Explore the most important sacred Christian sites in Rome on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by air-conditioned coach. The tour stops at the well-known Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and Saint John in Lateran. Then, travel along the ancient Appian Way.
What to Expect
On this special tour you will see the most important and sacred Christian sites in Rome. Visit the well-known Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore, and Saint John in Lateran. Continue along the ancient Appian Way and see Rome's famous Catacombs.
Departing from your hotel or a location in central Rome, you will make a stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore on Esquiline Hill. Your expert guide will take you inside to show you some of the treasures of this impressive church’s interior. Continue to see the Holy Staircase, and go inside the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, also known as the Cathedral of Rome.
Proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, before arriving at the Catacombs. These historic underground cemeteries are early marks of Christianity in Rome and document the hiding places of the then oppressed Christian minority. A visit will be made to either the Catacombs of San Callisto, Santa Domitilla, or San Sebastiano, depending on seasonal conditions. End with a spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla.
- Hotel pick-up from selected Rome hotels
- Local guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
Meet your guide at 32 Via Giovanni Amendola (near Termini Station).
Know Before You Go
A dress code is required for this tour. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these requirements.