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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Tour Rome's sacred Christian sites on an afternoon guided tour. You'll visit the famous Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and Saint John in Lateran, and travel along the ancient Appian Way to see Rome's Catacombs.

Highlights

  • Afternoon guided tour of Christian Rome
  • Visit Santa Maria Maggiore and Saint John in Lateran Basilicas
  • Travel along the ancient Appian Way to Rome's Catacombs
  • Visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano, depending on seasonal conditions
  • Expert local guide
  • Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels

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What You Can Expect

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

The interior of Santa Maria Maggiore Church in Rome

Your three-hour afternoon guided tour of Christian Rome begins with the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore on the Esquiline Hill, where your guide will show you some of the treasures inside. You'll then see the Holy Staircase and make an inside visit of the Basilica of St John in Lateran, the cathedral of Rome.

Next, you'll 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. A visit will be made to either the Catacombs of San Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano, depending on seasonal conditions. The tour ends with a spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Outstanding and uplifting tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and allowed us time to take everything in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent guide, Chiarra..........My husband and I loved this tour. Great to see the catacombs and also the beautiful basilica of St. John of Lateran and Santa Maria de Maggoria. Our guide was very imformative and we especially loved the tour company pickup at the hotel and drop off very near our hotel when the tour was over.

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