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St. Peter’s Basilica with Dome Climb and Crypt

Product ID: 78613
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Access all areas of St. Peter's Basilica and immerse yourself in the history and architecture of one of the most important religious monuments in the world. Climb up 231 steps to the top of the dome for panoramic views of Rome.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 2.5 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the sacred atmosphere of St. Peter's Square before the crowds arrive
  • Climb to the top of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica for stunning views of Rome
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica in great detail
Full description

COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Start early and experience the sacred atmosphere of St Peter’s Square before the crowds arrive. Then, head to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica to take the special elevator to the first terrace of the dome to get a close look at the mosaics.

Then, climb to the top of the dome for panoramic views of Rome. Next, take a guided tour of the basilica and marvel at art and architecture such as Bernini’s baldachin and Michelangelo’s "Pietá." Explore every tiny detail of the historic building and get insights from your guide.

At the end, you can visit the papal crypt at your own pace. 

Please note that this tour only operates in English.
Includes
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica, with elevator access to the 1st terrace
  • Small group tour of no more than 15 people
  • Local English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of Caffè Leonina, in Piazza Citta' Leonina, just outside St. Peter's Square.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Due to COVID-19 restrictions, St. Peter's Basilica may be subject to visitation restrictions, including limited access to the Dome climb and Papal tombs. Your tour will be amended on the day. The opening time of the Vatican Museums may vary.
• St. Peter's Basilica is subject to unforeseen closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event this happens, the tour operator will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare event the crypt is closed, you will spend extra time in the basilica and St. Peter's Square
• Small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the basilica. Large bags and objects must be left at the bag check at the entrance
• Skip-the-line access is not possible at the dome or security line
• Please note that there is no elevator to the top of the dome

From US$ 59.37 per person

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Product ID: 78613