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St. Peter’s Basilica VIP Tour with Dome Climb and Vatican Crypt Visit


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Explore one of the most important churches in the world with all-access St. Peter's Basilica tickets. Get to know the majestic church from top to bottom with a tour of the sacred Vatican Tombs and climb to the top of the tallest dome in the world. See the sides of St. Peter's Basilica you would not see on most Vatican tours on this 2.5-hour excursion. With all-access, VIP St. Peter's Basilica tickets, you'll get to know the church from its hidden depths to its most recognizable symbol. Enjoy access to the Papal Tombs and the dome of St Peter's Basilica!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 08:15 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:06-11-2018   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Adult (Age 15 & Up) $77
Child (Age 2-14) $71
Infant (Age 0-1) $0


  • Ticket to climb the dome of St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Crypt ticket
  • St. Peter's Basilica ticket
  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 15 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 08:00,  08:15


  • 3 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Take the Red Line metro and get off at the "Ottaviano/San Pietro" stop. Exit to the street level and walk down Via Ottaviano, cross straight through Piazza Risorgimento, and proceed on Via di Porta Angelica.
    At the end of Via di Porta Angelica you will see three arches ("Il Passetto"), which would lead you into St. Peter's Square. Your tour meeting point is located to your left, just before the two arches, in front of "Caffe Polese", otherwise known as "Caffe Leonina" (in Piazza Citta' Leonina).


  • This tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. Please contact support@veltra.com beforehand to make further arrangements.

Additional Notes

  • St. Peter's Basilica is subject to closures due to Vatican affairs. In the event that this happens, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule. In the rare case that the tombs are closed, the tour will spend extra time in St. Peter's Basilica and Square.
  • Please note that skip-the-line access is not possible at the dome or at St. Peters Basilica's security line (except for guests entering via the Vatican Museums who use a different door) so you may need to spend some time queuing.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee
  • Only small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the Basilica. Large bags and objects, along with pointy umbrellas, must be left at the bag check near the entrance of St. Peter's Basilica, next to the official audio guides desk.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party, especially children who qualify for the child rates, have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
  • Strollers are not allowed


St. Peter’s Basilica VIP Tour with Dome Climb and Vatican Crypt Visit
07:45:00 Check-in at Bar Leonina

Day: Day1
08:00:00 St. Peter's Square
Take a stroll through the sprawling St. Peter's Square guarded by Swiss Guards, the world's smallest army. Admire Bernini-designed colonnades marking the area and find an Egyptian obelisk at the very heart of the piazza.
Day: Day1
St. Peter's Basilica Dome
Conquer the tallest dome in the world with the help of an elevator ride to its first terrace. Marvel at vibrant mosaics before climbing 231 steps to reach the very top of the dome of St Peter's Basilica. Breathe in the unobstructed view of Rome and Vatican City.
Day: Day1
St. Peter's Basilica Interior
Maximize your all-access St. Peter's Basilica tickets when you return to the ground level and let your guide give a full tour of the church. Find yourself surrounded by marble floors and bronze statues. Peer at timeless masterpieces from Michelangelo's Pieta to the Bernini-designed Baldachin.
Day: Day1
Vatican Necropolis Tour
Wrap up the tour with a visit to the Vatican Tombs, where numerous popes are laid to rest. Since speaking inside the crypt is not allowed for it is a sacred place, hear stories about the tombs from your informative guide before you enter.
Day: Day1
10:45:00 Tour Ends at St. Peter's Terrace

Day: Day1

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