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Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano)

Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the most important of the four major papal basilicas in Rome and is seat of the bishop of Rome: the Pope. One of the most important Catholic churches in the world, the archbasilica is decorated with rich mosaics, Cosmatesque floors, and 12 baroque statues of the apostles.

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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Sensational churches. The tour starts in the Lateran area, visit of St. John Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four Papal Basilicas, considered “The Church of Rome”, the mother of all churches The Cathedral, the place where the Bishop has the seat. Then the tour continues with the visit of St. Clement’s Basilica, the only church in Rome to be built on 3 different levels, from the 1st to the 12th century and the underground floors can be explored, including the altar of Mithras from the 1st century. The visit ends with St. Peter’s in Chains Basilica, called like that for the chains that, according to the tradition, Helene Constantine’s mother brought in Rome and for a miracle where joined to the other St. Peter’s chain in Rome. The church, is famous also for the statue of Moses, created by Michelangelo the tomb of the Pope Julius II.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.04
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$111.04
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Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

On our Holy Church of Rome tour, your personal chauffeur will escort you in a premium luxury vehicle to 3 out of the 4 Papal Basilicas, as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. These four churches are on the “must see” list if you’re visiting Rome! The Basilica of Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of Snows, is home to the crib of the baby Jesus, is the largest Church to Mary in Rome. Afterwards you will get to see St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome which has the seat of the bishop of Rome, and St. Paul’s outside the Walls. In the Basilica of the Holy Cross, you will see many relics of the Passion of Christ, including pieces of the crown of thorns and the actual cross of Jesus. It is a truly holy and reverent experience, and with no formal guide inside the churches, you'll have the freedom to explore the churches at your leisure, maybe even stop to pray or sit in silence to meditate on the years of history and art before you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.79
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$198.79
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.09
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$81.09
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Underground Rome Tour

Underground Rome Tour

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our English-speaking tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. We will start the underground tour of Rome with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls and down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Returning to the historic center, your tour driver will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt, also known as the “Bone Church.” Few attractions in Rome rival this underground crypt created by the Capuchin Friars using thousands of bones of their fellow monks to decorate the walls and ceilings. What you’ll see: Catacombs of St. Callixtus, ancient Basilica of San Clemente, Basilica of St. John in Lateran and Capuchin crypt.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.19
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$213.19
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Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

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Spend a morning or an afternoon at the Vatican with this 2-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica. Get an up close and personal look at Michelangelo's masterpiece, his murals in the Sistine Chapel that changed the history of painting forever. See Raphael's cherubs. Gawk at the Gallery of Maps. Explore St. Peter's Basilica. And if you want more, upgrade to a full-day tour and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Catacombs and more. Lunch can also be included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.86
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$71.86
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$421.05
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$421.05
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.66
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$70.66
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.77
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$119.77
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.88
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$59.88
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica where you can find works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.62
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$197.62
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.67
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$167.67
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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

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Discover several important Christian landmarks during one itinerary with this small group tour in Rome. Hear stories about history and architecture from your guide as you explore the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Chiostro corridor, and the Holy Stairs. Discover the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, originally the first private papal chapel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$392.99
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Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$419.19
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$419.19
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Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

Rome’s religious history extends beyond the Vatican and this tour visits three of the city’s most important Christian sites. Visit Rome’s oldest church, St. John Lateran; admire ancient Christian artworks at St. Mary Major; and see the tomb of St Paul at St. Paul Outside the Walls. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and learn all about Rome’s early Christian history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$436.55
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$436.55
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day tour. Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, and learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide. You'll also get the chance to cross the threshold of the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome. Round-trip transportation from central Rome hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$349.33
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Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.19
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$110.19
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Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

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The history of the early Church is one of the most fascinating aspects of western history. This private half-day tour takes you to the most important sties in Christian Rome. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Clement, a 900-year-old church built on top of a fourth-century church that is built on a first-century nobleman's house. Pop into the Church of St. Sylvester, where the Donation of Constantine is said to have taken place, and explore the huge San Giovanni in Laterano and the Sancta Sanctorum, a room that once held the most revered relics in Christendom, including the heads of Saint Peter and Paul, a chunk of the table used at the Last Supper and Jesus' Foreskin.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.58
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

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Take a fascinating journey through an underground pagan temple and four impressive churches to understand the very early stages of Christianity. See original relics from the Crucifixion of Christ and soil from the Holy Land.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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Private Tour of Catholic Rome

Private Tour of Catholic Rome

Customize a private tour of Rome with a visit to its famous Catholic sites. Be chauffeured in the personalized comfort of a private Mercedes car or minivan and stop at monuments, piazzas and cathedrals. See the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica and explore others in the Eternal City such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo and the Holy Stairs at St John Lateran. Note: entrance fees and private guide are not included in the tour price.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.69
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$33.69
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Christianity in ancient Rome Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port

Christianity in ancient Rome Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port

Discover many of Rome’s most important landmarks—and learn all about the city’s Christian history—on this full-day shore excursion. Meet your guide directly upon disembarking at the Civitavecchia port, and hop aboard your private vehicle. You’ll visit the Mamertine Prison (entry own expense) to see where Saints Peter and Paul were once supposedly imprisoned; will learn about the Christian past of the Aventine Hill; will stroll the Appian Way and see its famed Catacombs (entry own expense), and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$374.27
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$374.27
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Christian Rome: 4-hours private tour

Christian Rome: 4-hours private tour

Enjoy this 4-hour private tour to discover the 4 main major basilicas in Rome, thanks to an exlcusive service driven by an English-speaking chauffeur
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.79
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$109.79
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Private Tour: Catholic Rome Half Day Tour - Self-Guided

Private Tour: Catholic Rome Half Day Tour - Self-Guided

Immerse yourself in Rome's historically important Catholic side on this info-packed and entertaining tour through the spiritual underbelly of the Eternal City. With a driver chauffeuring you around Rome in a comfortable car, tour the city's main churches, from ancient basilicas to significant saintly sites, and then stop into a restaurant to tuck into a hearty Roman lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.02
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$336.02
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Walking tour: Rome and its Obelisks

Walking tour: Rome and its Obelisks

The coming together of two different cultures thanks to the vanity of Emperors and Popes. Rome is the city with the largest number of obelisks in the world. You are able to visit some of the most important of them looking for the differences between the Egyptians and the Roman copies. Along the tour, your guide will lead you between the different Obelisks of the town. You will also learn about the history of the great urban planning that started at the end of the 16th century eventually transforming the Eternal City from a Medieval town to the modern craddle of Baroque art.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.77
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$119.77
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Between Holy Doors

Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.93
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