Guided tour

Vatican City: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Rome Italy Travel

Vatican City: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rome Italy Travel

From US$ 48.83 per person

Experience the grandeur of St. Peter’s art and architecture on this guided tour. Visit the basilica designed by Michelangelo and admire the sweeping panorama of Rome from the dome.

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Duration 2 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Feast your eyes on the famous basilica designed by Michelangelo
  • Take in the views from the highest point in central Rome
  • Learn about the dome from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Discover the fascinating elements of Renaissance architecture
  • Get to the top of St. Peter's with an easy and accessible elevator ride
Full description
We will meet in the St Peters square by the fountain on the right-hand side. After a warm welcome and a bit of getting to know each other, I will begin introducing the story of St Peters to you. Upon entering the church there is a mandatory/quick security check. Lauded as the pinnacle of Renaissance architecture the towering dome of Saint Peter's can be seen from all over the eternal city. Michelangelo's dome is still to date the tallest point in Rome - despite the fact it is 500 years old! We use special access tickets in St. Peters Basilica with the elevator so you can see how magnificent Rome looks from the very top of St Peters.
  • Special Access to Saint Peters Dome
  • Tickets & Tour Guide
  • Food & Drink

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Meeting point

We meet in the middle of the square next to the fountain. We will be holding a yellow and white flag.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Know before you go

  • Please be aware there can be a 15-60 minute delay to get through the security check
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4.7 /5

based on 39 reviews

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For a church as massive as St. Peter’s, it was great to have a tour guide to guide your focus and tell you the history of different parts of the church. Super interesting tour, he obviously had a deep love of history and the city. It was such fun also to climb the dome, the views are fantastic!

August 27, 2022

It was one of the best experiences I've had in Rome so far! It was my third tour with this company, and I have to admit that everything went well and was amazing every time! Rome is amazing from the top of St Peters. Last but not least, our guide Barbara was so knowledgeable, had great English, and felt like a friend by the end of the tour!

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