Rome: 'St. Peter's Basilica Rapid Guided Tour!'

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Experience the magic of St. Peter's Square and Basilica through a guided walking tour. Ascend to the Basilica's summit, descend into its foundational core, and explore the Vatican Tombs.

Highlights

  • Hear your historian, local guide clearly with quality headsets included
  • Get a better understanding of the history of the square and basilica
  • Discover where popes and royalty are buried in the 11th century basilica

Description

Embark on your journey at St. Peter's Square, where the grandeur of its architecture unfolds before you. Delve into the genius of Bernini's design, uncovering hidden gems within the square and marveling at the 2500-year-old Egyptian Obelisk. Step inside the Basilica to encounter its breathtaking artworks. Traverse the vibrant marble floors, awestruck by the vastness of the structure and the opulent golden ceilings above. Guided by your expert, navigate through the main highlights. Admire the Papal Altar crowned by Bernini's majestic Baldachin and be captivated by Michelangelo's iconic masterpiece, La Pietà, in this holiest of Christian sanctuaries. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Papal Grottoes, a solemn journey beneath St. Peter's Basilica. Descend into the crypt beneath the central nave to pay homage to centuries of pontiffs and royalty interred since the 11th century.

Includes

Official guide Radio headset Vatican Grottoes tour with guide Guided tour

Important Information

  • ■ Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Necropolis are not included. ■ knees & shoulders must be covered ■ Please note that skip the line isn't possible. All visitors must pass through security check line like airport. It might take 10-120minutes during high season. ■ St. Peter's Basilica is subject to unforeseen closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event this happens, the tour operator will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare event the underground is closed, you will spend extra time in the basilica and St. Peter's Square

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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