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Rome: Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

4.8 / 5

88 reviews

Rome: Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

From US$ 112.30 per person

Begin your day at the Vatican at the top of St. Peter's Basilica before touring the church itself. Then visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on this exciting morning Vatican City experience.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb to the top of Michelangelo's Cupola
  • Have a fully guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Benefit from access to the Papal Crypts and Catacombs
  • Get into the Vatican Museums fast with a priority access ticket
  • Enjoy an immersive Sistine Chapel experience
Full description

Meet your expert Vatican guide by St. Peter's Square - a quick ascension by elevator later will carry you up to the top of the dome from where you can see all of Rome and far beyond Rome too. The views are absolutely spectacular. Back on terra firma you will tour the entirety of St. Peter's Basilica - this in itself is rare as most other Rome tour operators do not include it in their Vatican tours. Take a break before making the short walk to the comfortable customer center ahead of your second tour to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Genuine skip-the-line access means that you will be fast tracked to the artistic and archaeological masterpieces which make the Vatican Museums absolutely must-sees when in Rome.

Includes
  • St. Peter's Basilica dome climb ticket
  • Elevator ride part way to the summit
  • Expert licensed St. Peter's Basilica tour guide
  • Faster than fastest track Vatican Museums entrance
  • Expert licensed Vatican Museums guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • There is a strict dress code at the Vatican. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both women and men
  • On the days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may be necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event the Papal Tombs underneath Saint Peter's Basilica should be closed, the tour of the Basilica itself is extended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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That climb was quite the work out but so worth it. You could totally take trips like this with an audio guide but there is something about a live people who speaks with passion and can give you that little bit of extra information that help you appreciate the sites even more. Massimo from When in Rome Tours was so wonderful, welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. My favorite place was the basilica and the Sistine Chapel was humbling. Highly recommend.

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November 11, 2021

Tour well organized.St Peter's / Square very nice.Vatican Musems- cool! Now our own opinion this has nothing to do with GetYourGuide or our Guide. The Dome Clime huge disappointment up there. Not worth the time or effort. The Wedding Cake Building or Castel St Angelo has a better view. The Sistine Chapel,not even video without a flash allowed and way too many people. To be honest it was just ok.

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November 10, 2021

The tour with Chiara absolutely amazing. We had a small group. No lines at the Basilica or Museum with the 8am tour. Definitely wear good walking shoes. Our guide Chiara (when in Rome Tours) was such a great guide. Very interacting and so very knowledgeable, funny and great energy. Personalized our tour so we could get to the most important stops in an efficient manner. Made sure everyone’s needs were met along the way. She offered to take photos of each person/couple at the best spots! She was interested in each person/couple. Asked where we were going next so she could recommend activities/restaurants. Guiseppi and Maria from Florida

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September 23, 2021

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