Rome, Italy

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private, 7-hour 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.
  • 7-hour private tour of Rome's holy sites
  • Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, among others
  • Learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide
  • Private tour operated with just you and your party ensures a personalized experience
Following pickup at your accommodation in central Rome, meet your private guide and depart in a private vehicle for your 7-hour tour of the holy sites of Rome. 
Your first stop will be the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, the first church in Rome dedicated to the Virgin Mary. See the final resting place of Pope Paul V, an image of the blessed Mary and Child attributed to the Evangelist St. Luke, and planks of wood believed to be part of Jesus' crib.
Continue to visit to the Basilica of Saint Praxedis, an ancient titular church near St. Mary Major. At the Basilica of The Holy Cross in Jerusalem, learn how St. Helen, mother of the Emperor Constantine the Great, brought soil from Jerusalem so that the church could be built on Jerusalem. This site is home to a small piece of the Holy Cross, a Nail, the description plaque, and thorns from the Crown, as well as Doubting Thomas’ finger.
Visit the Holy Steps, a Passionist monastery, which contains the marble steps to the palace of Pontius Pilate. Then, take a break for lunch; your guide will suggest a nearby restaurant or you can choose your own (own expense).
After lunch, visit the Papal Arc-Basilica of St. John in the Latheran. Continue to the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Wall, dedicated to St Paul the apostle. 
Return to your Rome hotel for drop-off after your tour has concluded.


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, Mar 2018

Tour was great. Tour guide was excellent. We saw and learned things we never would have encountered on our own.

, Jan 2017

This tour was one of the best we have ever taken. Our guide, Max, was absolutely amazing, giving us information that we had never had before. The churches were not ones we had seen before, so we were really surprised to hear all of the historical info relating to their place in Roman history.

, Sep 2016

This was the best tour we have ever experienced. Thank-you for giving us the attention we needed but at the same time the privacy to experience it as a couple.

, Aug 2016


, Jul 2016

Our tour guide, Max, did an awesome job!

, May 2016

Guide Massimo was excellent and very accommodating. We are very happy to have him.

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