St. Peter’s Basilica from Top to Bottom with Dome Climb & Crypt

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Location: Rome
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 150.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Pre-reserved tickets to climb St. Peter’s Basilica Dome.
- Gape at amazing views of Rome from the top of the Dome.
- Enjoy a fully-guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica & Square.
- Descend into the Papal Crypt for a rare guided tour.
Summary
Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and lore of St. Peter’s Basilica with this all-access tour. Not only will you enjoy a full guided tour of the Basilica and Papal Crypt (not usually included Basilica and Vatican tours) with an expert guide, you’ll avoid long lines to climb up into the titanic dome early in the morning, and gape at the amazing views of Rome. 
Description
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most important church in Christendom and this is the most complete tour of the Basilica available. From the heights of the immense dome to the depths of the Papal Crypt and all the fantastic art in between, you’ll explore every corner of this amazing church and come away in even more awe of it’s grandeur than when you started.

Your tour starts early, before the crowds arrive. After exploring St Peter’s Square and seeing the Swiss Guard, you’ll head for St. Peter’s Basilica dome. You and your intimate group of 15 people or fewer will take the special elevator to the first terrace of the Dome to admire the beautiful mosaics up close as your guide points out details you might otherwise miss. 

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

When you come down from the dome your expert guide will lead you on a full tour of the Basilica, from Bernini’s colossal baldachin to Michelangelo’s heart-wrenching Pietá. You’ll also discover the small details, stories, history and lore that are packed into every nook and cranny of this nearly 400-year-old building, including why everyone is so intent on rubbing the foot of a certain statue. 

Finally, your tour will include a rare visit to the Papal Crypt where your guide will point out the most significant tombs. It’s forbidden to speak inside the Crypt (it’s a sacred site) but before you enter, your guide will tell you the stories of the men buried in them. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Pre-reserved tickets to climb St Peter’s Basilica Dome with elevator access
Expert English Speaking local guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Please note that skip the line access is not possible at the dome or at St. Peters Basilica's security line (although it is possible for guests entering via the Vatican Museums, who use a different door), so you may need to spend some time in unavoidable queues. Your guide will use the time well though, entertaining you with stories and pointing out the incredible details of St. Peter's Square.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure
Please remember that St. Peter's Basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
St. Peter's Basilica is subject to unforeseen closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event that this happens, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare case that the tombs are closed, we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
Small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the Basilica. However, large bags, pointy umbrellas, and objects must be left at the bag check situated at the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica, next to the official audio-guides desk.
Please note that skip the line access is not possible at the dome or at St. Peters Basilica's security line (although it is possible for guests entering via the Vatican Museums, who use a different door), so you may need to spend some time in unavoidable queues. Your guide will use the time well though, entertaining you with stories and pointing out the incredible details of St. Peter's Square.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: Please remember that St. Peter's Basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Required to bring: Valid photo ID
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-16
Product End Date 2021-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
November 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 8:15 AM Departure - Not running
January 01, 2021 February 28, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Not running
March 01, 2021 April 30, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (05 Mar 2021, 12 Mar 2021, 19 Mar 2021, 26 Mar 2021, 01 Apr 2021, 02 Apr 2021)
May 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (except: 01 May 2021, 13 May 2021, 29 Jun 2021, 14 Aug 2021)

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.9018654, 12.4535472
Address: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, 00120, IT
Notes:
End Location Address St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, 00120, IT
Start Location Notes 'Bar Leonina', Piazza della Città Leonina, Rome, Lazio, 00193, IT
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.9035287, 12.4581371
Address: 'Bar Leonina', Piazza della Città Leonina, Rome, Lazio, 00193, IT
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Piazza+della+Citt%C3%A0+Leonina,+00193+Roma,+Italy/@41.9035287,12.4581371,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x132f6067acd9cab7:0xae4d0f49ef193173
Notes: Take the Red Line metro and get off at the "Ottaviano/San Pietro" stop. Exit to the street level and walk down Via Ottaviano, cross straight through Piazza Risorgimento, and proceed on Via di Porta Angelica. At the end of Via di Porta Angelica you will see two arches ("Il Passetto"), which would lead you into St. Peter's Square. Your tour meeting point is located to your left, just before these three arches, in front of "Bar Leonina" (in Piazza Citta' Leonina).
End Location Address St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, 00120, IT
Start Location Notes 'Bar Leonina', Piazza della Città Leonina, Rome, Lazio, 00193, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020/2021 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €49.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €45.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020/2021 Pricing
Option Description 2020/2021 Pricing

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I remain in Saint Peter's after the tour?

Once the tour completes, you may remain in St. Peter’s Basilica for as long as you like.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption