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St. Peter's Tour

Explore the basilica and treasury with an expert historian
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About the Tour
3 hours
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  • Soak in the powerful artworks in St. Peter's Basilica and get a detailed look of the history of it all
  • Led by a theologian, art historian, or architect
  • St. Peter's Basilica and Treasury Museum
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92 Reviews (4.6)

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Simona was so knowledgeable and so adaptable to our interests. She was also really skilled at keeping us out of the lines and crowds--no mean feat at St. Peter's. I have been there several times before, but I have a whole new appreciation for what I am looking at after Simona's excellent guiding. I have been trying to build a better timeline of events, emperors, and popes, and I think I made some headway with Simona's good assistance.
Guido was outstanding, one of the best Context docents we have had over the many years we have used your services. He provided us wonderful insight into the history of St. Peter's, its expansion and effortlessly pointed out fascinating facts regarding numerous parts of the basilica. St. Peter's is very impressive on it's own, however Guido really enhanced our experience. One suggestion to improve everyone's experience on a Context tour is to institute a strict 15 minute limit that a docent will wait for stragglers before starting a tour. Two of the six participants on our Borghese Gallery tour that we took yesterday were nearly 30 minutes late which really reduced our time in the gallery. While you advise participants to be on time advisement that all tours will commence no later than fifteen minutes after it's scheduled time will both provide some leeway for late arrival, an expectation that if you're later than the time allotted you have missed your tour and clearance for the docent to proceed without further delay.
Well I think we had to wait too long in line. Is there no other way than to do it the way we did it? She said we had to go through the security line it took a really long time.