Best of Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Dome with Skip the Line Access

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will identify notable points of interest in Rome, from one of the best views of the entire city.

Local taxes
Professional art Historian guide
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour
Private transportation

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Don’t waste your valuable time waiting on lines to see the Vatican. Your guide will meet you outside the Vatican Museums and will escort you straight to the luxurious exhibitions. You’ll see the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. The Vatican Museum’s highlights include the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo that were collected by various Popes throughout the centuries. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The next stop is the glorious Sistine Chapel where you’ll behold Michelangelo's famous frescoes "The Last Judgment," and "The Creation of Adam."
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cupola di San Pietro
The tour continues to inside the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica for a special up-close perspective. A lift will take you to the main level inside the vault, which offers a fantastic view of the breathtaking mosaics and elaborate decor. This view provides a true perspective on the artisans’ efforts and techniques used for such intricate work. Then, climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will identify notable points of interest in Rome, from one of the best views of the entire city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
Back at ground level, explore St. Peter’s Basilica, and be sure to visit Michelangelo's Pietà, the only piece of work the famous sculptor ever signed. Learn how Michelangelo triumphed over his peers for the distinct honor to paint St. Peter’s heavenly arch. You’ll also enter the underground ecclesiastical tomb, where many Popes have been buried throughout the centures. You’ll also discover various houses of prayer, and shrouded graves.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the Dome is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option for an alternative path inside the Museums, but no refunds if one of the areas is closed will be given.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • READ CAREFULLY: it can happen that some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice, especially the Sistine Chapel and/or the Basilica of St Peter. In case of such events we do NOT refund NOR reschedule the tour, our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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