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Rome: St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Private Tour

4.8 / 5

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Rome: St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Private Tour

From US$ 179.99 per person

Visit St. Peter's Basilica and climb to the top of its dome. Get the best panoramic views of Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Climb the top of the Dome for a panoramic view of Rome
  • Reach the Dome's mosaics for an exclusive close-up look
  • Explore in detail St. Peter's Basilica with a private art historian
  • Marvel at the Pietà of Michelangelo
Full description
Start the tour in St. Peter's Square and perceive the all-embracing character of its majestic architecture. Then head towards the Basilica to be amazed by its magnificence. Marvel at the golden ceilings and the impressive mosaics all around you. Let your art-historian guide lead you through renowned masterpieces of Renaissance and Neoclassic art. Be impressed by the harmonious 30-meters-high canopy. Appreciate the expressive power and delicate beauty of Michelangelo's Pietà. Then climb your way up to the top of the Dome. Enjoy a bird's-eye view over the marble floors and take an exclusive and close-up look at the mosaics of the dome. Go even higher to find yourself at the top balcony and be amazed by the spectacular panorama over Rome and beyond.
  • Private art-historian guide
  • Entry fee to the top of the dome
  • Sterilized headsets to hear clearly your guide
  • The Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • The underground grottoes
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Largo del Colonnato 5, by the first columns of the Colonnade. Look for a yellow label with "Tourkis" on it. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Dome's terrace might not be accessible during bad weather. In that case, you can ask for a partial refund and visit the other areas, or cancel for a full refund.
  • St. Peter's Basilica can be subject to partial unforeseen closures due to Vatican Administration.
  • The meeting point is outside the Basilica before entering St. Peter's square and the security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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The guide was excellent.We admired her knowledge y her effort in our tour. It was great.

September 9, 2021

Die Führung war sehr gut. Preis / Leistungsverhältnis verbesserungsfähig.

November 3, 2021


Sehr netter Guide, alles toll erklärt und nicht zu langatmig (hatten privat Tour)

October 23, 2021

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