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Guided Tour of the Basilicas of Rome
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Guided Tour of the Basilicas of Rome

Explore some of the most prominent and fascinating churches and basilicas in Rome on a 3-hour guided tour with a professional English-speaking guide expert in History and History of Art.

Itinerary

You’ll start the tour accompanied by your guide by visiting one of the most important churches of the Eternal City.

St. John in Lateran Archbasilica is one of the four papal major basilicas in Rome and the oldest one. Step inside the temple and admire its holy door and its high altar, which is exclusively used by the Pope.  Once you have marveled at its startling interior decoration, you’ll visit St. John’s Baptistery. Once inside its octagonal floor, your guide will tell you about the Emperor Constantine’s mother, Saint Helena, baptized in this basilica according to tradition.

You’ll continue your journey to Basilica San Clemente, which is renowned for its mosaic collection, mostly belonging to the Medieval period. Then, if you wish, you can visit the archaeological site located underneath the church, which were discovered in the nineteenth century.

Leave the Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano and go around the Colosseum until you get to San Pietro in Vincoli, also known as Saint Peter in Chains. This church was founded to house the relic of the chains that were used to imprison Saint Peter in Jerusalem. The shackles are located in a vase in the church. Led by your guide, you’ll discover Michelangelo’s Moses, a majestic and large statue that is at the height of the artist’s "David", located in Florence or "Pietà” in the Vatican City.

Next, you’ll walk along Via Cavour. In less than 10 minutes you’ll get to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, a beautiful temple that houses numerous masterpieces, including the apse mosaic by Jacopo Torriti called the Coronation of the Virgin and several frescoes by Giovanni Baglione. After this tour, you can carry on your holidays in Rome at your own pace. 

Price

Adults Students 18 - 25 years old Children 7 - 17 years old Children less than 7
English-speaking tour
36.5$
30.5$
24.5$
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    36.5$
  • Students 18 - 25 years old

    30.5$
  • Children 7 - 17 years old

    24.5$
  • Children less than 7

    Free

More information

Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

Headset to hear the guide during the tour.

Not included

Admission to the archeaological site underneath Basilica San Clemente (optional). If you want to visit the site, you must pay 10€ in cash on the day of the visit.

When to book?

We recommend booking as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during the public holidays and festives..

You can book up to 2 days before (Rome local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you need help with a reservation or have any queries, please contact us.

36.5 $
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano. In front of the Basilica of St. John Latheran

Cancellations

FREE! Free cancel up to 48 hours before the tour.

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