Start your tour and meet your guide at "Al San Michele" bar, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on an unforgettable adventure to Vatican City.
Your tour begins with the Dome of the Basilica, the highest architectural point in Rome. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Eternal City not available anywhere else. Enjoy the Vatican Gardens, the roof of the Sistine Chapel, and the chimney of the papal conclave. Take the Basilica’s elevator to the base of the cupola. From this point you’ll have amazing views of the interior of the Basilica. Head upstairs to enjoy views of the city from the very top.
Continue your tour with a visit to the main Basilica of Saint Peter's in the Vatican City State. Your guide will show you the main features of this important place of worship. See where St. Peter was buried, and also some of the secret, hidden spots at the heart of Catholic Rome.
Top Sights Includes:
- • St. Peter's Basilica
- • Vatican Gardens & More
- Enjoy an included delicious Italian breakfast
- 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
✔️ Italian breakfast
What you don’t get:
✖️ Skip-the-line access
✖️ Optional activity costs
- 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 to enjoy your included Italian breakfast. Your tour will depart at 08:00 AM
- 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 Basilica; 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 voucher and 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.