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Rome: VIP complete tour St. Petersburg Basilica with dome ascent & crypt

Rome: VIP complete tour St. Petersburg Basilica with dome ascent & crypt

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture and tradition of St. Peter's Church. And enjoy an unforgettable view over Rome from the dome.

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Immerse yourself in the history, architecture and tradition of St. Peter's Church. And enjoy an unforgettable view over Rome from the dome.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Enjoy a breathtaking view of Rome from the dome
  • Experience an unforgettable tour of the Basilica and St. Peter's Square
  • Visit the Pontifical Crypt for an interesting and unique guided tour


St. Peter's Basilica is the most important church in Christendom and the most comprehensive tour of the basilica. From the heights of the huge dome to the depths of the papal crypt and all the fantastic art in between, you will explore every corner of this amazing church and be even more in awe of its grandeur than when you started the tour.

Your tour starts early before the other visitors arrive. After exploring St. Peter's Square and visiting the Swiss Guard, the tour continues to the dome of St. Peter's Cathedral. You and your small group of 15 or less people take the special lift to the first terrace of the Cathedral to admire the beautiful mosaics at close range

To reach the dome you have to climb 231 steps (there is no lift), but the view alone is worth the effort. In fact, it is the best view of Rome, stretching from St. Peter's Square across the Tiber and beyond

As you come down from the dome, your experienced guide will lead you through the basilica, from Bernini's colossal canopy to Michelangelo's heart-rending Pietá. You will also discover the little details, stories and lore that are hidden in every corner of this almost 400 year old building. This also includes the reasons why everyone is so anxious to rub the foot of a particular statue

Finally, your tour will include a rare visit to the Pontifical Crypt, where your guide will point out the most important tombs. It is forbidden to speak in the crypt (it is a holy place), but before you enter, your guide will tell you the stories of the men buried in it

Please note

Additional information

Please remember that St. Peter's Church is a holy place and the clothing must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to bypass the security control of the Basilica of St. Peter. However, your guide will make good use of the time and entertain you with stories and point out the incredible details of St. Peter's Square

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests with reduced mobility, wheelchairs or prams on this tour

Included in the price

  • - Pre-booked tickets for the ascent of St. Peter's Basilica with lift access
  • - Small groups of max. 15 persons
  • - Expert local guide
  • - Tips
  • - Hotel pick-up / return transport

Meeting point

the Bar Leonina, on the Piazza Citta' Leonina, directly in front of the Petersplatz. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start

Cancellation Conditions

For changes made within 72 hours before the start of the trip: Changes subject to a change fee per person, per tour, subject to availability.

Late arrival & no-show
No refund or rebooking in case of late arrival or no-show after the start of the tour.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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