The Best St Peter’s Basilica Tour 2024
About St. Peter’s Basilica Tour
Enjoy a captivating journey through the iconic St. Peter's Basilica by going on this guided tour. Discover what's inside the world's largest church, see papal tombs, and learn about the symbolism behind Bernini's and Michelangelo's sculptures with an expert guide. After a tour of the basilica, climb up to its dome and soak in the remarkable views of the Vatican City and Rome.
St. Peter’s Basilica Tour
Book this guided tour and explore the most significant and famous gem of the Vatican City - St. Peter's Basilica! Discover for yourself why the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as 'an ornament of the earth…the sublime of the beautiful.' During this guided tour, you will also have an opportunity to climb to the top of its dome, from where you will be able to enjoy captivating views of the entire Rome!
Referred to as the Queen amongst the basilicas, St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church in Italy, with its central basilica dome that dominates Rome's skyline. On this guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, you'll notice the entire interior is lavishly decorated with reliefs, marble, gilding, and architectural sculpture, creating an incredibly luxurious and elegant atmosphere.
You will also have the choice to opt for a small-group or private tour option if you would like an even more personalized experience. After the tour finishes, you can stay inside the basilica for as long as you like. Soak up all the charm of Baroque and Renaissance style before returning to the modern world.
- Professional tour guide
- Access to St. Peter's Basilica
- Guided tour of the basilica's interior
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
The tour meeting point is outside the Mondo Cattolico, the religious store right in front of where St. Peter's Basilica is located.
DISCOVER MICHELANGELO'S FAMOUS SCULPTURES AND PAPAL TOMBS INSIDE THE ST. PETER'S BASILICA BY GOING ON THIS TOUR!
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See Michelangelo's renowned sculpture, the Pieta, a masterpiece depicting the sorrowful Virgin Mary cradling the body of Jesus.
Discover the final resting place of popes who played key roles in the history of the Catholic Church in the crypts beneath St. Peter's Basilica.
Don't miss an opportunity to climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome, which offers unbeatable panoramic views of Vatican City and Rome.
With an expert guide by your side, you will be able to learn interesting facts about the vast collection of sacred art inside the basilica, including works by famous artists such as Raphael, Bernini, and Bramante.
FAQ – St Peter’s Basilica Tour
Can I visit St Peter's Basilica for free?Yes, entry to the St. Peter's Basilica is free. However, if you want to gain a better understanding of the artworks you're seeing, we suggest booking a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. That way, not only will you learn more about the history of the world's largest church, but you will also get access to the top of its dome from where you can enjoy the perfect views of the St. Peter's Square.
Do you need a tour of St Peter's Basilica?It would be best to book a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica if you would like to learn more about the artworks displayed inside the church. Accompanied by an expert tour guide, you will gain better insight into the lives of influential figures and their impact on the Catholic Church. You will also discover the meaning behind Michelangelo's and Bernini's sculptures.
Is it worth going inside St Peter's Basilica?Without any second thought - YES! St Peter’s Basilica is undoubtedly worth your time and money. A visit to this majestic church is guaranteed to be the highlight of your day spent in the Vatican!
How long does it take to walk St Peter's Basilica?The guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica without climbing up to its dome takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on your pace. If you wish to climb to the top of the dome (which is definitely worth it), it will take you 1 more hour.
LET YOUR TOUR GUIDE TAKE YOU ON AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY THROUGH VATICAN’S ART & HISTORY!
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Good to know before you go
- It is obligatory to deposit suitcases, large backpacks, and umbrellas in the cloakroom
- Please note that the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Necropolis are not part of this tour.
The BEST St. Peter's Basilica tour you'll find!
I was speechless when I entered St. Peter's Basilica - it was larger than I expected. Our guide, Antonio, explained to us more about the renaissance architecture, papal ceremony each Wednesday, and how to easily climb up to the dome. By the time we finished, we had a better grasp of the history and historical figures. This St. Peter's Basilica tour was amazing, and I highly recommend everyone book it when visiting Vatican City.
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From the moment we entered St Peter's Basilica to the end of our tour, we enjoyed every moment! The magnificent interior of the Basilica is worth seeing in person. For me, the highlight was St Peter's Basilica dome climb. We took amazing photos of the city from there. The tour allowed us to have skip-the-line privileges, and it was one of the most enjoyable guided tours we had in the Eternal City!
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Ever wondered what's inside the world's largest church? Book this St. Peter's Basilica tour and find out!
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