Saint Peter's Basilica Fast Track Entrance
This booking lets you tour St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Visitors can enter the Basilica from a special entrance to cut waiting time and tour the interior listening to the official audio guide commentary. (app on smartphone or tablet).
Suitable clothing must be worn to enter St. Peter's Basilica, as appropriate for a sacred place (shoulders, neckline, and knees covered).
Duration: The audio tour recording lasts about 1 hour. Visitors can stay in the Basilica as long as they like after the tour.
English (also available Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Korean.
Every day except religious holidays.
Electronic voucher, voucher on cell phone accepted.
This booking gives you quick entry.
+39 055 5321180
(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm/ Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)
Description of your booking
This reservation grants a speedy entrance into the St. Peter's Basilica combined with an English speaking audioguide which comments the Basilica main art treasures and its architecture.
The audioguide explanation lasts about 1 hour. Visitors can stay inside the Basilica at their leisure.
Visitors with no mobile device will be provided with traditional audioguide.
Download the APP on your device and insert the code you will receive in St. Peter's the Basilica right after your check in.
How does it work?
Search and download VOX CITY from IOS or Google Play. After the reservation you will receive a voucher that will allowed you to access the Basilica through a dedicated access. There our staff will provide you with a QRCode that will allow you to download the audioguided tour. (DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS)
What is included
- fast track entrance before the the metal detector security check to St. Peter's Basilica
- official audio guide in one of the 10 available languages
What is not included
- guided tour
- earphones (bring yours or purchase them at the desk for 1,00 euro)
- hotel pick-up/drop-off
- visit to the dome
- tour of the underground section of the Basilica
PLEASE NOTE: in case the visitor is unable to use the app on the smartphone, a traditional audioguide, the visitor will be provided with a traditional audioguided. In this case, an identity document is required as deposit at the welcome visitors desk to pick the audioguide.
Access to the Basilica is reserved to visitors with an appropriate attire.
children 7-17 years old.
Children under 7 years old and disabled enter free, no reservation required.
From booking to 5 working days before the day of the tour, the cancellation fee is 40% of the total price of the tour. For cancellations communicated to Italy Travels 4 or fewer working days prior to the day of the tour, the cancellation penalty is the full amount of the tour (100% of the total price), i.e. there is no right to any refund.
Changes must always be communicated in writing by email to receive a partial refund when allowed by the cancellation policy as stated below. For the purposes of calculating the cancellation fee, we will use the date of receipt of the client's cancellation request. For these purposes, requests for cancellation received by telephone, without anything in writing, will not be considered valid.
When you can visit the St. Peter's Basilica
every day except for religious holidays.
Entrance time: from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
3 time slots are available.
Visitors can arrive at any time within the range of time they book.
Piazza San Pietro – Vatican City
The meeting point is – facing the Basilica - under the right side colonnade*, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police hurdle (see drawing below).The staff - wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it - will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.
Italy Travels cannot be held responsible for partial closing museum rooms, itinerary variations inside the museum, cancellations or entrance delays due to unexpectable events, strikes or decisions taken by the museum direction or unexpected variations of the Pope movements which involve the museum buildings.
What you will see with this booking
Enjoy a St. Peter’s visit in full freedom and at your own pace using your own mobile phone or tablet.
Discover the masterpieces of the greatest artists of all time through an audioguide with 31 points of interests in which are illustrated - among others - the magnificent Pietà by Michelangelo, the Baldacchino by Bernini, the “Cattedra Sancti Petri” (St. Peter’s Chair).
On the contrary, visitors are not allowed to climb up the Dome (the tour is not avaiable at this moment), nor to vist the Treasure Museum and the Popes' tombs with this ticket.
The St. Peter’s Basilica is certainly one of the most famous church all over the world and the symbol of the Vatican City and of the Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica is also known as the Papal Basilica of St. Peter as its history is strongly linked to the history of Rome and of the Vatican State.
The imposing Basilica of St. Peter’s stands at the end of Via della Conciliazione in Rome and overlooks the huge, homonym square and the great Bernini’s Colonnade.
St. Peter’s Basilica is open every day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from April to September. From October to March, the Basilica closes one hour before, that is at 6:00 pm.
St. Peter’s Basilica is visited every year by millions of visitors and pilgrims and it is therefore very crowded. Visitors usually find long queues to enter the Basilica, that’s the reason we suggest them to book in advance their ticket to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica jumping the line. Entrance to St. Peter is free but in this case visitors risk to stay in line for hours before entering the Basilica.
The cheapest chance to skip the line is booking St. Peter’s ticket combined with the audioguide, the audioguide is available in several languages and offer a very professional comment of St. Peter’s Basilica architectural structure and of the most important art treasures hosted by this great complex.
St. Peter’s Basilica main attractions are the Basilica itself, principally designed by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, Michelangelo’s Dome, Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Papal Tombs and the extraordinary mosaics which decorate most of the inside walls and ceilings of the Basilica.