Rome: Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica, Grottoes & Square

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Enjoy a thorough guided experience in one of the most important sights in Italy. Choose either a private or a small-group tour and explore this art & architecture masterpiece with a passionate guide.


  • Admire the Basilica's marble, ceilings, and mosaics
  • Take in the famous Pietà of Michelangelo
  • See St. Peter’s Tomb and the original Basilica walls
  • Enjoy detailed information from your professional guide
  • Choose between a small-group or private tour


Start your tour in St. Peter's Square and be fascinated by its architectural secrets. Discover the optical illusions as were thought by its designer, Bernini. Enter the Basilica and be amazed by its magnificence. Marvel at the mosaics all around you and see why it took 150 years to rebuild. Walk past renowned masterpieces of Renaissance and Neoclassical art with your expert guide. Stand in front of the harmonious 98.5-foot high canopy, and appreciate the expressive power and delicate beauty of Michelangelo's 'Pietà'. Conclude your tour by descending to the underground grottoes to see St. Peter's tomb. Touch the ancient walls of the original 4th-century Basilica while you admire the work of the beautiful frescoes within.


Professional art-historian guide Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica Sterilized headsets to clearly hear your guide Full on-site assistance

Important Information

  • Modest clothing is required to enter the Basilica (knees and shoulders should be covered) Please note that this is not a skip-the-line tour Please be aware that the lines to clear security checks at the entrance are not skippable and may take 15-120 minutes You will be required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance of the square

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