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Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

Product ID: 383988
Begin with a climb to the top of St. Peter's Dome for once-in-a-lifetime views over the city. This is followed by a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, before you finally conclude with a fantastic food tour led by a local Roman foodie.
About this activity
Duration: 270 minutes
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ascend to the summit of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Travel with an informative expert Vatican guide
  • Gain entrance to to world-famous St. Peter's Basilica, the cornerstone of the Vatican City
  • Access the Papal crypts and all the incredible alcoves, sculptures, and mosaics inside St. Peter's
  • Enjoy big tastings at local Roman food spots
Full description
See Rome from the highest heights of Michelangelo's magnificent dome on this wonderful guided tour of art, architecture, and adventure. Begin by enjoying views of the Vatican City, including the private Papal gardens, Papal helipad, and the Pope's private railway station.

Views of the vast city of Rome are next, which stretch in a tendril-like fashion to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani Hills. Very few tourists get the chance to climb so high to see so far, and your dome climb and basilica tour both end in the late morning.

Later, use your afternoon to visit the Vatican Museums, or just relax in the historic center nearby. You then begin a food-tasting tour with a foodie guide from Rome who has chosen her favorite snack spots to take you to. The foods you eat are as distinctive by region as they are plentiful, and include suppli, panzerotto (calzone), pasta, salumi and wine, pizza, ciambellina al vino, tiramisù, limoncello, and coffee.
Includes
  • Entrance to Michelangelo's Dome/the Terrace of St. Peter with an expert guide
  • Comprehensive guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the Crypts
  • Friendly local foodie guide
  • Food and drinks on the second half of the tour
  • All admission tickets at the Vatican
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour #1: Meet at 7:45AM for a prompt 8:00AM departure by the Tiare Fountain (Fontana delle Tiare), just beneath Largo del Colonnato and in front of the pillars which run around Saint Peter's Square. Your guide will be holding a "When in Rome Tours" signboard. If you are facing St. Peter's Basilica, follow the pillars to the right until you come to the fountain. Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/vZvCNgmmozFLnzT3A Tour #2: Meet on the famous square in Trastevere called Piazza di Santa Maria, right by the central fountain Fontana di S. Maria in Trastevere at 4:45PM. Your tour departs at 5:00PM.

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Product ID: 383988