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St. Peter's Basilica & Dome: VIP Experience

No lines for church and dome, plus audio guide!

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2 hours
Best time to visit
During sunset
Opening hours
Apr - Sep 07:00 - 19:00, Oct - Mar 07:00 - 18:00
  • 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

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
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
Rolando, Philippines
Jul 20, 2017
Purchasing these tickets was a big help because it made us able to enter St. Peter's and the Dome so quickly. Being able to skip the long queues saves us a lot of time and energy considering this was our second tour for the day after going through the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. The representatives lead us directly to the desk where we were able to collect our audio guides which were helpful because we could tour at our own pace. The Dome was beautiful once we got the the top. Can't compare what you can see from up there!! Took the elevator but as soon as you get to the top - there's no fair warning that you will need to climb another 365 steps to reach the very top. You will need to go through a very tight, winding and steep staircase. The halls of the staircase are very narrow and there's hardly any air. Hard if you're not fit or cloaustrophobic. There's no turning back from the staircase! Getting to the top though gives you the most amazing 360degree view and the audio guide is helpful in describing what you can see. The Basilica---- is incomparable. Especially moving since we are Catholics. So much history in one place.
Lindsey, United States
Jul 10, 2017
Well organized and very fast! I went for the 1145 tour and was on the top of the Copula by 12!! The view was amazing and the inside of the church is beautiful! Great experience
Kirsty, United Kingdom
Jul 9, 2017
Well worth paying for to save the large ques
Jun 25, 2017
Great experience and the service from Vox representative was excellent....
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.
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.
Guylaine, Canada
Jul 17, 2017
Le fait de passer en arrivant sauf beaucoup de temps d'énergie. Excellente visite particulièrement la coupole. Beaucoup de marches , mais ca en vaut la peine.
Alessandro, Italy
Jul 16, 2017
Friendly and professional

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