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Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican + Dome

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Guided tour of one of the wonders of the Italian Renaissance: St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Ascent to the Dome and guided tour of the Basilica and the Papal Crypts.

  • Duration:
    1h 45m

  • Location:
    Largo del Colonnato, 5

  • Available language:
    English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican
Interior of St Peter's Basilica with Bernini's baldachin in the foreground

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A Tour Through Spiritual Majesty and Artistic Grandeur

Embark on a captivating guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, complemented by a scenic climb up the renowned dome. Visitors will journey through the heart of Vatican spirituality and artistic heritage, beginning at the majestic Largo del Colonnato. This tour promises a profound connection with the basilica’s history and breathtaking views from atop the iconic dome.

What’s included

  • Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Dome climb access
  • Skip-the-line privileges
  • Live tour guide

The package provides an immersive experience into the grandeur of one of Christianity’s most significant sites. With skip-the-line access, guests will avoid the usual crowds, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide explaining the site’s religious and artistic nuances. The dome climb offers a unique aerial perspective of the Vatican and the city of Rome.

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and beverages

Why choose this tour?

This guided tour is tailored for those who wish to deeply understand and appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of St. Peter’s Basilica without the hassle of long queues. It is ideal for art lovers, history buffs, and spiritual seekers, providing a comprehensive exploration unlike any other available.

Unlock the Secrets of St. Peter’s Basilica

Located within the Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica is a symbol of the Catholic Church and an artistic masterpiece. This tour allows visitors to uncover the rich history and breathtaking artistry of the basilica.

Architectural Splendor

The basilica’s architectural design reflects Renaissance and Baroque brilliance, housing works by Michelangelo and Bernini. The dome, designed by Michelangelo, remains an iconic element of the Roman skyline.

Artistic Masterpieces

The interior is a showcase of some of the world’s most renowned art, including Michelangelo’s Pietà and the majestic altar. Each piece tells a part of the Vatican’s storied past.

Spiritual Significance

As the spiritual center of the Catholic Church, the basilica stands over the tomb of Saint Peter. Visitors on the tour will learn about its foundational role in Catholicism and its ongoing significance.


  • Meeting point: Largo del Colonnato, 5
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time

Visitors are advised to meet at the specified location. The tour includes climbing steps to the dome, so comfortable footwear is recommended.


Consider wearing comfortable shoes and dressing modestly to respect the sanctity of the basilica. Be prepared for a considerable amount of walking.

Reschedule and cancellation policy

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours before the start time for full flexibility.


741 verified customer reviews


Anna, USA

June 10, 2024


Incredible experience with insightful guide and breathtaking views from the dome. Highly recommend!


Luca, Italy

May 15, 2024


The guided tour was informative and the skip-the-line access really made a difference. Worth every penny.


Sofia, Spain

April 20, 2024


The beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica was even more striking with the expert commentary from our guide.


Erik, Germany

March 25, 2024


Amazing climb to the dome, not for the faint-hearted but definitely a must-do!


Marie, France

February 5, 2024


A spiritual journey that was both uplifting and inspiring. The view from the top is unforgettable!

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