St. Peter's Basilica, Dome & Papal Grottoes: Small-Group Guided Tour

Discover the wonders of St. Peter’s Square and Basilica on a guided walking tour

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Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square and start your tour climbing to the top of the dome of the Basilica. Enjoy a bird's-eye view over the marble floor and get the chance to take an exclusive close look at the mosaics of the dome. Go even higher to find yourself at the top balcony and be amazed by the spectacular panorama over Rome and beyond it. From here, descend directly into the Basilica and avoid the long lines at its entrance. Marvel at the colorful marble, golden ceilings, and impressive mosaics. Get guided through renowned works of Renaissance and Neoclassical art by Canova and Bernini, among others. Get emotional in front of the Pietà of Michelangelo and appreciate its expressive power and delicate beauty. Go further down into the underground grottoes and visit St. Peter's tomb. Touch the ancient walls of the original 4th-century basilica and admire the beautiful frescoes. Finish the tour in St. Peter’s Square and soak up its majestic architecture.

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What is included?

Ticket access to St Peter's dome
Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the Papal Grottes
Headset so that you can always hear your guide
Free time after the tour to explore the Basilica at your own leisure

Not included

Access to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Skip-the-Line service
Guided tour of Dome

Informazioni importanti

- Not wheelchair-accessible
- Tour subject to weather and liturgical events
- The visit is not suitable for who suffers from claustrophobia, vertigo, heart issues, other serious medical conditions

Where it is

St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro