St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tours
St. Peter’s Basilica is a majestic, humbling structure. The ornate architecture, captivating artwork dating back centuries and its towering dome are sure to stop visitors in their tracks. There’s plenty to explore, learn and discover about the landmark and the best way to do so is by opting for a St. Peter’s Basilica tour. A professional tour guide will enlighten you about all the interesting aspects of St. Peter’s Basilica, including the history behind its spell-binding artwork.
Why take a St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour?
St. Peter’s Basilica is considered to be the beating heart of the Roman Catholic Church, hosting numerous ceremonies throughout the year. Apart from the religious aspect, there’s plenty to see at the basilica. You would get the chance to understand and examine the influence of legendary artists like Michelangelo, Raphael and Bramante in the design, artwork and architecture of the basilica. Through a guided tour, you can also head up to the famed St. Peter’s Basilica Dome and get a splendid bird’s eye view of Rome and Vatican City, or explore the underground Vatican Necropolis which is rumored to hold the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle.
Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Basilica Dome, Papal Tombs
St. Peter's Basilica
Pick-up and drop-off, gratuities, food & drinks, visit to Necropolis/St. Peter's Tomb, Scavi
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
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St. Peter’s Basilica Tour FAQ
Q. Do St. Peter’s Basilica tours include skip the line access?
A. Yes, St. Peter’s Basilica tours do include skip-the-line access allowing you to bypass the long lines.
Q. What is included in a St. Peter’s Basilica tour?
A. A St. Peter’s Basilica tour includes skip-the-line access and entry into the major parts of the Basilica. Additional tours include access to the St. Peter’s Basilica Dome and papal tombs.
Q. What languages can a St. Peter’s Basilica tour guide speak?
A. Your tour guide is multilingual; most can communicate in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.
Q. Is a St. Peter’s Basilica tour worth it?
A. Yes. If you want to get an in-depth understanding of the basilica’s history, art, architecture and influence on Christianity, a guided tour is completely worth it.
Q. Is there a dress code to enter St. Peter’s Basilica?
A. Yes. Like all places of worship, the Vatican is particular about tourists’ dress code. Sleeveless, low-cut tops, shorts, mini skirts are strictly prohibited on the premises.