With our Christian Rome Tour you will visit some of the most beautiful and spiritual basilicas in Rome and the Catacombs on the Appian Way, in the company of an expert private guide and a private driver.
One of the main centers of Christianity in the world, Rome’s Christian heritage dates back to the religion's founding days. Choose our private Christian Rome Tour for a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Early Christians in Rome. You will be able to really customize the tour to center on your interests as you spend 4 hours accompanied by a private guide, as well as a private driver with luxury vehicle to transport you between the sites for the maximum comfort.
With our fully licensed private guide you will visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Archbasilica of Rome. This will be the first stop on your Christian Rome tour. St John in Lateran is the most important of the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and is the Pope’s seat in Rome- remember the Vatican is not classed as Rome! Widely considered the oldest church in the West, St John in Lateran is an important place to begin your exploration of Christian Rome.
Next during your Christian Rome tour you will proceed along the Appian Way and stop at the little church of the Domine quo Vadis. The Domine Quo Vadis is famous for being the site where St Peter had his miraculous vision of Jesus on his way to the Crucifixion. Whilst you are on the Appian way you will also visit the catacombs. As the catacombs are a religious site, your guide will not be able to explain in they catacombs themselves. Your private guide will explain to you the significance of the catacombs on your way and then you will join a group tour with an official catacombs guide.
On your way back to the city center, this Christian Rome Tour will give you the chance to explore the Basilica of St. Mary Major, which is a jewel of art with beautiful mosaics dating back to the 5th century. St Mary Major is also another of the Papal basilicas of Rome.
If you want, you can add one extra hour with driver and private guide, making your Christian Rome Tour a 5-hour experience. In 5 hours you will be able to visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the Catacombs on the Appian Way and the Church of Domine Quo Vadis and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls or the Holy Stairs with Sancta Sanctorum.
For anyone with a keen interest in Rome's Christian tradition and history, our Christian Heritage Private Tour is the perfect choice.
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DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, every participant must make sure they cover their shoulders and knees.
We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
Please note: order of the sites visited may change to accomodate the times of the church masses.