Rome: Private Papal Basilicas Tour with Guide
- Visit Rome’s oldest church, St. John Lateran
- Discover St. Paul Outside the Walls, the site where St. Paul was martyred and decapitated
- Explore St. Mary Major, Rome’s largest Papal Basilica with a stunning 5th Century mosaic
- Marvel at the church's mediaeval art and Baroque architecture
- Enjoy the service of a tour guide and private driver
The tour begins at St. John Lateran, the oldest church in Rome, and home to the incredible Lateran Baptistery, which was first opened in 440 AD. Learn about this historic site from your guide, and hear how for many years, the Lateran was the city’s only baptistery for many years.
Continue on to St. Paul Outside the Walls, originally founded by the first Christian Emperor, Constantine, where St. Paul was decapitated. Inside, find the amazing Benedictine Abbey from the 9th century, and a medieval cloister from the 11th century.
Finally, the tour concludes at St. Mary Major, a church built in honor of the miracle of August snow in Rome. Hear about this fascinating tale from your guide as you marvel at the stunning 5th Century mosaics and an ancient Byzantine icon within the church’s walls.
- Professional Guide (different languages available upon request)
- Private driver
- Headsets provided when group exceeds 6+ people
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverages
Prepare for the activity
Our guide will be waiting for you next to the Obelisk at the end of Via Merulana (Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano) and holding a sign with the name of your main booker as mentioned in your reservation. Pickup/drop-off services are available (for an additional charge)Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Sleeveless shirts
• If one of your party is dependent on a wheelchair, mentioned prices will be higher as bigger transport would have to be arranged
• If you have mobility issues please inform the local partner at the time of booking, in order to allow the guide to prepare a suitable itinerary
• Children need to be accompanied by an adult