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St Peter’s Basilica and Mosaic School guided tour

4 Reviews
2 - 10 People
2,5 hours

St Peter’s Basilica and Mosaic School guided tour

About this activity

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Vatican City that not only offers reserved entry into St. Peter’s square and a tour of the Basilica, but also includes a visit to the Mosaic School (or Studio).

Our staff will meet you in the Square and lead you to the entrance of the Basilica, where your tour will begin. You will be guided through the most famous and fascinating church in the world.

This tour will allow you to discover both the most famous and the more hidden parts of this temple of Christianity, including Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and Bernini’s Baldachin.

Following the visit of the Basilica, you will continue your discovery of the Vatican City State, as you wander within its walls, until you reach the Mosaic School.

Not everyone knows that St. Peter’s Basilica does not have any paintings but that its walls are instead adorned with spectacular mosaics. It is for this reason that a visit to the Mosaic School – lead by expert of the School – is the best possible way to end this type of tour.




Additional Information

The tour begins and ends in St. Peter’s Square. In some cases, it is possible to leave through the Porta del Perugino, located next to the headquarters of the Swiss Guards. You might even be lucky enough to be “greeted” by a Swiss Guard!

Children under 7 don’t pay. Please provide child’s proof of age upon entry

Appropriate clothing must be worn to enter the Vatican*

Visitors must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 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.

• Shoulders and knees must be covered
• Vests, camisoles or shorts are not allowed, either for men or women
• Visitors not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to enter the Basilica.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

Inclusion & Exclusion

What's included

• Reserved entry
• Official Vatican Guides
• Radio guides

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

The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – on the right-hand side of the square, OUTSIDE the colonnade, in front of the Vatican Post Office (see map). Our staff (wearing blue vests with the Vox Mundi logo printed on them) will be waiting for you 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour to lead you inside the Basilica, through a reserved entrance

  • July 28, 2017

    Wonderful experience

    Reviewed by Filippo S.
    Verified User
  • July 11, 2017

    Un po lungo come tour ma davvero una esperienza straordinaria. Ci ha portato indietro di 2000 anni e la guida è stata meravigliosa. Piccolo gruppo di ospiti con noi tutto in italiano. Ottima esperienza i nostri bambini si sono divertiti tanto.

    Reviewed by Carla B.
    Verified User
  • July 08, 2017

    Wonderful combination of 2 services. We started with the Basilica tour and we kept the same guide for the Cupola. In total 2,5 hrs of tour. Worthwhile.

    Reviewed by Jose A.
    Verified User
  • July 05, 2017

    We saw the queue for St. Peter's Basilica, and after a long day at the Vatican museums we did not want to spend 90 min skip the queue Dome to to get in. We booked their , we were inside in 10 minutes. Great value for money! The guide was excellent

    Reviewed by Federico M.
    Verified User