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Early Access VIP Guided Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica with Dome Climb and Papal Tombs

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Flexible

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

10 Maximum people

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Languages

English, Spanish

Availability: Everyday except Sunday and Wednesday
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Place: Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM
Start Time: 8:00 AM

Overview

Leave the crowds behind and admire the intense beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica, located at the heart of the Vatican. Saint Peter’s Basilica, which is one of the largest churches in the world is also one of the holiest places for Christians. So, there’s no surprise that thousands of people flock to the Vatican to experience the wonders of St. Peter’s Basilica.

With fast-track access, you can comfortably pass long queues and get straight to the most admired shrines of Christianity. The elevator will carry you to the Dome’s first terrace where you will be surrounded by the beautiful artworks there. Climb up 231 steps to the top of the dome, and you will be awestruck by the best views you can get of the city of Rome- from the square below all the way across the river Tiber.

Explore the ravishing interior of Sistine Chapel and Papal Sarcophagi once your visit to the top of the dome ends. Get astonished by the work of Michelangelo and Bernini, while your expert guide serves you some very important facts and history about the masterpieces.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a dedicated entry and enjoy more time at St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope's home church (it's also one of the biggest churches in the world!).
  • Explore from floor to dome, Pietá to baldachin, and everywhere in between
  • Watch the Swiss Guards in St. Peter’s Square in absence of large daytime crowds.
  • Learn how Michelangelo pioneered as the only person who crowned St. Peter's Basilica in the most perfect way.
  • Get an up-close look at the stunning mosaics and stucco embellishments inside the dome
  • Explore the side chapels and the hidden crypts
  • For anyone who loves, art, architecture, and amazing churches this is a unique experience that will be the highlight of your vacation
  • Your guide will tell you all about the history of the area, the modern-day Vatican, and the architecture of this epic church
  • Enjoy St. Peter's Basilica with full freedom to explore at the pace you desire.

Included/Exclude

  • St. Peter’s Basilica tickets
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Gratuities

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter the venues
The sites are not wheelchair accessible
All tourists are required to show a valid photo ID to enter (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work)
Small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the basilica, Large bags and objects must be left at the bag checking area at the entrance
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
It is forbidden to speak inside the crypt
Check-in is 20 minutes before the booked start time
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
To qualify for the Student Discount: You must be under 26 years and you will be required to show a valid Student ID during the time of entrance
Please note that St. Peter's Basilica is closed at Easter, on December 24 and 31 and other religious holidays
The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events, if this occurs, you will be offered an alternate date
Reservations neither can be modified nor can be cancelled once confirmed.

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