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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day 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.
  • 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
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in central Rome
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private vehicle
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Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from directly from your hotel or apartment. If from the airport, you will meet your driver after collecting bags. After you collect bags, walk outside the baggage claim area through sliding doors and find there your driver with a sign and your name on

Airports

  • Fiumicino Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 54, Fiumicino Italy


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Following pickup at your accommodation in central Rome, meet your private guide and depart in a private vehicle for your 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
The first Basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Explore its interior part
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
The only Basilica in Rome that shows relics and evidence of the life of Jesus
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You will not enter it but take a stroll in its majestic square to understand the value of such a religious building
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura
The Basilica made by Constantine 1700 years ago and dedicated to one of the most important Saints and fathers of the Catholic Church
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis
In a little corner of the city, outside the walls of Rome. Just fascinating
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
If you feel like we will be able to explore the Catacombs as well
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
The Cathedral of Rome, the former house of the Pope, the triumph of Christianity
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Rome Private Excursions

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 Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome?
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 Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Tour was great. Tour guide was...
Bernard K
, Mar 2018
Tour was great. Tour guide was excellent. We saw and learned things we never would have encountered on our own.
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This tour was one of the best we...
sjokeefe
, 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.
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This was the best tour we have ever...
Vicky P
, 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.
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Guide Massimo was excellent and very...
christina.bong
, May 2016
Guide Massimo was excellent and very accommodating. We are very happy to have him.
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