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 the indicated time 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 end after one and a half hour of touring.
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Tour in English
Children 7-11US$ 32.60
Children under 7Free
* The price increases on the 2 February
1 hour 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
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 .
Via Vespasiano 26