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Tickets for St. Peter's Basilica, Dome Climb & Papal Crypts: Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and gaze over Rome from the dome

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Starting time: 08:00
Duration: 2h 15min
Live guide: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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What's included

Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and of the Papal Crypts
Guided tour of the Dome
  • Avoid the long lines with a morning visit and climb to the top of St. Peter's Basilica's dome to get amazing panoramic views of Rome
  • Capture amazing photographs of Rome and Vatican City from this vantage point atop the world's largest church
  • Descend from the dome and go inside St. Peter's Basilica for a guided tour of Renaissance art and architecture

Gaze over the rooftops of Rome from the pinnacle of St. Peter's Basilica, and enjoy the most spectacular sightseeing experience in the Eternal City.

Join an expert Vatican tour guide and make your way up the steps to the magnificent dome of St. Peter's Basilica, where the panorama of Rome's epic cityscape will unfurl before you. Descend from the dome and make your way inside the world's largest and most beautiful church on a tour of masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

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Starting point
Fontane delle Tiare, Largo del Colonnato, 00193, Rome
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St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
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  • Meet at 07:45 in the morning by the Tiare Fountain (Fontana delle Tiare), just beneath Largo del Colonnato, in front of the pillars which run around Saint Peter's Square. If you are facing St. Peter's Basilica, follow the pillars to the right until you come to the fountain
  • Your guide will be holding a When in Rome Tours signboard
  • Departure from Tiare Fountain is at 08:00 and latecomers cannot join the tour
  • After the tour you can stay inside the basilica

You do not have to climb the dome if you do not feel comfortable doing so! Families with small children, senior visitors, or anyone who can't or doesn't want to climb the steps can wait at the café area.

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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