Guided tour

Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Guided Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

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Activity provider: Italy Wonders

Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

From US$ 34.27 per person

Discover the most important basilica in the world, St. Pete’s Basilica with a small and guided group walking tour. Climb the Dome, explore the basilica, and admire Michelangelo's Pietà.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Discover the St. Peter's Square, Basilica and the magnificent Dome
  • Climb the Dome and admire the fantastic view of Rome
  • Explore the inside of the Basilica and marvel at the Pietà by Michelangelo
  • Learn interesting historical facts about this iconic building
  • Admire Michelangelo's architectural design and artwork inside
Full description

Enjoy a morning exploring St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and climbing the magnificent Dome. Discover the history of the amazing architecture and its design. Capture panoramic views of Rome and appreciate the small group environment.

Arrive at St. Peter's Square and meet your guide and intimate group. Begin the climb of the Dome and witness all of Rome from the best panoramic spot. Explore the Basilica and learn about its construction period of over 100 years.

Take in the works of Michelangelo and his pupils. Appreciate the utter intricacy of the art surrounding you, from the golden ceilings to marble floors and stunning colorful mosaics.

  • Headsets to hear clearly
  • Entrance ticket to climb the Dome
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • To reach the Dome you will take an elevator to the first level but then you will have to climb 320 steps to reach the top
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide Raúl offered us an unbeatable visit

July 25, 2022

Very good guide and easy meeting point

May 28, 2022

May 21, 2022

Product ID: 411818