Tickets to the St.Peter's Basilica Dome with audio guided tour
Tickets, audioguide and entrance to the Basilica included
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About this experience
St. Peter's Basilica, built in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline, is the primary temple of Christianity. As you enter the church, you will notice that its interior is much bigger than any other Basilica in the world. The Basilica is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Climb up the tallest dome in Rome and admire the beautiful landscape of the Eternal City. You can choose walking up by foot or taking the elevator, which will bring you to the base of the dome, avoiding 171 steps. From this point, you will have amazing views of the interior of the Basilica. You will still need to climb roughly 300 steps to the very top of the dome, which is called “La Lanterna” (the Lantern). From there, you can admire spectacular views of the Eternal City that are not available anywhere else. See the Vatican Gardens, the roof of the Sistine Chapel, and the chimney used during the election of Popes.
An audioguide is included in the price so you will have a chance to listen to the commentaries, find out interesting facts and discover the history of Rome, St.Peter’s Basilica and the Dome.
Visit the Basilica at your own pace. You can decide where to begin your tour whether it be in the heart of the Basilica beneath the high altar and Bernini's altar or with the “La Pietà”, the masterpiece of Michelangelo Buonarroti or even at St. Peter's bronze statue.
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How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Important: The elevator brings you to the first level of the dome. To reach the top you will need to climb approximately 300 additional steps. This tour is not recommended for claustrophobic people, those who suffer from vertigo, have walking difficulty or are over 75 years old.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Not recommended for pregnant women, participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions. Not wheelchair accessible.
No personal food or drink allowed. On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.
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Audio-guided combo tour (Basilica and Dome)
Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica (the entrance in the Church is free)
WIFI to download our digital audio-guide
Taxes and gratuities
Ticket to the Dome
What's not included
Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1.00)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Please arrive up to 10 minutes in advance at the meeting point at the entrance to the cloakroom. The cloakroom area is accessible once you passed the security checks at the right colonnade of St. Peter's Square.
Please note some waiting time is expected at the security check point. It is recommended to arrive well in advance. Please respect the time slot, showing on your voucher. If you are late access will be denied.