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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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Rome: St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour

Start your St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour and meet your guide at "Al San Michele" bar for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Vatican City.

€49,00Per Person

About this activity

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.

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Rated By Vox Citizens.

Overall rating

4.7  / 5

Review summary

  • Guide4.6  / 5
  • Transportation4.5  / 5
  • Safety4.8  / 5
  • Value for money4.8  / 5
Isolde

2023-10-16

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

Bill

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

2023-09-15

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

Vanessa

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!

Thessaly

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

2024-01-11

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

Ophelia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2023-10-20

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

Zarae

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

2023-10-18

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

Lancelot

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

2024-02-16

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

Xavier

2023-04-30

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

Kane

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

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

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

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

2023-12-21

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

Daniel

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.

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In our guided walking tour pass, your guide will introduce you to some of the most iconic locations. Also, you can use the included app to get access of the bonus self-guided tour routes as well.


Once your booking is confirmed, simply scan the QR code on your voucher and follow the instructions to download the Vox City app and the city map in your preferred language. Plus, we've loaded the app with plenty of useful attraction info, itineraries, and much more to make planning and exploring even easier.


If you encounter any problems shoot us an email at [email protected]. One of our representatives will get in touch with you soon.


Simply scan the QR code on your voucher and follow the instructions to download the VoxCity app and the city map in your preferred language. If you encounter any problems shoot us an email at [email protected]. Remember that you can download the city map prior to your arrival.


The self-guided features of your pass can be activated by simply scanning your QR code and downloading your city map prior to arrival. To use the guided tour functioning of your pass, visit the nearest local expert, who will scan your QR code (which you should have on hand) and activate your Vox City Walks map and tour features. 


If the product you have purchased is a self-guided tour, as indicated in the title. Therefore, there is no designated meeting point, and there is no need to meet with someone from our team. You have the flexibility to enjoy the tour at your convenience.


If your guided walking tour is unable to operate, your ticket will remain valid for 12 months - Self-guided tours have no fear of being cancelled!

To access the self-guided tour, please follow the instructions provided in your voucher. You will find a QR code that needs to be scanned using the Vox City app. Simply, download the Vox City app onto your mobile device, and then scan the QR code on your voucher. This will allow you to access and download the self-guided tour within the app.


On the Vox City website, you will find detailed information about the stops in the itinerary along with their respective locations and attractions. The website also offers additional resources such as tour schedules, ticket options, and frequently asked questions that may be of interest to you.


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We recommend booking your tour in advance, to save time in-location and begin your sightseeing experience from the moment you arrive in your destination! However, we’re flexible, and you can book in-location if you wish too (please note, purchase points vary depending on the city).


To help you identify the guide, please look for an individual holding a navy blue umbrella prominently displaying the Vox City Walks logo. The navy blue umbrella serves as a visual marker, making it easier for you to locate the guide amidst the crowd.


- Our confirmations are instant! You will receive your booking confirmation and voucher within minutes of completing your purchase.


You can reach us via email at [email protected] and we will send your purchase voucher with all the necessary details. To ensure a smooth experience during your tour, please download and save the attached voucher. On the day of your tour, kindly present this voucher to your tour guide upon arrival.


We highly recommend downloading our app in advance to make the most of your experience. Our voucher usually includes a mention of this recommendation, as it allows you to access the app's features fully offline. This way, you can enjoy the benefits and information provided by the app without relying on an internet connection.


No! Simply present an electronic copy of your voucher to your local expert, to validate your pass and begin your experience.


If you have booked a guided tour, you can cancel or reschedule your booking free of charge, up to 24 hours in advance of the day you travel. Bookings are non-amendable and non-refundable within 24 hours - If you have booked a self-guided tour, your booking is non-refundable and non-amendable - Your booking confirmation and/or voucher will also state the specific cancellation and/or refund policy for the product you have purchased


While it is possible that the tour has already departed, we have another tour scheduled. You are welcome to join this tour if it suits your schedule.


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No after your booking is confirmed, there isn't any additional costs or in-app purchases required even you can download the app before arrival to avoid any roaming charges.


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.


No after your booking is confirmed, there isn't any additional costs or in-app purchases required even you can download the app before arrival to avoid any roaming charges.


Yes, Vox City is suitable for both solo travelers and families. The app provides a wide range of information and features that cater to the needs of different types of travelers.


Yes, Vox City offers real-time updates to keep you informed during your travels via our blogs. Keep reading our blogs to know the insider facts and recommendations of any destination you are visiting.


Yes, Vox City allows you to customize your self-guided itinerary according to your preferences and travel plans. The app offers features that enable you to create and personalize your own itinerary based on the attractions and activities you want to explore.


Yes, Vox City allows you to share your itinerary or specific places with others via social media, email, or messaging apps to collaborate or seek recommendations.


Yes, Vox City provides maps and navigation features that assist you in getting directions to attractions, points of interest, and other destinations in the city.


Yes, Vox City provides customer support services to assist users with any queries, technical issues, or feedback they may have about the app. You can simply shoot us an email at [email protected].


A guided tour reservation can be changed or cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure date. Within 24 hours, reservations are non-modifiable and non-refundable. If you have reserved a self-guided tour, your reservation is non-modifiable and non-refundable.

We provide immediate confirmations! Within minutes of making your purchase of either a guided tour or a self-guided tour, you'll have your voucher and booking confirmation.

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