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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) Tours and Tickets

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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro), one of Italy’s most famous monuments, doesn't technically stand on Italian soil—it sits atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo’s architectural masterpiece is a symbol for Catholics around the globe and, as the highest dome in the world, offers spectacular views across St. Peter’s Square and Rome.

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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$48.01
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$48.01
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

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Beat the crowds and admire one of the best views of Rome from above with this early St. Peter's Basilica tour. Follow your guide inside the church right as the doors open and head directly to the dome before the tourist throngs. Snap photos of the Roman rooftops before heading back down to visit the church interiors and Papal Tombs with the in-depth explanations of your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$56.19
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 20 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit

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Dive straight into the action with a visit to the Vatican gardens. Fully explore this peaceful and secluded hideaway. Uncover the highlights including the Vatican Radio, the Academy of Sciences, the Apostolic Residence, and the Vatican Government Palace. Once you’ve finished exploring the impressive Italian and French inspired landscape, it's back to the Museums. Depending on the option selected, you’ll either be accompanied by an official licensed guide, or have the chance to go solo! Uncover the history and see the main highlights including the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Select the “Ultimate Vatican Full Day Visit” option and join us for an extended visit to Castel Gandolfo. Head off to this hillside retreat (train tickets included). Walk in the footsteps of the Pope’s and enjoy panoramic views in the Pope's summary time home. And finish off with a complimentary lunch accompanied by a glass of fine Italian vino.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$349.19
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes

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Combine e thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance with a private art historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$447.40
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Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

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Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
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$264.43
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Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms
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Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms

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Go at your own pace and linger as long as you like at the masterpieces. That’s the benefit of having a private guide just for you and your group at the Vatican! Use the fastest available skip the line access and let your guide handle all of the logistics - so you can focus on enjoying your experience of the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. Have a special request? Let your insider guide know so they can tailor the tour to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$272.80
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St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

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With a dedicated guide in a small group tour you will head to St. Peter's Square designed by the architect Gianlorenzo Bernini for the Pope Alexander VII. You will learn from your guide about Bernini that in the late 1600s for the Pope Alexander the VII projected St. Peter's' square & the Colonnade. You'll go through security and access to the Basilica of St. Peters' once inside your eyes will be immediately captured by the Pieta of Michelangelo sculpted by the Master in a very young age. The Basilica was built in 120 years commissioned to the best Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Bramante, Sangallo, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini. You will then move underneath the dome where stands the main altar beneath "Baldachin" with twisted bronze Columns of more than 90 feet high. You'll admire the amazing mosaics and the works of art. You will then climb on top of the dome designed by Michelangelo from where you will be able to see one of the most beautiful views of the city of Rome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Papal Crypts

St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Papal Crypts

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No visit to Rome would be complete without seeing the largest church in Christendom, St. Peter's Basilica. Built on the site where Saint Peter is said to have been martyred, and the site where he was buried in a tomb where countless Popes were also buried, it is the center of Roman Catholic worship. The Basilica has been rebuilt and renovated over time, and its Dome was added 300 years after its foundation). Explore all that there is to see inside St. Peter’s Basilica with your professional tour guide - from the Pietà by Michelangelo, enjoy a 360-degree view from atop St. Peter's Dome and Bernini’s canopy which covers the grave of St. Peter himself and hundreds of other relics.
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  • 2 hours
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Early Dome Climb with Skip-the-line and direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica

Early Dome Climb with Skip-the-line and direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica

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You will get the chance to take part in this unforgettable exclusive guided tour, where you will have an early-morning, priority access to the St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome. Experience the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Vatican City and Antient Rome in the first rays of the early morning light. Climb down straight into the St. Peter’s Basilica, avoiding the long and exhausting lines altogether. Descend to the Vatican Grottoes and get to witness the Papal Tombs, that is considered to be one of the most visited places in the Vatican City. Bask in the marvelousness of this imposing and splendid Basilica with your local highly experienced professional guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

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Discover with your private guide the most hidden corners of St. Peter's Basilica. Admire the works kept inside, such as Michelangelo's Pietà. You will visit the Museum of the Treasury where sacred furnishings, statues, papal tiaras and objects of different origins are exhibited, often gifts from kings or princes. Finally, you will climb the dome with your private guide and see Rome from another perspective.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$206.24
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St.Peter's Dome Sky Breakfast + Basilica & Grottoes VIP Morning Private Tour

St.Peter's Dome Sky Breakfast + Basilica & Grottoes VIP Morning Private Tour

Get an early start to your day exploring Vatican City with a VIP morning tour experience. Start in the majestic St. Peter’s Square before entering one of the most iconic religious places on Earth: St. Peter's Basilica. Climb atop the Basilica dome to discover panoramic views over the city while enjoying breakfast al fresco. Then, descend to explore the grottoes below the basilica, home to the tombs of several saints and popes.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will point out notable points of interest from one of the best views of the entire city of Rome.
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  • 4 hours
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$276.50
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Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
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$264.43
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Rome Sightseeing and St Peter's Basilica Climbing the Dome Private Guided Tour

Rome Sightseeing and St Peter's Basilica Climbing the Dome Private Guided Tour

SUPER EXCLUSIVE SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ROME & PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF ST PETER'S BASILICA, CRYPT, including climbing Michelangelo's DOME! Be picked up by a private Chauffeur to reach St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony and have breakfast. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps) from the highest point within Rome, and admire breathtaking views of the city. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB. Soon after, the driver will take you to the historical sightseeing center of Rome. To ADMIRE THE MOST IMPORTANT SITES OF THE ETERNAL CITY in your private air-conditioned car or minivan. Back to your hotel or other agreed spot in Rome.
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  • 5 hours
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Half-Day Private Tour in Vatican with Skip-the-Line Entry

Half-Day Private Tour in Vatican with Skip-the-Line Entry

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Enjoy a full immersion in the amazing masterpieces of the Vatican Museums with a private art historian. Skip the long ticket lines and have the benefit of a thorough guided tour and a worry-free experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$271.71
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St. Peter's Basilica Dome, Basilica & Underground Grottoes Guided Tour

St. Peter's Basilica Dome, Basilica & Underground Grottoes Guided Tour

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Climb to the top of the highest point in the Vatican City, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and get panoramic views over historic Rome and the Vatican state from this Renaissance masterpiece. Along with getting fast access inside the basilica after your ascent, you can experience and explore the basilica treasures and the Vatican Crypts with your expert English-speaking guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$31.65
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Early Morning St Peters Basilica with Dome and Crypt Group Tour

Early Morning St Peters Basilica with Dome and Crypt Group Tour

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Meet your guide early near St. Peter's Square, and visit St Peter’s Basilica at the quietest time before the crowds descend. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the balcony, admire the Basilica’s inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome, the highest point within Rome for breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Come down from the Dome and enter the Basilica with your guide, walk through the highlights, and see the ‘Pietà’ of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts. Here, you can see Saint Peter's Tomb and the burial spot of hundreds of popes.
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  • 2 hours
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Early Morning St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb

Early Morning St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb

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Take advantage of this early morning tour and navigate through the main attractions of the Vatican city hassle-free and uncrowded. Enjoy a wide-ranging view from the summit of the St. Peter's Dome, overlooking the majestic monuments of the Colosseum, Pantheon and the city centre. There's no need to line up again as the guide conducts you instantly inside the Basilica to admire some iconic masterpieces including marble mosaics, paintings, tapestries and columns of the Renaissance and baroque period.
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  • 45 minutes
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Vatican City Self-Guided Audio Tour

Vatican City Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 22 tourist attractions in around Vatican City Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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$5.00
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Vatican: Basilica, Dome, & Underground Early Bird Tour

Vatican: Basilica, Dome, & Underground Early Bird Tour

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Explore the Vatican City with our local guide in an early morning tour. See the St. Peter’s Square filled with statuesque columns and pilasters. Our guide will walk you through the 1st balcony, decorated with frescoes up until you reach the summit of the Dome after 320 steps, where a panoramic view awaits you over the city centre. Have some free time to enjoy and take photographs at your own pace, observing from a wide-range view of the Dome’s summit, overlooking to some ancient monuments including the Roman Colosseum and Pantheon. There’s no need to line up again as the guide escorts you back the Basilica with an instant access. Be captivated by the interiors filled with masterpieces of the illustrious Bernini and Michelangelo and the remains from the Renaissance and Baroque period. As the tour ends, follow your guide towards the Vatican’s Grottoes to get a closer look of rooms, chapels and the papal tombs, where many Popes, royalties and other dignitaries are laid to rest.
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  • 2 hours
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