Fast-access Vatican Museums tour and St. Peter's dome climb
Attractions & guided tours

Fast-access Vatican Museums tour and St. Peter's dome climb

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy the stunning view of the Vatican and Rome from the top of St. Peter's dome
  • Explore the Vatican Museums at your pace thanks to your fast-track-ticket
  • Admire Michelangelo's works of art inside the Basilica
What to expect

Meet your guide for the day, an experienced art historian, right by Fontana delle Tiare and prepare yourself to climb the 551 steps of the dome. Climb at a leisurely pace and enjoy the journey.

Once at the top of the building, you will have a 360°-view of the Vatican City, Rome, and the seven hills.

After the climb, you will go all the way down to enjoy a brief break before entering the Basilica. Inside St. Peter’s Dome, you will have the chance to admire the masterpieces of the greatest artists of all times, like Michelangelo and Bernini.

After the visit to the Basilica, you will meet once again with your group (approx. 11.30am) to fast-enter the Vatican Museums. You will visit at your own pace the Classical Antiquities Museums, Gallery of Maps, Round Room, Hellenistic art in the Belvedere Courtyard, and of course the Sistine Chapel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Fast-track ticket to the Vatican Museums
    • St. Peter's Dome climb
    • Private art historian as guide
    What's not included
    • Pick-up service
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (6-17 age): reduced
    • Infants (0-5 age): free of charge
    Where

    Largo del Colonnato, 00120 Rome RM, Vatican City

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide right by Fontana delle Tiare

    What to remember
    • Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance
    • A dress code is required to enter selected places of worship and museums. Shorts or sleeveless tops are not allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you do not meet these dress code requirements
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    When In Rome Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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