Rome: St. Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Access all areas of St. Peter's Basilica on a guided tour and learn about its fascinating history and architecture. Climb up 231 steps to the top of the dome for panoramic views of Rome.


  • Discover St. Peter's Basilica on a comprehensive guided tour, with dome access
  • Experience the sacred atmosphere of St. Peter's Square before the crowds arrive
  • Admire the artistic treasures like Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietá
  • See the wonderful mosaics that adorn the interior of the magnificent dome
  • Climb to the top of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica for stunning views of Rome


Discover St. Peter's Basilica in an in-depth guided tour as you explore its vast interiors full of hidden treasures. Marvel at the stunning architecture, admire its beautiful artwork, and enjoy the fantastic views of the city of Rome from atop its magnificent dome. Start early and experience the sacred atmosphere of St Peter’s Square before the crowds arrive. Explore its vast interior with your guide, discovering some of its highlights like Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietá. Explore every tiny detail of the historic building and enjoy a comprehensive insight into the basilica's storied history. Then, head to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica to take the special elevator to the first terrace of the dome to get a close look at the mosaics. After your guided tour comes to an end, climb the 231 steps to the top of the magnificent dome. Take in the sweeping panoramic views of the city of Rome and the Vatican City below. You can also return to the basilica to explore the papal crypts at your own pace. 


Guided tour Guide Pre-reserved tickets to the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica

Important Information

  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to unforeseen closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event this happens, the activity provider will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare event the crypt is closed, you will spend extra time in the basilica and St. Peter's Square Skip-the-line access is not possible at the dome or security line There is no elevator to the top of the dome

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