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

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Admire amazing views of St. Peter's Square from St. Peter’s Dome on a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. Climb to the top of the dome before going underground to visit the Papal Crypts.

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  • Climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome alongside our Expert Guide
  • Delve into St. Peter's Basilica's History on this Guided Tour
  • Avoid the lines entering right when St. Peter’s Basilica opens
  • Enjoy Panoramic Views of the Vatican State from a height of 136 meters!
  • Discover St Peter's Highlights such as La Pietà, the Papal Crypts & Baldacchino


Don't waste time waiting in line to climb St. Peter's Dome. This tour helps you avoid the lines with entry right when St. Peter’s Basilica opens so that you can see the best views in Rome without the wait. To get to the first level you can either take an elevator or climb the stairs. At this level, you will see the ornate details of the inside of the dome whilst overlooking the Vatican City. Following that, if you are up for the challenge, you can climb 300 more steps to the top of the dome, with the views over the city making the effort worthwhile. Following the dome climb, your guide will take you into St. Peter's Basilica for a guided tour. There you can observe the amazing works inside the church, suh Michaelangelo’s 'La Pieta' and Bernini’s 'Baldacchino'.


Entry to St. Peter's Basilica Guided climb to the top of the Dome Elevator ride Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Papal Crypts

Important Information

  • This tour does not visit the Vatican Museums
  • This tour will not run on Wednesdays due to Papal Audience, which is held every Wednesday morning
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended
  • Please note that this is not a skip-the-line tour

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