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

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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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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

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Discover the Vatican on an intimate small-group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide and a group of up to 20 people. 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. 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
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US$50.70
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The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb
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The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Begin your Vatican experience a little differently with a climb up the dome of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. After getting sweeping views of Vatican City and Rome beyond, proceed inside for a guided tour of the church itself, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. This half-day tour takes place in the morning, before much of the crowds arrive at the Vatican.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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US$110.00

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
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US$50.70
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US$50.70

Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group
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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 45 minutes
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US$45.53
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Rome in a Day: Colosseum, Vatican & Historic Rome Small-Group Skip-the-Line Tour

Rome in a Day: Colosseum, Vatican & Historic Rome Small-Group Skip-the-Line 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
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US$143.83
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US$143.83

Private Early Bird Vatican Tour

Private Early Bird Vatican Tour

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Are you planning your once in a life time Vatican experience? This is hands down the best Vatican Tour! Our early bird tour options will allow you to enjoy the Vatican treasure before the crowd! After hotel pickup, travel to the Vatican. Enjoy a fascinating tour and an interactive experience with a passionate tour guide who will animate the history of the magnificent artwork and cater to your personal interests. During your visit, see one of the world’s finest collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes, and paintings. The main attractions included in the tour will be the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Don't waste your time, choose our Prime option and be among the first lucky ones to enter the Museums!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$310.43
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US$310.43
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Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican,Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

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

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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
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US$81.75
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US$81.75

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
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US$99.34
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US$99.34
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Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica with Hotel Pick-up

Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica with Hotel Pick-up

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This private tour of the Vatican Museums includes luxury one-way transport with pickup from your hotel. Avoid long wait times with your priority ticket and skip the line to see these world-famous wonders. Admire Michelangelo’s frescoed masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; visit the Gallery of Tapestries; and step foot inside the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica. You’re ensured VIP treatment with a private chauffeur to the Vatican.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$293.87
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US$293.87
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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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US$27.94
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Best of the Sistine Chapel

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Beat the heat and crowds that can make visiting the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel later in the day a chore with this early entry tour. Access the galleries before they open to the general public and marvel at works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and other greats in the quiet galleries while learning about their history and significance from your guide. End with time in the Sistine Chapel to admire its iconic ceiling frescoes.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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US$92.09
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US$92.09

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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US$298.60
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Vatican, Sistine & St. Peter's Basilica Skip The Line & Small Group
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Vatican, Sistine & St. Peter's Basilica Skip The Line & Small Group

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Discover the priceless treasures in the Vatican’s art collection—and visit Vatican City's most important landmarks—on this introductory tour. Upon arrival, skip the long lines and head right inside the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel, venture to the Tapestries Gallery and other museum highlights, and then transfer to neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica. Headsets are included so you can hear your guide’s commentary clearly as you explore.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.61
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.73
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US$36.73
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Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

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Admire Rome’s top sights during the most romantic hour with this evening driving tour. Get your bearings and learn about the city’s history and architecture from your driver as you take in A-list attractions like the Colosseum, Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Square. Stop to snap photos and stretch your legs at the most captivating landmarks; there’s even time to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain.
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  • 2 hours
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US$123.36
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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) Driver & Tour Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) Driver & Tour Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$724.33
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Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome with Cappuccino

Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome 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
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US$102.44
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Private city tour in Rome with driver-guide

Private city tour in Rome with driver-guide

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Spend a day exploring Rome efficiently with a private guide and driver. No need to haggle over taxis or try to figure out public transportation. You can make your own itinerary and explore the Roman landmarks that interest you and your private group, instead of following a typical guided tour itinerary.
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  • 4 hours
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US$206.95
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US$206.95
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Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

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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 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$331.12
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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation in St. Peter's Square

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation in St. Peter's Square

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Take part in the papal audience and watch the pope give his weekly address on this small-group tour. Follow your guide through the crowds to a prime location and learn about the tradition of the papal audience. A provided headset makes sure that you can hear everything your guide is saying without the noise of the crowds. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$40.36
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 20 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome in a Day: Full Day Rome & Vatican Tour
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Rome in a Day: Full Day Rome & Vatican Tour

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day experience led by an expert guide. Begin with the highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Rooms of Raphael and of course the Sistine Chapel. After a lunch break reconvene with your guide for a tour of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors. A stroll through Rome’s piazzas and fountains including Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon complete this extraordinary Rome in a Day Tour. Group size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
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  • 11 hours 15 minutes
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US$159.00
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US$159.00

Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

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The Vatican Museums attract millions of visitors every year and have the crowds and lines to match. On this tour, avoid the crowds by visiting the Sistine Chapel before they arrive, and take a carefully-crafted tour of the rest of the museums. Since you get an early start, breakfast at the tour operator’s office is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.27
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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica
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Essential Sistine Chapel Tour, Vatican Museums and St Peter Basilica

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The Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica are home to some of the world’s top artistic masterpieces—and this seamless, small-group tour makes it simple to discover the collection highlights. See the Sistine Chapel and then delve deeper into the galleries: works like Raphael’s School of Athens and the ancient Laocoön and His Sons sculpture can be found within its walls. Then, continue to neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica, where you’ll view Michelangelo’s Pieta and other masterworks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.40
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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.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) costs USD 26.54. Guided St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tours start around USD 26.54 per person.