St. Peter's and Basilica & Cupola Guided Tour | Vox City

St. Peter's Basilica & Cupola Guided tour

Discover St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola with a guided audio tour.  Explore at your own pace and enjoy storytelling from our multilingual audio guide as you go.

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Discover the masterpieces of this venue, including:

Head to the Dome of the Basilica by elevator
Enjoy the panoramic views of Rome from the highest building in the city
Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Bramante

What you get: 

Elevator to the first level of the Dome (avoid climbing the 171 steps)
Guided tour
Headsets
Italian Breakfast


What you don’t get:

Skip-the-line access
Optional activity costs

Important details to understand before starting your tour:

Please observe the strict dress code for the Basilica; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.
There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag (you may be refused entrance to St. Peter's Basilica if you do not follow this).
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure; guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
✅ Walking tours depart from Borgo Santo Spirito 17 at the Cafè "Al San Michele". Please arrive 10 minutes early at the meeting point where you can enjoy your included Italian breakfast.
This tour is not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia
Please note that you won’t have to climb all the stairs to the Dome; the elevator saves you 171 steps

Is there any dress code for entrance to St. Peter's Basilica?

Please observe the strict dress code for the St. Peter's Basilica tour; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.

Do I get a preference queue or skip the line service in Basilica tour?

There is no separate preference queue or line available for visitors. All visitors are required to go through the standard security control line, similar to airport procedures, in order to access the basilica.

Do I have to print my Voucher for St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

For each Guided Tour, a meeting place that is precisely mentioned on the voucher is designated for you. You must have to print your St. Peter's Basilica tourand provide it to our Vox City Guide at the meeting point.

What is the meeting point of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

Our meeting point is scheduled at 7:45 am at "Al San Michele" located at Borgo Santo Spirito 17. The English tour departs at 8:00 am. The French Tour Usually departs at 8:15 A.M. Coffee and Croissant are on us and will be offered to you at the meeting point.

What is the duration of this St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

The approximate duration of the tour is around 3 hours while the the dome elevator and climbing part typically takes approximately 40 minutes.

Is this guided tour available during the weekdays?

This Guided tours is not available on Wednesdays and Saturdays due to the Papal mass that takes place in the morning. 

What if I am running late from reaching the designated meeting point?

The guide will wait just 20 more minutes if you are unable to reach the meeting point. In case you are running late, you can email us and we will make the necessary arrangements for you if you missed the tour so you can reschedule to the next available slot.

Rated By Vox Citizens.

Overall rating

4.7

Review summary

Guide
4.6
Transportation
4.5
Safety
4.8
Value for money
4.8

Isolde

5.0
2023-10-16

One cannot miss the experience of taking a audio guided tour at The Cupola.

Bill

5.0
2023-03-27

I had an unforgettable experience with VoxCity, Cupola was a bit challenging, but the panoramic views of Rome from the top were absolutely worth it. This tour is a must for any visitor.

Oberon

4.0
2023-09-15

If you happen to be in Rome, taking the Cupola guided tour is compulsory!

Vanessa

5.0
2023-05-01

Tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola was the perfect way to explore one of the world's most magnificent architectural wonders, Thanks to Vox City!

Amanda

5.0
2024-05-16

This tour was a highlight of our trip. The guide was excellent, and the views from the cupola were stunning.

Mark

5.0
2024-05-15

Highly recommend this tour. The basilica is stunning, and the view from the cupola is breathtaking. The guide was fantastic.

Thessaly

5.0
2024-01-18

Although history is not my forte, the audio tour instilled in me a newfound admiration for the grandeur and importance of St. Peter's.

Marcelline

4.0
2024-01-11

It was good, the guide was at the meeting point on time and helped us with the audio guides.

Ophelia

4.0
2023-12-13

The experience was great. A little more information directly on site when picking up the tickets would have been good. The long queue at the security line was tiring.

Seraphine

4.0
2023-12-12

The Cupole tour was an immensely enjoyable experience, thanks to the exceptional guide and breathtaking panoramic views. This visit ranks highly amongst St. Peter's Basilica Rome tours.

Calanthe

4.0
2023-11-17

Exploring St. Peter's Basilica through the Cupole guided tour was an incredible experience, complimented by a skilled guide with captivating storytelling and magnificent views that left an unforgettable impression.

Evadne

4.0
2023-12-22

A visit to the Cupole tour is an exceptional experience in Rome. The guide's enthusiasm for their subject and stunning vistas are guaranteed to enthrall every visitor, making it a must-see attraction.

Selene

4.0
2023-12-01

The Cupole guided tour was exceptional! Our guide's deep insight and enthusiasm regarding the cupola's history have transformed our journey into an unforgettable memory.

Theodosia

4.0
2023-12-16

The Cupole guided tour in Rome is an unmissable experience! Not only does it offer awe-inspiring views, but also our guide's fascinating anecdotes lend a delightful personal touch.

Fiora

4.0
2023-11-16

Having partaken in a number of guided tours, none have quite compared to the Cupole tour. The experience was educational and our guide's passion for the subject matter rubbed off on us all.

Celestia

4.0
2024-01-17

Having partaken in a number of guided tours, none have quite compared to the Cupole tour. The experience was educational and our guide's passion for the subject matter rubbed off on us all.

Calanthea

4.0
2023-11-22

I was thoroughly impressed with the Cupole audio tour as it surpassed my expectations. The guide's profound knowledge on the architectural masterpieces left me completely mesmerized.

Morwenna

4.0
2023-10-20

The Cupole guided tour was an exceptional voyage, as it not only exhibited the magnificence of the cupola but also divulged enthralling chronicles regarding its origin.

Cassiopeia

5.0
2023-09-13

The Cupole tour is a rare find that boasts an exceptional experience. With the guide's vast knowledge, history comes alive during this captivating exploration of St. Peter's Basilica.

Belphoebe

4.0
2023-12-16

Although I've taken various tours in the past, none were quite like the Cupole tour. The audio guide's compelling storytelling breathed life into every moment of history with each and every step we took.

Elysian

4.0
2023-09-18

The Cupole tour offered a remarkable exploration of both history and architectural marvels. With the aid of an exceptional audio guide, the experience was taken to another level as valuable insights were imparted throughout.

Isidore

4.0
2023-10-20

The Cupole tour provides a distinctive viewpoint on the historical narrative of St. Peter's Basilica.

Zarae

4.0
2023-09-19

I strongly suggest that anyone visiting Rome take the Cupole tour. The historical insights and anecdotes provided by the audio guide create a truly unforgettable experience.

Zephyrus

4.0
2023-10-18

The Cupole tour provided an excellent combination of learning and breathtaking vistas.

Lancelot

4.0
2023-08-25

An exquisite experience awaits at the Cupole guided tour. With a guide whose knowledge is unparalleled and breathtaking views to marvel at, it truly is a hidden gem worth discovering.

Astoria

5.0
2024-02-16

The Cupola guided tour seamlessly combines education with entertainment to create a perfect experience.

Xavier

5.0
2023-04-30

With Vox tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola was a perfect blend of history, art, and breathtaking views.

Kane

5.0
2023-04-23

"I had an amazing time exploring St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola with VoxCity's audio-guided tour. The audio commentary was informative and provided interesting anecdotes about the basilica's construction and artwork.

Gwyneth

5.0
2023-12-15

Choosing Vox City for the St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour was a wise decision. The guide shared fascinating stories and insider insights that added a personal touch to the experience. Highly recommended!

Anastasija

5.0
2024-01-11

The Cupola climb was the highlight of the St. Peter's Basilica tour. Sweeping views of the city and a closer look at the intricate details of the architecture – worth every step

Thelonius

5.0
2024-01-18

Experiencing St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola during sunset with Vox City was pure magic. The colors, the history, and the knowledgeable guide made it an unforgettable evening.

Lysander

4.0
2023-12-21

Booking St. Peter's Basilica tour through Vox City felt like a VIP experience.

Daniel

5.0
2023-04-29

Vox City's guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola was an absolute highlight of my trip to Rome. The knowledgeable guide took us through the rich history and stunning architecture of the basilica, providing fascinating insights along the way. Climbing to the top of the Cupola offered breathtaking panoramic views of the city. An unforgettable experience.

Emily

4.0
2024-05-15

The guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica was stunning! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. The views from the cupola were breathtaking.

John

5.0
2024-05-13

Amazing experience! The architecture and art inside the basilica are beyond words. Climbing the cupola was a bit challenging, but the panoramic views of Rome were worth it.

Anna L

5.0
2024-04-23

This tour exceeded my expectations. Our guide provided fascinating historical details. The cupola climb offers the best view of the Vatican City and Rome.

Michael B

5.0
2024-04-26

A wonderful tour with a very informative guide. The climb to the cupola is a bit strenuous, but the view from the top is spectacular.

Sarah

5.0
2024-05-23

Loved it! The guide was engaging and informative. The interior of the basilica is breathtaking, and the view from the top of the cupola is unforgettable.

David R

5.0
2024-03-25

Great tour overall. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The cupola climb is not for the faint-hearted, but the views are amazing.

Laura

5.0
2024-05-20

A fantastic experience! Our guide made history come alive. The climb to the cupola was a highlight, offering stunning views of Rome.

James

5.0
2024-05-14

Highly recommend this tour. The basilica is awe-inspiring, and the guide was excellent. The view from the cupola is the best in Rome.

Karen H

5.0
2024-04-18

The guided tour was incredible. The guide’s insights were fascinating. The cupola climb is a bit challenging but worth every step for the view.

Lisa

5.0
2024-03-20

An unforgettable experience. The guide was very knowledgeable, and the view from the top of the cupola was breathtaking.

Brian F

4.0
2024-05-25

Wonderful tour with a lot of interesting information. The climb to the cupola is quite steep, but the views are spectacular.

Nancy J

5.0
2024-05-13

I loved every moment of this tour. The guide was fantastic, and the views from the cupola were worth the climb.

Steve

4.0
2024-05-17

The tour was amazing. The guide provided so much insight into the basilica’s history. The climb to the cupola was challenging but the view was worth it.

Jessica

4.0
2024-04-24

Incredible experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The cupola climb was a bit hard, but the view at the top is incredible.

Melissa

5.0
2024-02-20

The tour was fantastic! Our guide made the history so interesting. The view from the top of the cupola is incredible.

Paula

5.0
2024-04-20

Fantastic tour. The guide was very informative. Climbing the cupola was a bit of a workout, but the view was stunning

Richard M

4.0
2024-04-21

Great tour with a lot of historical insights. The climb to the cupola was a bit daunting but offered a great view of Rome.

Kevin L

5.0
2024-03-21

Enjoyed the tour. The guide was informative and friendly. The climb to the cupola is steep but offers amazing views.

Susan

5.0
2024-01-15

A fantastic tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, and the view from the cupola was amazing. Highly recommend!

Eric N

4.0
2024-03-15

Amazing tour! The guide was very passionate about the history. Climbing the cupola was a great experience with a rewarding view.

Diana

4.0
2024-04-26

Wonderful experience. The guide provided great historical context. The climb to the cupola is a must for the best view in Rome.

Chris

5.0
2024-04-03

Wonderful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Climbing the cupola was tough but the view from the top was incredible.

Jason

4.0
2024-02-21

A must-do in Rome. The guide was fantastic and the climb to the top of the cupola was challenging but the view was worth it.

Ryan

4.0
2024-02-27

Amazing experience. Our guide was very informative. The cupola climb was a bit challenging but the view was incredible

Robert K

5.0
2024-05-26

Excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Climbing the cupola was a bit tough but the view from the top was well worth it.

Maria

5.0
2024-03-16

Incredible tour. Our guide was amazing, and the climb to the top of the cupola was challenging but the view made it worth it.

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