Rome: Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb
- Duration options: 1 hour - 75 minutes
Join a private or shared guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and experience this iconic attraction. Start your tour by climbing the stairs to the top of the dome. Contemplate the interior mosaics of the dome up close while your guide shares stories about the history of this Renaissance-style church. Continue your climb to the very top of the dome and reach the viewing deck. Marvel at the striking views of St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Gardens from above. Admire Rome from a height of 136 meters, and spot the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and other historic sites. From here, descend directly into the Basilica, skipping the long lines outside. Marvel at the magnificent interior and learn why the church took 150 years to rebuild. Discover the colorful marbles, golden ceilings, and the impressive Michelangelo's Pietà.
Stefano, our guide was amazing! He was smart, funny and really enthusiastic! St. Peter’s was also amazing! Definitely climb the comb if you can!!
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.
Very knowledgeable, patient guide (David). He did a great job, described everything, very detailed. He was keeping it entertaining as well. I highly recommend the tour and the guide! I loved it!
Start the tour in St. Peter's Square and perceive the all-embracing character of its majestic architecture. Then head towards the Basilica to be amazed by its magnificence. Marvel at the golden ceilings and the impressive mosaics all around you. Let your art-historian guide lead you through renowned masterpieces of Renaissance and Neoclassic art. Be impressed by the harmonious 30-meters-high canopy. Appreciate the expressive power and delicate beauty of Michelangelo's Pietà. Then climb your way up to the top of the Dome. Enjoy a bird's-eye view over the marble floors and take an exclusive and close-up look at the mosaics of the dome. Go even higher to find yourself at the top balcony and be amazed by the spectacular panorama over Rome and beyond.
The guide was excellent.We admired her knowledge y her effort in our tour. It was great.
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Very good tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the dome. Everything was very informative and entertaining, without a tour you wouldn't understand the whole area and that would be a shame. Guide Tanja is highly recommended.
A great experience to visit this imposing structure. Great architecture and art. We had a very competent guide who provided a lot of information and had an answer to all questions.
Great experience with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.
Super guide ! Très intéressante et qui va à l’essentielle
The tour we took was excellent. The guide was fantastic.