St Peter’s Basilica Papal Tombs & Dome Climb Combo Ticket!

General Information

This 105-minute experience includes a guided tour of the Papal Tombs and the complete St Peter’s Basilica, with elevator access to ascend the Dome.

Begin your experience at St Peter’s Square, from where your guide will direct you through the entry, and you will ascend to the top of the Dome with your group.

Marvel at the stunning view of the surrounding attractions, and look closely at the beautiful mosaics covering the ceiling of the Basilica.

Descend to the main area of the Basilica and discover the history of the beautiful Renaissance marble sculptures and unique Baroque-style altars surrounding you. 

Finish your experience at the Vatican Grottoes, where you will be swept into 4th-century Rome with the stunning wall frescos and St. Peter’s Tomb!


  • Admire a 360-degree view of the Vatican City from the tallest Dome.
  • Enjoy a close-up view of the Basilica’s intricate ceiling mosaics and other marble elements.
  • Touch the ancient walls of the Papal Tombs and see the sacred St. Peter’s Tomb.
  • Discover historical stories by observing the Vatican Grotto frescos. 
  • Select between a private and small group tour. 

✅ Inclusions

  • Expert Guide
  • Elevator access to the Dome 
  • Headsets 
  • Free sanitizer
  • Access to all parts of the Basilica

❌ Exclusion

  • Access to the Vatican Necropolis, Vatican Museum, or Sistine Chapel. 
  • Fast pass access.

Ticket Prices

The Guided Tour of St Peter’s Basilica with Dome Climb and Papal Tombs access has multiple group size options to choose from.

You can choose a 25-person group St Peter’s Basilica Papal Tombs English guided tour for adults between 17 and 99 years for €45.

Kids from ages 4 to 16 years can enjoy this experience for a discounted price of €41.

You can enjoy a semi-private 10-person St Peter’s Basilica with Papal Tombs Tour and Guided Dome access for €79 for adults between 17 and 99 years.

Children between 4 and 16 years old can enjoy the semi-private experience for €69!

Visitors who want to experience a tour at their own pace can try St Peter’s Basilica Papal Tombs Private Tour with dome access for adults between 17 and 99 years for €249.

Kids ages 4 to 16 can enjoy this private experience for €89!

Infants 3 years and below can enjoy all the experiences mentioned above for free!

Check out the table below to see all the ticket prices at a glance:

Age of the Visitor25 person tour10 person tourPrivate Tour
Adult Ticket (17 to 99 years)€56€85€267
Child Ticket (4 to 16 years)€48€75€95
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years)FreeFreeFree

Meeting Point

You will find your guide standing near the Largo del Colonnato 5, which is one of the first columns. 

The column will be marked with a yellow label with the Touriks red spiral logo on it.

Don’t go through the St Peter’s Square metal detectors before meeting up with your guide.  

Address: Largo del Colonnato, 5, 00193 Roma RM, Italy. Get Directions

Important Information about this Ticket 

  • This experience is not suitable for visitors with claustrophobia or vertigo.
  • Ensure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • The Basilica does not allow sharp objects, weapons, and large luggage bags.
  • Baby strollers are not allowed on this experience.
  • You can request a complete or half refund if the terrace area is closed due to bad weather conditions.
  • This experience does not include fast pass entry.
  • Wear semi-formal clothes that cover your knees and shoulders.
  • You cannot skip the security check at the entrance. The line takes around 15 to 120 minutes to move ahead.
  • We recommend carrying your headphones and not printing your ticket to conserve the environment. If you forget the earphones, you can ask the service provider for some. 
  • Before entering St Peter’s Square, you must pass the metal detector. 
  • You can leave behind your baby strollers at the luggage counter.

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