Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul on a 3.5-hour pilgrimage in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, 2016. Walk the streets of Rome with an expert guide, and visit sites where St. Paul was imprisoned and became a martyr. Discover papal basilicas, and more.
What to Expect
Take a private pilgrim tour through Rome, and follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, one of the key figures in the foundation of the Christian church. Visit the places of St. Paul’s imprisonment and martyrdom, and relive the struggles of the very first followers of Christ.
Following a pick-up from your hotel, go to the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls (Basilica Papale di San Paolo Fuori le Mura), one of the 4 major basilicas of the Roman Catholic Church. According to Christian tradition, the church was built over the tomb of the apostle, not far from the site of his martyrdom. In 2016, the Holy Door (normally cemented shut) will be opened to the public for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Next, go to the site of the martyrdom of St. Paul at the Abbey of Tre Fontane. Today it’s a peaceful monastery in the heart of Rome, and one of the most venerated places for pilgrims. Christian tradition holds that the Roman court sentenced the apostle to death for professing his creed. When Paul was beheaded his head bounced 3 times, miraculously producing 3 springs of water. See the 3 springs that still flow in the sanctuary of the monastery.
End at the Mamertine Prison (Carcere Mamertino) where the Apostles St. Paul and St. Peter were imprisoned for 9 months. According to legend, they miraculously made water appear to baptize the guardians.
- Private guide
- Museum entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Taxi transfer or pick-up service
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the sites visited are based on the pace of the average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level
• Please note that the tour involves a fair amount of walking
• If you require a hotel pick-up, please advise on booking and provide the name and address of your hotel. Please also advise if any of your group has mobility issues and you want to modify the tour