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St. Peter's Basilica: Selfguided Tour + Dedicated Entrance

Priceless artworks in Christianity's most iconic shrine

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  07:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  07:00 - 18:00
Friday:  07:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  07:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  07:00 - 18:00
Monday:  07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  07:00 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Get dedicated entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and enjoy more time at the Pope's home church (it's one of the biggest churches in the world!)
  • The downloadable audio guide (available in 11 languages) will draw your attention to the most important aspects and explain the remarkable history of this building
  • The interior contains Michelangelo's Pietá, Bernini's Baldecchino, a collection of priceless mosaics, and more
Description

With fast-track access to St. Peter's Basilica, you can cruise past the masses in the notoriously long queues and get right to the heart of one of the most revered shrines in Christianity. See Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's Baldacchino, and more priceless works. Your audio guide will tell you all about the history of the area, the modern-day Vatican, and the architecture of this epic church as you wander through it, with your jaw hanging open.

Meet an official representative of the St. Peter's Basilica on St. Peter’s Square and head with them to a dedicated fast-track entrance line. This sweet little bonus will save you up to two hours of waiting in a line for one of Rome's most significant sites.

The Renaissance-style St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world. Over its 120-year-long construction many top architects (including Michelangelo and Raphael) added personal flourishes. Michelangelo, for instance, added the dome - to this day the biggest in the world!

Highlights of a visit here include Bernini's Baldacchino (the centerpiece of the church), Michelangelo's Pietà (the only artwork he ever signed), and the aforementioned dome. And of course: seeing St. Peter's Square and the city of Rome from the front steps is a view you'll never forget.

Note: We also have tickets for the tour of the Basilica + Mosaic School!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Official downloadable audio guide in one of the 11 available languages
  • Fast-track through the security check
  • Downloadable digital map of Rome
  • Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)
  • Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1 each)
  • Access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Dome
Instructions
  • Go to the meeting point, located – as you face the Basilica – on the right-hand side of St Peter's Square, in the middle of the colonnade, precisely in front of the police hurdle. Please refer to the illustration on your voucher
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the representative, who will also give you a QR code for the audio guide
  • If you book the 08:45 timeslot, go to the meeting point between 08:45 and 10:00. If you book 10:00, go between 10:00-13:00. If you book 13:00, go between 13:00-15:00. If you book 15:00, go between 15:00-17:00
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Korean
Reviews
Dec 8, 2018
Queues of 2 hours+ and we got in within minutes. Beautiful place, well worth the money
Dec 3, 2018
This was a very good self guided tour. Very easy to skip the line and go right through the security line.
Dec 2, 2018
No waiting in line. Quickest way to get in
Dec 1, 2018
Loved the dedicated entrance but you won’t be needing this probably if you come to the area very early. I went in in the afternoon so I skipped a loooooong yes very long line, so happy I saved time. The audio guide is in the app and the user password would be provided on the front of the basilica’s entrance. Dome extra fee is not included but a must see and also checkout the treasure museume altho it costs another fee (you’ll see something interesting).
Nov 29, 2018
I could have got in for free if I had known
Nov 29, 2018
Everything worked well, from the fast entrance to the audio guide app.
Nov 27, 2018
There was a very long line to the Basilica that day and we were able to skip right past it because of these tickets. It also got us into the treasury as well. The company liaisons were wearing the appropriate gear so they were easy to find. There was a little confusion when we got inside as to what our ticket paid for but we ended up buying a Dome tour and audio guide and that made it much better.
Nov 27, 2018
Everything was as per instruction. Huge time save with the dedicated entry. Professional!
Nov 25, 2018
Special
Nov 23, 2018
Skip the line! Perfect!
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