Villa Borghese

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***

From EURO:
per person
children under 16 not admitted


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. .

tour highlights

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

participants information

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

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2 Hour Vatican Scavi and St. Peters Basilica Tour

Euro 85 per person
children under 16 not allowed
not included
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