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Scavi Tour to the Tomb of St. Peter's & Skip Line Guided Tour of the Basilica provided by Vatican City Tour and Tickets

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Scavi Tour to the Tomb of St. Peter's & Skip Line Guided Tour of the Basilica

Scavi Tour to the Tomb of St. Peter's & Skip Line Guided Tour of the Basilica
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About
The most exclusive Vatican tour to a restricted area of Vatican City with fewer than 100 permits granted per day. Vatican necropolis with the tomb of St. Peter's is the best-preserved ancient cemetery in Rome with artefacts, frescoes and bas-reliefs taking the visitor back to times of imperial Rome and early Christian persecutions. Tour includes guided visit of the excavations area as well as St. Peter's Basilica. Important note: You need to be at least 15 years old to be granted access to the excavations area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115257P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scavi Tour
  • tombs of Popes under St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Basilica Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Necropolis
Exclusions
  • gratuity
  • admissions and booking fee Euro 25/person paid on site
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – under the right side colonnade, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police Hurdle. Our staff will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour is no available for children under 15
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Scavi Tour
  • tombs of Popes under St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Basilica Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Necropolis
Exclusions
  • gratuity
  • admissions and booking fee Euro 25/person paid on site
Departure details
  • Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – under the right side colonnade, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police Hurdle. Our staff will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour is no available for children under 15
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
A note from Scavi Tour to the Tomb of St. Peter's & Skip Line Guided Tour of the Basilica
VERY IMPORTANT ! Access to the Vatican Museums will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate/proof of vaccination). The Museum Staff may also request the visitor's identity document, in order to verify actual ownership.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Largo del Colonnato, 1
    Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – under the right side colonnade, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police Hurdle. Our staff will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Vatican Necropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mary L
Oshkosh, WI33 contributions
Scavi Tour
Feb 2020
We first toured inside the Basilica and then did the underground portion. Our group of 14 was not too big for some cramped areas but very interesting to see the old street and burial sites.
Written 17 February 2020
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FBofVA
Moseley, VA7 contributions
Blown Away!
Blew us away! Jana, our guide, was very knowledgeable, personable passionate and polite. She took us through time from before the Basilica was built to presnt day...amazing! This tour is absolutely amazing and a MUST do. We loved it.
Written 6 February 2020
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Anne30247
Ashland, VA146 contributions
Excellent tour with great guide
Dec 2019
This was our second time for this tour. We were back in Rome with family who wanted to see the scavi. It was even better than 5 years ago. Excellent guide (an American graduate student) who gave us even more information than our previous visit. Easy to book on line from the US. Tour is fairly long but most of the walking is easy (stairs at beginning and end). Underground is actually humid and fairly warm - we made both visits in the winter but I understand it gets very warm in the summer months. Highly recommend.
Written 28 December 2019
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vaticantours
Thank you for your review. No worries about summer visit as temperature in the underground area is constant through the year, so it is cooler than outside in the summer.
Written 30 December 2019
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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IrynaI8
IrynaI8
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"Tour guide was great, but the tour was poorly organized"
The tour was canceled, and we were rescheduled to go afternoon. We specifically paid that amount for a tour that a
L122NFthomasl
L122NFthomasl
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Didn’t happen due to poor booking system - very disappointing
I booked a month in advance and received my ticket. The night before I sent a message about dress code to find out
DMC0916
DMC0916
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Professional tour guide
Professional tour guide who imparted an amazing amount of information over our three hour tour. It’s the only way
davidzO4OR
davidzO4OR
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Great tour with Barbara
Family of 5 from uk with kids 9-14. All stayed interested throughout the morning. Excellent selection of highlights
su579
su579
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Highly Recommend
We were a little overwhelmed by the number of tours available but knew we wanted a small group tour and this is exa
alisonyoung2017
alisonyoung2017
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Vatican tour
Absolutely fantastic tour! We ended up being the only ones with our guide, who was extremely knowledgeable and went
X8081MPveronicag
X8081MPveronicag
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Papal audience tickets
So wonderful! I could almost touch the pope! Never been to Rome before. Emberto picked us up at our hotel and broug
curlysamd
curlysamd
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Excellent!
Fabulous experience. Would highly recommend, especially if you are lucky enough to have Barbara as your guide. Hone
marktS4355RK
marktS4355RK
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Great tour of the Vatican
We had a fantastic tour with Barbara. She ensured we quickly moved through the crowds and always picked great spots
pennes2014
pennes2014
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Not Small Group
I booked this tour for my son and his girlfriend as we had previously been to the Vatican with a large group and th
151dianaw
151dianaw
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Great personal Vatican City tour by EcoArt Travel
We had a small skip the line tour with eight (8) people. Giulia was our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable an
arianelogan55
arianelogan55
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Vatican Experience
This tour was very informational. Lots of walking and information to soak in. I would advise that you do the tour a
Y4747LBlisat
Y4747LBlisat
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Semi private Tour
Excellent tour, I would highly recommend worth every penny. Our guide the Sister (nun) from Wigan was fantastic ap
Jim G
Jim G
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Trip Advisor and their partners failed us completely!
I would love to leave a better review for this tour, TripAdvisor, or their partners, but they all failed so miserab
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Chiara antonelli
Chiara antonelli was very kind and funny explained everything in a very interesting way. You rock Chiara antonelli
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