We booked the "Christian Rome Afternoon Tour", which included a bus ride and tour of the following: the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore,and the Basilica of St John in Lateran, the cathedral of Rome.
We really enjoyed this tour; a bus tour in the afternoon was the perfect break after a long morning of walking around the National Museums. Our guide Anna provided wonderful insights during the ride of numerous sites as we passed them, and she was our primary guide when we toured the 2 Basilicas and the Holy Stairs near St. Johns. The Catacombs have their own tour gudies, and ours was again very informative and easy to understand.
The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 was the time constraint at the Basilicas. However I think this was driven primarily by a transit strike that day, which added to the normal heavy Roman traffic. Unfortunately we felt a bit rushed trying to take in these spectacular sights.
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