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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
St. Peter's Basilica
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Cupola di San Pietro
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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.
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
  • Catch all the commentary from your guide with complimentary headphones
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Reviewed 2 days ago
beats standing in the hot sun in line!

The tour was short, but informative, taking us around the perimeter of the basilica once to point out highlights. We had earbuds which was nice with the crowds and allowed us to wander a little rather than fighting to stay close enough to hear the...More

Thank Amie S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good guided tour in St. Peter, also with kids

We had a guided tour at the St. Peter. This was a really skip-the-line experience, unlike at many other agencies, we could directly go to the security-check. The tour itself was OK, we had headphones so we could hear our guide very well. The tour...More

Thank Pieter-Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent!

Our guide Valeria made this a really good experice. Her English was really good and, and the tour was interesting.

Thank Remi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well spent money

Almost no que to enter(only a short security check, but nothing more then 2 minutes and that line was in the shade) Valeria, our guide, spoke great english and was very easy to understand. All in all: well spent money

Thank lars588
Reviewed 5 July 2018
My favorite experience in Rome

Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable but took time to explain additional info along with the basics.

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You would have to call them. I went in April easter week and they were open
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You can stop as long as you like in the cathedral.
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