Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Rome, Italy
Private Tour Basilicas of Rome

From USD 287.23

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go behind the scenes to discover the five major basilicas of Rome and learn about the influence of Christianity on the Eternal City during this in-depth private guided tour. Get a peek at priceless relics—believed to be thorns from Jesus’s crown—and marvel at Renaissance artworks and stunning architectural gems. Tours include free time for lunch and comfortable transfers in your own private vehicle—plus the option to explore the mysterious catacombs.
  • An in-depth private guided tour of the five basilicas of Rome
  • Listen to informative commentary on the culture and history of the Eternal City from your guide
  • Journey along the history-packed Appian way and get a peek at priceless church relics
  • Tours include the option to visit the catacombs, Rome’s subterranean ancient burial site

What's Included

  • English Speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entrance fees 8 euro per person for the Catacombs
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch at your own expense

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We will pick you up straight at your accommodation in Rome and drop you off back to your accommodation

What To Expect

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Scavi di San Giovanni in Laterano

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


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Must Do!!!
Don_B, Aug 2019
What a fabulous host. Max was amazing. Very long day, but well worth it. Lots of hidden gems!!! Nice!
Highly recommended tour
Roving22871351719, June 2019
MAX our tour guide was very good, very knowledgeable, very accommodating and helpful. If you are a Christian and want to know more of Christian history and see relics, this tour is a MUST. Could not believe until you actually see it. Just amazing. Away from the big crowds. So many things to see and learn about ancient Christian history. Places you would not normally go as they are not as recognisable and famous as St. Peter's. Definitely a tour you would not regret joining especially if Max is your guide. I would rate this 5 🌟 +.
Our guide, Massimo, was very...
joann.lagman, May 2017
Our guide, Massimo, was very knowledgeable. He gave us different lenses in which to view each site, religious, historical, and its value as art. This is an excellent way to see the Basilicas of Rome.

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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome


7 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 287.23

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