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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St. Peter’s Basilica is amazing; absolutely magnificent. It’s worth the wait to see inside and see St. Peter’s tomb. We did the combination tour of Sistine Chapel and Vatican museum. It was convenient to have a tour guide due to the lines and chaos of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PhilM443
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is possible to walk round St Peter's basilica for hours and still not see all of it. The art work, painting, sculpture are incredible. Just go to see. Forget any prejudices about religion, just be awed by what you see. GO EARLY IN THE...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank handdoc13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic time. Didn’t do a tour, just spent 3 hrs enjoying ourselves. The basilica is free to enter, we didn’t get front of the line passes and spent aprox 35 min in line. We did not do any kind of audio tour, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hemismom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited as part of a tour of the Vatican Museums with Marco (who was brilliant) of City Wonders. They have a special arrangement to go straight from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter's so you don't have to queue through security again. The Basilica...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sueski23
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Inside the basilica is impressive ,beautiful mosaic floors , and high walls and cupola and Pieta made by Michelangelo you feel very,very “small “ but in same time a lot of joy inside you .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ManuelaM3246
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took as part of the sistine chapel tour. Would recommend, except once you leave the museums and chapel you can't go back to chapel and museum. St. Peter's is well worth visit, make sure you have skip the line tickets, there were long lines...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Barbara from City Wonders really made the trip to the Vatican. The whole experience was most enjoyable and well worth using the company as 1) Barbara is an excellent tour guide 2) skip the queue!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank judysC5581DF
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you exit the Vatican by the back entrance in the Sistine Chapel you beat the queues as this exit takes you straight in.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CWD360
Reviewed 2 days ago

Now this was worth the visit. It is vast and quite breathtaking. Worth going up to the cupola but beware there are lots of steps even if you take the lift. Really great though.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Strolled up and joined the line, moved quick enough. Lots of people trying to get you to join tour, fast track and museums but only wanted to see Basilica so all good. Wow not sure how I felt or just overwhelmed as very ornate, huge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 March 2019|
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Response from LostLittleGirlx | Reviewed this property |
I think Wednesday is when pope is there ? But I could be wrong
18 March 2019|
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Response from SueO30 | Reviewed this property |
St Peter’s is huge with so much to see. I don’t honestly think you could do it, beside which, you would probably be watching your time constantly, so would you really enjoy it? I would recommend a different itinerary to be... More
14 March 2019|
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Response from Leon B | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive early I think it would not be as crowded as later in the day. September should be a quieter month than say Easter time or december