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2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Visit the Vatican Museums during your time in Rome with priority access by booking this skip-the-line ticket. Choose your preferred time when booking, and then explore the museums independently on a self-guided tour to see the priceless artwork, including the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the museums at your leisure on a self-guided tour
  • See the Sistine Chapel and other rooms and galleries
  • Don't wait in the long main entrance line
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Guided tour all the way up to the top of Michelangelo's Dome / Terrace of St. Peter
In depth guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with an expert Art Historian
Rarely accessed Papal Crypts and Vatacombs
Absolutely inclusive tour of entire St. Peter's Basilica after Dome Climb!
Entire unrestricted Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (self-guided)
All the Vatican Halls, galleries and major works of art (self-guided)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Largo del Colonnato, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
2: When In Rome Tours, Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
On the day of your booked ticket, enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums, and head inside for an independent tour of the galleries and artwork. It can be overwhelming when you're on your own, so it's recommended that you use a guidebook, map, or app of your choice.

Once inside, you can stay until closing time with no fixed itinerary. Explore the Raphael Rooms, Gallery of Maps, and Gallery of Tapestries, among other rooms, and finish up at the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's legendary ceiling.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Meet your expert Vatican tour guide on the threshold of St. Peter's Square and make your way across marble paving to the steps which wind up and around the dome. There are 551 in total so of course this is too much exertion for most. We take the elevator part of the way which cuts the step count by a sizable 171, leaving 380.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The largest and most beautiful basilica ever constructed, an explosion of art, architecture, sculpture, history and religion.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Simply the most colourful room in the world! Michelangelo's ceiling will deeply impress all who enter.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Photography is allowed in some areas of the Vatican Museums, but not all. Please ask Vatican Museums security for more details
  • Photography inside the Sistine Chapel is forbidden
  • Maximum 15 travelers on this tour, hand sanitizer made available (we will provide), mandatory mask-wearing on the tour (bring your own)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Dome climb is a moderate+ exertion activity undertaken in a short space of time. Please be aware of this before you book
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY When In Rome Tours

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb.

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  • "Its massive so you need at least half a day to explore, and they provide you with headsets so you still get an informative tour." See review

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Amazing history
orshia2016
, Oct 2018
Massimo was a great Tour guide. Funny and knowledgeable and shared great details of history and as it is so much history at the Vatican, he managed to point out interesting things and not overwhelm us with it all.Well organised, I enjoyed and learnt a lot and Massimo kept the tour in a good time frame.Highly recommend Massimo to all English speakers.
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Best way hands down to beat the lines...
megan h
, Aug 2018
Best way hands down to beat the lines and stay cool while touring the vatican!
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We liked the self guided tour of the...
acleland
, Aug 2018
We liked the self guided tour of the Vatican because you can go at your own pace. Its massive so you need at least half a day to explore, and they provide you with headsets so you still get an informative tour.
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We booked the skip the line tickets...
Roxana C
, Jul 2018
We booked the skip the line tickets and all went well. We were booked for 3pm but left the tour's office at 3.15pm as they like to wait for all other attendees before departing. Once inside, it took another 15 mins or so for the guide to get us our official tickets, and then we were on our own. I've been before and know my way around a bit but if this is your first time, you may wish to buy the audio tour go all the way upstairs to the entrance and there was no wait to buy one when we went. All in all, well worth the price so we didn't have to wait in the hot sun.
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Amazing tour guide and driver. Olek...
Alexis D
, Nov 2017
Amazing tour guide and driver. Olek and Anice were very professional and personable! Highly recommend them if you want an informative, unbiased and fun tour! We skipped the extremely long line with just us and Olek, our guide, and went through Versailles as we liked and had personal questions answered.
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This is great way to get into the...
chiasson.pennyj
, Nov 2017
This is great way to get into the Vatican without waiting in line but make sure if you are doing self guided that you spend the extra to get the audio tour you can purchase this once inside The people at viator were great, as we got lost and were late but they still waited for us. Thanks!
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Thank goodness we booked the tickets...
Scott W
, Jun 2017
Thank goodness we booked the tickets with aviator before we went. It avoided the longest ques of our holidays!
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