Christian Rome Tour with Holy Stairs and Catacombs of Rome

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Explore the ancient streets of Rome as you visit notable basilicas and catacombs. Wander around and learn more about the history of Rome. Visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Mother church of the whole world. Get inside the Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the four great ancient basilicas in Rome.

Highlights
  • Embark on a journey leading you back to history
  • Walk through the same ancient streets of Rome where Peter and Julius Caesar walked
  • See the renowned Holy Staircase and hear the fascinating story behind it
  • Visit some of the world's notable churches such as the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, Basilica of St. Mary Major and the Church of St. Mary in Palmis

Description

A journey leading you back to history. Walk through streets filled with memories and stories of the past. Remarkable historical events happened along the way making it more interesting to explore the place. See the Holy Staircase, claimed to be the stairs where Christ ascended at the house of Pontius Pilate, and visualize what happened in the past. Visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Mother church of the whole world, and discover its impressive history. Get inside the Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the four great ancient basilicas in Rome, and then proceed to the Appian Way, the most important Ancient Roman road, lined with monuments and tombs of patrician families passing the famous Church of St. Mary in Palmis where Peter had a vision of Jesus. Underneath the influential Appian Way are massive underground catacombs, where early Christians buried their dead and held secret church services.

Available Languages

April - October

  • Bilingual: English and Spanish

  • Bilingual: German and French

November - March

  • Friday: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French

  • Saturday: English, Spanish, German, Italian

Includes

  • Entry ticket to the Catacombs

  • English-speaking guide
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Christian Rome Tour with Holy Stairs and Catacombs of Rome
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Enjoy a journey through the Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets of Rome! See the Holy Staircase and visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, and St. Mary Major, then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

Duration: 3:30 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Entry ticket to the Catacombs / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

Starting time: 14:00 - 14:30 (Show more)
  • 13:00

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Rome

  • 14:00

    Tour Christian Rome Tour begins

  • Holy Stairs and the Basilicas

    According to the Catholic tradition, these are the very steps leading up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem on which Jesus Christ stepped on his way to trial, moved to Rome by St Helena. Later visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and St. Mary Major.

  • Catacombs of Rome

    Proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

  • 17:00

    Drop-off at Select Locations or Hotels in Rome City Center

  • 13:30

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Rome

  • 14:30

    Tour Christian Rome Tour begins

  • Holy Stairs and the Basilicas

    According to the Catholic tradition, these are the very steps leading up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem on which Jesus Christ stepped on his way to trial, moved to Rome by St Helena. Later visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and St. Mary Major.

  • Catacombs of Rome

    Proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

  • 17:30

    Drop-off at Select Locations or Hotels in Rome City Center

  • (For Drop-Off) Santa Maria Maggiore Time: 17:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Piazza Barberini Time: 17:15:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Via Ludovisi Area Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Largo Santa Susanna Area Time: 17:45:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Santa Maria Maggiore Time: 17:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Piazza Barberini Time: 17:15:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Via Ludovisi Area Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Largo Santa Susanna Area Time: 17:45:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Santa Maria Maggiore Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Piazza Barberini Time: 17:45:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Via Ludovisi Area Time: 18:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Largo Santa Susanna Area Time: 18:15:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Santa Maria Maggiore Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Piazza Barberini Time: 17:45:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Via Ludovisi Area Time: 18:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Largo Santa Susanna Area Time: 18:15:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Please note that pick-up service is available only from hotels with 24h reception service provided.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • In Rome, especially in places of worship, it is strictly forbidden to bring stroller, bulky bags or umbrellas, or to wear low-cut clothing. Shoulders should be covered as well.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 14:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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