Guided tour

Top to Bottom Saint Peter's Basilica Tour

Guided tour

Top to Bottom Saint Peter's Basilica Tour

From US$ 95.93 per person

Explore Saint Peter's Basilica from top to bottom! Wander at the majestic interior of the Basilica, climb all the way to the top of its magnificent Dome designed by Michelangelo, and descend deep down into the Papal Tombs.

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Duration 2 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Climb the Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica, designed by Michelangelo
  • Descend into the Papal Tombs underneath the Basilica
  • Explore every nook and cranny of the interior of the Vatican's most important Temple.
  • Enjoy the tour in a small group of only 6 people!
  • Learn from a professional local guide
Full description
Saint Peter's Basilica is as important as it is big and every nook and cranny if it is worthy of being explored. On this tour, accompanied by a professional guide you will be able to do just that. Skip the crowded ticket lines and witness the awe-striking majesty of its interior, wander at the beauty of Michelangelo's Pieta', and remain speechless at the site of the largest church in the world. Climb up the hundreds of steps that lead up to the very top of the Basilica's Dome, designed by Michelangelo, and enjoy the most beautiful view of the Eternal City from 140 meters up in the air. And then, descend far deep into and under the belly of the Church, and explore the vast underground of the Papal Tombs. There won't be a nook and cranny of this world famous monument that you will not have seen
  • Tour of Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Professional local expert guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

In front of "Mondo Cattolico" Souvenir Store in Piazza Pio XII, 12. This is the square/intersection in front of the Colonnade of Saint Peter's Square. When looking at the Basilica, the store is on the left hand side, the same side as the newspaper kiosk. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered in order to enter Saint Peter's Basilica.
  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
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TOP Very good guide, Giulia!

February 24, 2023

Julia was so pleasant and kind! Very knowledge and tour was amazing. Would 100% recommend her tour to all of our friends.

November 27, 2021


November 1, 2020


Product ID: 213906