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St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour + Dome Climb

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Enjoy the best views of Rome by climbing the 320 steps leading up to the dome of St. Peter's. You'll also go on a guided tour of the Basilica and its crypts - an unmissable visit!

Enjoy the best views of Rome by climbing the 320 steps leading up to the dome of St. Peter's. You'll also go on a guided tour of the Basilica and its crypts - an unmissable visit!

St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour + Dome Climb

We'll meet at 8:30 am on Via Vespasiano, very close to the Vatican. From this point, we'll walk to St. Peter's Square which will welcome us with its huge colonnades.

Before entering St. Peter's Basilica, we'll explain how this spectacular temple of Christianity was conceived and which renowned artists participated in its design and construction. You'll see that every little detail in the square and on the facade of the basilica has a meaning.

Next, we'll step inside the basilica. We'll have 30 minutes to admire the countless masterpieces found there, some highlights being the Pietà by Michelangelo and St. Peter's Baldachin canopy by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. We'll learn tons of fun facts about the different pieces we see and, in addition, we'll get to go into the crypt where the tombs of the Popes are located.

After the visit to the temple, we'll hop on an elevator that will take us to the first level of St. Peter's dome.

To reach the top of St. Peter's dome we'll have to climb 320 steps on foot. The effort will be worth it because from the viewpoint located at the top we'll enjoy the best views of Rome, the Eternal City as we have never seen before!

After marveling at the panoramic view from the dome, we'll descend back down to St. Peter's Basilica, where the tour will conclude at 11 am.

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Price

Adults Children 7-11 Children under 7
Tour in English
US$ 32.30
US$ 29.30
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 32.30
  • Children 7-11

    US$ 29.30
  • Children under 7

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

Admission to St Peter's Basilica

Ascent by elevator and on foot to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Are there any physical restrictions to participate in the activity?

    A - A good physical condition is required, as we'll walk up the 320 curved steps leading to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. For this reason, this activity is not recommended for people with vertigo, claustrophobia, or heart disease.

  • Q - What is the dress code for entering St. Peter's Basilica?

    A - Large backpacks are not allowed and both men and women must wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Via Vespasiano 26

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