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St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb & Papal Tombs | MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

Roma, Italy

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the inside, outside, top, and bottom of St Peter’s Basilica on a 2.5-hour small-group guided visit. The tour goes behind the exterior and interior of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with additional visits of the dome and Papal tombs. Get an insider’s knowledge of the iconic and lesser-known artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini, and other influential artists. With maximum six participants per group, you're guaranteed an immersive and engaging tour experience.
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
  • Gain an insider's knowledge of St Peter’s Basilica
  • Enjoy included admission to a UNESCO listed site
  • Visit the cathedral's dome and Papal tombs

What's Included

  • Tour in a Safe and Semi Private Group of MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
  • Enjoy Skip the Line Access to St Peter's Basilica
  • Climb to the top of the Dome!
  • Descend into the Papal Tombs and Crypts
  • Tour with a Professional, Local, Expert and Fun Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Piazza Papa Pio XII, Roma RM, Italy
    In front of "Oggetti Religiosi" Souvenir Store in Piazza Pio XII, 8 - in front of the Colonnade of Saint Peter's Square. The store is on the left hand side corner as you are looking at Saint Peter's Basilica, same side as the newspaper green kiosk. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

Departure Time

  • 8:00 AM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual - both men and women are required to cover knees and shoulders
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by LivTours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Peter’s Basilica Tour with Dome Climb & Papal Tombs | MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Papal Tombs Tour Rip-Off
Lance W, Nov 2019
On the day of our papal tomb tour there was an event in the Basilica that had been on their calendar for about a year. The tour operator should not have been booking that tour on that day since the info was available. We were not able to tour the necropolis, no one offered any refund, no offer of another day to try again. They just took our money and ran. We were not pleased.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do this!
Matt_L, Oct 2019
St Peter’s Basilica Michelangelo’s Dome was one of two wonderful tours we took while in Rome. Thomas, the tour guide, was both charming and knowledgeable! There were only four in our tour group. We all climbed to the top of the dome!!!! Take this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hoosier Family St Peter's Tour
jimjulie548, Sep 2019
Our tour leader, Thomas, was very knowledgeable, personable and friendly. He was able to help us understand the role of the church in ancient Rome and how St. Peter's Basilica evolved over time to become physical center of the Catholic faith. He described the lives of the artisans and leaders of the church and how these intertwined to cause the formation of some of the greatest works of art in the world. The ability to explore Michelangelo's Dome and the Papal Tombs made this experience complete and very fulfilling.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very informative and beautiful!
Nicolette_S, Jan 2019
The Basilica will take your breath away, it is beautiful and mesmerizing! Thomas our guide was great, he is very knowledgeable and we could freely ask questions and ask his opinion. This is a must do in Rome. Do note that not all attractions are available all the time.
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