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Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano)

Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the most important of the four major papal basilicas in Rome and is seat of the bishop of Rome: the Pope. One of the most important Catholic churches in the world, the archbasilica is decorated with rich mosaics, Cosmatesque floors, and 12 baroque statues of the apostles.

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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

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Discover several important Christian landmarks during one itinerary with this small group tour in Rome. Hear stories about history and architecture from your guide as you explore the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Chiostro corridor, and the Holy Stairs. Discover the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, originally the first private papal chapel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$392.99
per group
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$392.99
per group
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.67
Price varies by group size
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$167.67
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$421.05
per group
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$421.05
per group
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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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$35.93
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$35.93
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Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

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Spend a morning or an afternoon at the Vatican with this 2-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica. Get an up close and personal look at Michelangelo's masterpiece, his murals in the Sistine Chapel that changed the history of painting forever. See Raphael's cherubs. Gawk at the Gallery of Maps. Explore St. Peter's Basilica. And if you want more, upgrade to a full-day tour and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Catacombs and more. Lunch can also be included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.86
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$71.86
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.09
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$81.09
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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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$110.19
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$110.19
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.77
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$119.77
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.66
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$70.66
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day tour. Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, and learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide. You'll also get the chance to cross the threshold of the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome. Round-trip transportation from central Rome hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$349.33
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$349.33
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica where you can find works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.62
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$197.62
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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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$215.58
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$215.58
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.88
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$59.88
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

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Take a fascinating journey through an underground pagan temple and four impressive churches to understand the very early stages of Christianity. See original relics from the Crucifixion of Christ and soil from the Holy Land.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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Roman Basilicas, Catacombs and Villa D'Este (Tivoli) Private Tour

Roman Basilicas, Catacombs and Villa D'Este (Tivoli) Private Tour

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As the home of the Pope and the Catholic Curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. The Via Francigena was an ancient pilgrim route between England and Rome. Peter and Paul. For many visitors to Rome. Explore the incredible tunnels that were dug out by hand nearly 2,000 years ago and learn about the very beginning of Christianity. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$754.54
Price varies by group size
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$754.54
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Underground Rome Tour

Underground Rome Tour

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our English-speaking tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. We will start the underground tour of Rome with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls and down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Returning to the historic center, your tour driver will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt, also known as the “Bone Church.” Few attractions in Rome rival this underground crypt created by the Capuchin Friars using thousands of bones of their fellow monks to decorate the walls and ceilings. What you’ll see: Catacombs of St. Callixtus, ancient Basilica of San Clemente, Basilica of St. John in Lateran and Capuchin crypt.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.19
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$213.19
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Christian Rome in One Day - Luxury Private Tour

Christian Rome in One Day - Luxury Private Tour

This tour was design to cover, in one day and in a very comfortable way, the main places of Christianity. We'll discover how martyrs planted a seed for the development of Christian religion in Rome, that quickly started to gain followers over the dominant paganism, up to the conversion of the Emperor Constantine (IV century AD).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$585.53
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$585.53
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. • Saint John Lateran • The Holy Stairs • Saint Mary Major • Saint Paul Outside the Walls • St. Peter's Basilica (if and when open) • One Christian Catacomb (Skip-The-Line tickets included) Lunch included in a tipical Roman Restaurant. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your ship. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$323.37
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$323.37
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Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome, Italy. and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.93
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$550.93
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. • Saint John Lateran • The Holy Stairs • Saint Mary Major • Saint Paul Outside the Walls • St. Peter’s Basilica (if and when open) • One Christian Catacomb (Skip-The-Line tickets included) Lunch included in a tipical Roman Restaurant. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your accommodation in Rome. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.42
Price varies by group size
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$299.42
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Three Major Basilicas Private Tour in Rome with Transfer

Three Major Basilicas Private Tour in Rome with Transfer

Your private story teller will let you experience an authentic pilgrimage to sacred places of Rome during this tour, discovering three of the Great Basilicas in Rome: S.Giovanni in Laterano, S.Paolo fuori le Mura and S.Maria Maggiore. During this tour you will have the opportunity to learn about Christianity and see impressive artwork and masterpieces from many different centuries. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, an absolute Early Christian masterpiece of art and architecture. Outside the historical district, you'll find the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls. Imposing, elegant, majestic and built where Saul of Tarsus (St. Paul) was buried. The Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, defined also as "mother of all churches" is part of a great monumental complex including the great obelisk, the Lateran Palace and the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs. Up grande your tour with the visit of the world famous Scala Sancta!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.48
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$269.48
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12-Day Italy and Switzerland Tour

12-Day Italy and Switzerland Tour

Get to know Italy and Switzerland in a way you will never know, through our expert guide, with all taxes and tickets in a guided tour with total quality. An unforgettable experience.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,133.12
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$3,133.12
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Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

Visit the four Papal Basilicas in Rome in a private experience. They are the four most important churches in Rome and the Christianity. Private Tour with private driver.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.39
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$120.39
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Christian Rome Tour

Christian Rome Tour

A perspective on the importance of Catholic Christianity, intertwined in Rome's history, arcaic traditions and culture. Without leaving out the artistic and architectural aspect. Historical changes and art are often found in the oldest Roman churches. Like in Basilica di San Clemente, the only church in Rome, built on three different levels; the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and The “Scala Santa” (Holy Stairs); the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.26
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$383.26
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) costs USD 33.69. Guided Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) tours start around USD 33.69 per person. See all 56 Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) tickets and tours on Viator.
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