Guided tour

Rome: Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Guided Tour of St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

Activity provider: Touriks
Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

From US$ 47.08 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

Discover St. Peter's Basilica on a guided tour with a professional art historian. Climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome and admire the remarkable views of Rome.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, English
Private or small groups available


  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica with an art historian guide
  • Climb the stairs to the top of St. Peter's Dome
  • Admire the mosaics of the Dome up close
  • Enjoy stunning views of St. Peter's Square and Rome from a height of 136 meters
  • View the Basilica's array of impressive marble, ceilings, and mosaics
Full description

Join a private or shared guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and experience this iconic attraction. Start your tour by climbing the stairs to the top of the dome. Contemplate the interior mosaics of the dome up close while your guide shares stories about the history of this Renaissance-style church. Continue your climb to the very top of the dome and reach the viewing deck. Marvel at the striking views of St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Gardens from above. Admire Rome from a height of 136 meters, and spot the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and other historic sites. From here, descend directly into the Basilica, skipping the long lines outside. Marvel at the magnificent interior and learn why the church took 150 years to rebuild. Discover the colorful marbles, golden ceilings, and the impressive Michelangelo's Pietà.

  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry fees to the dome by elevator
  • Sterilized headsets
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • 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

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Headphones
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • The Dome's terrace might not be accessible during bad weather. In such cases, you can ask for a partial refund and visit the other areas, or cancel for a full refund
  • St. Peter Basilica can be subject to partial unforeseen closures due to Vatican Administration
  • Modest clothing is required to enter the Basilica (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Please be aware that the lines to clear security checks at the entrance are not skippable and may take 5 to 45 minutes
  • For environmental reasons, it is preferable that you bring your own headphones and do not print your voucher. The activity provider will provide headphones if you forget yours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1874 reviews

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Ileana was a great guide, able to communicate a large amount of history and information clearly and easily. This was so important for the time stuck in the line for security outside the building! While there's loads of pieces inside the Basilica, the tour did a good job of hitting the more significant items in the timeslot. Very glad we booked this tour.

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September 24, 2022

Esta es mi segunda vez en Roma y he tomado otros guia tours y Luca es el mejor que he tenido, Luca es una grandiosa persona, nos explico muy bien el recorrido, atendió todas nuestras consultas con una gran amabilidad y una gran experiencia. Definitivamente en un gran guía. Gracias

September 22, 2022

Daniele the 5th was an amazing host for our tour today. Extremely informative of the most amazing piece of architecture I have ever seen. This tour is worth the knowledge that you gain but also the access to the east to miss bits. The dome climb is 100% worth it and we didn’t even go right to the top (Daniele gave us plenty of information about wether this would be suitable or not on personal preference) we decided our legs were tired enough after 3 days of exploring Rome and felt we had seen all we needed to. The views inside St Peters are truly breathtaking and Daniele’s constant information made the time fly by! He is a credit to the company and also to himself. Polite and witty even in this extreme heat! Thank you Daniele, we wish you health and happiness x

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September 10, 2022

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