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Once in a lifetime

Visiting the Colosseum was a dream come true.


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Prompt and courteous service

Picked up from hotel exactly on time, driven around Rome, seeing lots of sights all in our own time. Our driver Patrick was really good with us and made a special effort to show us as much of Rome as possible. The one disappointment was that there was no Wi-Fi in the car as advertised and there was no water supplied which was also advertised. Otherwise a fantastic experience!


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Judy B

Good organization. The tour of the Colosseum was fantastic and I think much more enjoyable in the evening, as we were in Rome in the middle of a heat wave. However, you do miss out on a few things in the evening such as the view of the arena. All in all it was a fabulous experience with a great guide but if I was going to see it again, I would choose a cheaper tour without the drinks and nibbles


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Strongly recommended

I wish I would be able can give 10 points for this tour, Nicely arranged and ground staff and our tour guide were great. Thank you guys


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Great trip

I only ever dreamt to visit the Colosseum and finally, I got to go. What an incredible experience to check off my bucket list.


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Not a single complaint

Our tour guide Gabriel was fabulous, he had tons of energy and got us through a complete maze of museums in record time hitting all the hot spots with history to boot. He was very knowledgeable and engaging and quickly guided us as to what was authentic vs replica when it came time for photos.


St Peter's Basilica Tickets

Experience the rich history of St Peter's Basilica as you marvel at its lavish interior and celebrate its wonderous masterpieces. If you want to experience this stunning attraction, you need your St Peter's Basilica tickets in hand before arrival. Don't waste precious time in huge 3 to 4-hour lines. The only way to get past all those entry queues is by booking a St Peter's Basilica tour or ticket. 

Your key to speedy entry - St Peter's Basilica tickets skip the line access included. 

One of the most famous churches in the world, and home to some of the greatest artwork known to man; make the most of your visit with a St Peter's Basilica ticket reservation. Learn incredible facts about the statues of St. Peter, look over Carlo Maderno's immense facade and discover San Pietro’s hidden treasures. 

Your guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica is your key to enjoy the full experience of this incredible building. Find out the best time to visit and which times to avoid St Peter's Basilica, as well as your skip the line options for fast track entry, and tips for climbing St Peter's Dome! 

How To Visit St Peter's Basilica: Highlights

#StPetersBasilica: Snap The Best Shots

St Peter’s Basilica: Planning Tips

St Peter’s Basilica Tour Tips

Facilities Inside The Basilica

Quick Facts



Known For

Religious Symbolism

Activity Type

St Peter's Basilica Visit

Yearly Visitors

5 Million +

High Season

June - September

Currency Required

European Euro

Tine Zone

GMT +2:00

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How To Visit St Peter's Basilica: Highlights

  • Tours of St Peter’s Basilica take you on a journey through history! Let your expert guide lead you around inside the Basilica and show you the highlights of Renaissance artwork. You even have the chance at climbing St Peter’s dome.
  • Visit St Peter’s Treasury and the Vatican Grottoes on one of the guided tours that will pull back the curtain and reveal the secrets behind the architecture. 
  • Book your St Peter’s Basilica Dome tickets and climb to the top of the largest church in the world! The view of the St Peter’s Square with Rome’s skyline in the background is simply incredible. 
  • ‘St Peter's Basilica Inside the Eternal City Tours’ all have Official Vatican guides.
  • Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica tickets come in many forms! The Visit Pass is a perfect example. You can also book a small group tour, rent audio guides, take a  walking tour, enjoy skip-the-line access, and more. 

#StPetersBasilica: Snap The Best Shots

  • For the best view from St Peter's Basilica dome, snap a picture in the middle of Piazza San Pietro. 
  • Find the perfect spot of St Peter's Dome emerging behind the trees. This perfect blend of nature and architecture is beauty itself. 
  • Step inside and head over to St. Longinus statue. Get a selfie with this Roman soldier who stands for the definition of manliness itself. 

Snap your favorite pic at one of the most instagrammable spots at the Duomo, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram to be featured. 

St Peter’s Basilica: Planning Tips

  • Even if you bought your St Peter’s Basilica tickets online, you have a fast track entry or you are part of one of the late-night tours, you must go through security. 
  • If you want the best skip the line options, then its advisable to book tickets for St Peter's Basilica in advance. 
  • No matter how short the wait may be to enter the Basilica, standing in the blistering heat for even a few minutes can take its toll. Bring sunscreen to stay protected and water to keep hydrated. 

St Peter’s Basilica Tour Tips

  • The dome has 551 steps. For those who might find it challenging to climb up, there is a lift that can take you halfway then you can continue the last 320 steps on foot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera; with St Peter's Basilica dome tickets, you have the chance to enjoy the stunning view. 
  • As for the dress code, be sure to cover your knees and shoulders. No shorts and miniskirts allowed regardless of the heat.
  • When you are on your St Peter’s Basilica tour, check out the small entrance to the Vatican Grottoes. Located right under the church, this is home to the tombs of many past popes.
  • Check out the St Peter’s Basilica mass hours, and head over for a service so you can appreciate the sacred site in its true function. 

Facilities Inside The Basilica

  • The meeting point includes restroom facilities, free wifi, and assistance. 
  • Your St Peter’s Basilica Rome tickets get you a 10% discount at St Peter's Gallery and Savelli Gallery. 
  • There is also a free luggage area including a space to leave baby buggies and small bags. 


Is there an entrance fee to St Peter's Basilica?

The St Peter's Basilica entrance fee varies depending on whether you are buying only a ticket, tour, and what other inclusions you have. For example, the standard St Peter’s Basilica price is roughly 20 euros, and tours start around 30 euros. If you want to guarantee the top deals on the St Peter’s Basilica tickets price, browse the selection of available products here.

ShouId I buy Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica tickets with fast-track entry?

We highly recommend buying skip the line St Peter’s Basilica tickets online to save you up to 4 hours in the queue. Also, while the main body of the church is free, you will need a separate St Peter’s Basilica cupola ticket, and with stunning views of the plaza, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

How long does it take to tour St Peter's Basilica?

If you want to visit St Peter’s Basilica, you need roughly three hours, however, some tours are shorter than others. With your tour, you’ll be able to get inside faster too thanks to the speedy access of skip the line St Peter’s Basilica tickets Rome offers.

Is the Vatican open on Wednesday?

Yes, it opens at 12.30 pm. Coincidently, this is also the best day to see the Pope. The papal audience is held every Wednesday on St. Peter’s Square during the summer and in the Audience Hall during winter.

What are St Peter’s Basilica visiting hours?

When you are visiting St Peter’s Basilica, check the times appropriate to your date: October to March: 7 am to 6:30 pm; April to September: 7 am to 7 pm *With the exception of the Papal Celebrations, St Peter’s Basilica hours vary between high and low seasons.

Do I need a guide?

When it comes to all things the Vatican, a guided St Peter’s Basilica tour is definitely worth it. Most guided tours sell a full Vatican package including St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel entry.

What are St Peter's Basilica mass hours?

Monday - Saturday masses take place: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, (sometimes 10 am), 11 am 12 pm and at 5 pm. Sunday Masses: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10.30 am, 12 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm. The Sunday Solemn Mass is celebrated at 10.30 am. To get a seat in St Peter’s Basilica inside Solemn Mass you will need to be inside the Basilica by 9.30am. You also need to account for the time it takes to get through security into the church.

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