Christian Rome with English Speaking driver

Badge of ExcellenceRome, Italy
Private Tour Christian Rome

From $449.62

per group (up to 3)

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


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.
  • 6-hour private tour of Rome's Christian sites
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour
  • Visit churches, relics and the Catacombs
  • Step back into Christian history
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board , you visit on your own
  • Private vehicle for the day
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to the Catacombs (approx. 8 euros)
  • Walking tour guide inside the sites

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pick up is at your centrally-located Rome hotel. Please provide address.

What To Expect

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time , we cannot promise to fulfill the mentioned itinerary nor promise to extend the duration of the tour.
  • Order of stops may vary.
  • Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
  • This is a private service no one will join your party
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pleae be aware that on Sundays some Churches have restrictions to the places you may visit.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Traveler Tips

We have taken many tours mostly in groups, but having your own private driver and vehicle is the best way to see the sites you want to see on your schedule.


19 reviews
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Delightfully off the beaten path
Rachel_C, Jul 2023
We loved seeing new churches, and our driver had actually been in all of them. He was so courteous and friendly. He was very willing to tailor our tour to what we wanted to see.
Great Basilica tour
Susan_T, Mar 2023
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Daniele picked us up at our hotel and took us all over the city to see the Papal Basilicas, Christian sites and anything else along the way we were interested in. He was extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time with him. This is a great additional tour to a Vatican tour.
Basilicas of Rome
Lara_H, Nov 2022
This tour is a good one if you are interested in the Basilicas of Rome and the Catacombs. The area around the Catacombs is quit lovely, but the tour of the Catacombs is somewhat dull. You don’t see any bones or skulls if that is what you expect. Just go underground and few stories to see how the Christians buried their dead. That part is interesting. The Basilicas are AMAZING. All of are viewed on your own though your driver will give you some History before you journey inside the Basilicas
Excellent choice to see Rome!
Anne_P, Jul 2022
Very expensive, but excellent driver/guide in air-conditioned Mercedes Sedan. Our guide was Marco Tabola and he even threw in some unexpected extras - coffee, ice cream, tickets into the Pantheon. I expected a guided tour of all the churches. Unfortunately, that only happened in one, as the driver is not allowed to park and/or leave the car everywhere. There is no additional guide to the driver. That was certainly disappointing, but he did tell us everything that was important on the way to the next place. What he was allowed to guide us through, he did an excellent job. Personable, friendly, knowledgeable. This tour can be entirely customized, just ask for it when in the car driving. Amazing experience!
A true once in a lifetime family adventure
Nathan_P, Oct 2021
David was prompt and so very nice!! He was knowledgeable and very informative. He spoke excellent English and had a great sense of humor. He dropped us right by each Christian point of interest and ensured we got to see the important items around the schedules (lunch or seasonal closings) of each…not one place we got to that was closed. We were traveling with our older parents and children down to the age 10, and this was DEFINITELY the way to allow for seeing these historic and moving sites without exhausting either generation. The break for lunch, based on David’s recommendation, was at a great location, and we wanted to go back for more!! True Italian eatery. This was a blessing to our family and we could not be more thankful for the opportunity it provided us thanks to David and Daniel’s excellent service.
Excellent experience
Boland-R, Mar 2020
Having been to Rome before and touring some of the same basilicas, it was a great experience and extremely cost effective to do it this way. Our driver guide Matteo spoke perfect English and tailored the tour to our interest. And communication with the office through Erika couldn’t have been better. I would definitely use this company again, a lovely experience.
Patrick_B, Sep 2019
Amazing day touring some of Rome's most spectacular and historic churches. Additionally, a visit to the catacombs also included which was also incredible. Very much enjoyed our time with our skilled driver, Damiano and the background knowledge he offered not only on the basilicas but also on a great place for lunch. Highly recommend this tour if you're interested in diving a bit more deeply into many of the churches not on everyone's to-do list, particularly if you want to visit all of the Seven Pilgrimage Churches made famous by St. Philip Neri.
Best way t see the Christian Sites
famdixon, Sep 2018
Davidd was our driver and tour guide he was prompt and very professional during the entire tour. This was our second time to visit Rome, our last visit was limited and we were not able to visit the sites we wanted to. This is the best way to get around Rome. Having your own driver and vehicle makes it easy to get to the sites, and did not have to worry about finding a parking space or long walks. We were dropped off right at the entrance to most sites. We set the time frame for visits at each sites, that way we could spend as much time as we wanted to really explore the sites and get a good understanding about the Rich History at each site. Our driver Davidd also recommended a local place for lunch, and when we arrived we had a table waiting for us. The food and service was excellent. We have taken many tours mostly in groups, but having your own private driver and vehicle is the best way to see the sites you want to see on your schedule. I would highly recommend this tour. .
This was an awesome tour! Would...
Misty L J, Aug 2017
This was an awesome tour! Would suggest to anyone. We were able to go where we wanted and customize as we went. The first thing in the morning our driver, Alessandro, asked what we wanted out of the tour. We were able to visit many places and he even had us at St Peters Square at noon, we were able to here the church bells ring. Beautiful! My son wanted pizza so Alessandro took us to a place he likes to go, not a tourist trap. It was wonderful. We ended the tour at the place I asked, the Pantheon! He dropped us back off at our hotel. This was our last day of a 3 week European trip, what a wonderful end!
Our driver was Damiano. He took us...
beth, Mar 2016
Our driver was Damiano. He took us all over Rome to the Christian sites we wanted to see. He told us a little about each one and then parked us as close as possible. He gave us a certain amount of time to visit each location before returning to him. He took us to a great local place for lunch. We really enjoyed this tour. We spent about 6 hours on the tour, but could easily have spent 8 and taken longer in each church.
We went on a Sunday and because it...
samanthabwilliams, Oct 2015
We went on a Sunday and because it was a private tour we were able to hit things at the perfect time, meaning no lines anywhere at all. The catacombs were inspiring and the churches marvelous. Our tour guide was Max. He was very informative and talked to us like friends. We had a stop at St. Peter's on the list but because the Pope was speaking we told him we would much rather see the Pantheon as it was our last day in Rome and we had yet to see it. Though it wasn't on the list he took us there and gave us tons of information. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone
Manuel, our guide, was out of this...
Melinda A M, Oct 2015
Manuel, our guide, was out of this world! excellent driving, knew his locations/directions/described each stop with great detail, was passionate about his work, had excellent manners. would recomend him to anyone.

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