St. Peter's Dome Guided Tour - fast track entrance!


Saint Peter's Basilica fast track and Dome digital guided Tour

Tour description
This tour combination includes fast entrance to the basilica and the Dome digital guided tour.

You will be able to enter using our fast track for the Basilica avoiding long lines. Once inside, the experience includes a digital audio-tour ) of St. Peter's Basilica and its dome. The papal Dome is the highest building in Rome. For this reason, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Eternal City and of the Vatican area from the top.
Please be aware that the ticket to the Dome is NOT INCLUDED and should be paid at the Dome entrance. The Basilica staff will help you in downloading the audio-guide for both sites on your smart device.

Language: English
Available: everyday except Wednesday morning, Sunday morning and religious holidays.
Morning Tour starting time: 9:00 am
Afternoon Tour starting time: 3:00 pm

Price: 25,00 euro per person
Duration: about 2 hours and 30 minutes

Price includes

- Audio-guided combo tour (Basilica and Dome)
- Reserved entrance to St. Peter's Basilica (the entrance in the Church is free)
- WIFI to download our digital audio-guide
- Taxes and gratuities

Not included in price: 

- Earphones (bring your own or purchase them at the desk for €1.00) 
- Ticket to the Dome to be paid directly at the Dome's cashier (€ 10,00 pp with lift – € 8,00 pp without lift)

Ticket Reductions

Children 7-17 years old  - reduced ticket:  20,00 euro. 
Children under 7 years old enter free.

People over 75 years old are not admitted to this tour as the climb to the Dome is very strenuous.

Meeting Point San Pietro ok

Meeting point with the guide
: the meeting point is – facing the Basilica - under the right side colonnade*, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police hurdle (see drawing below).The staff - wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it - will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.

Important notes

The elevator brings you to the first level of the dome. To reach the top you will need to climb approximately 300 additional steps.
This tour is not recommended for claustrophobic people, those who suffer from vertigo, have walking difficulty or are over 75 years old.
It is allowed to photograph If you do not have a suitable device you can ask staff at the welcome desk for a traditional audio guide. To collect the traditional audio guide you will be asked for a form of ID that will be held until the return of the device.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Not recommended for pregnant women. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. Not recommended for participants with back problems. Not wheelchair accessible. No personal food or drink allowed.
On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience Please note: Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation last entrance will be at 3pm.

The Saint Peter's Basilica and Dome tour itinerary

Meet in front of the Vatican post office to be escorted inside the papal Basilica by a fast entrance. Enjoy the self guided tour of the Basilica and of the Dome.

As you enter the church, you will notice that its interior is much bigger than any other Basilica in the world. The Basilica is a UNESCO world heritage site. Your 2-hour audio-guided tour gives you the chance to visit the Basilica at your leasure. The ticket to the Dome is not included. The staff of the Vatican Basilica will help you in purchasing the ticket. The ticket to climb up to the Dome by elevator is 10 euros per person. You will avoid climbing up 171 steps by th elevator. From here, you can admire the amazing mosaics that decorate the interior side of the Dome.

You will still need to climb roughly 300 steps to the very top of the dome. The highest point visitors can reach called “La Lanterna” (the Lantern).


Photogallery San Pietro

St. Peter Basilica's Dome tour itinerary

The tour grants Saint Peter's fast track entrance and includes a 1 hour and 15 minutes guide service in English language. The tour starts with the climb to the Dome. On the Dome top visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rome and the Vatican. There the guide will comment the main monuments. On the way down to the Basilica the group stops on the indoor terrace situated at the base of the Dome to admire the interior of the Basilica from the top. Once down, visitors can remain inside the Basilica and visit the Basilica on their own, without the guide.

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Please highlight the presence of CHILDREN under 7 years old in the filed "notes" of the reservation form.


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