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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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Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Best time to visit
From 7:00 to 10:00
Opening hours
Apr - Sep 07:00 - 19:00, Oct - Mar 07:00 - 18:00
Audio guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian


  • 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"


Skip the notoriously long lines for St. Peter's Basilica and add a visit to the famous dome, the 'Cuppolone'. 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!


St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro


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)

Additional information

Dress Code

  • Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered. Low-cut, sleeveless tops and shorts are not allowed for men or women
  • Visitors who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican

Admission information

  • Instructions for meeting your guide are included in the email sent to you after booking.
  • On Wednesdays, St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed during the morning due to the Papal Audience
  • This product is not recommended for anyone who is claustrophobic or suffers from vertigo, or for children under 7 and adults over 75

Customer reviews

Tomas, Portugal
Feb 7, 2017
Feb 6, 2017
The staff of Vox Mundi were very helpful. It was a good experience
Mirjana, Serbia
Dec 12, 2016
Everything is exactly as described on the site! All praises!
Dec 12, 2016
Just perfect!
Anna-Carin, Sweden
Dec 5, 2016
More explanation needed from the guide as to what was about to happen once we had passed the security control. We didn't realize that we were heading to the top of the basilica until we were in the elevator.
Ramona, United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2016
We only had to wait a few minutes in the security search line. Apart from this it was an excellent experience.
Giuliano, Italy
Nov 24, 2016
Excellent experience!
James, United Kingdom
Nov 19, 2016
Skip the que very handy. Smooth transaction
Igor, Israel
Nov 18, 2016
Всё было отлично. Прошли без очереди с группой на указанное в билетах время. Сопровождающий провёл нас в собор, где мы получили аудио гиды, а затем проводил к лифту на котором мы поднялись на первую обзорную площадку под куполом внутри собора. На вторую площадку 318 ступенек, уже пешком, но это того стоит, виды потрясающие!
Внимание! На билетах есть карта, где обозначено место сбора. Мы не обратили на это внимание и зашли через общий вход (контроль безопасности как в аэропорту). Это тоже не страшно. Мы показали билеты служащему и спросили что и как. Он указал нам место где мы подождали и встретили нашу группу.Поскольку людей очень много приходить нужно имея в запасе время.
Nov 16, 2016
Very efficient and saved us a lot of time. Highly recommend!