Tours from Rome - Rome City Tours - Christian Rome Half Day

Christian Rome Half Day

This tour has been designed for those guest who wish to enjoy a complete overview of Christian Rome. 
You will have the opportunity to drive where large buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more, walk less. 

This exclusive tour starts at the Basilica of ST. Mary Major after a pick up from your hotel.
Built on the Esquiline hill in 352 A.D. the smallest and the most precious of the four basilicas, first place of cult of the Virgin, extraordinary witness of roman early Christian art with the wonderful mosaics, the magnificent golden decorated ceiling, the relic of the manger of Bethlehem, the tomb of Bernini. 

The tour will continue visiting the Basilica of St. John in Lateran the most ancient basilica, built by the Emperor Constantine, first residence of the Popes until the year 1307, Cathedral of the City, with the wonderful seventeenth century remaking by Borromini, the wonderful gentilitial chapels, the relic of the table of the Last Supper, the Baptistry, the Holy Stairs of Christ's Passion, the oldest and tallest among the 13 Egyptian obelisks in Rome. 
Hence we will go to the Holy steps, climbed by Jesus to reach Pilate's Palace. From here the tour will start again and pass through the Porta di St. Sebastiano to arrive to the Ancient Appian way where we will find the chapel of "Domine Quo Vadis".

We finally arrive at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus: the present catacombs are a series of underground galleries and vaults of various sizes. These were holy sites where Christians buried their dead and came to pray and celebrate liturgy. 
After Constantine, the bodies of many of the famous martyrs and saints were moved to Churches within the city. 
Being outside the old city wall, the catacombs were often pillaged and seriously damaged by the invading Goths and Lombards in the 6th and 7th centuries. 
In time, the catacombs were lost to visiting Christian pilgrims. 

In the 19th century, the first attempts were made to restore the catacombs by excavating and cataloguing them. 
By the late 19th century they had once again become an important and romantic place for visitors to learn about their early Christian past.

DURATION: based on 4 hours

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:

  • to dress respectfully for the visit to religious buildings: knees and shoulders covered;
  • to take with you comfortable walking shoes if possible;
  • to keep an eye on your wallet; it is recommended not to wear precious jewelry or large amount of cash;

The Vatican is closed on all Sundays but the last of every month.


Note that the driver will not enter sites but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing The vehicle will escort you for the entire tour .Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.

Pax
1-3
4-6
7-8
Rate
225.00
250.00
275.00

For more passengers please contact us

We don’t request any deposit!!!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – NO AMEX) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer.

Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euro.

If payment is made with credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign a ONE TIME payment authorization form, provided by us.

If payment is made with wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %.

If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. THE TOTAL WILL BE INDICATED IN YOUR FINAL CONTRACT. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

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