Rome: St. Peter’s Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour

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From€ 55,00
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Get on your St. Peter’s Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour, by meeting your guide at the “Al San Michele” bar for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Vatican City.

Ensure your St. Peter’s Basilica tour, complete with St. Peter’s Basilica tickets, unlocking access to one of the world’s most iconic religious sites. Your adventure begins with the Dome of the Basilica, Rome’s highest architectural point, providing unparalleled views of the Eternal City. Secure your St. Peter’s Basilica cupola tickets for an essential part of the experience. Marvel at the Vatican Gardens, the Sistine Chapel roof, and the papal conclave chimney as integral parts of your St. Peter’s Basilica and Cupola experience. Ascend the Basilica’s elevator to the cupola’s base, offering stunning views of the interior. Journey upstairs for panoramic city views, reaching the Cupola’s summit with St. Peter’s dome climb tickets for an unparalleled perspective of Vatican City and Rome, showcasing timeless landscapes.

Guided by an expert, delve into the rich history and architectural wonders of St. Peter’s Basilica, a Renaissance art masterpiece. Explore the intricate details of the awe-inspiring interior adorned with masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, and more.

Continue your St. Peter’s Basilica tour with a visit to the main Basilica of Saint Peter’s in Vatican City State. Immerse yourself in the spiritual and artistic legacy of this sacred site with Vatican St. Peter’s Basilica tickets, ensuring an enriching and enlightening experience for every visitor.

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Tour Highlights

  • Head to the Dome of the Basilica by elevator
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Rome from the highest building in the city
  • Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Bramante
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Inclusions & Exclusions

Elevator to the first level of the Dome (avoid climbing the 171 steps)
Guided tour
Italian Breakfast
    Skip-the-line access
    Optional activity costs

Know Before you go

  • ✅ Please observe the strict dress code for the Basilica; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.
  • ✅ There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag (you may be refused entrance to St. Peter's Basilica if you do not follow this).
  • ✅ It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure; guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • ✅ Walking tours depart from Borgo Santo Spirito 17 at the Cafè "Al San Michele". Please arrive 10 minutes early at the meeting point where you can enjoy your included Italian breakfast.
  • ✅ This tour is not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia
  • ✅ Please note that you won’t have to climb all the stairs to the Dome; the elevator saves you 171 steps

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any dress code for entrance to St. Peter's Basilica?

Please observe the strict dress code for the St. Peter's Basilica tour; no shorts or sleeveless shirts are allowed.

Do I get a preference queue or skip the line service in Basilica tour?

There is no separate preference queue or line available for visitors. All visitors are required to go through the standard security control line, similar to airport procedures, in order to access the basilica.

Do I have to print my Voucher for St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

For each Guided Tour, a meeting place that is precisely mentioned on the voucher is designated for you. You must have to print your St. Peter's Basilica tourand provide it to our Vox City Guide at the meeting point.

What is the meeting point of St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

Our meeting point is scheduled at 7:45 am at "Al San Michele" located at Borgo Santo Spirito 17. The English tour departs at 8:00 am. The French Tour Usually departs at 8:15 A.M. Coffee and Croissant are on us and will be offered to you at the meeting point.

What is the duration of this St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola Guided Tour?

The approximate duration of the tour is around 3 hours while the the dome elevator and climbing part typically takes approximately 40 minutes.

Is this guided tour available during the weekdays?

This Guided tours is not available on Wednesdays and Saturdays due to the Papal mass that takes place in the morning.

What if I am running late from reaching the designated meeting point?

The guide will wait just 20 more minutes if you are unable to reach the meeting point. In case you are running late, you can email us and we will make the necessary arrangements for you if you missed the tour so you can reschedule to the next available slot.

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What people say about this experience


One cannot miss the experience of taking a audio guided tour at The Cupola.


I had an unforgettable experience with VoxCity, Cupola was a bit challenging, but the panoramic views of Rome from the top were absolutely worth it. This tour is a must for any visitor.


If you happen to be in Rome, taking the Cupola guided tour is compulsory!


It was good, the guide was at the meeting point on time and helped us with the audio guides.


The experience was great. A little more information directly on site when picking up the tickets would have been good. The long queue at the security line was tiring.


The Cupole tour was an immensely enjoyable experience, thanks to the exceptional guide and breathtaking panoramic views. This visit ranks highly amongst St. Peter's Basilica Rome tours.

lina m

Very interesting experience, I learned about many more things. Very knowledgeable guide, Highly recommended.


Exploring St. Peter's Basilica through the Cupole guided tour was an incredible experience, complimented by a skilled guide with captivating storytelling and magnificent views that left an unforgettable impression.


Perfect, helpful, well-prepared, friendly and kind guide. One hour tour but satisfying,

Cristina M

Thanks to Rossana for visiting the Basilica! Excellent French and very clear explanations. Good !

Titty Antonio

We did the guided tour of Basilicata with the guide Paola, a very knowledgeable person, available for any explanation and illustration, excellent guide highly recommended

Goyi S

Magnificent guide to Donatella in Spanish. A nice visit. We enjoyed it a lot. Many thanks to Vox Mundi.


Very nice tour. Prepared guide. We listened and learned notions that would have been difficult to learn without the guide.

Claudia s

Very pleasant guided tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and friendly guide. I highly recommend the experience.

Fabio F

A beautiful visit with a very good guide. Great care was taken in explaining our children's versions, who were very involved and were able to "spend" their scholastic knowledge on what they saw. Ideal for visiting something with the family. We are very satisfied.


Well done Carmelo, the guide who illustrated St. Peter's Basilica to us in a clear and entertaining way

Gabriella H

Chiara's explanations were very interesting, precise and complete. The Basilica is simply fantastic.

Giuseppina G

An hour to see St. Peter's is a bit short, but the guide was pleasant and explained various things in broad terms. I have to make a note, it needs to be better specified that the meeting point is beyond the metal detector barriers and in front of the entrance to the basilica

Vanessa Z

We participated in the interesting visit of St. Peter's Basilica held by Daniela Matteucci. Highly recommended because within an hour you have a complete overview of the basilica enriched with many curiosities.

Simone B

We decided to take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the guide Daniela Matteucci fully met our expectations. Congratulations

Elizabeth B

Emotion as well. Excellent experience. We met a trained guide who knew how to convey emotions.


first time at the Basilica, we found a competent person. Very nice tour we will definitely recommend it to our friends

Matthew S

Pleasant visit, the guide managed to give a general overview of the church even if exposed with some difficulty (probably due to the heat and the mask)

Federica R

Very informative and perfectly explained tour, the guide knew a lot and explained the details very well

Jonah L

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of the guided tour conducted by Daniela Matteucci. We recommend it to everyone!!


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