Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Walking Tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Walking Tour

From US$ 46.43 per person

Explore St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Dome, and the Vatican Grottoes on this tour with a professional guide and entry tickets included.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore Piazza Risorgimento and St. Peter's Square
  • Take in the panoramic views from St. Peter's Dome
  • See the papal tombs of the Vatican Grottoes
Full description

Discover the famous works of Renaissance and Neoclassical artists on this guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at unbeatable views from the dome and head underground to visit the papal tombs of the Vatican Grottoes. Meet your guide and start your tour exploring Piazza Risorgimento while walking towards St. Peter’s Square. Let yourself be fascinated while learning about the marvelous columns of St. Peter’s and the imposing square. Enter the church and admire the look of the dome's impressive mosaic. See Rome early in the morning from an unforgettable point of view. Inside the church, admire its impressive art and understand why it took 150 years to build. Observe the surrounding colored marble, golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics. Take in the basilica's Renaissance and Neoclassical art before visiting the unique papal grottoes under the basilica.

  • Live tour guide
  • Entrance tickets and fees
  • Headsets for up to 10 people
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office in Via Vespasiano 26/28.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • All visitors must pass through security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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A very early morning schedule that we did not regret because it was a guarantee of a very low attendance in this majestic place that is St Peter's Basilica. We had the chance to be accompanied by Matteo, an extraordinary guide, of a rare culture, extremely enthusiastic and who succeeded in impassioning the whole family - from 8 to 48 years old - for the history of the basilica and its masterpieces. A huge thank you to him.

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November 3, 2021

appointment easy to find and schedules respected visit super

September 25, 2021

Muy buena

October 3, 2022


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