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

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USD 89.27
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    What to Expect
    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. 


    In booking this tour you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza Papa Pio XII, Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
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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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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