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Rome: Catacombs of Rome and Main Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Eternal City’s grand Basilicas and ancient streets on this 3-hour tour, and discover the rich history of Rome. See the Holy Stairs and visit the Basilica of St. John Lateran, before walking through the incredible underground Catacombs of Rome.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major
  • Visit Rome’s Holy Stairs, an important pilgrimage city
  • Take a walk through Rome’s fascinating underground catacombs
  • Learn about the history of the Eternal City from your guide
Full description
Begin your tour with visits to 2 important basilicas. Discover the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of Rome’s 4 main basilicas and home to the Holy Stairs, a pilgrimage site. Then head to the Basilica of St. Mary Major to see the amazing collection of historic and religious artefacts. Admire the mosaics and the Crypt of the Nativity.

Continue along the historic Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis. Arrive at the ancient underground Catacombs of Rome. Explore these remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some dating back to the 2nd century. See historic artwork in the catacombs, and learn about how these underground passageways give insight into the early days of Christianity.
Includes
  • 3-hour tour
  • Entrance tickets
  • Visit to 2 basilicas
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Headsets

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Meeting point

Please meet outside Hotel Mecenate Palace 15 minutes before your tour start time.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that sleeveless shirts, shorts, and mini skirts are not permitted when entering churches or religious sites
• Tour groups may be multilingual. You will be provided with headsets in order to not be disturbed by guides speaking in other languages

From US$ 58.73 per person

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