Meet your private Vatican guide by St. Peter's Square and venture across the marble expanse to steps which lead up to the top of Michelangelo's dome! There are 551 steps in total, too much for most so we take the elevator part of the way which cuts the count down to a trifling 380. At the summit, take as many photographs as you can, you're a very long way up and it's been a once-in-a-lifetime climb so don't hold back! This exciting fully private experience continues back on terra firma inside St. Peter's Basilica, the entire Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. It's the ultimate top to bottom Vatican Voyage for all, especially Instagramers!


Private Vatican tour guide #1
Dome Climb: part staircase / part elevator!
Incredible views from the top!
Private Vatican tour guide #2
Fast track Vatican entrance
Vatican Museums tour
Sistine Chapel tour
Papal sarcophagi tour
St. Peter's Basilica tour
No photos inside the Sistine Chapel
Does NOT include St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis - please book separately through the Vatican
Not wheelchair accessible

Important Information

Remember to use promo code ROME2020 when you book this tour to get 10% off!
On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made.