Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Morning Tour with Dome Climb

3.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Morning Tour with Dome Climb

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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From US$ 40.89 per person

Journey into the heart of Christianity and take a morning tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. See artistic masterpieces and enjoy a panoramic view of the Eternal City from the dome.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Enjoy an early morning guided tour
  • Discover the main stories and secrets of the Christian Church
  • Gaze at some of the greatest work of art worldwide like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's baldachin
  • Admire the Basilica's array of impressive marble, ceilings, and mosaics
  • Climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome to see the Eternal City like never before
Full description

Take a guided morning tour of St. Peter's Basilica and see how art and religions are mixed in this iconic Catholic church. Hear about its history and secrets while admiring some of the greatest masterpieces worldwide. Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square and redeem your ticket to enter the basilica. Venture inside and immerse yourself in the home of the Catholic Church. Gaze at the colorful marble, golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics that surround you.

Admire works of art such as Michelangelo's "La Pietà," a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, or Bernini’s "Baldacchino," the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St. Peter’s high altar. Climb the 551 steps of St. Peter's Dome for breathtaking panoramic views of the Eternal City and take incredible pictures to remember your experience.

  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees to the top of the Dome
  • Headsets
  • Assistance
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Vatican Museums visit
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Visually impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

We'll meet in Largo del Colonnato 5, across from "Galleria San Pietro" Souvenir Shop. Your guide will be waiting for you there holding a "Crown Tours" flag. In order to best serve you we kindly remind that an advance of 15 minutes to the scheduled departure time it is mandatory. Please bare in mind that late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance!

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Walking frames
  • Tight clothing
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • - Skip the line service is not included in this product.
  • - Please be aware that the lines to clear security checks at the entrance are not skippable and may take 5-45 minutes.
  • - You will be required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance of the square.
  • - Mandatory dress code to enter the Basilica (knees and shoulders should be covered).
  • - The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Necropoli are not part of this tour.
  • - The Dome's terrace might not be accessible during bad weather.
  • - SUPER GREEN PASS needed to access any monument/museum/attraction (3 doses vaccine certificated with 6-month
  • validity). We strongly recommend printing these documents of having them easily accessible on your smart devices to
  • ensure entrance. If guests are not able to access the site as a result of not having the correct
  • documentation, we will not be able to process a refund for your reservation.
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

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We had 2 guides of which 1 man could tell very well about the Basilica. The other seemed a bit more absent and we were also lost when we climbed the Basilica. This was a shame, but the experience was fun and definitely recommended!

June 7, 2022

Very poor customer service,they charge our meeting time and nobody sent as a message.

June 4, 2022

Tour guides were amazing, very friendly and had extremely good knowledge. Great experience!

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 415188