2 Hour Vatican Scavi and St. Peters Basilica Tour
The exclusive visit to Vatican Scavi ( excavations to Vatican necropolis with the tomb of St. Peter's ) and skip line guided visit of the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica. ***Must be booked well in advance due to popularity and limited availability***
HOW IT WORKS ?
Start your Vatican visit with this exclusive guided tour of Vatican Scavi (excavations to Vatican necropolis ) and the tomb of St. Peter, excavated only 60 years ago !
The Vatican Necropolis lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5 to 8 meters below Saint Peter's Basilica.
You will explore an authentic Roman cemetery and see graves with original frescoes, bas reliefs and artifacts dating back to period of early Christianity between the 1st and 4th century. The Vatican necropolis tour terminates at the tomb of St. Peter, the apostle burried at this cemetery at the time of Nero
Once you you leave the Necropolis, you continue with your guide to visit St. Peters Basilica, the papal enclave within the city of Rome and heart of Catholicism. Marvel at masterpieces of religious art, such as Pieta by Michelangelo and works of Bernini including the Altar of the Confession. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to stop by the tomb of St. John Paul II and John 23rd, among other tombs of pontiffs buried in the church. .
Vatican Scavi: excavations to the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica, the tomb of St. Peter, highlights of St. Peter's Basilica, Tombs of Popes
Tour category: semi private tour
Tour duration: 2 hours
Tour availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Participants meeting time: 11:15 am
Participants meeting place: to be advised with confirmation
Entrance Ticket: to be paid on site at E 15/person
Discounts: no, children under 16 not admitted
Transportation: not included
cancellation policy: not refundable once booked