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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
  • A complete St. Peter’s Basilica tour from underground grottoes to dome top
  • A guide for insights into the art and architecture of the square and church
  • Tickets to the top of the dome included to avoid waiting in line
  • Headsets to follow the guide’s commentary inside and outside the basilica
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Professional art-historian guide
Entry fees to the top of the Dome
Guided tour of St. Peter Dome
Thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
Sterilized headsets to hear clearly your guide
Full on-site assistance
The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are not part of this tour

Departure Point

Largo del Colonnato, 5, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Meet your guide at Largo del Colonnato, 5, by the first columns of the Colonnade. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time. The meeting point is outside the Basilica before entering St. Peter's square.

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • The dome's terrace might not be accessible during bad weather conditions. In that case, you can either ask for a partial refund and visit the Basilica and the grottoes or decide to cancel the tour for a full refund
  • An appropriate dress-code is required in order to enter the churches: knees and shoulders should be covered
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes: a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Please be aware that the lines to clear security checks at the entrance of the square might take 5-45 minutes
  • Please note that you will be required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance of the square
  • The meeting point is outside the Basilica before entering St. Peter's square and the security checks
  • Not recommended for travellers with claustrophobia
  • Not recommended for travellers with vertigo
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TOURIKS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Fabulous, helpful guide!
Angela_A
, Oct 2021
Sarah was knowledgeable, anxious to answer all questions, so pleasant and thoughtful! I have been in St. Peter's Basilica before- with a great guide it was so much more enjoyable. The dome ascent was doable (I'm 70) and the view worth it. The afternoon ran a little later so stayed for Mass at 17:00. So gratifying and special!
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Disappointing
djgarth
, Oct 2021
Our guide was a disappointment. She took us to only 4-5 points of interest and we stood still as a group for way too long listening to her. With so many things to see and audio headphones on (and very light crowds) we would have much more enjoyed seeing many more things with her telling us about them while walking. We felt like we were in class listening to a professor give a speech rather than being on a tour. The only way we were able to see even 10% of the church was to “sneak” over to grab a quick picture of things. We would have done better to just buy the Vatican audio tour.
star-5
Unforgetable view from high above
Yvonne_R
, Aug 2021
St. Peters Basilika, the view from high above, interesting explanation from our guide; very kind guide Fabio
star-5
Super Tour
AlicaKatharina_v
, Sep 2021
Sehr interessante Tour in kleiner Gruppe. Die Aussicht über Rom von der Kuppel ist besonders schön! Unser Guide Julia war sehr nett und hat die Tour sehr gut gestaltet. Klare Empfehlung! :)
star-5
Esperienza eccellente
Chiara_B
, Jul 2021
Organizzazione eccellente. Guida simpatica e preparata. Sono stata con due bimbi di 8 e 11 anni e la guida è stata eccellente
1 traveler found this review helpful

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