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

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Vatican City, Italy

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Self-guided audio tour of St Peter's Basilica
  • Download the audio guide to your own mobile device
  • Explore the famous church at your own pace, learning about its history at each point in the tour
  • Use the Basilica's own wifi network to download the guide
Immerse yourself in the history and art of St Peter's Basilica at your own pace with this wifi audio guide. Listen on your own mobile phone or tablet and see the church's exquisite attractions in any order you like.

Receive an access code with which you'll download the audio guided tour directly to your own mobile device – using the Basilica's wifi network. See the enormous Baldachin designed by Bernini, the bronze canopy over the high altar, where you'll learn about the martyrdom of St Peter and his burial location. Gaze at the splendor of Michelangelo's 'Pietà' sculpture, or the bronze of St Peter himself – note the one polished foot on the statue, rubbed by pilgrims over the centuries.

Start at any point in the church that you like, since you don't need to follow the order of a tour leader. Spend more time admiring things you want to see most and skip things you're not as interested in – it's all up to you.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The meeting point is - looking at the Basilica – at the end of the left colonnade, near the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant’Uffizio. Our staff - wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it - will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica. Visitors temperature will be measured (if a guest has a temperature above 37.5 °C, entry will be denied). Emergency number: +39 348 4852868
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is worth it for fast entry as the line is long." See review
  • "Highly recommends to buy skip the line to avoid long queue!"
  • "I recommend bringing your own earphones/earbuds and making sure they work with your phone." See review

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Could not get in touch.
George_H
, May 2020
I received several emails from Viator with the option to cancel. When I went to it I got an error message everytime. I cruise and trip was cancelled 2 months ago
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
We are very sorry for what you explain. We will do whatever it takes to give you satisfaction. Pls let us know (write to us) if we could do more. Just for your information we aare not responsable for the refunds of Viator and if asked we are more then happy to reimbourse.
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St. Peter’s basilica
sue_p
, Feb 2020
The skip the line went fast and easy. We saved a lot of time entering the basilica and the audioguide was excellent
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Waste of money
theduffys211
, Feb 2020
Tickets were not checked. They weren’t even needed. This was a waste of money. The church was beautiful but didn’t need to pay for this.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest We are realy sorry you did not use our preffered line and the audioguide for the Basilica. In order to have the reserved line we must scan the voucher and authorize the code for the audioguided tour. Pls write an email using our website and we will try to clear your issue. Again our apoligies for whaat you are describing. Best regards
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Disappointing
jackr843
, Dec 2019
My recorder didn't work; in spite of instructions, hard to find where to pick up the recorders, and confusing where to return them. The employees were friendly when we located them.
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Easy!
nicandwaynecross
, Nov 2019
Definitely worth buying this one. We chose the 8.45am entrance time and there was already a long queue. We found the rep and just walked straight in after security.
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Shortcut!
ellen672
, Oct 2019
I paid for a self guided audio tour of the Basilica. We only wanted to see the inside of the Cathedral. I ordered and paid for the tickets from my phone for a 1:00 viewing time. We got there early around 11:00 and were pleasantly surprised that they let us go right in 2 hours early. That was great and we literally went right to the front of the line. There was no waiting at all!
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Easy access to St. Peter’s
memshaker
, Oct 2019
Got our tickets-went right through security and into the Basilica. Lines we’re already part way around the square when we got there at 9:45, so it was worth it to pay for the skip the line.
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The vest way to enter by far!
drbob711
, Oct 2019
It was so easy tidbits the company representative and simply walk right into the Basilica. Highly recommend this company.
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Worth the price to skip the long line
lama4
, Oct 2019
This was a good decision for us only because it allowed us quick entry and access to an app for the audio tour in the cathedral. There was no personal interaction with any guides, which was fine with us as we had visited before.
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Excellent option for a number of reasons
DreamReal
, Oct 2019
We did some other tours of tourist destinations in Rome using tour guides, but this one we decided to do as a self-guided tour so that we could spend time in the Basilica and do it at our own pace, whilst still being educated as to the symbolic meanings and reasons behind the beautiful art work and sculptures. It also promised us that we would be able to skip the line. Well, we arrived early in the morning (08h15) and the queues were already hectic. We were worried that we would not be able to find the Viator people as there had been some negative comments about this recently. But we followed the pictures and the written directions and they were exactly where they said they would be. We literally were pushed into the very front of the queue (much to the horror of those in the queue) and straight through the security bag check. The download of the audio was a little slow, but the team were helpful and kind. From there on, it was A for away. Perfect sound, good information and a great 4 hours spent walking around the Basilica. Awesome experience. I have used Viator in the past in the USA and I will use them all over the world, again and again.

Product code: 5660P11

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