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No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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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 Pietà
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No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour
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Overview
Turn your attention to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the few Vatican tours that focuses on the church and not on the museums. With a “No Wait Access” ticket, you’ll waste no time standing in the long entry lines that are legendary around the papal enclave. Step straight inside with your guide and group, then listen to the stories about the world-famous Catholic basilica as you explore.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in Vatican City, you’ll walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear some of the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, then head inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

With your No Wait Access ticket, you’ll avoid the long general entry line to step straight inside the sacred church to hear about its past. 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 Pietà, Bernini’s bronze baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. After you bid your guide goodbye, you can stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.

Hit the ‘View additional info’ link to view a map of the start point.
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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

We did the tour on May 20, 2018 at 13:30. We had an excellent tour from a very knowledgeable and passionate tour guide. She made the tour!! I highly recommend this tour!!

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very interesting, low-stress, funny, worth every penny

Although it's free to get into St. Peter's, the lines are long and the place is overwhelming -- that's why I paid the extra money and booked this tour. It was worth every penny. Our guide was a native Italian, enthusiastic, clever, funny, and kept...More

1  Thank LivPH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice spot but very crowded

Its huge structure and very beautiful. But its so crowded that it takes away the fun. The security/support staff all the way from metro station will help you to go to the right place. Security check was quite fast provided you booked ticket in advance.

Thank Pradnesh
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Dreadful

Very poor, not happy looking for a refund. English very poor, bad attitude and generally rushed and disinterested.

3  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 7 April 2018
First time in the Vatican.

Well being Catholic this was a visit of a life time. The no-wait/self tour tickets where spot on. There was a huge line for Easter week but we went in in 5 minutes. It is important to note that you can migrate inside the church...More

Thank jtannie
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You can stop as long as you like in the cathedral.
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