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VIP St. Peter's Dome Climb, Basilica & Vatacombs

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What to Expect

By Roman law, no building in Rome can be higher than the top of the Dome at St Peter's Basilica. Join a guided tour of the incredible art and architecture in Rome and see the city from the summit of Michelangelo's magnificent Dome, stretching to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani hills. You will also see views of the entire Vatican City and gardens.
Meet your expert Art Historian guide on the threshold of St. Peter's Square and make your way across marble paving to the first steps which lead up to the top of Michelangelo's Dome.

At the summit, you will have a once in a lifetime view of the historical landmarks in all directions, be they in the Vatican City or the wider city of Rome. There are a great many so be prepared for detail (and selfies)! At this point, take as many photographs as you can, you're a very long way up and it's been a once-in-a-lifetime climb so don't hold back!

An absolute triumph of art and architecture unmatched anywhere else in the world, where Bernini's sculptures and Michelangelo's art rise above Holy Papal tombs and the perceived necropolis of St. Peter himself.

Stop At:

• Cupola di San Pietro, Piazza san Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
• St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
• Vatican Necropolis, Piazza San Pietro Beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, 00120 Vatican City Italy
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Important Information
Departure Point
Largo del Colonnato, Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
8:00 AM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional Art Historian guide
  • Michelangelo's Dome / Terrace of St. Peter
  • Comprehensive tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Rarely accessed Papal Crypts and Vatacombs
  • Transportation to / from attractions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We cheated and got the lift, which takes you over 1/3 of the way up. But the remainder of the climb is, in itself stunning. The shallowness of the dome is very apparent the further up you go. Note that this is hard slog for us of a more "portly" nature, but I can honestly say
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