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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

1. Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one. Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

Rome: The Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran Entry Ticket

2. Rome: The Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran Entry Ticket

The Lateran complex consists of several high interest sites: the Basilica, the Cloister and the Treasure Museum, the Baptistery and the Holy Stairs, which contain the casket of the Chapel of the Sancta Sanctorum. This special ticket allows you to easily access the complex and visit all the points of interest in around 2 hours with a multilingual audio-guide system. You will begin your visit by visiting the basilica with the cloister and the Treasure Museum, before then proceeding outside the church to the baptistery which is located in the square behind. During the second half of your tour, you will visit the building of the Holy Stairs, which is located on the right of the basilica, and admire the Chapel of the Sancta Sanctorum. If you only have one hour, you can visit the basilica and its cloister first, followed by the Holy Stairs and Sancta Sanctorum.

Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

3. Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

Discover Rome and explore the sites that have made this city the center of Christianity. Relive this ancient history walking through the impressive Papal Basilicas, places where history, faith and art blend together through the lives of popes, saints and artists. You can visit the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, with its beautiful medieval cloister, then move on to the first basilica in Rome, St. John Lateran, the place of the agreements between the political powers and the power of the church. Continue your journey in Catholicism at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the most important of the Roman churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with many mosaics and decorations. At the end, admire the elegance and the artistic and architectural majesty of St. Peter's Basilica and the masterpieces of Bernini and Michelangelo.

Rome: Catacombs of Rome and Main Basilicas Half-Day Tour

4. Rome: Catacombs of Rome and Main Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Begin your tour with visits to 2 important basilicas. Discover the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of Rome’s 4 main basilicas and home to the Holy Stairs, a pilgrimage site. Then head to the Basilica of St. Mary Major to see the amazing collection of historic and religious artefacts. Admire the mosaics and the Crypt of the Nativity. Continue along the historic Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis. Arrive at the ancient underground Catacombs of Rome. Explore these remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some dating back to the 2nd century. See historic artwork in the catacombs, and learn about how these underground passageways give insight into the early days of Christianity.

Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas 3-Hour Tour

5. Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas 3-Hour Tour

Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Christian Rome and discover underground treasures in some of the most sensational churches. Your guide will tell you fascinating facts along the way, leading you to the ancient Basilica of San Clemente, and the Cathedral of St. John in the Lateran Palace. Start at the Basilica of San Clemente, the only church in Rome to be built on 3 different levels. Constructed from the 1st to the 12th centuries, 2 underground floors can now be explored, including the Altar of Mithras from the 1st century. Continue to the church of the Santi Quattro Coronati, devoted to 4 anonymous saints and martyrs. In 2002, an extraordinary series of frescoes was uncovered depicting scenes from the Zodiac, Four Seasons, Liberal Arts, and King Solomon. Follow the story of the Emperor Constantine and Pope Sylvester in the Chapel of St. Sylvester, where it is said the famous Constitutum Constantini (Donation of Constantine) took place. End your tour at the Cathedral of Rome, also known as the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. The oldest of the 4 Papal Basilicas, St. John Lateran boasts a splendid façade, but it’s the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) that will catch your eye.

Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

6. Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

Spend 3 hours exploring Rome on your own by bike. Upgrade your cycling adventure with a virtual reality experience at the Circus Maximus or with entrance to the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Catacombs, or the Trevi Underground. Find fun for all ages with optional infant seats and child-sized bikes. Circus Maximum Virtual Reality Experience Combo Add a ticket to your bike rental and relive the ancient splendors of the Circus Maximus. Put on your VR headset and go on a 40-minute, time-traveling journey back to the imperial period of Rome through augmented and virtual reality. See one of the most important monuments in Roman history, the Circus Maximus, in all its historic phases. Experience this groundbreaking project, which uses interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area.  see how images of the past are overlapped onto the present day. See the virtual reconstruction of the Arch of Titus in its full, former height. Baths of Caracalla Entrance Ticket Combo Opt to combine your bicycle rental with an entrance ticket to one of the largest and best-preserved ancient spa complexes. Learn about how the spa was constructed in 216 A.D., its many baths and rooms, and its several reconstructions before its closure in 537 A.D. Put yourself in the shoes of a Roman and imagine yourself relaxing and studying in the spa. Walk under enormous archways and, thanks to the rare, well-preserved condition of the ruins, imagine mosaic floors, marble columns, and corridors lined with statues Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket with Audioguide Combo  Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with the Castel Sant'Angelo visit with an audioguide. Discover the history of this ancient fortress, and admire the paintings and statues. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city from the terrace.  Catacombs Guided Tour Combo Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with a tour of the Catacombs. Explore the Appian way to reach the venue. From your guide, hear about the fascinating history and secrets surrounding the extensive tunnels with tombs.  Trevi Underground Guided Tour Combo Combine your E-bike rental with an exclusive guided tour of the Trevi Underground. Admire the ruins dating all the way back to Ancient Rome. Discover all the secrets from your professional archeologist guide.

Rome: Lateran Palace Official Guided Tour

7. Rome: Lateran Palace Official Guided Tour

Join a guided tour to discover the inside of the majestic papal residence that played a key role in the history of the Church. Skip the line and immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of this complex in southeast Rome. Once inside, your local guide will guide you through the main rooms of the Lateran Palace, such as the Hall of the Popes and the Hall of the Emperors. Make your way through the residence as you admire the frescoed vaults and magnificent ceilings. Continue your way towards the private apartment of the Bishop of Rome. Tapestries of fine workmanship, paintings of the great masters, and precious antique furniture will surprise you at every step. Finally, discover the Lateran Basilica through the stories of the great Prophets and Apostles.

Rome: Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs

8. Rome: Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs

The tour will start with a visit to the splendid Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome and the most important church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continuing through the Via Appia Antica up to the Catacombs of San Callixto or Santa Domitilla, you will go down for a visit of about 30 minutes to learn about early Christian cemeteries and shelters. Returning downtown to the city, admire the beautiful Basilica of St. John Lateran, the "Mater et Kaput" of all the churches of Rome and the world, surrounded by a complex including the Pontifical Lateran Palace, the Palace of the Canons, the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary and the Pontifical Lateran University. Both territories are on the Italian land. Where the basilicas arise, enjoy the privileges of extraterritoriality recognized by the Holy See that holds the full and exclusive jurisdiction. Your last stop will be at the Holy Stairs. According to tradition, the 28 steps of the stairs are exactly the same ones that Jesus went up in Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem. Brought to Rome by St. Helena in the 4th-century, they are considered so sacred that the faithfuls climb them on their knees praying. The tour will finish near the Termini area or Piazza Barberini.

Rome: The Passion of Jesus Private Guided Tour

9. Rome: The Passion of Jesus Private Guided Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour private guided tour with a focus on the spirituality of Rome and some of the churches linked to the Passion of Jesus. Start out at the Basilica of Santa Prassede, where you’ll see a relic of the pillar of the flogging, a segment of the column upon which Jesus was flogged before his crucifixion. Mentioned in 3 of the canonical gospels, this relic was brought to Rome during the Middle Ages. Next is a visit to the amazing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. This is the largest Marian Church in Rome and is home to a piece of wood said to come from the crib of Jesus. Move on to the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the first of the 4 papal basilicas to be built, and the Cathedral of Rome. See the Scala Sancta, or Holy Stairs. These are the steps leading up to Pilate's headquarter in Jerusalem, on which Jesus stepped before he was sentenced to death. To gain the plenary Indulgence, believers climb the steps on their knees. Nearby is the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. It was built in the 4th century A.D. to preserve the relics brought to Rome by St. Helen, the mother of Constantine. Several relics are preserved in the Cappella delle Reliquie. See the panel that hung on Christ's cross, 2 thorns from his crown, and 3 pieces of his cross.

Rome: Half-Day Guided City Highlights Tour in Golf Cart

10. Rome: Half-Day Guided City Highlights Tour in Golf Cart

Embark on a half-day guided tour of the "Eternal City" by golf cart and witness iconic monuments from the Colosseum to the Pantheon. Enjoy insightful commentary from your guide as you take in the views and stop for photos. After being picked up from your hotel, make your way to the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and explore the stunning piazza. Spend some time here before continuing to Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore and marvel at the Basilica. As you glide through the Roman streets, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the sights. Next, head out to the Catacombe di San Callisto and enjoy up to one hour to explore.  Stop at the ornate Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola before arriving at Piazza del Colosseo. Take up to 30 minutes to wander and pose next to the Colosseum. Your next stop is Piazza Venezia, followed by a 30-minute stop at the Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda. Marvel at this impressive structure before being returned to your accommodation in Rome.

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Catacombs is a must to visit. It gives us a perspective of where everyone belongs to. It doesn't feel like grave. Especially all the human remains are completely decomposed. It carries great history and the ability link back to the roots. Important: Please book the slots in advance as it is strictly by booking

Good experience. I think you could add more information about the procedure for collecting the voucher in Vatican City, as it is not very clear how to find the ORP indicated, especially for those who are going to Rome for the first time and do not know anything.

Very interesting tour to the Lateran Palace. The boy who acted as our guide was always very exhaustive and engaging in telling us the history of the Palace and lots of curiosities along the way. It was a very enjoyable tour that I would gladly do again.

Beautiful city with many sights. With the Omnia and Rome pass almost everywhere with priority in. The use of public transport was also very nice and practical

I put this pass to use in Rome and had a blast. Totally worth the cost!