Scavi Tour to Tomb of St. Peter’s in Vatican

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

The most exclusive Vatican tour to a restricted area of Vatican City with fewer than 100 permits granted per day. Vatican necropolis with the tomb of St. Peter's is the best-preserved ancient cemetery in Rome with artefacts, frescoes and bas-reliefs taking the visitor back to times of imperial Rome and early Christian persecutions.

guide fee
skip line entry to St. Peter's Basilica
pre booked admission to Scavi at 24 euro to be paid on site

Departure Point

Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Meet our staff at St. Peter's Square within splendid Bernini's Colonnade and stop for a photo by the Bronze Doors, the ceremonial Vatican entrance, guarded by the Swiss Guards
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Enter St. Peter's Basilica with skip line pass and walk through the lower level of St. Peter's Basilica lined with tombs of Pope's
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Necropolis
Visit ancient Roman cemetery with tombs and preserved decorations from the 1st century AD. Learn why St. Peter was martyred at Nero's Circus in 64 AD and why he was buried at the Roman cemetery on the slope of the Vatican hill, later covered by the construction of the first Vatican basilica at the time of emperor Constantine. Pay respect at St. Peter's Tomb excavated together with the necropolis over 80 years ago under Pope Pius XII. This is the most exclusive Vatican tour with fewer than 100 permits granted per day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Re-enter St. Peter's Basilica to continue with the guided tour. See the highlights of the church including Bernini's “Baldacchino” and Michelangelo's “Pietà” Your guided tour will end inside St. Peter's and you may stay on for your further private exploration
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour is no available for children under 15
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

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