Rome: St. Peter's Basilica and Papal Tombs Guided Tour

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See the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica, the spiritual heart of Christianity, on a guided tour in Rome. Visit the Vatican Grottoes underneath the Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter is located.


  • Uncover the mysteries concealed within the underground Papal Tombs
  • Explore the Late Renaissance church of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide
  • See many masterpieces of Renaissance art, including Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Go down to the Vatican Grottoes located on the lower level of the Basilica


Join a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and begin your exploration. Learn about the history of the church and get introduced to Vatican City, the smallest country in the world. Admire the golden plated ceiling, optical illusions, Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s statues, and incredible mosaics. After a thorough tour of the church, head down to the Vatican Grottoes. See the tomb of St. Peter, the final resting place of 90 popes, and the remaining columns from Constantine’s original basilica. Finish the tour at a charming fountain with drinkable water. Have the option to return inside the church and revisit what you saw, or climb the dome and soak in panoramic views of Rome.


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