Enjoy priority access to St. Peter’s Dome. You’ll skip the lines for the Dome as well as the Basilica. Admire spectacular views of Rome from the highest point in the city.
What to Expect
Enjoy a visit to the famous “Cuppolone” (translated from the Roman dialect: the Big Dome) the highest point of the city of Rome.
Use the Basilica’s elevator to reach the base of the Cupola (you will avoid 171 steps!). From this point you’ll have amazing views of the interior of the Basilica. Then reach the very top (named “La Lanterna”) where you can admire spectacular views of the Eternal City that just aren’t available anywhere else. Enjoy the Vatican Gardens, the roof of the Sistine Chapel and the chimney of the Pope's election.
At the end of your tour you can bring with you the interactive postcard, as a wonderful souvenir of your stay in the Vatican State (the smallest state in the world) or maybe decide to send it to your loved ones, taking advantage of the Vatican stamps, available at our welcome desks.
- Skip-the-line entrance (both for the Dome and the Basilica)
- Elevator to the first level of the Dome
- Dome entrance ticket
- Interactive postcard (with Vatican stamp)
What's Not Included
- Guided or audio-guided tour of the Basilica
- Hotel pick-up/drop off
- Optional activity costs
The meeting point is on the right side of Saint Peter's Square facing the Basilica, outside the colonnade of Saint Peter's Square (important: not inside) just in front of the Vatican post office.
What to Remember
• Please note that the elevator will take you to the first level of the Dome. To reach the top you will need to climb around 300 steps. For this reason, the tour is not recommended for children under 7 years and adults over 75 years or anyone who is claustrophobic, suffers from vertigo or has a walking difficulty
• Entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered. Low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for men or women
• Visitor who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican
• On Wednesdays, St. Peter's Basilica and Square may be closed during the morning due to the Papal Audience