Enjoy this tour with a guide to learn about the square's art and architecture
Touch the ancient 4th-century Basilica walls at St. Peter's Tomb and the 'Pieta' statue
Get accompanied by an English speaking guide and understand this place in a better way
Take a tour of St. Peter's Basilica from beneath grottoes to the top of the dome
Meeting Location: Largo del Colonnato, 5, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Activity Timings: 08:45 AM - 04:00 PM
Activity Duration:1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
About St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes Tour Rome:
Delve into the history of Rome like never before by going on an interesting tour of St. Peter's Basilica from the Dome to its Underground Grottoes. Ascend to the top of St. Peter's Basilica, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Marvel at the stunning views of the Eternal City from atop the dome. On this tour, you can observe the incredible engineering behind these architectural masterpieces, which makes it a mesmerising attraction. You'll have the chance to walk along the rooftop & take in breathtaking panoramic views of Rome's most famous landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon & the Vatican Museums. Explore the ancient grottoes beneath St. Peter's Basilica, where numerous popes and important figures from throughout history are entombed. Experience the thrill of touching the ancient walls of the original 4th-century basilica and delve into the rich history of Rome with our St. Peter's. Have a look at the ornate & historic crypts and hear stories about the lives of the men & women who shaped the Catholic Church from your expert guide. Book St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes tour and explore these ancient landmarks with an experienced guide who will provide fascinating insights into the architecture, history & culture of Rome.
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During the St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes tour, you can expect to see the following:
The Dome: You will have the opportunity to ascend to the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. As you climb the stairs or take the elevator, you'll witness breathtaking panoramic views of St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, and the surrounding areas. Inside the dome, you'll admire intricate mosaics depicting religious scenes and figures.
The Interior of St. Peter's Basilica: Before reaching the dome's terrace, you'll explore the grand interior of the basilica itself. Marvel at the stunning architecture, elaborate decorations, and impressive works of art, including Michelangelo's Pietà.
The Underground Grottoes: After the dome, the tour leads to the ancient underground grottoes. Here, you'll encounter the final resting place of several popes, including St. Peter himself. Pay your respects at the tombs of these historical figures and witness the significance of the basilica's rich history.
The St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes Tour is a guided journey in Vatican City. It takes visitors to the iconic dome, providing panoramic views of Rome and a close-up look at its intricate mosaics. The tour then leads to the ancient underground grottoes, where several popes are buried, including St. Peter. Visitors can pay their respects to these historical figures and experience the basilica's profound history. Led by knowledgeable guides, the tour offers valuable insights into the art and significance of St. Peter's Basilica, making it a memorable and culturally enriching experience.
The duration of the St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes tour may vary, but on average, it takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the entire tour. The length of the tour is influenced by factors such as group size, the pace of the visitors, and the amount of time spent at each location, including the ascent to the dome, exploration of the dome's interior, and the visit to the underground grottoes.
There is no specific age restriction for the St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes tour. However, visitors should be aware that the tour involves some physical activity, particularly climbing stairs to reach the dome's terrace. As such, parents or guardians should assess whether the tour is suitable for young children or individuals with mobility issues. While there may not be an official age limit, it's essential to consider the physical demands of the tour and the comfort level of all participants.
Yes, there are dress code requirements when visiting St. Peter's Basilica, including during the Dome to Underground Grottoes tour. The Vatican has a strict dress code to show respect for the religious significance of the site. Here are the dress code guidelines:
Shoulders: Both men and women are required to cover their shoulders. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and dresses with thin straps are not allowed.
Knees: Visitors should ensure that their knees are covered. Shorts and skirts above the knee are not permitted.
Low-cut or revealing clothing: Low-cut tops, bare midriffs, and any clothing that may be considered revealing are not allowed.
Hats: Wearing hats inside the basilica is generally discouraged, except for religious reasons or medical necessity.
Yes, photography is generally allowed during the St. Peter's Basilica Dome to Underground Grottoes tour. Visitors are permitted to take photographs in most areas of the basilica, including the dome's terrace and the underground grottoes.
The best time to visit St. Peter's Basilica is early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. Spring and autumn offer milder weather. Check for Papal Audience and Mass schedules if interested. Be prepared for security checks and consider guided tours. The Basilica is a must-visit for its historical and religious importance.
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 1 business hours of successful booking.
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
No refund applicable.