Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Tour with Dome and Papal Tombs

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See some of the most beautiful sights of the "Eternal City" of Rome. Visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, then see the Dome of St. Peter's to end with a visit to the Papal Tombs.

Highlights

  • Take a walking tour of Rome to see some of the 'Eternal City's' highlights
  • Enter St. Peter's Basilica and discover a treasure chest of art and architecture
  • Ascend to the summit of the Dome and revel in the breathtaking vistas of Rome.

Description

Embark on a captivating guided walking tour, immersing yourself in the timeless allure of Rome's iconic sights. Begin in the heart of St. Peter's Square, where your guide awaits to lead you on an unforgettable journey. Climb the ascending path to the summit of St. Peter's Basilica, pausing to appreciate the exclusive view of the Dome's impressive mosaics. Continue your ascent to the top balcony for an unparalleled panoramic spectacle of the city. Descend into the hallowed interior of the Basilica, where a 150-year history unfolds in the form of vibrant marble, opulent golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics. Immerse yourself in the tales of Renaissance and Neoclassic artists whose masterpieces find a home within these sacred walls. Venture underground to the historic grottoes of the Basilica, where St. Peter's Tomb lies. Touch the ancient walls that have witnessed centuries of history and admire the exquisite frescoes that adorn this sacred space. Conclude your exploration in the grandeur of St. Peter's Square, surrounded by majestic architecture that echoes the centuries of rich history encapsulated within the Vatican City. This guided walking tour promises an enriching experience, unveiling the beauty and significance of Rome's cherished landmarks.

Includes

Guide Headsets St. Peter’s Basilica and Dome visit Papal Tombs visit

Important Information

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements •St. Peter's Basilica is subject to unforeseen closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event this happens, the tour operator will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare event the underground is closed, you will spend extra time in the basilica and St. Peter's Square •Everyone entering the basilica must pass through the security check metal detectors which may take anywhere between 10 - 120 minutes, depending on the season and events in the basilica. •During bad weather might not be possible to climb up the dome.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The Vatican has strict security restrictions. Weapons and large bags are not permitted inside

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