Guided tour

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Tomb, and Dome

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica, Tomb, and Dome

From US$ 64.80 per person

Discover a view made for the heavens from the top of ancient Rome's highest point at the St. Peter's Dome on this guided tour. Enjoy the detailed works of Michelangelo that decorate the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and visit the St. Peter's tomb.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views from atop St. Peter's Dome
  • Visit the underground grottoes and St. Peter's tomb
  • Admire legendary artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini and Raphael
Full description
Discover the beauty of St. Peter's Basilica on this guided tour. Start with an ascent to the top of St. Peter's Dome to admire the breathtaking views of Rome and then work your way down to the underground grottoes. Following a quick security check, climb to the top of the Dome, which is the tallest point in Rome - despite being 500 years old! From atop St. Peter's Dome, lauded as the pinnacle of Renaissance architecture, enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Following St. Peter's Dome, prepare to be dazzled by the intricate levels of detail and gold displayed all over the interior of the Basilica. We will cover its construction, interior and importance in Christianity. Making sure not to miss the important pieces inside by the likes of Michelangelo, Bernini and Raphael. Finish the tour with a trip to the grottoes underneath the church and visit St. Peter's tomb. At the end of the guided tour, you are welcome to continue exploring the Basilica.
Includes
  • Entrance to Saint Peter's Dome
  • Local tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please meet our guide in front of the large Obelisk in the middle of St Peter's Square. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the activity starts. Please look for a white Carpe Diem Rome flag

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must cover their shoulders and knees as per the Vatican city guidelines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Rich was awesome! Knew it all and made sure we saw a great sunset! I have given private walking tours in Charleston, SC for 20 year,s and know talent when I see it (#1670Tours). If you go to Rome, take Rich's tour, but everyone associated with this operation I found to be top notch. Enjoy!

November 27, 2021

It was a fun and interesting tour. Our guide Frederica was exactly at the agreed time at the meeting point. No hassle with tickets, just the voucher online. She told enthusiastically and had an iPad with extra photo material. Especially (the climb to) the dome is highly recommended. The catacomb was only a small part, but interesting enough with the story. Certainly do!

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October 21, 2021

Our guide Rich was an excellent guide with kind of a nerdy knowledge about Sct Peters Basilica and was good at including us in small and funny details to the history and places we were shown. We enjoyed a trip all the way to the top of the dome. And by the way - it was our first time travelling since covid-19 and it felt perfectly safe travelling to and in Rome (at least for a couple of Danes). A covid document/pass and reasonable restrictions to wear masks if being inside were the only differences from travelling in a pre-covid world. We put it on at crowded places outside (yes you read it! There were actually lots of turists!) like the Trevi Fountain where it was hard keeping social distance Thumbs up from here

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November 18, 2021

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