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

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Discover St. Peter's Basilica on a guided tour with a professional art historian. Climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome and admire the remarkable views of Rome.

Highlights

  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica with an art historian guide
  • Climb the stairs to the top of St. Peter's Dome
  • Admire the mosaics of the Dome up close
  • Enjoy stunning views of St. Peter's Square and Rome from a height of 136 meters
  • View the Basilica's array of impressive marble, ceilings, and mosaics

Description

Join a private or shared guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and experience this iconic attraction. Marvel at the magnificent interior of the Basilica and learn why the church took 150 years to rebuild. Discover the colorful marbles, golden ceilings, and the impressive Michelangelo's Pietà while your guide shares stories about the history of this Renaissance-style church. Take the elevator with your guide up to half the height towards the top of the Dome. Then take the steps and continue your climb to the the viewing deck at the very top. First contemplate the interior mosaics of the dome close up, then marvel at the striking views of St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Gardens from above. Admire Rome from a height of 136 meters, and spot the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and other historic sites.

Includes

Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome Professional art historian guide Entry fees to the dome by elevator Sterilized headsets

Important Information

  • The Dome's terrace might not be accessible during bad weather. In such cases, you can ask for a partial refund and visit the other areas, or cancel for a full refund
  • Please note that this is not a skip-the-line tour
  • St. Peter Basilica can be subject to partial unforeseen closures due to Vatican Administration
  • Modest clothing is required to enter the Basilica (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Please take into consideration that the lines to clear security checks at the entrance are not skippable and may take 15 to 120 minutes (during holidays)
  • For environmental reasons, it is preferable that you bring your own headphones and do not print your voucher. The activity provider will provide headphones if you forget yours

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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