Roman Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs on the Appian way

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Duration 3 hours




Visit two of the most important Basilicas of the Catholic world and the unforgettable Catacombs. See the worshipped the Holy Stairs at St. John in Lateran. The heart of Christianity from the time of the persecutions to the rise of the Pope's power. A fascinating journey into the history of Catholic Rome


  • Pickup from selected Hotel and transport
  • Journey inside and explore the Catacombs on the ancient Appian way
  • See the primitive Basilicas
  • Walk through the famed Basilica of St. John in Lateran


  • Pickup (only in hotels listed in central Rome)
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs
  • Expert local guide
  • Headset


  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
  • Tour includes a drop off service in Rome City centre. you can drop off at one of the following I Love Rome stops: Stazione Termini, S.Maria Maggiore, Piazza Barberini, Via Ludovisi, Largo Santa Susanna


  • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches

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4.8 / 5   overall customer review rating
Apr 28 2018
Our guide was awesome and informative. Truly a unique experience.
reviewed by Mr Thomas Pickett
Apr 18 2018
Good tour! Great value for the money and easy accommodations.
reviewed by Mr Doug Long
Dec 25 2017
Very informative and enjoyable experience.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Dec 05 2017
Great experience reccomend to all!!
reviewed by Mr Nelson Bigas

Tour Itinerary

After being picked up from your hotel (if centrally located and accessible), begin your day with a visit to two of the most important Basilicas in the world; the Basilicas of Saint John in Lateran and Saint Mary Maggiore.

The Basilica of Saint John in Lateran is the oldest of Rome's four main basilicas, and is home to the Holy Steps, one of the city's most important pilgrimage sites. From there, head to the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, which houses an amazing collection of historic and religious artifacts. Admire 5th century mosaics and the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity.

Then continue along the historic Appian way with your guide, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the ancient Roman underground Catacombs. Explore these remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some of which were started in the 2nd century. See amazing historic artwork in the catacombs, and learn about how these underground passageways give a window into the early days of Christianity.

Pickup points

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Pickup Info - 0039.(0) - Please provide a printed copy of your voucher at check-in.

If your hotel is not listed, please make your way to the departure point 20 minutes prior to tour start time: Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace

Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pickup time provided.

Tour includes a transport return service to the City centre. you can drop off in front of church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri nearby Metro Stop "Repubblica"


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