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

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Touriks

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

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 206.63 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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 2 hours
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English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
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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
  • Skip-the-line service
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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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

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Amazing experience. Very friendly guide!

July 2, 2022

Very knowledgeable guide. All questions and requests were addressed. Very relaxed and yet super informative. At the end get some tips for the evening!

March 29, 2022

The leadership was very good. Price / performance ratio could be improved.

November 3, 2021

Product ID: 400973