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

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Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Explore the Christian basilicas of Rome
  • Visit a variety of popular locations
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Basilica of San Clemente
  • Conservative attire is required
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only inside the Aurelian Wall)
Professional guide
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Emergency number also operational via whatsapp
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Free Pick up from Hotels, Appartments, Bed&breakfast, accomodations. only in the city center (
inside the Aurelian Walls). The address must to be provided on the reservation. If you do not find your
hotel in the list you must necessarily write it: without it, the service is not guaranteed

Departure Time

2:30 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is intended as a walk which enters underground areas and places of worship: Should anyone feel uncomfortable in underground spaces, the guide can deal with it; those people will comfortably sit in the top church, while the rest of the group will visit the underground. It is advisable to wear confortable shoes such as sport trainers and to respect the churches dress code: trousers should touch the knee and shoulders should be covered; tourists may consider bringing a scarf to wear at necessity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Provide the Correct address of your accommodation , hotel, B&B
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Rome only)
  • Provide the correct phone number with international country code
  • check that you provide all the details to the agency
  • Without this information we can not guarantee the correct service
  • Emergency number also operational via whatsapp- One day before 24 H. Call to confirm the pick up
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Coronavirus information: Below a brief list of the measures will be taken to ensure the safety of customers during the tours and on board our vehicles: - gloves and surgery masks; - disinfectant gel - Sanitization of vehicles at the end of each tour - staff, assistants, guides, drivers wearing masks and gloves - preventive information to the customer once on board the vehicles - the capacity of minivans and groups will be regulated according to the law and regulations of the virus corona in customer protection
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Welcome Italy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour.

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Best tour ever
angellindamimi
, Sep 2019
Our tour guide, Mohammed, was amazing! He made the ancient churches come alive. His knowledge and insights made this one of our best and most fascinating tours.ever.
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Dear customer , thanks so much for this beautiful words . your feedback is very important to us . happy that you enjoyed our best regards Patricia
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A great tour of christian history
elizzo_11
, Sep 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & spoke very good English. We had a great tour of 4 churches even though one was closed unexpectedly. Our guide found another church for us to visit in replacement which was very good of her. She allowed us time to ask questions & take photographs. We really enjoyed the church where we were able to go down to excavated levels to see former churches. i would highly recoomend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear customer , thanks so much for this beautiful words . your feedback is very important to us . happy that you enjoyed our best regards Patricia
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The tour was good and really...
Wen Qian C
, Jun 2017
The tour was good and really informative. However we felt that the experience was marred as our guide appeared 45mins late.
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My mom and I had a wonderful...
Louis C
, Apr 2017
My mom and I had a wonderful three-hour walking tour on a Monday afternoon in late March lovely time to visit Rome, beautiful weather and a little less crowded. This was our third visit to Rome so we wanted to see a few places outside the typical tourist circuit in addition to returning to some old favorites, of course, so this tour of San Giovanni in Laterano the official Church of Rome and seat of the Bishop of Rome, i.e., the Pope, and apparently the oldest basilica, founded by Constantine, San Clemente, and San Pietro in Vincoli St. Peter in Chains fit the bill perfectly. I love that this tour included hotel pick up and return, and our driver was amazing, getting us from our hotel just north of the Spanish Steps to San Giovanni south of the Colosseum as quickly as possible in spite of jammed city center streets due to the arrival of a visiting African head of state's motorcade! Our guide Maria was waiting for us outside San Giovanni, where we began a lovely three hour tour. Maria is a very warm and sweet person, low key yet engaging, and an extremely knowledgeable guide. My mom and I already knew a lot about Roman history and architecture yet she gave us lots of knew and fascinating information, sharing lots of anecdotes about the religious and artistic history of what we were seeing. San Giovanni is enormous and extremely impressive, almost overwhelming in its size and artistic content, and not at all crowded: highly recommend it if you can get out there. Maria then took us across the street to visit the famous Holy Staircase reportedly walked on by Jesus as he entered Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem, at the top of which you can see the Holy of Holies, the medieval popes' private chapel and the only remaining portion of the original Lateran Palace, home of the popes prior to their move to Avignon and then the Vatican. Striking to see the faithful still ascending the Holy Stairs on their knees. Afterwards we walked around the side of San Giovanni's through a square with the largest and oldest of Rome's many Egyptian obelisks and visited the cathedral's baptistery, dating from the early Middle Ages and a real gem. Again, very few other tourists, and loaded with fascinating history. We then walked to the nearby church of San Clemente, a fascinating lasagna to borrow Maria's term! of Roman history, with the new 12th century basilica on top of the original 4th or 5th ce. church on top of a 1st century Temple to Mithras and various Roman dwellings and what is thought to be the Roman Mint. An unbelievable experience! Maria guided us deftly through all three levels the two lower ones are dark and there are lots of steps to descend, and then ascend, but my mom, who is a senior citizen, was fine because Maria didn't move us through too quickly. After San Clemente we got some unexpected treats: she walked us by the spot where the Pope Joan of legend supposedly gave birth in a procession and was killed by the witnesses, approached the Colosseum from the south and saw the remains of the main gladiator training center, and ended up at St. Peter's in Chains for a visit to Michelangelo's incredible Moses! Because we were a little late getting to the last stop due to the aforementioned traffic issues, Maria ran up to the guard at San Pietro in Vincoli as he was getting ready to close the gates it closes at 6 pm in winter and persuaded him to let us in for a visit! As in the other sites, Maria offered us many fascinating details about the history and art, and we now finally know the real story behind the horns on the top of Moses' head! When we exited the church our driver was waiting for us in an adjacent parking area, and he whisked us back to our hotel in no time at all this time with no traffic issues!. In short, this tour by the local operator Welcome Italy was even more than we'd hoped it would be and Maria was a delightful tour guide and companion for the final afternoon of our week in Rome. Highly recommended! Grazie mille, Maria!
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Excelente!!! nuestra guia fue...
Diana A
, Apr 2017
Excelente!!! nuestra guia fue maravillosa, conocia muy bien todos los detalles de los diferentes sitios que conocimos y ya que es una maestra, se tomo el tiempo para explicarle a nuestro hijo de 8 años, de forma muy agradable todo lo que estabamos visitando.
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