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Catacombs & St John in Lateran Combo Tour

Product ID: 228076
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Take a tour through the hidden passages of Rome's Catacombs and visit one of the most important cathedrals of Rome, the Holy Stairs and the Sancta Sanctorum, the private chapel of the Pope until the Renaissance period.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3 hours
Starting time 3:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

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  • Discover the Holy Stairs and the Sancta Sanctorum, the private Chapel of the Pope until the Renaissance period
  • Visit the underground burial chambers of early Christians in Rome
  • Learn about the ancient Cloister of St John's Basilica with a multilingual audioguide
Full description
First, visit St John in Lateran Basilica and explore all its points of interest in around 2 hours with a multilingual audio guide system. Begin by visiting the Basilica with the Cloister and the Treasure Museum, then proceed outside the church to the Baptistery located in the square behind.

You can then complete your tour by visiting the building of the Holy Stairs, located on the right of the basilica, and admire the original private papal 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.

Then, take a 20-minute ride on a public bus (ticket not included) to reach the Catacombs, near beautiful historic Appian Way. Once there, enjoy a guided tour with an expert local guide. Hear about how the oldest nuclei of the Roman Catacombs date back to the end of the second century and how the catacombs were built underground with tunnels on various levels to solve the problem of space.
  • Guided tour and entrance ticket to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • Multilingual audioguide and entrance ticket to St. John in Lateran Basilica, Cloister, Baptistery, Holy Stairs and Sancta Sanctorum
What’s Not Included
  • Public bus ticket

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please exchange your voucher for both attractions (St. John Basilica and the Catacombs) at the information point OMNIA Vatican & Rome in St John Basilica. After security check, turn right at the Holy Door and you will find the office.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Cameras
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Exchange your voucher for both attractions (St. John’s Basilica and the Catacombs) in the Omnia Vatican and Rome office. Then, visit the Lateran Complex with a multilingual audioguide. Arrive to the Catacombs on your own, via public transportation: bus 218 from St. John in Lateran (bus ticket not included). There you will take a guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtuus.

From US$ 23.08 per person

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Product ID: 228076