Early Dome Climb and direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica

Roma, Vatican City
Early Dome Climb with Skip the line and direct access to St Peters Basilica

From USD 46.27

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Professional English-speaking local guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide better
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Fontana delle Tiare
      Largo del Colonnato, 00193 Roma RM, Vatican City

      Meet your guide Infront of the "Fountain of the Tiare" / "Fontana delle Tiare"

    Start time

    07:45 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Cupola di San Pietro

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    St. Peter's Basilica

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Vatican Grottoes

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for people with fear of heights (acrophobia)
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


    4 reviews
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    Misadvertised. This tour...
    Olivia_Q, July 2023
    Misadvertised. This tour was not skip-the-line. We waited in the regular line with all other visitors. In the morning, it was hard to figure out who our guide was. Guide seemed inexperienced and was not engaging.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment you experienced during our tour. We strive to provide accurate and transparent information about our services, and we deeply regret that the tour did not meet your expectations. Regarding the "skip-the-line" feature, we acknowledge that it's a crucial aspect of the tour, and we take this matter seriously. We will thoroughly review our advertising and operational processes to ensure that such discrepancies are addressed promptly. We are genuinely sorry for the confusion in identifying your guide in the morning. Clear and easy identification is essential for a smooth start to any tour, and we will take steps to improve our guide identification system to avoid any future uncertainties. Additionally, we're sorry to hear that your experience with the guide was not as engaging as expected. We place high value on our guides' expertise and their ability to make the tour informative and enjoyable. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of our guides' training and feedback mechanisms to ensure that they are better equipped to deliver engaging and enriching experiences to our guests. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps us identify areas of improvement and make necessary changes to enhance the quality of our tours. We genuinely appreciate your honesty and will take your comments to heart as we work to improve our services.
    Good Climb, tour guide not essential
    Nick_D, Oct 2022
    The dome climb is excellent, but the tour guide is not really needed. He was knowledgeable and nice, but if you know the basic history of the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica, it adds minimal extra value.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hello Nick, Thank you very much for your feedback on this tour. We hope that this guided tour could be a great experience and learning opportunity for a person that does not know much about the Vatican and the St. Peter's Basilica, or to clients that would like to know more about these locations along with a local professional guides company.

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