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Cruise to the top of the dome at St. Peter's Basilica for sweeping looks at the Eternal City from its highest architectural vantage point. With skip-the-line admission and intriguing commentary provided by your own personal headset, visit this massive church and take an lift to its cupola.

Grab your audio-guide and head inside the majestic Basilica bypassing the long queue outiside. Stroll past colourful mosaics and masterpieces by Bernini and Michelangelo before reaching the lift lobby. Skip the line again and hop in a lift that whisks you to the dome's first level, which rises 448 feet (137 metre) above the streets below.

Work your way around this 360-degree vantage point, snapping photos and listening to commentary about distant landmarks and nearby sights, like the Vatican Museums. Learn about the dome's construction and design, done by Raphael, and then return to the lifts where you can ride back to the bottom to explore St. Peter's Basilica more on your own, or make your way back into the square outside.

Cruise to the top of the dome at St. Peter's Basilica for sweeping looks at the Eternal City from its highest architectural vantage point. With skip-the-line admission and intriguing commentary provided by your own personal headset, visit this massive church and take an lift to its cupola.

Grab your audio-guide and head inside the majestic Basilica bypassing the long queue outiside. Stroll past colourful mosaics and masterpieces by Bernini and Michelangelo before reaching the lift lobby. Skip the line again and hop in a lift that whisks you to the dome's first level, which rises 448 feet (137 metre) above the streets below.

Work your way around this 360-degree vantage point, snapping photos and listening to commentary about distant landmarks and nearby sights, like the Vatican Museums. Learn about the dome's construction and design, done by Raphael, and then return to the lifts where you can ride back to the bottom to explore St. Peter's Basilica more on your own, or make your way back into the square outside.

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Audio-Guide Tour (Afternoon Pick-up)

Duration 1h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees You can pick up your audio-guide from 1:15 PM and 15:45 PM (from Monday to Saturday) and from 1:15 PM and 4:15 PM (on Sunday).
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AU$55.50

Total price is AU$55.50, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Audio-Guide Tour (Morning Pick-up)

Duration 1h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees You can pick up your audio-guide from 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM. Is not possible pick up the audio-guide on Wednesday and Sunday morning.
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AU$55.50

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It only takes 2 minutes

Cupola 360: St. Peter's Dome Audio-guide Tour

Activity/Location

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican City

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Vatican Post Office

    Vatican City


Highlights

  • Quick access to the dome on St. Peter's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line admission lets you get inside quickly & easily

  • Intriguing commentary provided by your own audio-guide

  • 360-degree views of Rome from the dome's lofty terrace

  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica to explore on your own


Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line admission to St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

  • Lift access to the first level of the Dome

  • Audio-guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 6 and younger are complimentary.

  • Some attractions at the Vatican are subject to short-notice closure due to church activities.

  • Tour not recommended for those with claustrophobia or vertigo.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City