Cupola audioguided tour

Come with us to discover the famous “Cuppolone” (Translated from the Roman dialect: The Big Cupola) – the highest point in the city of Rome.

You can reach the base of the Cupola by lift, skipping the first 171 steps. From here you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the inside of the Basilica from above. After that you will continue up to the level above (the Lantern) where spectacular views over the Eternal City are revealed before your eyes, ones that can’t be matched anywhere else. From here it is possible to see the Vatican Gardens, the Papal Palaces and the roof of the Sistine Chapel with its legendary chimney that plays an important role during the election of the pope.

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Avoid 2 queues: one to enter the Basilica, the other to reach the Cupola


Skip the first 171 steps


Interactive audio guide


Panoramic View

Departs from: St Peter’s Square –Vatican City

Meeting point: The meeting point is located –  as you face the Basilica – on the right-hand side of the square, OUTSIDE the colonnade, in front of the Vatican Post Office (see map). Our staff (wearing blue vests with the Vox Mundi logo printed on them) will be waiting for you 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour to lead you inside the Basilica, through a reserved entrance

Duration: approx. 1hr

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Polish and Korean


MON-TUE-THUR-FRI-SAT = from 8:45 – 16:15 every 30 minutes

WED= from 13:15 – 16:15 every 30 minutes

SUN = from 13:15 – 15:15 every 30 minutes

Emergency Numbers (on site): +39 348 4852868 – +39 345 6768034


  • Download of the official audio guide in one of 11 available languages
  •  Lift to the first level of the Cupola
  • Entry to the Cupola
  • Reserved entry


  • Headphones (you can use your own or buy them at the desk for €1,00)
  • Shuttle service to and from the Hotel
  • Guided or Audio guided tour of the Basilica
  • Any additional services not previously listed

CANCELLATIONSReservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours before your tour. Cancellations made after this time will not be refunded. IMPORTANT

  • This tour is not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia and/or vertigo and those over 75
  • Children under 7 don’t pay. Please provide child’s proof of age upon entry
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn to enter the Vatican*
  • Visitors must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their ticket/voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of each visitor to arrive at the meeting point on time.


  • Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Vests, camisoles or shorts are not allowed, either for men or women
  • Visitors not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to enter the Basilica

Adults (18-99) … … € 37,00

reduced (7-17) … …. € 29,00

Free (0-6) … … … … € 0,00

Prices are per person