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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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The heart of Rome's Vatican City is St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the grand space that provides a magnificent approach to St. Peter's Basilica. Designed by Bernini in the 17th century, Piazza San Pietro is lined by semicircular colonnades four columns deep on either side that seem to reach out and enfold visitors in an embrace.

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.44
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$59.44
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Visit the Vatican without the crowds on a private early-bird tour and enter the Vatican Museums before the complex opens to the general public. Enjoy an exclusive exploration of world-renowned art by Renaissance masters, visit the Sistine Chapel, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museums, without waiting in the main line. Upgrade for a prime version with even earlier priority access, including the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$291.15
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$291.15
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Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families

Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families

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Delve deep into the religious history of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel on this 3-hour private tour designed for families. Skip the long entry lines and proceed directly inside to admire masterpieces including Michelangelo's Pietà and The Last Judgment. Visit the Gallery of Maps, St Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Rooms. This private tour for just you and your family is fully customizable and ensures your guide's personalized attention.Children learn through play; with your guide you will solve quizzes, answer trivia and engage in scavenger hunts. All entrance fees included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.73
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$362.73
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Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

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Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.10
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$120.10
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

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Get acquainted with Rome's most important sites, including skip-the-line entry at the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this whirlwind full-day tour. Optimized for travelers without time to spare, learn about ancient Rome's history, culture, art, and architecture. Round-trip transportation from downtown Rome included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.49
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$156.49
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.44
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$59.44
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

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Enter the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and enjoys Michelangelo’s masterpieces in peace before embarking on a thorough guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. There is simply no better way to see the highlights of the Vatican without the crowds that can overrun the galleries later in the day. NOTE: This tour costs less on Wednesdays because it does not enter St. Peter’s Basilica. Instead, we spend more time in the Vatican Museums and our guide will give you an introduction to the Basilica so you know what to look for if you want to visit later on your own. Free tour upgrade from 1st July 2021: In order to ensure that you get inside the Vatican Museums before opening time in 2021, we've upgraded this tour to include an exclusive breakfast experience on a beautiful museum terrace. You'll spend an hour enjoying the buffet before your guide whisks you to the Sistine Chapel, ahead of the crowds and fully fueled for the adventure ahead.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.97
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$107.97
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.59
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$276.59
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Skip-the-line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & John Paul II Tomb Tour

Skip-the-line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & John Paul II Tomb Tour

This small-group tour of the Vatican Museums introduces you to the highlights of one of the world's greatest art collections. After skipping the ticket line, you'll see Raphael's Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Sistine Chapel, and more, plus visit St. Peter's Basilica. By booking this tour, you can avoid having to navigate this large and usually crowded venue by yourself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.97
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Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

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In only 2 hours we will give you an unforgettable experience in Rome taking you to the most beautiful places in a completely private tour! We have the most knowledgeable about Rome, although they are not guides, you will get the feeling they were, as they will be ready to answer all your doubts and take special care of you at all times! In addition, it´s also good to highlight we know for you this is a new special offer with us!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.10
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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, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.75
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$32.75
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.57
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Fulll-day tour of Vatican Colosseum & Best of Rome by Tommaso with Hotel Pick Up

Fulll-day tour of Vatican Colosseum & Best of Rome by Tommaso with Hotel Pick Up

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A great choice for first-time visitors, this tour offers an excellent overview of the Eternal City. The first half of the day takes you to Rome’s famous landmarks and monuments including the Colosseum, the Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Navona Square. After lunch (not included), tour Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and Saint Peter’s Square.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.99
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$386.99
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Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

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When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia port, make the most of your time with a self-guided, full-day shore excursion in Rome, customized to match your interests and preferred pace. Visit the heart of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square or step back in time to Imperial Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The day is yours to spend as you like, and your driver makes it all happen with ease. Please note that all food and entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$288.12
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$288.12
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Vespa Tour By Night

Vespa Tour By Night

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Hop on a vintage Vespa for an evening tour of the Eternal City. First stop: Rome’s most iconic landmark, the Colosseum. After a brief stop for gelato and coffee (included), the tour continues with stops at the Mouth of the Truth,  Circus Maximus , Palatine Hill, Saint Peter's Square, and the Trevi Fountain. An experienced guide does the driving so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.05
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Vatican for Kids Tour All Included & Sistine Chapel Fast Access w Hotel Pickup

Vatican for Kids Tour All Included & Sistine Chapel Fast Access w Hotel Pickup

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This is a super 3-hour tour of the Vatican designed specially to appeal to families.  You will see the wonderful artwork displayed in the Vatican museums, including Raphael’s Rooms and the Gallery of Maps and of course see Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel as well as his famous Pietà.  With skip-the-line access the kids won’t be bored waiting in the long queues and we are positive this interactive tour will ensure that all the family enjoy the Vatican.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$241.41
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Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

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Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.82
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Skip the Line Vatican Museums with private guide

Skip the Line Vatican Museums with private guide

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The Vatican City is a popular sightseeing destination for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Unfortunately, this means that the lines into city highlights like the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel can get overwhelming early. Skip the lines without joining a large tour group on this private tour. Spend your time taking in the Vatican sights with your private guide and enjoy an experience tailored to you and your group.
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  • 4 hours
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$438.27
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Private 4-Hour City Tour of Colosseum and Rome Highlights with Hotel Pick up

Private 4-Hour City Tour of Colosseum and Rome Highlights with Hotel Pick up

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rome on this 4-hour private tour. Take a private vehicle and see the city’s highlights such as the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and enjoy skip-the-line access to Rome’s crown jewel, the Colosseum. Learn about the history of the city from ancient times to present-day from your informative guide and make the most of your time in the capital of Italy.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$376.07
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Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip the Line Entry - Small Group of 12

Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip the Line Entry - Small Group of 12

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Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.33
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in Small Group (MAX. 8)

Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in Small Group (MAX. 8)

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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 in a small group of a maximum of 8 participants.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.44
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St Peter's Basilica and Cupola guided tour

St Peter's Basilica and Cupola guided tour

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Explore St. Peter’s Basilica from top to bottom on this 3-hour tour with a local guide. Climb the stairs to the top of the dome where you can savor expansive views of Rome. Next, tour the main level. Finally, walk through the papal tombs below the building and view the burial crypts of former popes, including St. Peter.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.28
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

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Maximize time during a visit to the Vatican Museums with a semi-private tour complete with skip-the-line access. Join a guide for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a group of 8 people maximum. Learn about Renaissance art and see masterpieces by artists including Raphael and Botticelli.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.11
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2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb

2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Visit the Vatican Museums during your time in Rome with priority access by booking this skip-the-line ticket. Choose your preferred time when booking, and then explore the museums independently on a self-guided tour to see the priceless artwork, including the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.97
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What are St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation?
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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. 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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 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. See all 428 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) costs USD 3.63. Guided St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tours start around USD 3.63 per person. See all 428 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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