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You will be cruising around the sites, and walking out occasionally for a closer look.
We'll pick you up from your hotel in the city center of Rome in a luxury climate-controlled vehicle.
The first stop on the tour is the final resting place of St. Paul at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
This basilica has been a stop for pilgrims since the first Jubilee ever celebrated in the year 1300. It's Holy Doors read in Latin: "Let peace and eternal salvation be given to those who enter."
Your guide will explain the stunning 13th century mosaics that decorate the 10th century arch at the altar.
On the way to our next destination, your driver will take you past the Roman public baths from the 3rd Century A.D.!
Just before the second stop, you'll see the tallest obelisk of Rome that sits in front of the Lateran Palace.
This is the first church of Catholicism! Enjoy a tour of the Basilica of San Giovanni.
It's said that Christ himself climbed this staircase on the day of his crucifixion.
See the Holy Doors that depict a scene of the crucifixion with the words: "Christ: yesterday, today and forever."
Inside the church, your guide will show you a 14th century Baldacchino by Arnolfo di Cambio.
Next is the Basilica of St. Mary Major dedicated to Virgin Mary.
A modern door was sculpted for this Basilica, consecrated by pope John Paul II and honoring Virgin Mary as the "Mother of God, and Mother of the Church."
In the Crypt of the Nativity see religious relics that include a finely decorated golden crib. Tradition says that this particular piece contains fragments of the baby Jesus' crib.
See a fifth century Byzantine icon of the madonna.
The greatest artist of the Italian Baroque period is buried in this basilica. See his tomb as your guide explains his many talents.
To conclude your pilgrimage, visit a fifth century minor Basilica, famous for its relics and outstanding works of art.
Legend has it these are the chains that St. Peter himself was bound in during his imprisonment in the Roman Forum.
End your pilgrimage by visiting one of the greatest masterpieces ever created by Michelangelo.
Visit Churches and other Christian Points of Interest
Our door-to-door service means that you get to sit back and relax
Visit sites off the beaten track
Includes a Private English-Speaking Guide
Q: Does this tour include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise you may be refused entry to the religious sites on this private tour. We understand the summers in Rome can be hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.
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€257.95 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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Giulia was great and so was our driver. Great trip to four basilicas. Highly recommend!
I had a private tour with Fabiola of the three basilicas, namely the Basilica of St. Paul, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica of Mary MI had a private tour with Fabiola of the three basilicas, namely the Basilica of St. Paul, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica of Mary Major. The reason was simply to visit the holy doors which are only open every 25 years (and some rare ones in-between on special occasions -- just like the 2016 one!). She was by in a league of her own in term of amount of knowledge; and she explains all in good English -- she is definitely a gem.
The tour agency also provides comfy SUV for the private tour, which is great, as the churches are not near to each other. Also, Bojan and Jillian are very prompt in their responses in replying emails...more
Reginald P S
I used The Roma Guy for two private tours for our family. To say that The Roman Guy provided an excellent tour and Rome experience would be an understI used The Roma Guy for two private tours for our family. To say that The Roman Guy provided an excellent tour and Rome experience would be an understatement. Our family did the private driving tour of Rome and loved it. Hilaria the guide was an absolute angel and so knowledgeable. Fabio the driver was amazing, they were both so fantastic that we requested them again for the following tour. Together Hilaria and Fabio were the dream team. Hilaria was also very caring and sweet towards my elderly mother.
Our family also took the private Basilicas tour. Julia our guide was so amazing, she made the tour so fun and special for us. Julia also took extra special care of our elderly mother on the tour. They learned so much about the different churches with Julia. The whole family loved her! We lucked out with Fabio again, not only an amazing driver but looked like he stepped right off the cover of GQ! What a great guy he was!
Extra special thanks to Jillian over at The Roman Guy. She spent HOURS with me on the phone helping me select the tours and helped me with restaurant recommendations and a ton of other questions that I had. She helped me customize the private tour to include something that we wanted to see. Jillan this trip would not have been as amazing without all your help and good advice. I am so grateful to you. You know you stuff and were so generous with your time. I would highly recommend The Roma Guy, they made such great memories for my family in Rome...more