Vatican Necropolis and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
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St. Peter’s Basilica & Vatican Necropolis guided tour

St. Peter’s Basilica & Vatican Necropolis guided tour

Official Vatican guides and reserved entrance

Enjoy a mystical experience during a visit to the Vatican Necropolis and St Peter's Basilica. Visit the Necropolis and discover a real ancient Roman cemetery.

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About this experience

Enter the Vatican City State (the smallest state in the world) with this exclusive guided tour of Vatican Necropolis and St. Peter's Basilica!

The Vatican Necropolis lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5–12 meters below Saint Peter's Basilica.

You can explore an authentic Roman cemetery and see graves dating back to the 1st and 4th centuries, including the tomb of the apostle Peter, the first Pope of Christianity.
Once you’re done with the Necropolis tour, you’ll reach the St. Peter’s Basilica, the papal enclave within the city of Rome and heart of Catholicism. Marvel at masterpieces of religious art, such as Michelangelo's “Pietà” or the Altar of the Confession. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to pay respect to the tomb of St. John Paul II, the most important Pope of the 20th century.

Admire Bernini's “Baldacchino” and visit the “Confessio” or “Chapel of the Confession”, in reference to the confession of faith by St. Peter, which led to his martyrdom.
Be amazed by the rich ornamentations of marble, bas-reliefs, sculptures, mosaics and gilded stucco work throughout the cathedral.
What are you waiting for? Book now the most exclusive tour of Vatican City!

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How to use the voucher

Mobile Voucher Accepted

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

Additional Information

• Clothing MUST be suitable for the HOLY place: PLEASE BE AWARE you NEED long trousers for men and skirts under your knees or trousers for women. Shoulders ALWAYS covered for everyone. GUESTS THAT DO NOT RESPECT THE DRESS CODE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE VATICAN NECROPOLIS.
• While visiting the necropolis, visitors might notice the altered environmental conditions of temperature and humidity. Those who suffer from certain pre-existing conditions (including claustrophobia) that could worsen under these conditions, should not visit.
• Only visitors 15 years or older will be admitted
• Bulky objects (suitcases, large bags, backpacks of any kind, etc.), or photographic equipment are not allowed.
• Visitors must arrive at the designated meeting point 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their ticket/voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of each visitor to arrive at the meeting point on time.

To be admitted to the visit, guests must be equipped with a FFP2 mask. In case you do not have the mask, you can purchase it directly at the Necropolis (€ 4.00 each).

In addition, guests will be measured body temperature before entering the Vatican: if the temperature is above 37.5 °C, access will not be allowed.

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What's included

• Entrance ticket to the Vatican Necropolis
• Reserved entrance
• Official Vatican guides for both the Necropolis (excavations) and St Peter’s Basilica.

What's not included

• Guided or Audio guided tour of the Cupola
• Shuttle service to and from the Hotel
• Any additional services not previously listed

Meeting Point

Meeting Point: Looking at the Basilica at the end of the left colonnade, near the metal detectors located at the intersection of Via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant'Uffizio .
Our staff ,wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it, will wait there to accompany you inside the Vatican - through a dedicated access.