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Christian Landmarks of Rome

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Key Highlights

  • See the major Rome landmarks which have been the cradle of Christianity
  • Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Lateran Palace and the catacombs
  • An expert guide will accompany you at all times
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off and round trip transportation in a coach is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    From Cental Rome hotels (within the Aurelian Walls) between 1:30pm and 2:15pm.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the rich history and architecture of Rome on a tour of its famous Christian landmarks.

    The tour includes the catacombs, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and St John Lateran - the Cathedral of Rome. Christian landmarks are evident throughout Rome, which has been the cradle of the Christianity.

    The Church of St John Lateran (Lateran Palace), is the Cathedral of Rome and serves as the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope. The structure is a must see for its beautiful 13th century cloister and baptistery.

    The tour of Rome includes a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore which has impressive works of art and beautiful frescoes.

    The catacombs of Rome offer a glimpse into early Christian beliefs and cultural practices. The underground burial cemeteries of Santa Callisto and Santa Domitilla are a labyrinth of tunnels where Christians were buried.

    Take a tour of the Christian landmarks of Rome and marvel at the fascinating history and architecture of this ancient city.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Rome. You will travel by coach, accompanied by an expert guide.

    The first stop of the tour is Esquiline Hill, the largest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Esquiline Hill is the site of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which houses rich and beautiful frescoes and other works of art. Your guide will give you a guided tour of the treasures of the Basilica.

    Continue in the coach to the Holy Staircase, which are believed to be the steps Christ climbed on the day of his trial before Pontius Pilate. Adjacent to the Holy Staircase is the Basilica of St John Lateran the Cathedral of Rome, which serves as the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope.

    Travel along theAppian Way, the most famous and important road built by the ancient Romans and go past the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, which is believed to be the place where St Peter had a vision of the risen Christ.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Catacombs of Santa Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano depending upon seasonal conditions. Christians gathered in the catacombs to celebrate funeral rites and the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead.

    The tour ends with a spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla. This great architectural complex is in ruins but they still impress visitors.

    After the tour, the coach will be dropped you in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Complimentary Hotel pick up (centrally located)
    • Transportation in a coach
    • Guide available in English, German, French and Spanish
    • Guided tour of Santa Maria Maggiore
    • Guided visit of either the Catacomb of St Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano depending on seasonal availability

    Exclusions

    • Hotel drop off
    • Meals & drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.

    Knees and shoulders must be covered for entrance to the Basilica.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.