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Meet your guide in Vatican City and walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, before heading inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

With your No-Wait Access ticket, avoid the long general entry line and walk straight inside the church. Learn how the basilica is thought to have been built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was crucified, and listen to stories about the colorful architects and artists who lavished their attention on the basilica over the centuries.

Highlights of the tour include Michelangelo’s La Pieta, Bernini’s bronze Baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. Bid your guide goodbye and stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.

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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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Turn your attention to St. Peter’s Basilica with one of the few Vatican tours that focuses on the church and not on the museums. With a “No-Wait Access” ticket, waste no time standing in long entry lines that are legendary around the papal enclave. Step straight inside with your guide and group and then listen to stories about the world-famous Catholic basilica as you explore.
  • Focus on St. Peter’s Basilica during a guided tour in Vatican City
  • Spend less time lingering in entry lines with special No-Wait Access
  • Hear the stories behind lauded artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pieta
  • Catch all the commentary from your guide with provided headphones
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No-wait is excellent and using a guide gives you that piece of information that makes every single statue interesting.

Thank Erik N
Reviewed 3 days ago
Thanks, Valeria for the guided tour of St. Peter's Bascilica

Thanks, Valeria for the guided tour of St. Peter's Bascilica. Your knowledge and hints and tips were much appreciated. I'm not so sure we would have known what we were looking at without your guidance. Much appreciated.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 4 days ago
NO Wait is the way to Go!

Spend a little extra money and do the no waiting tour. Who wants to waste time in line when there is so much to see and do in Rome.

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent visit

Could not fault Valeria, our guide. Her knowledge of the trip was great and her English was excellent. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Survey0r2014
Reviewed 12 August 2018
beats standing in the hot sun in line!

The tour was short, but informative, taking us around the perimeter of the basilica once to point out highlights. We had earbuds which was nice with the crowds and allowed us to wander a little rather than fighting to stay close enough to hear the...More

Thank Amie S
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4 September 2018|
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Response from jtannie | Reviewed this property |
You can get them anytime one line or even in the square. Be advised if you go outside from the tombs in the basement no entry is possible. Stay as long as you like in the church
Laura Z
7 August 2018|
Response from jtannie | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call them. I went in April easter week and they were open
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