Cupola guided tour

The Cupola of the Basilica (affectionately nicknamed “Cuppolone” by the Romans –from the Roman dialect, meaning “the big Cupola) is the highest point of the city of Rome.

You can reach the base of the Cupola by lift (avoiding 171 steps!). From here you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of the inside of the Basilica. Walk up to the level above (the Lantern) and treat yourself to a spectacular view over the Eternal City, one that can’t be matched anywhere else. Enjoy the Vatican Gardens, the Papal Palaces, the roof of the Sistine Chapel (and the chimney used during the election of the pope…)

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DURATION

approx.1hr 30min

RESERVED ENTRY

Avoid the queues (for entry to the Basilica and the Cupola)

LIFT

Avoid the first 171 steps

GUIDED TOUR

Official Vatican guides

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 30min

Languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

TIMES:

MON = 8:30* – 10:30 –12:30 – 15:30

TUE = 8:30* – 10:30 –12:30 – 15:30

WED = 15:30

THUR = 8:30* – 10:30 –12:30 – 15:3

0FRI = 8:30* – 10:30 –12:30 – 15:30

SAT = 8:30* – 10:30 –12:30 – 15:30

SUN = 13:30* only from April 1 to September 30

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Entry to the Cupola
  • Reserved entry (for both the Basilica and the Cupola)
  • Lift to the first floor (avoiding 171 steps)
  • Radio guides
  • Official Vatican guides

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Radio guides
  • Guided or Audio guided tour of the Basilica
  • Shuttle service to and from the Hotel
  • Any additional services not previously listed

Reservations 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.

DRESS CODE

  • 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) … … € 39,00

Reduced (7-17) … …  € 35,00

Free (0-6) … … … … € 0,00

prices are per person