
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Live guide
  • Surrender all sharp objects before entering the Basilica
  • Don't forget to cover your knees and shoulders—it's a strict dress code for men and women alike!
  • Avoid the climb of around 300 steps to the Dome's top if you have mobility issues, are pregnant, or have heart/back conditions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Expect a long wait at security, especially during busy times. Patience is key, it could take up to an hour!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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St. Peter’s Basilica & Dome Guided Tour with Breakfast

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€49
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3 hr.
  • The most convenient way to discover the nooks of St. Peter’s Basilica is this guided tour that includes access to the base of the Dome by elevator!
  • Relish a hearty breakfast before you savor the sweeping views of the Eternal City from the top of the dome.
  • An expert English or French-speaking guide will take you through the basilica in detail, from hidden spots to St. Peter’s burial space.
  • Discover legendary works like the marble sculpture Pietà by Michelangelo, and Bernini's Baldachin – the extravagant bronze canopy over the altar!
  • The most convenient way to discover the nooks of St. Peter’s Basilica is this guided tour that includes access to the base of the Dome by elevator!
  • Relish a hearty breakfast before you savor the sweeping views of the Eternal City from the top of the dome.
  • An expert English or French-speaking guide will take you through the basilica in detail, from hidden spots to St. Peter’s burial space.
  • Discover legendary works like the marble sculpture Pietà by Michelangelo, and Bernini's Baldachin – the extravagant bronze canopy over the altar!

Inclusions

  • Entry with guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and Dome
  • Expert English or French-speaking guide (as per option selected)
  • Elevator access to the Dome’s 1st level
  • Breakfast
  • Tip: At the roof level, be sure to check out the giant Apostle statues visible on its façade. Pose along with it to capture its sheer relative size!
  • Strict dress code: No shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.
  • Liquids, sharp items, and bulky bags are not allowed inside the venue.
  • This experience is not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Small-Group Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica

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€14.90
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1 hr.
  • Head over to St. Peter's Basilica, and discover an iconic church with an official Vatican guide in a language of your choice.
  • Check out the stunning works of art and architecture by Renaissance greats such as Bernini, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, and more.
  • Pay homage to the grand tomb of St. John Paul II on this guided tour.
  • Head over to St. Peter's Basilica, and discover an iconic church with an official Vatican guide in a language of your choice.
  • Check out the stunning works of art and architecture by Renaissance greats such as Bernini, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, and more.
  • Pay homage to the grand tomb of St. John Paul II on this guided tour.

Inclusions

  • Entry into St. Peter's Basilica
  • Guided tour in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish (as per option selected)
  • Specialized guide for small groups (no more than 25 people)
  • Tip: Be prepared to go through a security screening before entering the basilica, so it's best to avoid carrying large bags or backpacks.
  • To pay your respects, you must abide by the Basilica's dress code. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes as the experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Expect a considerable wait time as you queue for the security checks. It could take up to 60 mins during the peak season.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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St. Peter’s Basilica, Square, and Papal Tombs Guided Tour

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€25
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1 hr. 30 min.
  • Immerse in an enlightening guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Basilica, and Vatican City's captivating Papal Grottoes.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking interiors of the Basilica, a spectacular showcase of art by Michelangelo and Bernini. Choose between an English or Italian-speaking guide.
  • Experience the convergence of art, history, and religion at the Basilica, and walk the hallowed ground where numerous popes rest in the Papal Grottoes.
  • This tour also includes a visit to the iconic St. Peter’s Square, ending on a high note with directions to the mesmerizing St. Peter's Dome.
  • Immerse in an enlightening guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Basilica, and Vatican City's captivating Papal Grottoes.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking interiors of the Basilica, a spectacular showcase of art by Michelangelo and Bernini. Choose between an English or Italian-speaking guide.
  • Experience the convergence of art, history, and religion at the Basilica, and walk the hallowed ground where numerous popes rest in the Papal Grottoes.
  • This tour also includes a visit to the iconic St. Peter’s Square, ending on a high note with directions to the mesmerizing St. Peter's Dome.

Inclusions

  • Tour of St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Grottoes
  • Expert English or Italian-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica
  • Assistance from a local staff

Exclusions

  • Entry to St. Peter's Dome
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for Bernini's Baldachin - it's a massive bronze canopy made from bronze stripped from the Pantheon!
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted. You may risk being denied entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Note that the following items are not allowed inside the venue: tripods and flash photography.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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€79.20
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3 hr.
  • From the world-famous Sistine Chapel to the extensive art collections of the Vatican Museums, uncover it all on this unforgettable tour.
  • Discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, a sanctuary of faith and artistic beauty, with skip-the-line entry and self-guided exploration.
  • Journey through centuries of history as an expert guide reveals the stories and secrets behind the art and architecture of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Behold the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of one of history's greatest artists.
  • Choose between local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese-speaking guides who will regale you with intriguing anecdotes.
  • From the world-famous Sistine Chapel to the extensive art collections of the Vatican Museums, uncover it all on this unforgettable tour.
  • Discover the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica, a sanctuary of faith and artistic beauty, with skip-the-line entry and self-guided exploration.
  • Journey through centuries of history as an expert guide reveals the stories and secrets behind the art and architecture of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Behold the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including the iconic ceiling and Last Judgment, showcasing the genius of one of history's greatest artists.
  • Choose between local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese-speaking guides who will regale you with intriguing anecdotes.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Expert local English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Audio equipment
  • Group tour of 25 or less
  • Tip: Avoid booking on Wednesdays! Did you know the Pope speaks in St Peter's Square Wednesday mornings? Sometimes this results in last-min closures, so plan for another day if possible.
  • The Vatican Museums offer free tickets for visitors with mobility impairments (with certified invalidity exceeding 74%). In the case of visitors lacking in self-sufficiency, free entry is extended to their companions.
  • Please note: All guests must pass through airport-style security. During high season and peak hours, the wait time at the security check may be up to 30 mins.
  • Compulsory Vatican dress code: Visitors must wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, or baby carriages.
  • The Basilica may be subject to last-minute closures. In the event that it is closed, the tour will be extended inside the museums.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica may be closed on Wednesday mornings and afternoons as the Papal Audience takes place in St. Peter’s Square. If you’re considering visiting St. Peter's Basilica, please make plans for another day.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour with St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb

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5 hr. 30 min.
  • Commence your tour by climbing to the terrace of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will uncover unmatched panoramic views of Rome from atop Michelangelo’s Cupola.
  • Immerse yourself in the genius of the Renaissance on VIP Vatican tour, guided by experts with skip-the-line access.
  • Discover the Basilica's Barocco charm and Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, witness Bernini and Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpieces at the Papal Sarcophagi.
  • Pay a visit to the beguiling Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the cherished murals here, such as the painted ceiling and The Last Judgement by Michelangelo.
  • Commence your tour by climbing to the terrace of St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will uncover unmatched panoramic views of Rome from atop Michelangelo’s Cupola.
  • Immerse yourself in the genius of the Renaissance on VIP Vatican tour, guided by experts with skip-the-line access.
  • Discover the Basilica's Barocco charm and Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, witness Bernini and Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpieces at the Papal Sarcophagi.
  • Pay a visit to the beguiling Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the cherished murals here, such as the painted ceiling and The Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line VIP access to Vatican Museums
  • Admission to the Sistine Chapel
  • Admission to the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Dome climb and visit to the Papal Sarcophagi
  • Headsets (for groups of six or more)
  • Reservation fees

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to the Necropolis / St. Peter’s Tomb / Scavi
  • Tips: Don't forget to look down as you ascend the dome. Through special windows, you can catch glimpses of the basilica's interior below, offering a unique perspective.
  • It's recommended to wear clothing that covers their knees, arms, and back.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: tripod, flash photography, knives, weapons, or sharp objects.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Papal Audience Guided Tour with Free Viewing Experience

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€28
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3 hr.
  • Get the chance to witness the Pope take the stage at St. Peter's Square and hum along to weekly prayers with tickets to the Papal audience.
  • Learn about the history and traditions of the papacy from your expert English or Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Opt to start your morning with a wholesome Italian breakfast and a quick look at Emperor Hadrian's tomb inside Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • Upgrade to make the most of your visit to St. Peter's Square with a guided tour of the basilica and marvel at Michelangelo's Pieta.
  • Get the chance to witness the Pope take the stage at St. Peter's Square and hum along to weekly prayers with tickets to the Papal audience.
  • Learn about the history and traditions of the papacy from your expert English or Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Opt to start your morning with a wholesome Italian breakfast and a quick look at Emperor Hadrian's tomb inside Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • Upgrade to make the most of your visit to St. Peter's Square with a guided tour of the basilica and marvel at Michelangelo's Pieta.

Inclusions

  • Free Ticket for the Papal Audience
  • A seat in St. Peter's Square
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Typical Italian breakfast (optional)
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (optional)
  • Assistance at the meeting point (optional

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Guaranteed seats
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: The best seats are on the front row or the aisle so try to grab an aisle seat. The Pope will come through the crowd, so you will have a better chance of getting close to him.
  • Only the papal viewing is free of cost.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • This experience is available in English and Spanish.
  • Strict Dress Code: No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with the requirements.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

St. Peter's Basilica | Renaissance-era Church in Vatican City

Boasting the tallest dome in the world, a visit to Vatican City is incomplete without exploring St. Peter’s Basilica. The basilica stands on the burial ground of St. Peter, widely considered the first Pope. Completed back in 1626 under the heavy influence of famed artists like Raphael, Bernini, Bramante, and of course, Michelangelo, the church serves as a prime example of Renaissance-era architecture. The best part — entry to this iconic landmark is completely free.

Why visit St Peter's Basilica?

St. Peter’s Basilica

Things to know before booking St Peter's Basilica tickets

  • While entry to the basilica is completely free, it pays to book a guided tour for a more in-depth and enriching experience.
  • Do note that the dome climb is not included as part of the free entry into the basilica. Tickets for this experience must be bought separately.
  • The dome climb is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • For a more intimate and interactive experience, consider booking a small-group guided tour that hosts no more than 25 people.
  • Hoping to see the Pope? With a Papal Audience guided tour, you can hear from the Pope himself at St Peter's Square. The Papal viewing is free, but the guided tour is not.
  • Save money and time by booking combo tours to the holy trinity: St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Being guided tours, this ticket helps you maximise your visit to the Vatican City.
  • As you are entering a religious site, please note that a strict dress code is in place. Knees and shoulders must be covered at all times. Shorts and sleeveless clothing are forbidden.

Which St. Peter's Basilica ticket is best for you?

You don't need to purchase tickets for entry into the basilica as it is free. That said, for a more enhanced experience or to gain access to the dome, you need to purchase separate tickets.

If you're on a budget

Go for: Roma Pass and Omnia Card
Duration: 72 hours

  • Save big with the Roma Pass and Omnia card which allows you to explore 72 of Rome's top attractions (including the Colosseum).
  • Avail unlimited public transport within the window of the ticket to get around. Use the hop on hop off bus service which halts at 12 key stops.

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If you're looking to catch a glimpse of the Pope

Go for: Papal audience with free viewing
Duration: Flexible

  • See the Pope in person and watch him address the crowd.
  • Your expert guide will educate you on the history and traditions of the papacy.
  • Bonus: get a quick look at the tomb of Emperor Hadrian inside Castel Sant'Angelo

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If you want to explore further

Go for: Combo tickets and tours
Duration: 3-5 hours

  • Explore more of Vatican City by visiting iconic landmarks like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Avail guided tours to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city.

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Plan your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica

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Dress code
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Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Find on maps

Getting there

By metro: Line A
Nearest stop: Ottaviano
By bus: 64, 34, 98, N98, 190F, 881, N904
Nearest stop: Cavalleggeri/Gregorio VII, P.za Stazione Pietro, Monte Del Gallo
By car: via Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Car parking: Parking Risorgimento: This covered car park is located just 10-minute walk from St. Peter's Square. You will have to leave your keys at the car park. Garage San Pietro: The car park is located on Via di Santa Maria alle Fornaci, 26 – 165. The car park is a 5-minute walk away from Vatican City.

Restricted items include:

  • Knives, scissors, hazardous materials and metal weapons
  • Tripods and video cameras
  • Umbrellas
  • Large bags and rucksacks
  • Food and drink.

The Vatican has a strict dress code that visitors must adhere to. Low-cut or sleeveless tops, shorts, miniskirts, etc. are not permitted inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

While the basilica is wheelchair accessible, the dome climb is not suited for wheelchair users.

  • Cloak room
  • Restrooms
  • Rooftop snack shop
  • Audioguides
  • Elevators
  • Ambulance hotline

Weekdays: 8:30 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM and 9 PM.

Public holidays: 7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM.

  • Ristorante Pizzeria La Vittoria: For excellent Italian fare (think cheese pizzas, delectable pastas and melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu), head to La Vittoria which is 600 m away by walk.
  • Ristorante Arlu': Using local and fresh produce, Arlu' prides itself in offering a menu that captures the best of traditional Italian fare like parmigiana, carpaccio and more. Tip: savor the handmade dough here! Arlu' is just 300 m away by walk.
  • Scialla the Original Street Food: An unassuming eatery, Scialla is known for its thin-crust pizzas and carbonara. It's 300 m by walk from the basilica.

Beyond

Vatican Museums

Raphael, Bramante, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio are just a few exemplary artists whose works have been featured in the Vatican Museums. Renowned worldwide for hosting one of the largest and most impressive, influential collections of art in history, a visit to this ancient city is incomplete without losing yourself in the sheer beauty of the Vatican Museums.

Distance: 1.2 km away

Sistine Chapel

If there’s a work of art that best describes Michelangelo’s thought and prowess, it’s the Sistine Chapel. Visitors flock from all around the world to get a glimpse of the spectacular Sistine Chapel and its glorious ceiling. Adorned with vibrant colors and an array of biblical characters, each part of the Sistine Chapel narrates a story. Located right at the end of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel is a must-visit in Rome.

Distance: 1.2 km away

Colosseum

The Colosseum, an ancient Roman amphitheater, stands as an iconic symbol of grandeur and entertainment. Constructed in 70-80 AD, it once hosted gladiator contests and public spectacles, showcasing engineering marvels in an arena steeped in history and architectural brilliance.

Distance: 5.2 km away

Frequently asked questions about St. Peter's Basilica tickets

Do I need tickets to enter St. Peter’s Basilica?

Entry to St. Peter's Basilica is free and you do not need a ticket to enter. You only need to purchase tickets for tours. You can choose between an expert-guided tour or a self-guided audio tour of the St Peter's Basilica. You will also need to purchase tickets to access the Dome.

Are St. Peter’s Basilica tickets available online?

Yes, you can now book your St. Peter's Basilica tickets online now. You can purchase your St. Peter's Basilica tickets here.

What is the cancelation policy for St. Peter’s Basilica tickets?

It depends on the St. Peter’s Basilica ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 24-48 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

Where is the St. Peter’s Basilica entrance?

To enter St. Peter’s Basilica, you would have to use its main entrance at St. Peter’s Square. Temporarily, the entrance through the Sistine Chapel has been closed to the public.

What are St. Peter's Basilica opening hours?

St. Peter's Basilica is open from 7 AM to 7 PM between 1 April to 30 September, and from 7 AM to 6:30 PM between 1 October to 31 March.

How do I get to St. Peter’s Basilica?

St. Peter’s Basilica is easily accessible by public transport. Take a metro to the Ottaviano Station located near the Vatican Walls. From there, it is a short 5-minute walk to St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican Museums.

Do I have to follow a dress code before entering St. Peter's Basilica?

Yes. A dress code is strictly enforced at St Peter's Basilica. Clothing above the knees, low cut tops, and bare shoulders are not allowed. Hats and large bags are also not allowed inside and must be checked in.