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Michelangelo's Dome & the Papal Tombs - St Peter's Basilica Small Group Tour

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Piazza Papa Pio XII
Piazza Papa Pio XII, Roma RM, ItalyIn front of "Oggetti Religiosi" Souvenir Store in Piazza Pio XII, 8. This is the square/intersection in front of the Colonnade of Saint Peter's Square. The store is in the left hand side corner (yellow buildings) as you are looking at Saint Peter's Basilica, same side as the newspaper green kiosk. Your guide will be holding a LivItaly Tours sign.
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    St. Peter's Square
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your tour will begin in St Peter's square where you will meet your expert local guide and your small group of 6 people before embarking on your journey.  Then, make your way up the 281 steps to the top of Michelangelo's impressive dome which adorns the city skyline. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city below and the gorgeous stained glass windows that casts beautiful light inside of the dome.  After enjoying the dome, make your way down to St Peter's Basilica where you can explore with your guide and learn of the history behind the largest church in the world. Adorned with artworks and architectural masterpieces from infamous artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Raphael, your guide will explain the history and anecdotes behind the works that added to the basilica's grandeur.  Then, you will make your way underground to the famous Papal tombs. One of the most sought out sites for Christian pilgrims from around the world, these tombs hold the relics of beloved Pope's such as John Paul II and countless other Pope's from previous centuries dating as far back as the fifth century. Learn of Pope Julius II and his extravagant plans to have an enormous tomb created for him by none other than Michelangelo. 
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Piazza Papa Pio XII
Piazza Papa Pio XII, Roma RM, ItalyIn front of "Oggetti Religiosi" Souvenir Store in Piazza Pio XII, 8. This is the square/intersection in front of the Colonnade of Saint Peter's Square. The store is in the left hand side corner (yellow buildings) as you are looking at Saint Peter's Basilica, same side as the newspaper green kiosk. Your guide will be holding a LivItaly Tours sign.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza Papa Pio XII, Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small Group of only 6 People
  • Climb to the top of the Dome!
  • Descend into the Papal Tombs and Crypts
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual - both men and women are required to cover knees and shoulders
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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StephanieM wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great tour! We had Dan or Tom (sorry! It was the pommy bloke). He was great. He knew so much & was so personable. I think it’s a rarity to get a proper small group tour - we had 4 of us & it was perfect. Our tour guide knew so much about the church, history & Rome
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Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Michelangelo's Dome & the Papal Tombs - St Peter's Basilica Small Group Tour
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for your lovely review of your tour of St. Peter's Basilica. There is so much to see and learn about in all the various corners of the Basilica, having a fun and entertaining guide does make it a much more worthwhile experience. We're so happy that you found this to be the case and thank you for taking the time to write about it. Wishing you all the best Angelo and Kristin
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Jet197787 wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions7 helpful votes
We took a tour with Shannon in early morning of July 27th, 2019 and were very impressed by the flow and content of the tour. Her energetic spirit & engaging stories motivated our accent to the Dome and made this tour memorable. Worthwhile to notice that Shannon has in depth
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Michelangelo's Dome & the Papal Tombs - St Peter's Basilica Small Group Tour
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Yes, Shannon is indeed an expert guide and great fun to be around, especially on the St. Peter's Basilica tour. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and will be sure to pass your lovely review on to Shannon. Thanks for writing and all best wishes Angelo and Kristin
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Michael S wrote a review Apr 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was definitely a way to see Rome and the Vatican like no other! We had such a great time and got to the the top of the dome. I didn’t even know this was possible. They took care of all the tickets and make it so effortless for us. Highly recommend any tour by this company!
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somebodysmother wrote a review Nov 2018
Miami, Florida215 contributions31 helpful votes
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This was one of the best tours we took in Rome. We picked this for the small group size, the start time (8:00 AM) and the desire to avoid the crowds (if this was even a possibility!). We met our guide, Shannon, and along with 3 other people (total of 6 including Shannon) we
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bill S
Secaucus, New Jersey
10
Disappointing Tour
Giulia was an average guide, I often couldn't understand what she was saying, the company didn't provide any audio
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Dylan G
Swansea, United Kingdom
64
Fantastic tour
My girlfriend and I had a tour with Franco for the Colosseum Underground, Arena and Form, as well as a few extra
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Ian D
30
Amazing
Pamena was a wonderful guide. We were so lucky to have her to ourselves for this tour just before the shut down.
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Nicole M
Berlin, Germany
21
Very happy
Luca was an excellent tour guide. My tour group was very mixed, but he kept everyone entertained and interested.
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Kristen V
10
Highly recommend!
My husband and I highly recommend this tour - Massimo was the BEST! Besides making you feel like you've known him
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DerekSEA
Seattle, Washington
31
Informative, Efficient and Friendly Small Group Tour of Sistine Chapel
Rosa was an exceptional guide and we had a fantastic experience. The early morning access gave us the unique
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Heather P
Frankfurt, Germany
21
Colosseum underground and Roman forum
Great tour even for the second time! Extremely knowledgeable guide and plenty of time to wander both the colosseum
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DCTraveler002
1411
Great Tour
My husband, 12 year old son, and I took this tour during February 2020 with Laura. She was fantastic, knowledgable
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DCTraveler002
1411
Great Tour!
My husband, 12 year old son, and I did this tour with Luca. He is fantastic, very knowledgable and kept my 12 year
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SweetFinalBreath
Crowborough, United Kingdom
82
Amazing!
It's an early start but so very worth it. To be able to sit and enjoy the Sistine Chapel without hundreds of
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