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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)

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

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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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Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Open Bus tour of Rome

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Open Bus tour of Rome

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Cover thousands of years of Roman history in a single, attraction-packed bus ride during this narrated hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Choose between one, two, and three-day options, and enjoy unlimited tours during whatever timeframe you select. Listen to enriching audio commentary available in five languages as you cruise between stops.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.37
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US$29.37

Christian Rome with English Speaking driver

Christian Rome with English Speaking driver

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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
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US$443.17
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Three Major Basilicas Private Tour in Rome with Transfer
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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. Upgrade your tour with the visit of the world famous Scala Sancta!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$235.98
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US$235.98
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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
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US$96.49
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Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.17
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Between Holy Doors
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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
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US$31.46
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US$31.46

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
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US$188.79
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa
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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
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US$145.79
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4-Hour Christian Rome Private Tour

4-Hour Christian Rome Private Tour

This tour includes the symbols of the Christianity, such the four most important Basilicas of Rome such St.Peter's Basilica
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$256.38
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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
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US$86.31
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

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Delve into the early days of Christianity with this unique tour that traces the evolution of this important world religion from paganism through its formative stages. Explore four of Rome’s most storied churches with a guide to learn about early Christian history and view a number of holy relics said to be from the Crucifixion—including a nail and wood from the cross—as well as the Holy Stairs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.66
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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour
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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
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US$344.15
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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
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US$305.91
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome
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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, and the Sistine Chapel. 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
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US$206.62
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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
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US$146.83
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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

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Escape the beaten track and explore four unique underground basilicas during this half-day tour to Santi Quattro Coronati, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Clemente, and San Giovanni in Laterano, spanning thousands of years of history. Relax with front-door pick-up and drop-off from your Rome accommodation in a climate-controlled minivan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.24
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Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

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Rome’s religious history extends beyond the Vatican and this tour visits three of the city’s most important Christian sites. Visit Rome’s oldest church, St. John Lateran; admire ancient Christian artworks at St. Mary Major; and see the tomb of St Paul at St. Paul Outside the Walls. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and learn all about Rome’s early Christian history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$466.72
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Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Rome is a sprawling city, so visiting its most sacred sites by public transportation can cut into your sightseeing time. Save hours with this tour of Rome’s holiest churches via private car service. Stop to admire three papal basilicas plus the Basilica of Santa Croce, home to a number of relics from the Passion of Christ. Enjoy free time in each church to explore and pray at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.08
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Hidden Rome: St. Callistus Catacombs and Papal Basilicas

Hidden Rome: St. Callistus Catacombs and Papal Basilicas

Get out of the beaten tracks and stay far away the main touristic flows! Hire a Private Driver-Guide with this tour, who will pick you up at your address in Rome (right down the street at your Hotel or Apartment) and will drive you and your party (the vehicle is a comfortable, luxury minivan, max 8 people) to visit the Papal Basilicas of Rome, among the most amazing and gorgeous churches in town, and to finish you will join a guided tour of the St. Callistus Catacombs, a real hidden gem among the many of Rome. The Papal Basilicas are the 4 highest-ranking Roman-catholic churches also known as Major Basilicas and all of them are in the territory or Rome. St. Peter's in Vatican City is for sure the most famous one, but the other 3 are not less interesting for what concerns the treasures stored and the histories behind their built. The tour includes also a visit at the Catacombs of St. Callistus, located on the ancient Appian Way
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$391.68
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US$391.68
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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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US$136.35
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Christian Rome: 4-hours private tour

Christian Rome: 4-hours private tour

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Enjoy this 4-hour private tour to discover the 4 main major basilicas in Rome, thanks to an exlcusive service driven by an English-speaking chauffeur
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.15
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Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

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On our Holy Church of Rome tour, your personal chauffeur & expert theologian will escort you in a premium luxury vehicle to 3 out of the 4 Papal Basilicas, as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. These four churches are on the “must see” list if you’re visiting Rome! The Basilica of Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of Snows, is home to the crib of the baby Jesus, is the largest Church to Mary in Rome. Afterwards you will get to see St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome which has the seat of the bishop of Rome, and St. Paul’s outside the Walls. In the Basilica of the Holy Cross, you will see many relics of the Passion of Christ, including pieces of the crown of thorns and the actual cross of Jesus. It is a truly holy and reverent experience with one of our top theologians to accompany you on this tour!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$315.52
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US$315.52
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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)

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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
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US$195.78
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US$195.78
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Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Ideal for travelers interested in ancient Roman and early Christian history, this tour explores the Appian Way—once known as “the Queen of the Roads”—the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, and three of Rome’s most well-known 4th-century churches. Round-trip transportation in climate-controlled, luxury vehicles within Rome is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$503.43
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