St. Peter’s Basilica: Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

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Enjoy a hassle-free visit to one of the most dynamic attractions of Rome with a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone and follow, at your own pace, the riveting background of St. Peter’s Basilica. Start your tour from the stunning St. Peter’s Square, outside the Basilica, and then continue to explore its interior and the mesmerizing decorations. Follow in the footsteps of erstwhile pilgrims to discover the holiest Cathedral of Christendom and let the beauty of its Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces unfold before your eyes! Before leaving this magnificent site, you will have the chance to explore the famed Vatican grottoes and admire the impressive tombs of more than a hundred popes, kings, and saints. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the religious and visual power of St. Peter’s Basilica with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
Αctivation link to access your audio tour
Entrance fee to St. Peter’s Basilica
Live Guide
Smartphone or headphones
Food and drinks
Transportation

Departure Point

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Enjoy a grand beginning at the impressive Piazza to marvel at Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s imposing design. As you admire the colossal collonades and the Egyptian obelisk, you’ll learn about the fascinating background of the Basilica and its transformations through the centuries.
Duration: 13 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Pieta
Michelangelo’s Pietà Throughout your walk, you’ll gaze in awe exquisite works of Renaissance art and architecture designed by Bramante, Giacomo Della Porta, and Maderno among many many others. One of the tour highlights will be, of course, the jewel of the Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietà!
Duration: 6 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Statue: Discover the Medieval bronze statue of St. Peter, a truly remarkable work of art that has been kissed and touched by millions of pilgrims during the Basilica’s long and exciting history. St. Peter’s Baldachin: Standing below the enormous dome of the church you’ll marvel at the monumental canopy that marks St Peter’s tomb. As you examine Bernini’s impressive creation, you’ll gain valuable insights into its religious symbolism and detailed motifs. Vatican Grottoes Your tour ends inside the vast underground graveyard, which is home to the tombs of the rich, the famous and the holy! Discover the stories of the powerful kings, queens, popes, and saints that rest in peace in the famed Vatican Grottoes.
Duration: 24 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please consider that admission fees for the St. Peter’s Basilica are not included.
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app)
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important audio instructions. on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please note that your TripAdvisor - Viator Voucher is not your entry ticket. Admission fees are not included in this product
  • Receive an email from the local supplier with important audio instructions. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Non refundable once activated
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

Cancellation policy

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