Guided Visit to the Saint Peter's Basilica Cupola - Rome

Guided Visit to the Saint Peter's Basilica Cupola - Rome

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45 minutes , 3 hours



Starting time
8:10 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Visit the Saint Peter's Basilica cupola and enjoy a splendid view of Rome during this guided visit.

Accompanied by your guide, start the visit off by visiting the cupola of the basilica. Enjoy the panoramic view of Rome, and take photos as you wish. Return to the inside of the Basilica where you guide will leave you so that you may visit it at your own pace.

If you so wish, you may also have a guided visit of the Basilica. Learn more from your guide about the alter, Bernin canopy, and La Pieta, the famous work by Michelangelo. Finish the visit in the crypts, where numerous popes are buried.

Departure place


During reservation, please choose one of the following options:

Basic: Guided visit the the cupola + free time in the basilica

All-in-one: Guided visit to the basilica, crypts, and cupola

Good to know

Availability: (excluding exceptional dates)

  • from April to October:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • from January to March: Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Departure: Piazza della Citta Leonina, Rome

Duration: The visit the the cupola takes 45 minutes; visiting the cupola, basilica and crypts takes 2 hours 25 minutes

Maximum capacity is 25 guests per group

This activity is not available for those with reduced mobility

The elevator to the cupola does not go all the way up, visitors must still take the last 320 steps. Please allow yourself approximately 20 minutes if you wish to climb up the dome.

Shoulders and knees must be covered during the visit

Price includes

  • Guided visit to the Saint Peter's Basilica cupola at the Vatican
  • Guided visit of Saint Peter's Basilica (optional)
  • Guided visit to the crypts (optional)
  • Services of a professional guide

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips
  • All other extras



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