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Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) Tours and Tickets

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Popes have been interred in St. Peter’s Basilica for centuries, and while many papal tombs are inside the basilica, others are located underground in the Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane). Take the stairs down from the transept to view the final resting places of dozens of popes along with a number of royals.

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Piazza San Pietro, Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.94
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St Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb with Optional Basilica & Papal Crypts Guided Tour
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St Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb with Optional Basilica & Papal Crypts Guided Tour

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Climb to the top of the highest point in the Vatican City, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and get panoramic views over historic Rome and the Vatican state from this Renaissance masterpiece. Along with getting fast access inside the basilica after your solo ascent, you can also choose to upgrade your experience and explore the basilica treasures and the Vatican Crypts with your expert English-speaking guide.
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  • 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.31
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.97
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Save time with priority access and admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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Check off the must-sees of Rome and Vatican City with this all-in-one pass that can be used over two days. Allowing you to visit the sights at your own pace, the prebooked sightseeing voucher includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the papal tombs. Just make one booking, and then use your pass to visit the landmarks at your leisure.
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  • 3 days
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Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome
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Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome

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No visit to Rome is complete without a thorough exploration of the Colosseum, one of the city’s most visited landmarks. Bypass the queue and avoid long wait lines, then explore the first and second tiers with an art historian as your guide. Your tour also includes a visit to the Roman Forum and views from Palatine Hill.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.36
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes

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Combine e thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance with a private art historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.50
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ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

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ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

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St. Peter's Basilica Exclusive Early Morning Small Group Tour Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square, enjoy an intimate tour. Delight in the wonders of this site in the most unique of Rome and the Vatican State experience. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony. Admire the Basilica's inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome, after 320 steps, at the height of 448 feet (150 Mt), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking and panoramic views of the city, including the Vatican Gardens below. Come down from the Dome and enter the Basilica with your guide to admire The Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts. Here, you can see, Saint Peter's Tomb and the burial spot of hundreds of popes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Peter Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Small-Group Tour
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St. Peter Basilica and Vatican Grottoes Small-Group Tour

Discover all the beauty of St Peter's Basilica with our expert guides in this small-group tour, who will reveal all the secrets as you descend into the papal grottoes. Meet the guide at our office (five-minute walk from St Peter's Square) and walk with her learning about the colonnade and the shape of the square! Inside the church, you will discover all the art that has gone into the 150 years of the basilica's construction and visit the unique papal grottoes beneath it!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.94
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Small-Group Tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes

Small-Group Tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Grottoes

Explore the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica and its treasures in Renaissance and Neoclassical style. Admire impressive views from the dome and visit the papal tombs of the Vatican Grottoes. Meet your guide at our office and start your tour walking through Piazza Risorgimento on your way to St. Peter’s Square. Glance at the unique colonnade that surrounds St. Peter's Square. Enter the church and admire the stunning marble, golden and mosaics decorations. Take in the timeless beauty of Michelangelo's Pietà sculpture and the Baldachin by Bernini before heading to the unique papal grottoes under the basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.94
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ST PETER'S DOME Sky BREAKFAST + BASILICA & GROTTOES | VIP Morning PRIVATE TOUR

ST PETER'S DOME Sky BREAKFAST + BASILICA & GROTTOES | VIP Morning PRIVATE TOUR

A sky breakfast on THE DOME. St. Peter's Basilica Exclusive Early Morning with Italian Breakfast on the Dome (Cappuccino & Brioche or other Hot Drink) PRIVATE Tour. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. Delight in the wonders of this site in the most unique of Rome and the Vatican State experience. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony. Admire the Basilica's inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps), at the height of 448 ft (150 Mt), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking views of the city, including the Vatican Gardens below. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.36
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$170.36
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Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast
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Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ROME & PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF ST PETER'S BASILICA, CRYPT AND DOME INCLUDING a small breakfast on the St. Peter's Basilica roof. Be picked up by a private Chauffeur to reach St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony and have breakfast. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking views of the city. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB. Soon after the driver will take you to the sightseeing, historical centre of Rome TO ADMIRE THE MOST IMPORTANT SITES OF THE ETERNAL CITY in your private air-conditioned car or minivan. Back to your hotel or other agreed spot in Rome.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$294.58
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Should I book Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) costs USD 31.94. Guided Vatican Grottoes (Grotte Vaticane) tours start around USD 31.94 per person.
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