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

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  • Visit Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

  • Panoramic view from the cupola

  • Discover the tombs of several famous popes

  • Accompaniment of a professional guide

Essential info*

Duration 45mins, 2hrs25 mins

Tour with Commentary

  • English

Starting time 8:10 AM

Departure point/location

* 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.


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

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

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

Not included

  • Tips
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

2 reviews
  • Well paced and perfectly narrated. Sal was incredibly informatice and insightful.
    Amanda and Travor P.
    Dec 18, 2019
  • Super ! Magnifique vue depuis le haut de la coupole et grâce au guide on a pu connaître l'essentiel de l'histoire de la basilique !
    Gaëlle M.
    Sep 24, 2019

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