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St. Peter's Basilica Self Guided Tour with Dedicated Entrance

Book your St Peter's Basilica audio tour for an unforgettable experience while in Rome. A visit to this holy place is an experience of a lifetime.

  Duration: 1h- 1:30h
  Hosted in: EN

St. Peter's Basilica Self Guided Tour with Dedicated Entrance

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€ 23.9
About This Tour
Instant Confirmation
Last Minute Ticket
Guaranteed Entrance
Audio Guide - Headphones
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Group: Max 150 people

What you'll do

Marvel at the stunning architectural masterpiece of the St Peter’s Basilica on your comprehensive St Peter’s Basilica audio tour with the Vox City APP. Benefit from skip the line entry, allowing you more time to enjoy the artwork within the iconic church. Vatican city is a wonder to explore, and no visit to Rome is complete without making a stop here. 

Taking a tour through, for what many Christians, is their holiest temple is a must. With space to accommodate more than 60,000 people, the St. Peter's Basilica is a marvelous architectural masterpiece. The grandeur of the basilica is apparent the moment you enter. Allow the interior beauty to captivate your attention. There is no question why visitors from all over the world flock to this holy site. [readmore] What Can I See?

Full of impressive works of art such as the Cattedra Sancti Petri, the remarkable statue of St. Peter sitting on his throne. Also, the solid bronze canopy (Baldacchino) by Bernini, positioned over the main altar deserves a few moments of your appreciation. To fully get the most from your visit, allow no less than 1.5 hours to do the tour of St Peter’s Basilica in its entirety. The more time you spend, the deeper the appreciation you can gain. Inside, visit the art and sculptures around the main alters, pass by the choir chapel, and take a look through the Baptistry.

With your St Peter’s basilica skip the line entry and self-guided audio tour, you can explore the interior of this marvelous building at your leisure. With 22,300 sq meters to explore, take your time wandering around and enjoying the famous landmark. One of the most impressive structural aspects of the entire building is the construction of Michelangelo's dome. Climb the 491 stairs to the top for a new perspective of the basilica. Your Vox city audio guided tour is by your side to assist you in gaining a greater understanding of this glorious building.

What to Expect

Start your visit off by heading to the gathering point indicated on your confirmation. Collect your voucher here and enjoy your fast-track access inside the basilica. Admission is provided through a dedicated entrance, used exclusively for visitors with a tour (either with a guide or self-guided).  

Once you have your voucher for St. Peter’s Basilica, assistance is provided should you require help downloading your Vox City APP. All you need to get started is your smartphone or tablet and the QR code provided once inside. Your Vox City APP does not require data to function; it runs off GPS. Simply connect your mobile device to the free wifi network available in the basilica and start using your informative guide.

Download the APP straight to your device and activate it by using the QR code. Your self-guided audio tour has 31 significant points of interest to stop at along the way. Dive into the history and significance of the inspiring artworks of Michelangelo and Bernini at your pace. The Pietà, one of Michelangelo's most famous sculptures, and the only one he ever signed are awaiting your observation. Within the walls of the basilica, you have numerous gems to discover. Be sure to book your St Peter’s basilica audio tour to take full advantage of your visit!

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Included / Excluded
Download of the official-audio guide
Use of a dedicated entrance line
Assistance with free wifi at the St. Peter’s Basilica meeting point
Entrance ticket (the entrance at the Basilica is free)
Headphones (you can use your own or buy them at the desk for €1,00)
Guided or Audio guided tour of the Cupola

Before You Go

Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican.

There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag (you may be refused entrance to St. Peter's Basilica if you do not follow this)

The audio-guide is downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet on the day of your self guided tour via an app.

If you do not have a suitable device you can ask staff at the welcome desk for a traditional audio guide. To collect the traditional audio guide you will be asked for a form of ID that will be held until the return of the device

Please come to the meeting point 15 minutes in advance. Coming late or no-show could not be refunded.

Meeting Point

St Peter's Square, Vatican City

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Tour Highlights

History Sneak Peek

The St. Peter’s Basilica is erected over what is the site of St. Peter´s tomb. Construction began in 319 AD and took roughly 30 years to build. For over 1,000 years the basilica stood, however, over time the building started to deteriorate. Thus, due to its degeneration, it was demolished and rebuilt again, this time by architects of the Baroque and Renaissance time. The stunning beauty existing today is thanks to the collection of talented architects who over the years, contributed their style and passion towards the project. Some of these famous individuals included Bramante, Michelangelo, and Raphael. St. Paul’s Basilica was officially completed again in 1626.

Nowadays, the basilica welcomes more and more visitors every year, who travel from all parts of the world to marvel at one of the largest and most impressive religious structures in the entire world. 

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