• Tour code: 5660CUPOLA
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Combine two top-selling tours at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on this Super Saver experience. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. With No Wait Dedicated access, go straight inside the world’s largest church, and ride the elevator up to the cupola, where you’ll climb 300 steps to the top for unbeatable views of Rome. You’ll also see the basilica’s other highlights, such Renaissance artwork and the statue of St. Peter. Then visit to the famous cupola — the dome designed by Michelangelo — and learn about the iconic structure from an audio guide.

Highlights

  • Combine two best-selling Rome tours for a discounted price
  • St. Peter’s Basilica walking tour with audio-guided tour of the cupola
  • Fast-track entry to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy unparalleled views from the dome, designed by Michelangelo
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica with a Vatican guide, and listen to commentary about the cupola from an audio headset
  • See the tomb of Pope John Paul II and the altar marking the tomb of St Peter
  • Tour limited to 20 people

What You Can Expect

Super Saver: No Wait Dedicated Access - St. Peter's Basilica Tour and Audio-Guided Cupola

Reach the Cupola of St Peter's Basilica

Meet your Vatican guide in St. Peter’s Square to start your Super Saver experience. Head across the square — designed by Baroque architect and sculpture Gian Lorenzo Bernini — toward St. Peter’s Basilica, pausing along the way to see highlights such as a 13th-century Egyptian obelisk.

When you arrive at the basilica, jump past the entrance queue with your No Wait Dedicated Access ticket, and take the elevator up to the Michelangelo-designed cupola, the iconic dome that dominates the Rome skyline. At the base of the dome, look up at the detailed mosaics, and hear a bit about Michelangelo’s design from an audio guide. Then head up even further by climbing the 300 stairs to the top of the cupola, the highest viewpoint in Rome with a span of 450 feet (150 meters) from the ground to the cross at the top.  

Take in an unbeatable view of the Eternal City, as well as the interior of the church, that not many visitors see. Then return to ground level to continue your tour with a walk around the basilica. Learn from your guide about its centuries-old history, and marvel at the ornate architecture and Renaissance artworks, including Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture. See the statue of St. Peter and pass dozens of papal tombs before your tour ends with a view of the Swiss Guards in St. Peter’s Square.

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