- 3-hour coach and walking tour of Rome’s early Christian highlights with an expert guide
- Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Rome’s five great ancient basilicas
- See its gold mosaics, marble columns and richly decorated chapels
- View the Holy Stairs, said to have been climbed by Jesus to his trial in Pontius Pilate’s palace
- Admire the ornate Basilica of St John Lateran, the first church built in Rome
- Explore the tunnels used as burial places and hideouts by Rome’s early Christians
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Tour made it easy to see the catacombs which are hard to reach on public transportation which was why I chose it. Glad that it also included St Mary Major and St John in Lateran and guide led those of us interested through the Holy Doors of each. Guide was knowledgeable and careful to keep us together, spoke English clearly.
Excellent guide really enjoyed the catacombs fairly small group could hear well.
Great tour and excellent guide. Very informative and put up with all my questions. If you like Christian history then this should be a must tour when in Rome.
Our guide was friendly, good sense of humor, very knowledgeable. The church stops were very interesting and exceeded expectations.
Absolutely astounding. We were the only ones at our tour so it made it more personal. We were very lucky due to it was a Jubilee year of Mercy - thus we were able to walk through the Holy Doors that normally happens every 25 years. St. John's was breathtaking, honestly pictures doesn't due it justice. St Mary Major was as beautiful in it's own way.
Our guide I can't remember her name, but she was think with brown hair, was to helpful and showed/shared with us information we would have past by if it wasn't for her. The catacombs were amazing bring a sweater since it gets cold down there. Everyone should visit the catacombs to fully understand the Christian and Pegan religion relationship. Wonderful.
I loved the afternoon Christian tour. Our guide Theresa was just perfect, she took great care of all the people . She knew so many answers. This tour could have lasted longer. We saw so many beautiful churches. We enjoyed the catacombs also. What a wonderful experience . You must see to believe. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Excellent tour! Guide was very knowledgeable! Very somber experience! Glad my daughter and I did the tour to appreciate what churches went through in the past. One annoyance - visitors who do not respect the rules! When asked NOT to take photos - means NO PHOTOS! This is one way Rome has been able to keep and maintain the infrastructures for next generations to see and appreciate. When this happened, the visitors should be reprimanded, embarrassed in front of the crowd and/or removed from the group!!! How rude and selfish these visitors are!!!! There should be someone at the end of the line for the tour, so that those who are at the end of the line taking photos will be caught. Why would any one want to take photos of burial grounds - disgusting!
So glad we did this. Tour guides were very knowledgeable!