The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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  • Live Guide
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  • Skip the line
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Less than 1% of Vatican visitors ascend St. Peter's Dome, this is a remarkable statistic so for this reason we have decided to take it from the top! Meet your expert Vatican guide by St. Peter's Square. Sacred stairs (and an elevator) will carry you up to St. Peter's Terrace from where you will see all of Rome and even the Tyrrhenian Sea! Back on terra firma you will tour the entirety of St. Peter's Basilica too. Take a break before making the short walk to our Vatican meeting point for your second tour of the Vatican City and Sistine Chapel! Get fast track access to the masterpieces which make the Vatican Museums absolutely must-see when in Rome.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: St. Peter's Square

Meet your expert Vatican tour guide on the threshold of St. Peter's Square and make your way across marble paving to the steps which wind up and around the dome. There are 551 in total so of course this is too much exertion for most. We take the elevator part of the way which cuts the step count by a sizable 171, leaving 380.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

From St. Peter's Square, enter the passageways which lead up to the top of Michelangelo's magnificent dome for superb views of the Vatican City and Rome.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

A fully guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica follows your dome climb. It's one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and it will leave a profound impression upon your soul.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!

Duration: 2 hour
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