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Tickets for St. Peter's Basilica Dome: Skip The Line + Audio Guide

Add dome access to your visit

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Overview
Best time to visit
From 7:00 to 10:00
Opening hours
Apr - Sep 07:00 - 19:00, Oct - Mar 07:00 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Skip the notoriously long lines to St. Peter's Dome and Basilica and admire Rome and the wonders of the basilica from above
  • Take the elevator and avoid the 171 steps to the base of the dome
  • Spend some time at one of the holiest Catholic shrines, and what has also been called "the greatest of all churches of Christendom"
Description

Skip the notoriously long lines for St. Peter's Basilica and add a visit to the famous dome, the 'Cupolone'. Your audio guide will lead the way as you take in the history of this remarkable building - a place that's just as fascinating with or without the Pope inside.

Meet your Tiqets rep in St. Peter’s Square and walk with them into the basilica via a dedicated fast track entrance. Try not to look smug, as this will save you up to two hours of waiting time! You'll be given your official audio guide and then it's over to you to explore "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".

Catholic tradition dictates that St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles, is buried at the Basilica site, and so is the first Pope. Once you've checked out the basilica, take an elevator to the base of the dome, skipping 171 steps in the process. From here, and from upstairs too, you'll get amazing views of St. Peter's spectacular interior, and the city outside.

From the Vatican Gardens, the roof of the Sistine Chapel and the famous chimney used to signal a Pope's election, you just can't beat that jaw-dropping panorama!

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Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Skip the line entrance to St. Peter's Basilica Dome (reserved priority entrance)
  • Elevator to the first level of the Dome (avoid climbing the 171 steps)
  • Dome entrance ticket
  • Audio guide including earphones (for the Duomo)
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)
  • Audio guide (for the Basilica)
How to use your tickets

Standing outside St. Peter's Square, and facing the basilica, walk under the colonnade to your right-hand side. You'll pass a first barricade (with a sign for Porta di Bronzo). Carry on straight until you meet the second barrier, with a police checkpoint. You'll find a member of the Vox Mundi staff waiting for you (emergency number: +39 348 485 2868).

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St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
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Audio guide
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Reviews
Alice, United Kingdom
Jun 23, 2017
Really clear where we had to go after asking one of the tourist information people. Escorted past the line and through security to get our audio guides then taken past the next line for the dome itself. Very helpful staff and worth it to avoid the wait in the heat.
Anonymous
Jun 20, 2017
ok
Anonymous
Jun 14, 2017
Great trip, the elevator costs 8 euros so now you know what you pay for skip the line and audio guide, well worth it
Anonymous
Jun 12, 2017
I didn't find the audio guide necessary. As also the access to the top of the dome is via hundrends and hundrends of steps through a staircase poorly lit and narrow. I didn't try it. What was worth it was the fast entrance to the church.
Anonymous
Jun 8, 2017
Great experience! There were no lines in order to climb up to the Dome and the view from up there is absolutely fantastic!
Traci, United States
Jun 7, 2017
Most ppl don't follow directions - No shorts above knees or shoulders shown, no exception. Amazing place to visit, could spend a day viewing all the sites inside the Basilica.
Nancy, United States
May 31, 2017
Audio guide does not cover explanations of interior art and architecture of Basilica--was not useful.
Børge, Norway
May 30, 2017
Very nice and a fantastic church!
Most people came in shorts so tiqet need to adjust their information on clothing.
Tomas , Czech Republic
May 27, 2017
Excelent organisation, good timing. You skipas ALL lines (Xray, dome, basilica interior)
Very usefull!!!
Anonymous
May 22, 2017
Good

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