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St. Peter’s Basilica & Dome Tour

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Explore the wonders of St. Peter’s Church and climb up the Dome on a spectacular tour with a Private Guide | Kid-friendly Experience | Early Morning Access to avoid the crowds!

DURATION: 2.5 hours
OPERATING DAYS: every day
START TIME: 8.15 AM (different times upon request)

Description

TOUR DETAILS

Only the Brave.

Our St. Peter’s Basilica & Dome Tour is a special experience, only for brave visitors.

Getting to the top of the Dome is not for everyone, as it can get tiring and claustrophobic at times. Be sure the views are worth the climb though!

Infact you will have Rome literally at your feet. 360 degrees of beauty that leaves anybody speechless.

After spotting the best landmarks of the Eternal City from the sky, you’ll continue your tour with a fully personalized visit of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your expert local guide will share the secrets behind the Burial of Saint Peter, Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietà and will answer all your questions about the history of the Popes and the Vatican State.

Leaving the Church, gripped by all this beauty, you’ll be welcomed in Saint Peter’s Square by stunning statues of the Apostles, Saints and Martires dominating the façade of the Basilica and Bernini’s Colonnato.

This tour is particularly loved also by families with kids as it lets the young explorers have fun in climbing the Dome instead of squeezing them into the crowded halls of the Vatican Museum.

Are you ready for all this magic? Get on board then!

Itinerary
  • Early Access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Visit Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietà at your own pace
  • Climb to the top of the Dome for the best views of Rome
  • Wander through St. Peter’s Square and Bernini’s outstanding Colonnato
Meeting Point

St. Peter’s Square central Obelisk (further details at the booking)

Prices

BASE PRICE:

€ 210 up to 2 people (including private guide & entrance tickets)

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Adult: € 30

  • Kid (aged 6 – 17): € 20

  • Children (aged 1 – 5): free

 

BIG GROUP DISCOUNT:

10% off for groups of 10+ people

Times

DURATION: 2.5 hours
OPERATING DAYS:  every day
START TIME: 8.15 AM (different times upon request)

Additional Information
  • Elevator available for a part of the Dome ascent. You must still climb approximately 300 steps to get to the very top though. If there are seniors, disabled and claustrophobic people in your party we suggest they wait downstairs at the Cafè area as the staircase is tight and the steps rather steep;
  • St. Peter’s Basilica is an active church and can be closed unexpectedly for liturgical ceremonies or unforeseen circumstances;

  • Entry to the Basilica is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors (low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed);

  • Any visitor to the Basilica is required to get through security checks;

  • Itinerary and duration can be customized according to your needs;
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