Guided Excursion to The Christian Rome: Churches and Catacombs

  • Overview

    A tour to discover some of the most beautiful and historic churches of Rome and the catacombs, the underground places where early Christians took refuge to escape the persecution of the Romans. If your hotel is located in the center of Rome, one of our cars will pick you up between 13:15 and 14:15 to take you to the starting point near the Termini Station or you can go there on your own. The departure is scheduled at 14:30

    Activity Snapshot

    Meeting point

    • Departure Point: Green Line Travel Office Via Giovanni Amendola 32-Phone +3906483787
    • Departure Time: 2:30 pm
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • By: Bus and by foot
    • Live guide: English, Spanish, French

    Highlights

    • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
    • The Basilica of St. John Lateran
    • The Holy staircase and the Lateran Palace
    • The Catacombs

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    Description

    Your first stop will be at Esquilino where admire the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Continuing by bus to the Lateran Palace where you will see the Holy staircase and you will enter the basilica of St. John Lateran also known as the Cathedral of Rome, for a visit inside.

    Then you continue along the ancient Via Appia in the direction of the catacombs and along the way you will pass near the small church of "Domine Quo Vadis?" Erected on the spot where, according to legend, St. Peter met Jesus and asked, "Lord, where are you going (Domine Quo Vadis?) and Jesus' replied "I am going to Rome to be crucified again." You will visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, Santa Domitilla or those of San Sebastian.

    Notes

    What’s Included:

    • 3 Hours tour by bus and on foot
    • Multilingual guide
    • Entrance to the Basilica of San Giovanni and Catacombes
    • Pick up at your hotel if centrally located

    What’s Not Included:

    • Additional Gratuities (optional) 
    • Food & Beverages
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"

    Good to know:

    • Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons for each language and  are organized in different languages, so on each bus there could be clients belonging to different nationalities. Services are guaranteed with guides speaking 2 languages simultaneously maximum.
    • Please not that entrance to churches requires appropriate attire (no shorts, Miniskirts or uncovered shoulders).
    • This tour does not operate  December 25th, January 1st and Easter
    • We reserve the right to change any Itinerary without prior notice
    • Complete details, including the confirmed departure point and time, are included on your Voucher

    Cancellation policy

    Please Note this Tour is subject to a 100 % cancellation fee (not refundable!) for all cancellation received within 7 days, or less, of the scheduled tour.

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    Activity ID: 5611
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