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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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The enormous St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) dominates Vatican City, and its dome can be seen from all over Rome. Built on the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion and over his tomb, it’s the epicenter of the Catholic Church and the burial place of many popes, including Pope John Paul II. The lavishly adorned basilica is the largest church in Italy, and it's also a museum full of priceless works of art—including Michelangelo’s spectacular Pietà and Bernini’s bronze baldachin.

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Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, 00120
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.37
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Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica

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See the highlights of Vatican City ON this skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to the incomparable Vatican Museums—home to one of the most extensive and impressive art collections in the world. Admire the Raphael Rooms and take in the incomparable frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Afterward embark on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, a work of art in itself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.91
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$74.91
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.28
Price varies by group size
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$71.28
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Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.75
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$50.75
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour

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Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary. At the end of the tour, gain direct entrance to the magnificent interior of St Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.41
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Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums No-Wait Access Tour with Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel

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Avoid wasting time during your Vatican visit on this Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica tour at the no-wait access entrance. Join a knowledgeable guide to pass right by the long entrance queues and start touring the massive museums. See the incomparable Raphael's Rooms, Michelangelo's stunning Sistine Chapel, as well as other museum highlights like the Maps Gallery and Tapestries Gallery. Then visit the impressive St. Peter's Basilica next door.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.95
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$80.95
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Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

Exclusive Early Access Vatican Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

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Admire Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums on this small-group tour. Enter the Sistine Chapel before its opens to the public, and view the frescoes in a calm, crowd-free setting. Then, tour the Vatican Museums, seeing the highlights of the papal art collection, including the Raphael Rooms and Gallery of Maps, before checking out the treasures inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.35
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

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While Vatican City is home to many bucket list attractions, one of the hardest ones to see is often St. Peter’s Dome. Because most travelers visit St. Peter’s Basilica after the Vatican Museums, the line to climb the dome can get pretty extensive as the day goes on. This tour allows you to enter St. Peter’s Basilica right when it opens, allowing you to climb the dome while most travelers are touring the Vatican Museums.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.19
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

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Tens of thousands of people visit the Vatican Museums each day to see St. Peter’s Basilica, masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel. Get inside the UNESCO-listed complex before it opens to the general public on this early access tour that’s limited to just 10 participants. Enter through a reserved doorway to skip the lines, and stay a step ahead of the large crowds on this carefully planned route that ensures you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.37
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St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb & Papal Tombs | MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb & Papal Tombs | MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

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Discover the inside, outside, top, and bottom of St Peter’s Basilica on a 2.5-hour small-group guided visit. The tour goes behind the exterior and interior of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with additional visits of the dome and Papal tombs. Get an insider’s knowledge of the iconic and lesser-known artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini, and other influential artists. With maximum six participants per group, you're guaranteed an immersive and engaging tour experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.53
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$107.53
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Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms

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Discover Vatican City including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Home to the world’s largest private portfolio of artwork, the Vatican is a must-see for visitors to Rome, and the best way to explore it is with a guide. Learn about Raphael’s Rooms, the Michelangelo frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, the ‘La Pietà' sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Choose from several start times or upgrade to a small-group tour with just 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.20
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Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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Check off the must-sees of Rome and Vatican City with this all-in-one pass that can be used over two days. Allowing you to visit the sights at your own pace, the prebooked sightseeing voucher includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the papal tombs. Just make one booking, and then use your pass to visit the landmarks at your leisure.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.70
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour

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Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums of Rome on a tour with an expert guide. Venture to see one of the world's most renowned art collections and get an introduction to the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter's Basilica, Gallery of Tapestries, and Michelangelo’s stunning Sistine Chapel. Slip past the crowds and hear informative commentary from an art historian. Numbers are limited to 13 participants for a small-group experience; entrance fees not included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.79
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Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

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Unlock the mysteries of the Vatican on this popular tour. Follow your guide on a carefully selected route through the Vatican Museum’s hundreds of sprawling rooms to see the most important pieces of this world-class art collection. Gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and then head underground to the rarely seen ‘Vatacombs’—the final resting place of many popes and home to ancient relics. Enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds, including skip-the-line privileges to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.37
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.62
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

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Begin your exploration of the Vatican Museums before the general public on this tour. With your small group and tour guide, head straight for the Sistine Chapel to marvel at its art and architecture as one of its first daily visitors. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, listening to informative commentary on the history of the church and Vatican City as you walk. Entrance fees, guaranteed skip-the-line entry, and use of individual headsets are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.44
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.61
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.20
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Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private

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See the best of Vatican City on this small-group tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Skip the long lines at the Vatican and go straight to the remarkable art and architecture, including galleries, the Julius II apartments, the Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel. This intimate Vatican tour is limited to six people for a personal experience and individual service from the guide, and includes all entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.83
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Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

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See the Eternal City come to life after dark on a half-day, small-group tour of Rome at night. Kick off your evening over pizza in a classic Roman restaurant, then see the ancient sites and monuments with dramatic illumination. Take in the soaring arches of the Colosseum and the shadowy pillars of the Pantheon, then take a leisurely stroll through Piazza Navona to three picture-perfect fountains. Pause to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain and savor a cup of local gelato before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.62
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Early Access Vatican Tour

Early Access Vatican Tour

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Get an early start to your sightseeing at the Vatican Museums with admission before opening hours. Follow an expert guide through the complex before the general public and avoid the crowds during your tour. Marvel at Michelangelo's world-renowned works at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy privileged, skip-the-line access to the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.37
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Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

Vatican City Tour: Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Vatican Basilica

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Revel in the Renaissance relics of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on this comprehensive tour. Explore the highlights of the famous museums as you stroll through the vast galleries and marvel at the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's magnificent frescos. Next, head to St Peter's Basilica—with skip-the-line admission—where your guide points out priceless monuments like Michelangelo’s 'Pietà' and Bernini’s 'Baldachin.'
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Begin your Vatican experience a little differently with a climb up the dome of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. After getting sweeping views of Vatican City and Rome beyond, proceed inside for a guided tour of the church itself, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. This half-day tour takes place in the morning, before much of the crowds arrive at the Vatican.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.61
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Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

Private Tour: Vatican with Early Entrance

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Explore the highlights of the Vatican with significantly fewer people during this 3-hour private tour. Enter the museums a full hour before the crowds with your guide and discover the history and artifacts that kept within its walls. Visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, with skip-the-line entrance tickets and make the most of your time in Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$268.22
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What are St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) hours of operation?
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St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily 7am - 7pm (6pm in winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 464 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) costs USD 9.67. Guided St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tours start around USD 9.67 per person. See all 464 St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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