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St. Peter's Basilica & Dome: VIP Experience

No lines for church and dome, plus audio guide!

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Overview
Duration
2 hours
Best time to visit
During sunset
Opening hours
Apr - Sep 07:00 - 19:00, Oct - Mar 07:00 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Bypass the notoriously long lines to St. Peter's Basilica, get VIP access to the dome (including elevator to its base) and overall have a smoother experience at the Pope's home church
  • Learn more about the history, art, and symbolism and with your included audio guide (available in 10 languages)
  • See Michelangelo's Pietá, Bernini's Baldacchino, and a collection of exquisite mosaics
Description

See St. Peter's Basilica and get up to the dome in the best way possible. This ticket (exclusive to Tiqets) lets you skip the painfully long lines - both in front of the basilica and for the elevator partway up to the dome. Plus, your audio guide fills you in on the noteworthy aspects and history. See priceless art and architecture, breathtaking panoramas, and feel like a king (or Pope), in the finest church in Christendom.

St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most revered shrines in Christianity. And this ticket is the best way to see it. Get skip the line access, plus an escort to guide you to pick up your audio guides, and get into the dome elevator.

St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most remarkable buildings in the world - did you know it took 120 years to build and 14 different people - including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini - were lead architect? You'll learn all about the history, symbolism, and art from your audio guides as you bask in the majesty of this enormous church. Plus you'll get access to the magnificent dome.

This visit, exclusive to Tiqets, will let you have the best experience possible inside (and up on top of) St. Peter's Basilica.

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Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
  • Access to the basilica
  • Entrance to the Dome
  • Elevator to the first level of the Dome
  • Interactive postcard with Vatican stamp
  • 2 audio guides (one for the Basilica and one for the Dome)
  • Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1 each)
  • Basilica entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)
How to use your tickets
  • Meet our representative at the meeting point, which is - facing the Basilica - on the right side, outside St. Peter's Square and in front the Vatican Post Office
  • Your representative will be wearing a blue jacket with the 'Vox Mundi' logo on it. Show them your smartphone ticket
  • Don't be late! Basilica entry is timed, so all visitors must arrive at meeting point 15 minutes before the stated time; guests arriving late can be accommodated on another date, but tickets are non-refundable
Venue
Address
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Only the Basilica
Audio guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Polish
Reviews
heather, United States
Jun 20, 2017
Easy and made the experience better. Didn't have to wait in the long line. Worth every penny.
julio, United States
Jun 8, 2017
Well worth purchasing the tickets in advance. One thing that we have learn from this trip is to wonder on your own You don't need a tour guide.
Anonymous
May 29, 2017
Fabulous! We have skipped the giant line and got to the Basilica with no problems. The visit was full of truly fantastic emotions!
John Paul, Philippines
Apr 30, 2017
This was recommended to us by a friend. Given the long lines during the time of our visit, we are glad we purchased the VIP access to St.Peters Basilica and the Dome. For those wanting to skip the lines and maximise their tour in the jam-packed St. Peter's, this is recommended.
Anonymous
Jun 21, 2017
Fantastica visita, accesso velocissimo alla cupola e basilica, descritte in modo dettagliato e semplice da apprendere dalle audioguide fornitemi al banco assistenza. Dalla cupola si capisce finalmente come é strutturato il Vaticano.Personale gentilissimo ed efficiente. Grazie per avermi aiutato ad evitare le lunghe code all'ingresso e a visitare le due attrazioni meravigliose in autonomia e libertà. Sicuramente farò altre visite con voi
zerha, Belgium
Jun 18, 2017
Everything was good, The person who would take you inside was easy to find. Organisation thumbs up! But be prepared to walk alot of steap stairs if you are going up to The dome, even though you go up with an elevator you stil have to do Some heavy legwork! I barely made it but The vieuw made up for it. Never doing it again though :p
Rossella, Italy
Jun 7, 2017
La visita è ben organizzata e ci ha permesso di evitare una coda lunghissima. Sia la Cupola che la Basilica sono davvero stupende!
Anne, Germany
Jun 5, 2017
Grundsätzlich hat alles gut funktioniert. Aber ab Eintreffen zu angegebener Uhrzeit hat es noch mehr als eine Stunde gedauert, bis man durch den Sicherheitscheck durch war und endlich mit Audioguide ausgestattet auf dem Weg zur kuppel gebracht wurde. Dann war alles ein sehr beeindruckendes Erlebnis.
Im Anblick der Menschenmengen in Schlange stehend auf dem Petersplatz ging es dann wahrscheinlich doch relativ fix.
gianfranco, Italy
Jun 5, 2017
Fantastica....siamo entrati con priorità assoluta in pochi minuti controllo bagagli,consegna audioguide,accompagnati all ascensore senza coda....e il 3 giugno vi assicuro che le code erano interminabili...
Lorella, Italy
May 31, 2017
Quel giorno la coda nella piazza non era chilometrca come altre volte, comunque noi in meno di 15 minuti eravamo già nella cupola

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