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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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In compliance with the latest ministerial provisions, visitors must wear a mask and their temperature will be measured (if a guest had a temperature above 37.5 °C, entry will be denied).
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Turn your attention to St. Peter’s Basilica with one of the few Vatican tours that focuses on the church and not on the museums. With a “No-Wait Access” ticket, waste no time standing in long entry lines that are legendary around the papal enclave. Step straight inside with your guide and group and then listen to stories about the world-famous Catholic basilica as you explore.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Paolo VI, 43
    Via Paolo VI, 43, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    The meeting point is - looking at the Basilica – at the end of the left colonnade, near the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant’Uffizio. Visitors temperature will be measured (if a guest has a temperature above 37.5 °C, entry will be denied).
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  • 1
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 3 minutes
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  • 2
    La Pieta
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Vatican City
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk
    Stop: 3 minutes
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  • 7
    Cupola di San Pietro
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II
    Stop: 3 minutes
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  • 9
    Porta Santa
    Stop: 3 minutes
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  • 10
    St. Peter Enthroned
    Stop: 3 minutes
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Highlights
  • Focus on St. Peter’s Basilica during a guided tour in Vatican City
  • Spend less time lingering in entry lines with special No-Wait Access
  • Hear the stories behind lauded artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pieta
  • Catch all the commentary from your guide with provided headphones
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Vatican City and walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, before heading inside St. Peter’s Basilica. With your No-Wait Access ticket, avoid the long general entry line and walk straight inside the church. Learn how the basilica is thought to have been built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was crucified, and listen to stories about the colorful architects and artists who lavished their attention on the basilica over the centuries. Highlights of the tour include Michelangelo’s La Pieta, Bernini’s bronze Baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. Bid your guide goodbye and stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Paolo VI, 43, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Palace of the Holy Office, Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio, Piazza del Sant'uffizio, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Inclusions
  • Headsets to enjoy better your live guide
  • Guided tour of the Basilica with Official Vatican guides
  • Taxes included
  • Toilet and possibility of adding the Cupola to your experience
Exclusions
  • Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is FREE)
  • Cupola entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola di San Pietro
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair no available
  • Please note: Audio-guided tour is not available on Wednesday and Sunday mornings
  • Please note: Due to religious celebrations, the venue might be not accessible on the day of your tour; it is recommended that you contact the local operator to avoid any inconvenience
  • It is recommended that you download or print the map of the meeting point (click on 'View additional info' at the end of the tour description)
  • Minimum numbers apply for the Portuguese guide option. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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getoutofthecave wrote a review Sep 2020
Bahrain62 contributions26 helpful votes
It was a rainy day in Rome and we had time to kill so we didn’t take advantage of the fast track option of this tour. Instead we waited in the short-ish line, under cover for the most part, and went into the Basilica early. (It’s free). We figured we’d join the group once it
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides
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Dear Guest, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you
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Mario Steiger wrote a review Sep 2020
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Giada the tourguide was very competent and had great knowledge of the place and its history. She was very enthusiastic and made the history lesson fun and memorable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Patrick wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a fantastic tour with Donatella who told us about the most significant aspects of St. Peter Basilica. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you
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thomasdeluca wrote a review Aug 2020
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
We decided to take this tour when we arrived early to the Vatical and were informed that all tickets for the day had sold out. As it happens, it was a blessing. The Vox Mundi tour, led by Paolo, was very enjoyable and informative. We were with our children, and Paolo managed to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you
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Faye O wrote a review Aug 2020
Rome, Italy35 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a great tour around the basilica with Donatella. She was informative, engaging and interesting. Helping to being the basilica to life, which is difficult without a guide.
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Response from elio e, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for the positive review from all of our staff. Hope this will help other guest to enjoy the Basilica of St. Peter and our excluvive experiences. Thank you
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About the operator

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Theresa T
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Very impressive tour with Paolo
The organisation of this tour was spot on and we were met at the gates of St Peter's Square by a Vox Mundi represen
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kyslar
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Donatella gave us a superb tour
We hd a nice tour thru thw St Peters basilica with Donatella, who perfectly adjusted the tour to the interest of ou
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990alexandrat
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Excellent
We visite Saint Peter cathédrale and we meet Valentina Bancone. She speek a perfect French and she was very helpful
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hellenicstorm
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Fantastic tour
We had a fantastic experience on the Basilica and Scavi tour. Paolo, our tour guide, was very informative and knowl
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RSARASTRA
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OK
If you go early at the moment you do not need this service. The audio guide was not so interesting to me as it spok
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chris g
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SAVE YOUR MONEY
Noone met us at the meeting point. Lady on the phone said that the tour guide was to the left of the basilica the m
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gabrielalM3093UF
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Paolo with the famouse voice
Hi, we can higly recommend this company and its guide Paolo. Except of his beautiful voice wich underline the atmos
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Mattia D
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Vatican City guided tour
Excellent tour, around Vatican city. There are no words to outline the beauty and the impressiveness of the Basilic
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Noale89
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Informative and entertaining
Our guide Paola Provider us with a plethera of interesting facts about the basilica and was able to explain every p
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Romeluvver2020
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Donatella is divine
Donatella, who shared so many amazing tid bits about the basilica - the sorts of things that you would walk past wi
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valentinasM4194GZ
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An experience not to be missed
The tour was absolutely awesome. We had the chance to walk through history, in the middle of the necropolis and str
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nclaraso
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Its a free service - You are just paying to avoid the line
As long as you understand that you are just paying to skip the line it's ok. The entrance is completely free!
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gloriamB2725SQ
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Indimenticabile
This has proven truly unforgettable: under the excellent guidance of Paolo, our visit to the Vatican Necropolis was
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madeleineb1991
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Well-oiled machine
Our guide was absolutely fantastic, knew the ropes and had a great wealth of knowledge. We had a fabulous tour!
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86julienw
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Good guide!
Very good guide (Katy), very interesting and dedicated! I didnt have to wait for any entry and I could ask all the
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