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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) Tours and Tickets

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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro), one of Italy’s most famous monuments, doesn't technically stand on Italian soil—it sits atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo’s architectural masterpiece is a symbol for Catholics around the globe and, as the highest dome in the world, offers spectacular views across St. Peter’s Square and Rome.

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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$45.53
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.94
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

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Beat the crowds and admire one of the best views of Rome from above with this early St. Peter's Basilica tour. Follow your guide inside the church right as the doors open and head directly to the dome before the tourist throngs. Snap photos of the Roman rooftops before heading back down to visit the church interiors and Papal Tombs with the in-depth explanations of your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$56.19
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St. Peter's Church Tour with Top of Michelangelo's Dome & Crypts

St. Peter's Church Tour with Top of Michelangelo's Dome & Crypts

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Fascinating, inspired, and inspiring, few things compare to St. Peter’s Basilica. No stay in Rome can go without stepping inside its massive walls. This comprehensive St. Peter’s Basilica tour takes you there with skip the line entry, showing you everything from top to bottom, including the awe-inspiring view from the top of the dome, its hidden treasures, Papal tombs, and embrace of its world-famous piazza. A passionate Vatican expert will guide you through this magnificent church from top to bottom to point out Rome’s most important sights, explain the centuries-long history of St.Peter’s Basilica, and give you an intro to the Pope’s buried here. This is an intimate experience with tour groups capped at just 8 people or fewer. This means that there won’t be a mass of people between you and your tour guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.70
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 20 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit

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Dive straight into the action with a visit to the Vatican gardens. Fully explore this peaceful and secluded hideaway. Uncover the highlights including the Vatican Radio, the Academy of Sciences, the Apostolic Residence, and the Vatican Government Palace. Once you’ve finished exploring the impressive Italian and French inspired landscape, it's back to the Museums. Depending on the option selected, you’ll either be accompanied by an official licensed guide, or have the chance to go solo! Uncover the history and see the main highlights including the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Select the “Ultimate Vatican Full Day Visit” option and join us for an extended visit to Castel Gandolfo. Head off to this hillside retreat (train tickets included). Walk in the footsteps of the Pope’s and enjoy panoramic views in the Pope's summary time home. And finish off with a complimentary lunch accompanied by a glass of fine Italian vino.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$58.97
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$58.97

Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$331.12
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes

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Combine e thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance with a private art historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$205.92
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Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome

Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome

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No visit to Rome is complete without a thorough exploration of the Colosseum, one of the city’s most visited landmarks. Bypass the queue and avoid long wait lines, then explore the first and second tiers with an art historian as your guide. Your tour also includes a visit to the Roman Forum and views from Palatine Hill.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$380.54
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Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

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Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
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$250.75
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Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms

Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms

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Go at your own pace and linger as long as you like at the masterpieces. That’s the benefit of having a private guide just for you and your group at the Vatican! Use the fastest available skip the line access and let your guide handle all of the logistics - so you can focus on enjoying your experience of the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. Have a special request? Let your insider guide know so they can tailor the tour to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$175.91
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St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

St. Peter Basilica and Dome Small-Group Tour

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With a dedicated guide in a small group tour you will head to St. Peter's Square designed by the architect Gianlorenzo Bernini for the Pope Alexander VII. You will learn from your guide about Bernini that in the late 1600s for the Pope Alexander the VII projected St. Peter's' square & the Colonnade. You'll go through security and access to the Basilica of St. Peters' once inside your eyes will be immediately captured by the Pieta of Michelangelo sculpted by the Master in a very young age. The Basilica was built in 120 years commissioned to the best Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Bramante, Sangallo, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini. You will then move underneath the dome where stands the main altar beneath "Baldachin" with twisted bronze Columns of more than 90 feet high. You'll admire the amazing mosaics and the works of art. You will then climb on top of the dome designed by Michelangelo from where you will be able to see one of the most beautiful views of the city of Rome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Semi private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome
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Semi private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

On this 3-hour tour in a small group of maximum 15 people you will discover with your guide the origins of the largest basilica in the world. The guide's narratives will take you back in time, from the origins of the first basilica of Constantine to the changes made by Maderno. He will tell you about Michelangelo's works, including the Pietà, and the history of the chapels created inside the church. Leaving the basilica, we will go up with the guide on the dome, symbol of Rome and of the basilica. At the top you can admire the view that opens up in front of you on the Vatican gardens, on Rome and on the area in front of the basilica called "spina di borgo".
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  • 3 hours
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$49.57
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$49.57

Early Dome Climb with Skip-the-line and direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica

Early Dome Climb with Skip-the-line and direct access to St. Peter’s Basilica

You will get the chance to take part in this unforgettable exclusive guided tour, where you will have an early-morning, priority access to the St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome. Experience the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Vatican City and Antient Rome in the first rays of the early morning light. Climb down straight into the St. Peter’s Basilica, avoiding the long and exhausting lines altogether. Descend to the Vatican Grottoes and get to witness the Papal Tombs, that is considered to be one of the most visited places in the Vatican City. Bask in the marvelousness of this imposing and splendid Basilica with your local highly experienced professional guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$41.39
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Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

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Discover with your private guide the most hidden corners of St. Peter's Basilica. Admire the works kept inside, such as Michelangelo's Pietà. You will visit the Museum of the Treasury where sacred furnishings, statues, papal tiaras and objects of different origins are exhibited, often gifts from kings or princes. Finally, you will climb the dome with your private guide and see Rome from another perspective.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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ST PETER'S DOME Sky BREAKFAST + BASILICA & GROTTOES | VIP Morning PRIVATE TOUR

ST PETER'S DOME Sky BREAKFAST + BASILICA & GROTTOES | VIP Morning PRIVATE TOUR

A sky breakfast on THE DOME. St. Peter's Basilica Exclusive Early Morning with Italian Breakfast on the Dome (Cappuccino & Brioche or other Hot Drink) PRIVATE Tour. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. Delight in the wonders of this site in the most unique of Rome and the Vatican State experience. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony. Admire the Basilica's inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps), at the height of 448 ft (150 Mt), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking views of the city, including the Vatican Gardens below. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$149.01
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Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour
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Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will point out notable points of interest from one of the best views of the entire city of Rome.
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  • 4 hours
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$262.20
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Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome
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Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
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$250.75
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Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast

Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ROME & PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF ST PETER'S BASILICA, CRYPT AND DOME INCLUDING a small breakfast on the St. Peter's Basilica roof. Be picked up by a private Chauffeur to reach St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony and have breakfast. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking views of the city. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB. Soon after the driver will take you to the sightseeing, historical centre of Rome TO ADMIRE THE MOST IMPORTANT SITES OF THE ETERNAL CITY in your private air-conditioned car or minivan. Back to your hotel or other agreed spot in Rome.
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  • 5 hours
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$257.66
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Half-Day Private Tour in Vatican with Skip-the-Line Entry
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Half-Day Private Tour in Vatican with Skip-the-Line Entry

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.75
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$250.75
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Private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Private Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Enjoy a full immersion in the amazing masterpieces of the Vatican Museums with a private art historian. Skip the long ticket lines and have the benefit of a thorough guided tour and a worry-free experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.66
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$257.66
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.73
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