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Rome: Catacombs and Christian Roots Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 49260
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Explore the early history of Christianity in Rome on a 4-hour tour by private car or van. Discover breathtaking examples of religious iconography at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and drive along the Appian Way to the city catacombs.
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Explore the birth of Christianity in Ancient Rome
  • Marvel at the ornate architecture of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Tour one of the old cemeteries of the early Christians at the Catacombs
  • Drive along the ancient Appian Way
  • Look inside the spectacular Basilica of St. John Lateran
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Travel back in time on a half-day tour that explores the origins of Christianity in Rome. Following a pick-up from your hotel, your English-speaking driver will take you to Esquiline Hill, one of Rome’s legendary 7 hills.

Go inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to discover some of its sacred treasures. Continue to the Holy Staircase and Lateran Palace, before looking inside the spectacular Basilica of San Giovanni.

Next, travel along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis en route to the Catacombs. Tour the Catacombs of S.Callisto, Santa Domitilla, or San Sebastiano depending on seasonal conditions.

Explore the underground cemeteries and hiding places of the early Christians, before ending with a spectacular view of the Baths of Caracalla.
  • Hotel pick-up in Rome
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • English-speaking driver at your disposal
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

In the front of your cruise ship. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.

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• Please note that there is a strict dress code to enter the basilicas and catacombs; no shorts, miniskirts, or uncovered shoulders
• You are strongly advised to wear comfortable shoes

From US$ 180 per person

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Product ID: 49260