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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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The enormous St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) dominates Vatican City, and its dome can be seen from all over Rome. Built on the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion and over his tomb, it’s the epicenter of the Catholic Church and the burial place of many popes, including Pope John Paul II. The lavishly adorned basilica is the largest church in Italy and all of Christendom, and it's also a museum full of priceless works of art—including Michelangelo’s spectacular “Pietà” and Bernini’s bronze baldachin.

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Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, 00120
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.74
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$59.74
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.70
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.59
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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Discover Vatican City including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about Raphael’s Rooms, the Michelangelo frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, the ‘La Pietà' sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Choose from several start times or upgrade to a small-group tour with just 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.32
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Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Tour: Dedicated Access to St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Tour: Dedicated Access to St. Peter's Basilica

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Enjoy the freedom to explore St Peter's Basilica at your own pace and on your own mobile device with this wifi audio guided tour. Use the access code and the Basilica's wifi to download the audio guide to your phone or tablet.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.77
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.44
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$103.44
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Buzz Buggy Tour - you drive we'll lead!

Buzz Buggy Tour - you drive we'll lead!

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Zip along hidden alleyways and get an insiders introduction to authentic Roman neighborhoods on this special Buzz Buggy tour. Drive your own two-seater, electric-powered buggy, covering thousands of years of Italian history along the way. Highlights include trendy Trastevere, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trevi Fountain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.24
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$120.24
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

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Tens of thousands of people visit the Vatican Museums each day to see St. Peter’s Basilica, masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel. Get inside the UNESCO-listed complex before it opens to the general public on this early access tour that’s limited to just 10 participants. Enter through a reserved doorway to skip the lines, and stay a step ahead of the large crowds on this carefully planned route that ensures you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.13
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$84.13
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Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome Including Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums and Colosseum

Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome Including Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums and Colosseum

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This full-day shore excursion to Rome hits the city’s celebrated historical landmarks like the Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, lunch, and a licensed guide are included with the private tour option. This is a great way to see the highlights of Rome with limited time.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$329.19
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

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Avoid wasting time during your Vatican visit on this Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica tour at the no-wait access entrance. Join a knowledgeable guide to pass right by the long entrance queues and start touring the massive museums. See the incomparable Raphael's Rooms, Michelangelo's stunning Sistine Chapel, as well as other museum highlights like the Maps Gallery and Tapestries Gallery. Then visit the impressive St. Peter's Basilica next door.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.69
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Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

Rome in a Day: Vatican and Colosseum with Skip the Line

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Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Then, visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (seasonal). You'll get to see all the Roman essential attractions in a single day and traveling with a tour guide means you get to skip the long entry lines at each attraction. Your experience includes pick up and lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.80
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$215.80
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Rome by Night Vespa Tour

Rome by Night Vespa Tour

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Explore Rome on a thrilling and comprehensive tour of the city by night. Your guide picks you up at your hotel and you climb on the back of a vintage Vespa for a memorable, private tour of the city’s top sights. Avoid the crowds surrounding landmarks during the day and see hidden marvels and you explore well-known sights like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Aventine Hill as well as secret nooks and crannies only a local can show you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.40
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Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

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Roll through a charming labyrinth of narrow streets and antique piazzas on a 3-hour Segway tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. Discover the layers of history that have shaped this well-preserved pocket and see its most captivating monuments such as Palazzo Corsini, Teatro Marcello, the l'Acqua Paola fountain and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest churches. Travel much longer distances than you would on a walking tour, and easily scale a hill leading up to the Gianicolo lookout for panoramic Vatican views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.87
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Rome in a Day

Rome in a Day

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.25
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.51
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$108.51
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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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Revel in the Renaissance relics of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive tour. Explore the highlights of the famous museums as you stroll through the vast galleries and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's magnificent frescos. Next, head to St Peter's Basilica—with skip-the-line admission—where your guide points out priceless monuments like Michelangelo’s 'Pietà' and Bernini’s 'Baldachin.'
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.54
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Rome Night Photo Tour

Rome Night Photo Tour

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Photogenic, charismatic, and ancient, Rome’s historic center is a photographer’s dream—and the ultimate location for a photography tour. Set out at twilight, also known as the "blue hour", and get off the beaten path with award-winning professional photographer Marco Bulgarelli. Under his guidance learn practical techniques, visual perception, move and interact with your subject, practice special effects and more. This is a small-group tour, with a maximum of four people to ensure personal tuition.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.22
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Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off and Fast Track Entry

Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off and Fast Track Entry

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Make the most out of your trip to Rome and save time and money with the Roma Pass and Omnia Vatican Card. This sightseeing package grants you access to two top attractions, a 3-day hop-on hop-off open bus tour, and discounts at more than 30 attractions in the city. Receive fast-track admission to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy access to Rome's public transport system with a guidebook and map included. Please note: Your card is valid for one year from time of purchase date and can be collected and used anytime within that period
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  • 3 days
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

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Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums on this small-group tour. Enter the Sistine Chapel before its opens to the public, and view the frescoes in a calm, crowd-free setting. Then, tour the Vatican Museums, seeing the highlights of the papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Gallery of Maps, before checking out the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.54
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Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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Check off the must-sees of Rome and Vatican City with this all-in-one pass that can be used over two days. Allowing you to visit the sights at your own pace, the prebooked sightseeing voucher includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the papal tombs. Just make one booking, and then use your pass to visit the landmarks at your leisure.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.63
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Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

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When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia port, make the most of your time with a self-guided, full-day shore excursion in Rome, customized to match your interests and preferred pace. Visit the heart of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square or step back in time to Imperial Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The day is yours to spend as you like, and your driver makes it all happen with ease. Please note that all food and entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.57
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Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

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Unlock the mysteries of the Vatican on this popular tour. Follow your guide on a carefully selected route through the Vatican Museum’s hundreds of sprawling rooms to see the most important pieces of this world-class art collection. Gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and then head underground to the rarely seen ‘Vatacombs’—the final resting place of many popes and home to ancient relics. Enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds, including skip-the-line privileges to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.13
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VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

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Explore Rome—without the stress of planning—on a full-day shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia. In addition to round-trip transport, the day’s itinerary includes private tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, as well as free time to explore. Unlike group trips offered by cruise companies, this private tour ensures a personal, customized experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$853.46
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Skip the Line: Dedicated Access to St Peter Basilica & official audioguide

Skip the Line: Dedicated Access to St Peter Basilica & official audioguide

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To dig deep into the history and art of St. Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a self-guided audio tour. Explore St. Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, and jump past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims, and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.77
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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily 7am - 7pm (6pm in winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1022 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) costs USD 8.52. Guided St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tours start around USD 8.52 per person. See all 1022 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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