Guided tour

Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

From US$ 145.22 per person

Begin with a climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome for once-in-a-lifetime views over the city. This is followed by a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, before you finally conclude with a fantastic food tour led by a local Roman foodie.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Ascend to the summit of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Travel with an informative expert Vatican guide
  • Gain entrance to to world-famous St. Peter's Basilica, the cornerstone of the Vatican City
  • Access the Papal crypts and all the incredible alcoves, sculptures, and mosaics inside St. Peter's
  • Enjoy big tastings at local Roman food spots
Full description
See Rome from the highest heights of Michelangelo's magnificent dome on this wonderful guided tour of art, architecture, and adventure. Begin by enjoying views of the Vatican City, including the private Papal gardens, Papal helipad, and the Pope's private railway station. Views of the vast city of Rome are next, which stretch in a tendril-like fashion to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani Hills. Very few tourists get the chance to climb so high to see so far, and your dome climb and basilica tour both end in the late morning. Later, use your afternoon to visit the Vatican Museums, or just relax in the historic center nearby. You then begin a food-tasting tour with a foodie guide from Rome who has chosen her favorite snack spots to take you to. The foods you eat are as distinctive by region as they are plentiful, and include suppli, panzerotto (calzone), pasta, salumi and wine, pizza, ciambellina al vino, tiramisù, limoncello, and coffee.
  • Entrance to Michelangelo's Dome/the Terrace of St. Peter with an expert guide
  • Comprehensive guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the Crypts
  • Friendly local foodie guide
  • Food and drinks on the second half of the tour
  • All admission tickets at the Vatican
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Tour #1: Meet at 7:45AM for a prompt 8:00AM departure by the Tiare Fountain (Fontana delle Tiare), just beneath Largo del Colonnato and in front of the pillars which run around Saint Peter's Square. Your guide will be holding a "When in Rome Tours" signboard. If you are facing St. Peter's Basilica, follow the pillars to the right until you come to the fountain. Google maps link: Tour #2: Meet on the famous square in Trastevere called Piazza di Santa Maria, right by the central fountain Fontana di S. Maria in Trastevere at 4:45PM. Your tour departs at 5:00PM.

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What to bring

  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
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