PRICE

$57.18

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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration:2.5hrs


Start Time: 8:15 am

Highlights

  • Give St. Peter’s Basilica the time it deserves on this, the most complete tour available.

  • 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 be...

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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 no. 1 view in Rome.

Enjoy a 1-Hour 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 168 Customer Reviews

Luciana was a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about St Peter’s as well as any question our group had. She is fluent in English. Would highly recommend this tour. The steps were a little challenging but nothing we couldn’t handle (I consider myself out of shape and my husband is a little claustrophobic)

Angela

Mar 16, 2019

Michael

Apr 08, 2019

The meeting place was easy to find. Maria Grazia was charming, clearly knowledgeable, and took time to share intimate details of St. Peter's Basilica. Please keep tour group tours small. It lends to the charm of an otherwise intimidating tourist attraction.

Erlynn

Mar 26, 2019

Verena

Mar 25, 2019

Wonderful and highly informative! Our excellent guide Camilla offered us truly an unforgettable and very detailed full tour of San Peter's Basilica. She answered all questions brilliantly. Her rich knowledge made this tour a fantastic experience to explore the most majestic Basilica of the world. Thanks to Camilla and walks of Italy. I recommend it to everybody. Abdul

Jaber

Mar 19, 2019

Camilla was friendly and professional and very helpful answering all our questions and explaining itinerary and logistics. Top service and top guide!

Valeria

Mar 17, 2019

Luciana was a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about St Peter’s as well as any question our group had. She is fluent in English. Would highly recommend this tour. The steps were a little challenging but nothing we couldn’t handle (I consider myself out of shape and my husband is a little claustrophobic)

Angela

Mar 16, 2019

Michael

Apr 08, 2019

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Important Information

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