Guided tour

St. Peter's Basilica: Tour with Dome Climb

St. Peter's Basilica: Tour with Dome Climb

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 30.64 per person

Experience the majestic St. Peter's Basilica with an expert guide. See the city from the summit of Michelangelo's magnificent Dome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 45 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, English
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 30 minutes.
Highlights
  • Join a comprehensive tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Climb to the summit of Michelangelo's Dome
  • Learn about the site from your art historian guide
Full description

Admire the majesty of St. Peter's Basilica in the company of an art historian tour guide. Go up to the summit to take in spectacular panoramic views, and learn about the artistic and architectural significance of the basilica.

Meet your art historian guide in St. Peter's Square and stroll across the piazza into Vatican City. In the basilica, take the elevator part of the way up and then climb the remaining 171 steps. You can climb at a leisurely pace and enjoy the journey up with frequent stops. At the summit, witness the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Vatican City as it extends out into Rome and its seven hills. Take as many photographs as you can because you are very high and will be able to see for a long distance. After returning to ground level, take a brief break before entering St. Peter's Basilica. Marvel at this triumph of art and architecture, unmatched anywhere else in the world. See where Bernini's sculptures and Michelangelo's art rise above holy papal tombs and the necropolis of St. Peter himself. 

Includes
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Access to St Peter's Basilica Dome
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Piazza della Città Leonina, near the arches, where the square meets via di Porta Angelica. Facing the arches, our meeting point is located at the corner of the square, on the left-hand side, next to the kiosk.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1374 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      3.9/5
    • Organization
      3.9/5

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

    April 8, 2022

    May 21, 2022

    Be careful what you book. You would probably learn more by reading a knowledgeable guide and organising your own trip. I found the crypts dull, dull, dull.

    May 20, 2022

    Product ID: 390363

    VA ID: 390363