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St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour + Dome Climb

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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

Enjoy unparalleled views of Rome by climbing up the 320 steps to St Peter's Dome. 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

After meeting up at 8:10 am in Piazza della Città Leonina, a square not far from Vatican City, we'll walk over to St Peter's Square. There, we'll head to one of the sides of the Basilica, where we'll take an elevator up to the first level of the magnificent dome that crowns the church.

From there, we'll begin our climb up the 320 steps that lead to the top of St Peter's Dome. It may be hard work, but the effort will be worth it when you see the spectacular views from the viewpoint located in the highest part of the basilica. The Eternal City as you've never seen it before!

After admiring the unforgettable panoramic views of Rome from the dome, we'll descend to St Peter's Basilica, where we'll go on a guided tour of the basilica and its crypts. Inside, you'll get to see masterpieces including Michelangelo's Pietà and the baldachin, or altar cover, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The sculptural monuments to Gregory XIII, Christine of Sweden and Pius VIII also stand out. What's more, you'll visit the crypts, home to the papal tombs.

Who can participate in this activity?

  • This activity requires a good level of physical fitness as it involves walking up the 320 curved steps that lead to the dome of St Peter's. The climb is not recommended for people with vertigo, claustrophobia or heart problems.
  • Large backpacks are not allowed, and both men and women must have their shoulders and knees covered.

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Price

Adults Children 3-14 years old Children under 3 years old
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34
Free
  • Adults

    39
  • Children 3-14 years old

    34
  • Children under 3 years old

    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

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

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Duration

2 hours 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

Climb up St Peter's Dome by lift and on foot

Skip the line entry to St Peter's Basilica

Guided tour of St Peter's Basilica and Crypts

English–speaking guide

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 - 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.
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Meeting point

Piazza della Città Leonina

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