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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: 8:15 am

Highlights

  • Experience the most intimate and extensive St. Peter’s Basilica tour on the market

  • Climb the dome for the most beautiful view in all of Rome - you’ll also glimpse the Basilica’s mosaics up close

  • Skip the line into St. Peter’s Basilica and save what could be hours of waiting in line

Tour Description

Get to grips with Christianity's most important church on this complete tour

Explore St. Peter's Basilica from top to bottom with an expert guide and small group of 15 people or fewer. This is the most intimate and extensive St. Peter’s Basilica tour on the market, designed for lovers of great architecture and jaw-dropping churches. We’ll help you to understand the history of the building and point out the details that make the Basilica such a masterpiece. You'll go from floor to dome, Pietá to baldachin, and everywhere in between.

Climb St. Peter's Basilica Dome for incredible views

Your St. Peter's Basilica tour starts early in the morning with a stroll around St. Peter’s Square and an introduction to the Swiss Guard - then it's up to the dome. You’ll arrive b...

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Get to grips with Christianity's most important church on this complete tour

Explore St. Peter's Basilica from top to bottom with an expert guide and small group of 15 people or fewer. This is the most intimate and extensive St. Peter’s Basilica tour on the market, designed for lovers of great architecture and jaw-dropping churches. We’ll help you to understand the history of the building and point out the details that make the Basilica such a masterpiece. You'll go from floor to dome, Pietá to baldachin, and everywhere in between.

Climb St. Peter's Basilica Dome for incredible views

Your St. Peter's Basilica tour starts early in the morning with a stroll around St. Peter’s Square and an introduction to the Swiss Guard - then it's up to the dome. You’ll arrive before the crowds gather and use your pre-reserved St. Peter’s Basilica dome tickets, which include an elevator ride to the first level. Here you’ll get an up-close look at the stunning mosaics and stucco embellishments inside the dome. Seen from below these mosaics are beautiful, but up close, you’ll understand just what impressive works they really are.

From there, it’s 281 steps up to the top of the dome. Before you go, your guide will give you some notes on what to look out for up there. From the top of the dome, you’ll see the most incredible views over St. Peter’s Square, along the straight avenue bulldozed by Mussolini and across the Tiber to the ancient heart of the city. There’s no competition – this is the #1 view in Rome.

Enjoy a 60-minute tour inside St. Peter's Basilica

Back on solid ground, your guide will take you on a full St. Peter’s Basilica tour. Explore the side chapels and the hidden crypts; see Michelangelo’s ‘Pietá’ and learn why this is the only work he ever signed; understand the mastery in Bernini’s baldachin; and learn how Michelangelo triumphed as the only person who could crown St. Peter’s Basilica with the perfect dome.

Your final stop is the Papal Crypt. This is where many of the Popes have been interred and is an important pilgrimage point for Catholics. Although your guide can’t lead the group here, they’ll give you full details on the most important Popes to look out for.

For anyone who loves, art, architecture, and amazing churches, this is a unique experience that will be the highlight of your vacation.

  • Sites Visited
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St. Peter’s Basilica dome
  • St. Peter’s Basilica crypt
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • Included
  • St. Peter’s Basilica dome tickets
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of max 15 people

Reviews

5-stars from over 240 Customer Reviews

Our Guide was fantastic! She was so friendly and had so many things to tell us - we could see she loved her job!

James

Sep 29, 2019

James

Nov 13, 2019

I'm so grateful that I joined Walks for my tours: Vatican & Colosseo. Tiberio & Andrea were amazing!!!! I'm so touched that Tiberio knows all about the history of my country Timor-Leste.

Felismina

Oct 25, 2019

Maria Suzanna was a very informative tour guide, she told great stories while we were airing in line to get into the St. Peter’s. I think this tour is worth the money a shot only do you get in without the long lines, but the narration is priceless. I myself did not climb all the way to top however I did wait at a nice level where there were restrooms and gift shops. My husband went to the top and loved every second of it.

BON

Oct 18, 2019

We liked the tour, got to see the crypt area and top of the dome. Guide was very lively and seemed knowledgeable; kept the group together, offered good insight and information. Customer service was very good. We were unable to go on our originally scheduled day, and when we called to change it was very easy and the person was very efficient. We've used Walks of Italy before and we always recommend to our friends.

Christine

Oct 08, 2019

Excellent guide and tour

Eugenie

Oct 06, 2019

Our Guide was fantastic! She was so friendly and had so many things to tell us - we could see she loved her job!

James

Sep 29, 2019

James

Nov 13, 2019

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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