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Peter's Tomb: Exclusive Visit of the Basilica & Its Necropolis

By: Vox Mundi
Highlights
  • Beat the Vatican crowds with reserved entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Discover the Vatican Necropolis, an intriguing sight that many visitors miss
  • See a tomb that's said to house the relics of St. Peter the Apostle
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Peter's Tomb: Exclusive Visit of the Basilica & Its Necropolis
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Overview
Put an underground twist on your visit to St. Peter's Basilica and see the Vatican Necropolis, a sight that standard tour groups don't often see. After entering the church via a fast-track entrance, you'll head below ground to the Roman necropolis, which is believed to be the resting place of St. Peter the Apostle. You'll also visit the main basilica to get the lowdown on Michaelangelo's Pietà and more.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square and then enter St. Peter's Basilica via a reserved entranceway to dodge the crowds that linger in the main entry line.

Once inside the church, you'll head underground past the grottoes to the central nave, home of the Vatican Necropolis. Hear the history behind this Roman graveyard from your guide as you walk around both pagan and Christian burial sites, and discover the secrets of this lesser-seen Vatican sight.

After passing the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle, you'll ascend the stairs to the ornate basilica, a church elaborately decorated with marble and mosaic, in contrast to the necropolis below. Follow your guide around the crowds to discover the showpiece sights with ease and learn about the Chapel of Confession, the tomb of St. John Paul II, and masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's baldachin.

Your Vatican Necropolis and basilica tour then ends inside the church.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
best money spent!

this was some of the best money we spent in rome! Paolo was an excellent tour guide and informative about the vatican as well as the necropolis underneath. definitely recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Texas_Jayde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fascinating and informative

I went on this tour yesterday with Jade, who was a wonderfully articulate and informed guide. I hadn't realised the ticket included a guided tour of St Peter's as well as the necropolis (somehow I'd understood we'd look around St Peter's on our own afterwards)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vdaviesw2013
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile
From the Underground

Jade, our guide, made this outstanding tour even better. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. It also helped that the subject was so engrossing. To be able to visit deep below the basilica, see the burial place of Peter and be able, based on Jade’s...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Highlight of our trip!

This was a fabulous tour, excellent guide and very knowledgeable. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. It was a really great tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCookeCorb
Reviewed 16 June 2018
Worth it!

I don't think you can put it into words when you are standing next to St. Peter's tomb. This was just so incredible. Saverio was an outstanding guide . He was so kind and helpful. Couldn't say enough good things about him.

Date of experience: June 2018
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RPeters7
20 June 2018|
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Response from elio e | Property representative |
Yes I looks like the fastest way to visit the scavi and the tomb of St. Peter is contacting directly vox Mundi
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Thanks unfortunately at the moment only this 2 days are offered
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