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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro), one of Italy’s most famous monuments, doesn't technically stand on Italian soil—it sits atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo’s architectural masterpiece is a symbol for Catholics around the globe and, as the highest dome in the world, offers spectacular views across St. Peter’s Square and Rome.

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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.03
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$31.03

Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

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Enjoy a streamlined way to explore several of the Vatican’s busiest and most in-demand attractions on this private tour. Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums and, with your skip-the-line entry, head right inside. Visit various galleries before touring Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel. Next, transfer to St. Peter’s Basilica, located right next door, where you’ll take an elevator to its dome to see its embellishments up close. Ascend further up a flight of stairs, if you wish, for panoramic city views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$297.63
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$297.63
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.31
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Michelangelo's Vatican Tour in Rome: Sistine Chapel, Pietà, St Peter's & Dome

Michelangelo's Vatican Tour in Rome: Sistine Chapel, Pietà, St Peter's & Dome

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Discover the genius of Renaissance master Michelangelo during this private, half-day tour of the Vatican Museums. Highlights include the famous, fresco-covered ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a peek at Michelangelo's La Pietà (the only work he ever signed), and panoramic views overlooking the Eternal City from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.65
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$274.65
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Save time with priority access and admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$297.23
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Saint Peter's Basilica Official Audioguide
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Saint Peter's Basilica Official Audioguide

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To dig deep into the history and art of St. Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a self-guided audio tour. Explore St. Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims, and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.75
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$5.75

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.22
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$40.22
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Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum Express: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line Pass
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Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum Express: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line Pass

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Combine three of Rome’s mightiest monuments into one tour. Dodge the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and discover the legacy of the Roman emperors and gladiators that made the amphitheater so notorious. Next, stroll through the ancient streets of the Roman Forum, where you can admire the remains of the Temple of Hadrian and learn more about life in ancient Rome. Finally, stand in awe before the Pantheon in the morning, or the Palatine in the afternoon. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.67
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$43.67

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 18 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.82
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$44.82
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.80
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$67.80
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Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Explore the Colosseum at your own pace during this self-guided, skip-the-line tour. Get guaranteed direct entry, bypassing the usual wait times. Then, wander the main floors of the ancient gladiatorial arena on your own before being escorted to the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, with admission tickets included.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.16
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$40.16

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

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

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While Vatican City is home to many bucket list attractions, one of the hardest ones to see is often St. Peter’s Dome. Because most travelers visit St. Peter’s Basilica after the Vatican Museums, the line to climb the dome can get pretty extensive as the day goes on. This tour allows you to enter St. Peter’s Basilica right when it opens, allowing you to climb the dome while most travelers are touring the Vatican Museums.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.19
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$56.19

Skip-the-Line Exclusive Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome Tour

Skip-the-Line Exclusive Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome Tour

You go through a few of the historical centers displays and rooms; Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and furthermore enter the Pinecone Courtyard. Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will point out notable points of interest from one of the best views of the entire city of Rome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.48
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Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

Private Vatican Hidden Gems Tour

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$262.01
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$262.01
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$401.01
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$401.01
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes

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Combine e thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance with a private art historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.72
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Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome
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Saint Peter Basilica VIP Private Tour with special sky breakfast on the Dome

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No visit to Rome is complete without a thorough exploration of the Colosseum, one of the city’s most visited landmarks. Bypass the queue and avoid long wait lines, then explore the first and second tiers with an art historian as your guide. Your tour also includes a visit to the Roman Forum and views from Palatine Hill.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$165.48
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$165.48
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St. Peter's Church Tour with Top of Michelangelo's Dome & Crypts

St. Peter's Church Tour with Top of Michelangelo's Dome & Crypts

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Fascinating, inspired, and inspiring, few things compare to St. Peter’s Basilica. No stay in Rome can go without stepping inside its massive walls. This comprehensive St. Peter’s Basilica tour takes you there with skip the line entry, showing you everything from top to bottom, including the awe-inspiring view from the top of the dome, its hidden treasures, Papal tombs, and embrace of its world-famous piazza. A passionate Vatican expert will guide you through this magnificent church from top to bottom to point out Rome’s most important sights, explain the centuries-long history of St.Peter’s Basilica, and give you an intro to the Pope’s buried here. This is an intimate experience with tour groups capped at just 8 people or fewer. This means that there won’t be a mass of people between you and your tour guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.31
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Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms

Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms

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Go at your own pace and linger as long as you like at the masterpieces. That’s the benefit of having a private guide just for you and your group at the Vatican! Use the fastest available skip the line access and let your guide handle all of the logistics - so you can focus on enjoying your experience of the Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. Have a special request? Let your insider guide know so they can tailor the tour to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.37
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$172.37
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Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome

Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome

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Avoid the long waits and massive crowds of a visit to Vatican City with a private highlights tour. Skip the notoriously long lines to enter the Vatican Museums, and explore the most important galleries filled with art by Renaissance masters plus the quiet serenity of the Sistine Chapel. Then head over to St. Peter's Basilica before it fills with tourists, where you’ll catch an elevator ride to the first floor of the dome before climbing the rest of the way to the top for spectacular views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.67
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$251.67
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ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

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St. Peter's Basilica Exclusive Early Morning Small Group Tour Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square, enjoy an intimate tour. Delight in the wonders of this site in the most unique of Rome and the Vatican State experience. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony. Admire the Basilica's inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome, after 320 steps, at the height of 448 feet (150 Mt), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking and panoramic views of the city, including the Vatican Gardens below. Come down from the Dome and enter the Basilica with your guide to admire The Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts. Here, you can see, Saint Peter's Tomb and the burial spot of hundreds of popes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$67.80
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$67.80

St Peter's Basilica Semi Private Tour, with Dome Climb & Grottoes (Optional)

St Peter's Basilica Semi Private Tour, with Dome Climb & Grottoes (Optional)

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The enormous St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) dominates Vatican City, and its dome can be seen from all over Rome. Built on the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion and over his tomb, it’s the epicenter of the Catholic Church and the burial place of many popes, including Pope John Paul II. The lavishly adorned basilica is the largest church in Italy, and it's also a museum full of priceless works of art—including Michelangelo’s spectacular Pietà and Bernini’s bronze baldachin. Vatican Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance in a small group of a maximum of 14 participants.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.82
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Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

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Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.48
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Best of Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome with Skip the Line Access

Best of Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome with Skip the Line Access

Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will identify notable points of interest in Rome, from one of the best views of the entire city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$286.14
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) costs USD 5.75. Guided St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) tours start around USD 5.75 per person.
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