St.Peter Dome, Basilica, Grottoes Morning Private Tour

Roma, Italy
St Peters Dome Basilica and Grottoes Private Tour

From USD 150.89

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square
  • Enjoy breakfast and coffee atop the dome overlooking the city
  • Explore the Vatican’s underground grottoes
  • Learn about the intersections of history and religion in Rome

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Private Guided tour of St. Peter's Square
  • Private Guided tour of Vatican Underground Grottoes
  • Private Guided tour of St. Peter's Dome
  • Dome's Admission fees/Tickets and elevator
  • On-site and Office assistance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour and tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo del Colonnato, 5
    Largo del Colonnato, 5, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is in Largo del Colonnato, 5, 00193 Roma, RM, Italy. The guide will have a sign with your surname.. ALL TRAVELLERS MUST BE AT THE MEETING POINT 10 MINUTES PRIOR TOUR DEPARTURE!

End point

  • St. Peter's Basilica
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

    The tour will end or in St. Peter's Basilica or in St. Peter's Square in agreement with the participants of the private tour

What To Expect

St. Peter's Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Peter's Basilica

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Cupola di San Pietro

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Vatican Grottoes

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vatican City

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note: Entrance tickets included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue.
  • The entrance timings to the Basilica listed here are indicative and subject to availability per each time slot. If the chosen time is not available, we will book the next available time slot.
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Forbidden objects inside the Basilica: bottles and glasses containers, alcoholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Vatican City Administration, has the faculty to close the Basilica , or parts of it, with or without notice, for religious events, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • Activity subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
  • Not recommended for travellers with claustrophobia
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with vertigo
  • Not recommended for people with those with walking disabilities or walker users
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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