Rome: St. Peter's Basilica & Underground Caves 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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Take an optional climb to the top of the Dome for a beautiful view in Rome

Description

Join a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, an ancient book of wonders in Rome. Learn about the history of the church and get introduced to Vatican City, the smallest country in the world. Explore the golden plated ceiling, optical illusions, Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s statues, and incredible mosaics, immersing yourself in a world full of magic, spirituality, and beauty. 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 to a graceful fountain with drinkable water. Finally, enjoy the option to return inside the church and revisit what you saw, or climb the dome and soak in a panoramic view of Rome.

Includes

Tour guide Radio & headset

Important Information

  • Everyone entering the basilica must pass through the security check metal detectors. The lines to pass the security checks before entering the basilica cannot be skipped and may take anywhere between 10-50 minutes There is a dress code for entry into the Basilica, which requires covered shoulders and knees The ticket does not include the climb to the dome, which costs €10 per person. These tickets are sold directly at its entrance and cannot be reserved online Refunds in case of a no-show at the meeting point are not provided If the tour is canceled, you will get the option to choose an alternative date or a full refund

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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