St. Peter's Basilica With Dome Small Group Tour - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Vespasiano, 26, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You cant miss this tour if you like ancient churches and breathtaking views.

Start your journey at a meeting point and let our professional guide lead you to St. Peters Square, passing through Piazza Risorgimento. Youll admire the giant columns before entering St. Peters Basilica, where youll have the chance to see Berninis Baldachin and Michelangelos Piet on your way to the Papal Grottoes.

At the end of your tour youll make your way to the Dome. Youll have to climb over 300 steps, but it will be totally worth it. When you reach the top, youll be mesmerized by a beautiful panoramic view of the whole city of Rome below you, feeling like youre on top of the world.

Definitely a once in a lifetime experience!

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio

After having met your private guide at the Arch of constantine, you will enter the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets to visit both the regular areas f the Colosseum and the second level, so you will be able to take a look to the underground and the arena. With the aid of visual aids, the guide will tell you all the secrets of the Colosseum, the Ancient Rome history, uses, and traditions.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Spanish steps, Rome, Lazio

After the visit at the Colosseum, your tour will proceed with a visit of the main highlights of the city, starting from the Spanish steps, a monumental staircase of 174 steps with Piazza di spagna at the base and the Trinit dei Monti church at the top.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Trevi fountain, Rome, Lazio

Then, you will arrive at Trevi fountain, built between 1732 and 1762. Fontana di trevi is one of the biggest and more important fountains in Rome. It is also one of the most famous fountains in the world, because of its huge presence in cinema and mass culture: for example, you will remember famous movies, such as Federico Fellinis La dolce vita. And dont forget to follow the tradition connected to this fountain, famous around the world: make a wish and throw a coin using the right hand over the left shoulder!

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Pantheon, Rome, Lazio

After having walked for few minutes, you will reach Piazza della rotonda, a square enhanced by the presence of the incredible Pantheon, the very famous former Roman temple in the center of the city, built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, in order to celebrate the ancient gods.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Piazza navona, Rome, Lazio

Then, you will arrive in one of the biggest and most famous Roman squares: Piazza navona. It is a huge square and its shape is similar to a stadium.
It is wonderful and houses many important buildings and fountain, such as the SantAgnese in Agone Church, the Moro Fountain, the Quattro Fiumi (Four Rivers) Fountain, and the Palazzo Pamphilj.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Circus maximus, Rome, Lazio

OPTIONAL EXTENSION IF YOU CHOOSE THE OPTION WITH VEHICLE AND DRIVER (if you would like to add this option to your tour, please let us know it in the moment of your booking)
After having admired one of the most amazing squares of The eternal city, you will proceed to Circus maximus: the huge ancient Roman stadium, originally used for horse-ricing. It is in the valley between the Aventine hill and the Palatine hill and it is 620 m (2037 ft) in length and 120 m (387 ft) in width. You will know it from Roman History because of the very famous Ratto delle Sabine (Rape of Sabine women), back in Romolos time, that took place in this stadium.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Colle Aventino, Rome, Lazio

(Aventino Keyhole)
OPTIONAL EXTENSION IF YOU CHOOSE THE OPTION WITH VEHICLE AND DRIVER (if you would like to add this option to your tour, please let us know it in the moment of your booking)
Then, you will approach Colle Aventino, the hill on which Rome was founded and where many other important facts of Roman history happened. On this hill there is the Priorato of Malta Villa, whose wall has a keyhole without a key: watch through it to admire St. Peters Dome in a very special way, framed by the greenery.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Bocca della Verita, Rome, Lazio

OPTIONAL EXTENSION IF YOU CHOOSE THE OPTION WITH VEHICLE AND DRIVER (if you would like to add this option to your tour, please let us know it in the moment of your booking)
The Bocca della Verit (the Mouth of Truth) is an old manhole of 1632 with the form of marble mask, representing a bearded man. It is walled in the wall of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin and, according to the tradition, it is said that the Bocca della Verit eats the hand ones who lie. Your guide will tell you the history of this church and its Mouth of Truth: dont forget to ask about the legend about the Unfaithful Wife.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

After 3 hours your private driver, or a taxi (to be paid on site) if in the walking tour option, will take you to the Vatican Museums. You will enter with skip-the-line tickets and enjoy the visit of the most amazing galleries and rooms of the Vatican with the accurate explanation that the guide will offer to you.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

You will then proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you will admire the amazing Michelangelo's frescoes, painted in the 1500s for Pope Julius II and Paul III. Be ready to remain breathless in front of the Last Judgment and the Creation of the World frescoes.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, Lazio

Finally, you will enter the amazing St. Peter's Basilica, where you will have the chance to admire very famous artists' works of art. Among these many artists, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini worked on this project. Michelangelo gave his contribution with the astonishing statue of the Piet; Bernini created the marvelous Altar of the Chair of St. Peter and the Baldachin. Enjoy these masterpieces, while your guide will tell you about the history and curiosities connected to this unique Basilica.

Duration: 1 hour

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Inclusions

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Dome

Headsets for groups of at least 5 people

Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please note St Peter's Basilica is a church and can be closed by the Vatican without notice for religious functions. In this case you will visit another area of the Vatican Museums with your guide.

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Green Pass and FFP2 mask required