Private St. Peter's Basilica Visit with Dome Climb and Crypt Tour

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Aerial View of Rome from St. Peter's Basilica
Aerial View of Rome from St. Peter's Basilica
A brunette woman in the Vatican. In the background stands St. Peter's Basilica.
A brunette woman in the Vatican. In the background stands St. Peter's Basilica.
Interior of the St. Peter Basilica, Vatican
Interior of the St. Peter Basilica, Vatican
Interior of the St. Peter Basilica, Vatican
Interior of the St. Peter Basilica, Vatican
St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. Indoor interior.
St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. Indoor interior.
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome
la Pieta by Michelangelo
la Pieta by Michelangelo
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy.
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy.
St Peter's basilica in Vatican, Rome
St Peter's basilica in Vatican, Rome
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What To Expect

Go on an exciting tour of the St. Peter's Basilica along with a knowledgeable tour guide. Climb up the basilica's soaring dome where you can get a panoramic view of the surrounding city. Explore through the basilica's crypt where you may see the tombs of Saint Peter, the Blessed Pope John Paul II, and Blessed Pope John XXIII.

Highlights

  • Go on a fun, educational tour of the St. Peter's Basilica!

  • See the city in a new way as you climb up the St. Peter's Basilica's dome!

  • See marvelous pieces of religious art created by some of the most famous artists of the world

  • Learn facts about the architecture and significance of the basilica from your knowledgeable guide

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
In front of Bar Polese
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
14471
Voucher info:
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Description

Discover the beauty of the St. Peter's Basilica as you go on a tour of its interiors. Along with a dedicated expert guide, unravel the history and mysteries that revolve around the basilica.

First off, meet with your guide at the designated meeting point before entering the St. Peter's Basilica. Your guide will take you inside the basilica and will tell you about the impressive history of its construction. Marvel at the Baroque and Renaissance architecture decorating the basilica as you move further inside.

Climb up the St. Peter's Basilica Dome where you may see the surrounding city at a new perspective. Designed by the famous artist, Michelangelo, the dome spans over 450 feet above the ground. Once you've reached the top, be rewarded with views of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican museums, the city, and so much more! Participants whom are claustrophobic may replace the dome tour with trip to the basilica's Treasury Museum

Once you've reached the ground level, you will roam more around the basilica. Admire the beautiful religious art that impresses every tourist that sees them including Bernini's bronze baldachin, the baptismal font, and Michelangelo's "Pietà" which depicts a lifelike sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the lifeless body of Jesus Christ.

Lastly, go on a tour of the basilica's crypts where you can pay your respects to the tombs of some of the most iconic people in the world of Christianity such as Saint Peter himself, Blessed Pope John XXIII, and Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Inclusions

  • St. Peter's Basilica entrance tickets and visit

  • Basilica dome climb

  • Basilica crypt tour

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Please inquire for additional person charge.

  • 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. The tour operator 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, The tour operator 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 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • 5% Cancellation Fee (95% reimbursement): 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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