The BEST Tours of St. Peter's Dome

Book Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica tours that include climbing to the top of Michelangelo's Dome!

Yes, climbing the Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica is one of the most popular things to do at the Vatican which means crowds and lines. Our guided visits include elevator access most of the way up so you can see the best view of Rome in style! We also visit during ideal hours so your experience is as serene as possible. Book a guided tour to climb St. Peter's Dome and even combine that with a Vatican tour so you can see the Sistine Chapel after!

The Saint Peter's Basilica was first constructed in the 4th century and commissioned by Constantine the Great. That building stood for almost 1200 years until 1506, when it was demolished to rebuild a greater structure. The current Basilica took over 120 years to build and was worked on by every great artist and architect of the late Renaissance and Baroque periods. The Basilica can be visited seven days per week and is only partially closed on Wednesday mornings when the "Papal Audience" is in St. Peter's Square. You can climb the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica by entering the security entrance and following signs to the Dome. You can take the stairs the entire way up, or pay a few extra euros to utilize the elevator. Our Dome climb tours enter early when the weather is cooler and there are fewer to no lines. You can choose between doing the Dome climb or combining it with a Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour afterward. The combination Dome climb + Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour is one of our most popular European tours and something we highly recommend.

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St. Peter's Dome Climb and Sistine Chapel Combo Tour

Save money while seeing Rome from above, the Papal Crypts below, and the Vatican museums nearby

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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

See St. Peter’s Basilica up close and climb the dome for the best views of Rome and the Vatican

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Private Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Dome Climb Complete Tour

Climb St. Peter's Dome then tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel