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Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) Tours and Activities

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Beloved by both pilgrims and art aficionados, the Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) houses the chains that bound Saint Peter when the Romans imprisoned him in Jerusalem. Built in the fifth century, the church today is also home to Michelangelo’s Moses, part of the unfinished monumental tomb of Pope Julius II.

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St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome

St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome

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If you're interested in religious history, don't miss visiting two of Rome’s historical basilicas on this tour with a knowledgeable guide. First up is the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, one of the lesser visited basilicas in Rome despite its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then head to St Peter in Chains, located in the city center and home to a statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Learn about the significance of these sites dedicated to Peter and Paul, and visit the prison where they were once held.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.57
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$119.57

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Indulge in all things Imperial Rome with this informative and entertaining 3-hour guided afternoon tour. Traverse the city on foot and by comfortable coach as you hit all the important sites related to the Roman Empire,including the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus and a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. And bonus: pop into the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see some marvelous Michelangelo sculptures, including his masterpiece, 'Moses.'
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.87
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$68.87
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Between Holy Doors

Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.25
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$36.25
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Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.16
Price varies by group size
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$111.16
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

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The history of the early Church is one of the most fascinating aspects of western history. This private half-day tour takes you to the most important sties in Christian Rome. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Clement, a 900-year-old church built on top of a fourth-century church that is built on a first-century nobleman's house. Pop into the Church of St. Sylvester, where the Donation of Constantine is said to have taken place, and explore the huge San Giovanni in Laterano and the Sancta Sanctorum, a room that once held the most revered relics in Christendom, including the heads of Saint Peter and Paul, a chunk of the table used at the Last Supper and Jesus' Foreskin.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.50
Price varies by group size
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$217.50
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San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

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Discover the archaeological layers underneath the Basilica of San Clemente on a guided tour of this 12th-century church. Descend three levels under the church to see a 4th-century basilica, the remains of an ancient pagan Mitraic temple, and further below, the ruins of ancient Roman homes. Then walk to the nearby Basilica of St. Peter in Chains to view ancient relics and Michelangelo's famous sculpture of Moses.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.68
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$61.68
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Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

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Discover some of Rome's hidden treasures on this small-group tour that takes you from the arenas of the ancient republic to the sublime art of the High Renaissance. Admire sacred relics and an unfinished masterpiece by Michelangelo at San Pietro in Vincoli church, and see where gladiators prepared for battle at the Ludus Magnus near the Colosseum. Then, take an underground archaeological tour through millennia of Roman history at the multi-layered Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.29
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$71.29
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Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

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Take a deep dive into Rome's secret gay history during this LGBT-friendly tour with guide. Exploring on your own, you may pass the top Rome highlights but not know the gay history behind them. Through guided commentary, you'll learn little-known facts and figures about Rome's gay history. Stops include the spot where Julius Caesar was killed, the Imperial Forum, the Basilica of Santa Maria, Opium Hill, and Rome's Gay street where you'll stop at a famous gay pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.67
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$67.67
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Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

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Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it’s not always easy for a visitor to know where to get the best shots. Capture the Eternal City’s unique spirit with this photography tour, a moving workshop that stops in historic churches across the city to frame the lavish frescoes and carved angels, sumptuous naves and crypts, and soaring domes and other architectural details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.42
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$60.42
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Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

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Explore the Monti neighborhood of Rome with this half-day, small group wine tasting tour. Learn about different Italian winemaking regions as you visit several wine bars for snacks and glasses of wine. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your local guide through one of Rome’s artistic and historic neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.54
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$107.54

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Sensational churches. The tour starts in the Lateran area, visit of St. John Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four Papal Basilicas, considered “The Church of Rome”, the mother of all churches The Cathedral, the place where the Bishop has the seat. Then the tour continues with the visit of St. Clement’s Basilica, the only church in Rome to be built on 3 different levels, from the 1st to the 12th century and the underground floors can be explored, including the altar of Mithras from the 1st century. The visit ends with St. Peter’s in Chains Basilica, called like that for the chains that, according to the tradition, Helene Constantine’s mother brought in Rome and for a miracle where joined to the other St. Peter’s chain in Rome. The church, is famous also for the statue of Moses, created by Michelangelo the tomb of the Pope Julius II.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.02
Price varies by group size
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$112.02
Price varies by group size
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On the footpath of Michelangelo , St. Peter's Basilica included, package price

On the footpath of Michelangelo , St. Peter's Basilica included, package price

this walking tour will take you in the vivid life of Michelagelo in Rome . The artist spent most part of his time in the eternal city , where his talent created some of the greatest masterpieces of all times. Sculptor, architect, painter, poet , we will read some of his love sonnets to grasp the hidden characterics of his personality. Our expert official guide local guide will give you details , anedocts , manias of this incredible man , who dedicated all his life to achieve the perfection and ideal immortal beauty. Walking through the city we can discover the places that he attended , met his donnors, where he worked, lived, and died, aged 89. We will enjoy his great masterpieces including Saint Peter's Basilica and his Pietà , or the Moses statue.. Meantime , in this tour we walk by the Pantheon, or the Colosseum and Roman Forum passing by. The package price is a fixed price for 1 to 10 people for booking. Ideal for families
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.50
per group
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$217.50
per group
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Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Your guide will lead you through Rome's historic center, where the many layers of the city's history sit side-by-side and where literally hundreds of churches are to be found. You will visit five of these and discover the architectural and art styles as they have changed over the centuries. San Luigi dei Francesi, San Pietro in Vincoli, Sant'Ignazio, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Santa Maria degli Angeli are churches not listed in the usual touristic itineraries, even if are considered some of the gems of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.76
Price varies by group size
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$276.76
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Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome is a city that is rich in history and has remained one of the most visited cities by Christians from around the globe. From Caesar and Pontius Pilate to St. Paul and the Apostles, visitors will find that our Christian Rome Tour allows them to walk in the footsteps of the Saints. The Christian Rome Tour combines some of Rome’s most significant and incredible churches that have inspired pilgrims and visitors for centuries, with top historic sites, monuments, lively piazzas, and museums that you expect to see in the Eternal City for an exciting tour experience in Rome. Through this tour, you get the best of both worlds in one single day. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$644.44
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$644.44
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Christian Rome

Christian Rome "The City of the Popes" Tour Guide, Chauffeur, Tickets included

Discover the historic Christian landmarks of Rome during this private tour. Skip the line for quick entry into the Vatican Museums with priority access tickets and explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the Basilica of San Clemente, and the Sant’Ignazio Church and learn about each attraction’s history. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$809.57
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$809.57
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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Private tour

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Private tour

Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Christian Rome and discover underground treasures in some of the most sensational churches. On this private tour, you'll hear fascinating facts as you travel to the ancient basilicas of St. Clement, the Cathedral of St. John in the Lateran Palace, Basilica Santi Quattro Coronati, and the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli (Moise). * The entrance to the basilicas requires appropriate clothing: shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.36
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$219.36
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Private Rome Walking Tour San Pietro in Vincoli and San Clemente

Private Rome Walking Tour San Pietro in Vincoli and San Clemente

Take our guided tour of some of the most beautiful places in Rome from a historical, religious and artistic point of view. Following our walking tour you will discover many curiosities out of the usual known explanations.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.22
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$79.22
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2.5-Hour Rione Monti Private Guided Walking Tour

2.5-Hour Rione Monti Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore a lesser-known side of Rome on a 2.5-hour, private walking tour through the district of Monti, where you’ll find a wealth of local culture and historic landmarks. Follow narrow, car-free lanes to churches with masterpiece artwork, medieval towers, and bustling plazas, as your guide shares stories about daily life, history, and more. This 2.5-hour Monti walking tour includes all entrance fees, is priced at a flat rate for up to 15 people, and offers the flexible, personal experience of a private guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.54
per group
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$310.54
per group

Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Uncover the myths, mysteries and monuments of Rome’s early Christian history on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Rome’s ancient basilicas. Pay a visit to Rome’s oldest church, St. John at the Lateran; climb the Holy Stairs to the Sancta Sanctorum; and explore the underground temples of St. Clement's Basilica. Along the way, hear stories of Rome’s religious history and see rare artifacts like the table where Jesus and his disciples sat during the Last Supper and Michelangelo's Moses sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.08
Price varies by group size
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$157.08
Price varies by group size

Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.91
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$422.91
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Roman Empire Walk with Happy Hour

Roman Empire Walk with Happy Hour

A new experience to combine history and relax in a pleasant walk! First stop to discover the church San Pietro in Vincoli, with the famous statue Mosé by Michelangelo. The tour continues showing and explaining the Colosseum and its millennial history. Walking towards Piazza Venezia, you will pass through the real heart of ancient imperial life, crossing the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forum. Going up the steps designed by Michelangelo, you will reach the top of Campidoglio, one of Rome’s seven hills, today center of the government of Rome, with the statue of Emperor Marco Aurelio. The tour ends with a typical Italian aperitif in the heart of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.92
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$74.92
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Private Tour:Christian Catacombs

Private Tour:Christian Catacombs

Join us on a journey through Christian Rome with its Basilicas, Churches and other sacred buildings for an unforgettable spiritual experience. Travel along the footsteps of Saint Peter and Paul, before arriving to the Catacombs, the underground burial chambers and the place of worship of the early Christians. Unique experience to learn about habits and traditions. This tour will offer a perspective of the ancient Rome you won’t experience in the city centre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.50
Price varies by group size
From
$217.50
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Christian Rome with Driver Private Tour from your Hotel in Rome

Christian Rome with Driver Private Tour from your Hotel in Rome

Rome is a city that is rich in history and has remained one of the most visited cities by Christians from around the globe. From Caesar and Pontius Pilate, to St. Paul and the Apostles, visitors will find that our Christian Rome Tour allows them to walk in the footsteps of the Saints. The Christian Rome Tour combines some of Rome’s most significant and incredible churches that have inspired pilgrims and visitors for centuries, with top historic sites, monuments, lively piazzas, and museums that you expect to see in the Eternal City for an exciting tour experience in Rome. Through this tour, you get the best of both worlds in one single day. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours) Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$631.02
per group
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$631.02
per group

Exclusive Rome Undergrounds| San Clemente Basilica Private Tour | VIP Entrance

Exclusive Rome Undergrounds| San Clemente Basilica Private Tour | VIP Entrance

A 2.5-hour tour for those who want to experience the treasures of Rome off the beaten path. You will be introduced to art and architecture from antiquity through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. With your professional art historian guide, visit San Clemente underground, San Pietro in Vincoli church, and Ludus Magnus. This Exclusive Private Tour will brings you into the depths of history and you can maximise your time enjoying awesome experience. Tour for family with kids, groups of friends and couples.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.95
Price varies by group size
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$167.95
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) costs USD 36.25. Guided Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) tours start around USD 36.25 per person. See all 26 Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) tickets and tours on Viator.
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