Vatican Dome & Underground Tour

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About Vatican Dome & Underground Tour

From the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica Dome to the underground of St. Peter’s Square explore the centuries of art and history accompanied with an expert guide.

  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees to the top of the Dome
  • Sterilized headsets to hear your guide better
  • Use of hand sanitizer during the tour
  • One mask per person, if required
  • Full on-site assistance
  • Hotel pick-up
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
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Vatican Dome & Underground Tour Description

Your Vatican Dome and Underground tour will start with a climb to the top of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy the breathtaking view extending from the Vatican Dome to the entirety of Vatican City and Rome as well. From this fantastic panoramic view, you'll also be able to spot the Pantheon and Colosseum, as well as other iconic landmarks of Rome. After returning down to the ground floor, you will be able to avoid the long queue and directly go inside St. Peter's Basilica. There you will be able to admire its impressive interior with the colorful marble, intricate mosaics, and golden ceilings. You'll also learn something new about the renowned works of Renaissance and Neoclassical artists that are kept here. On this tour, you'll also be able to visit the basilica's historic grottes and the Tomb of St Peter on the underground floor. Your Vatican Dome and Underground tour will end at St Peter's Square.

Tour Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Largo del Colonnato 5, by the first columns of the Colonnade. Look for a yellow label with the local partner’s logo on it.

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Vatican Dome & Underground Tour Highlights

St. Peter's Basilica

Admire the Basilica's array of impressive marble, ceilings, and mosaics

Dome

Climb to the top of the Dome to admire panoramic views of Rome

St. Peter’s Tomb

Visit St. Peter’s Tomb and touch the original 4th century Basilica walls

Underground grottoes

Explore the underground grottoes and marvel at the ancient frescoes

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Overall rating: 10/10
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Our guide was very knowledgeable and detail-oriented. Got to learn more about the symbolism inside of the dome, look at the major works inside (+great explanation), walk up the stairs to the top and have full-overview of the city skyline, as well as the underground floor. The whole tour took 3 hours, however, if you are booking multiple Vatican tours for the same day, make sure to have 1.5-2 hours between the sessions, otherwise might get a bit overwhelming:)
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