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Version 42 – April 01, 2021 14:06

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.
  • In the event of known closure, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact our Customer Service Team to make further arrangements
  • 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.
  • In the event of known closure, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements

Version 41 – April 01, 2021 14:06

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.
  • In the event of known closure, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • 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 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.
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements

Version 40 – April 01, 2021 14:05

Know Before You Book
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact our Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Please note that all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note the itinerary includes holy places, so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (i.e. scarves and shawls) with you to wear before entering the holy areas.
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact our Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Please note that all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note the itinerary includes holy places, so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (i.e. scarves and shawls) with you to wear before entering the holy areas.

Version 39 – April 01, 2021 14:04

Know Before You Book
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact our Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Please note that all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note the itinerary includes holy places, so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (i.e. scarves and shawls) with you to wear before entering the holy areas.
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note the itinerary includes holy places, so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (i.e. scarves and shawls) with you to wear before entering the holy areas.

Version 38 – March 31, 2021 13:45

Know Before You Book
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note the itinerary includes holy places, so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (i.e. scarves and shawls) with you to wear before entering the holy areas.
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.

Version 37 – March 31, 2021 13:44

Know Before You Book
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. In the rare case that the tombs are closed we will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, 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

Version 36 – March 31, 2021 13:43

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.
  • In the event of known closure, Walks will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a suitable alternative. 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • 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 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church

Version 35 – March 31, 2021 13:41

Included
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb St Peter’s Basilica Dome with elevator access
  • Expert English Speaking local guide
  • Small groups of max 20 people or fewer
  • Headsets
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb St Peter’s Basilica Dome with elevator access
  • Expert English Speaking local guide

Version 32 – March 26, 2021 12:50

Know Before You Book
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • In the event of known closure, 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
  • 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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church

Version 31 – March 26, 2021 12:48

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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • 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 all guests need to go through securety before entering St.Peter's Church
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 all guests need to go through security before entering St.Peter's Church
  • 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.

Version 30 – March 26, 2021 12:47

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 all guests need to go through securety before entering St.Peter's Church
  • 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.

Version 29 – March 26, 2021 12:43

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 20 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. 
  • 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. 
Highlights
  • - 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.
  • - 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.

Version 19 – March 05, 2020 15:41

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. 
  • 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. 
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.
  • 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
Included
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb St Peter’s Basilica Dome with elevator access
  • Expert English Speaking local guide
  • Small groups of max 15 people
  • Expert English Speaking local guide
  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb St Peter’s Basilica Dome with elevator access
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • 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.
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.
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
Additional Info
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Version 16 – March 04, 2020 12:28

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.
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • 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.
  • PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable.
  • All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%.
  • LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS-
  • Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.
  • CHANGES TO THIS POLICY-
  • From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]

Version 13 – February 26, 2020 15:00

Description 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. 
  • 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. 
Full Description
  • Sites Visited: 
  • St Peter’s Basilica
  • Dome of St Peters Basilica
  • Papal crypt (NOT the Scavi)
  • St Peter’s Square
  • Meet your guide at a convenient location just outside of St. Peter’s Square. In order to beat the crowds, and make the most of this world-famous landmark before long lines form, the tour kicks off in the early morning. See the Swiss Guard in St. Peter’s Square before entering the basilica. With just a small group for company, you’re promised an intimate way of discovering the church.Your first stop is the basilica’s soaring dome, to which you have guaranteed admission. Board an elevator to its first viewing platform before walking up several hundred stairs to its summit, which offers panoramic views overlooking the city.Next, you’ll return to ground level and will discover some of the artistic masterpieces hidden within the church, including Bernini’s bronze altar and Michelangelo’s Pietà. Learn more of the stories and history behind St. Peter's Basilica from your guide.Your final stop is the papal crypt—a part of the landmark most visitors don’t see. Descend into its silent depths and discover some of its most significant tombs before the tour concludes.
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
  • A small-group tour makes for a personal way to discover this landmark
  • Enjoy guaranteed admission to the basilica’s soaring dome
  • Explore the papal crypt, which most tour groups miss
  • See the church’s famous masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s Pietà
Know Before You Go
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • 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.
Know Before You Book
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • 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 of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • St. Peters Basilica from Top to Bottom with Dome Climb & Crypt
  • Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Description 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.
  • 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

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Cancellation Notes
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • 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.
  • PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES-
  • Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable.
  • All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%.
  • LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS-
  • Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.
  • CHANGES TO THIS POLICY-
  • From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES- 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. PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES- Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable. All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%. LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS- Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY- From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]

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Cancellation Notes
  • GROUP TOURS & ACTIVITIES- 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. PRIVATE TOURS & ACTIVITIES- Cancellations received greater than 7 days prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 7 days of tour commencement are nonrefundable. All amendments made to private tours may be subject to an administrative fee up to 20%. LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOWS- Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY- From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company's discretion. In the event of such changes, the new policy will apply for all tours booked after the date and time of the policy change. For any further questions about our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.