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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)—among the first churches in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary—sits on the summit of Esquiline Hill. An extraterritorial property of the Vatican, it is one of the city’s four major basilicas and has one of the best preserved Byzantine interiors in Rome.

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Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42, Rome, Province of Rome, 00100
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour in Rome

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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour in Rome

The open-top double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vaticans' architecture. The city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. This fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Termini Railway Station. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. The Big Bus Rome sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese. The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus. You can choose fantastic digital self-guided walking tours to also experience the Eternal city on foot.
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  • 1 hour
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Sistine Chapel and Colosseum Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Sistine Chapel and Colosseum Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

For those who want to pack their day with culture and history, this tour of Vatican Museums, Colosseum the panoramic view of most attractions with an open bus tour is a perfect solution. As you will visit two of Rome’s most iconic places in combination. Enter the blessed Vatican Museums with exclusive and reserved entrance, even beating the standard skip-the-line. Then you will be headed towards the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. finally, one round trip just flashing with hop on top off bus Audio tour With skip-the-line access to all destinations, you'll make the most utilization of your time.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.17
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$107.17
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. • Saint John Lateran • The Holy Stairs • Saint Mary Major • Saint Paul Outside the Walls • St. Peter’s Basilica (if and when open) • One Christian Catacomb (Skip-The-Line tickets included) Lunch included in a typical Roman Restaurant. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your accommodation in Rome. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 8 hours
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Tour of the Most Beautiful Churches by Mini Vintage Cabriolet

Tour of the Most Beautiful Churches by Mini Vintage Cabriolet

The tour includes departure  from the hotel, lasts for 2-3  hours ,  well come present and tipical italian Hats ( only in the winter) , water,  and fantastic Roman  cappuccino and croissant in a tipic Bar  in cool place where are only roman people. Steps  to San Peter , Santa Maria della Pace Church , Basilica di Santa Sabina in Aventino , Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin ( mouth of truth- the Roman Holiday movie) , Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere , Pantheon , basilica di San Paolo out of the walls, Mausoleo di Santa Costanza , San Gioacchino Church , Santa Maria in Aracoeli
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. • Saint John Lateran • The Holy Stairs • Saint Mary Major • Saint Paul Outside the Walls • St. Peter’s Basilica (if and when open) • One Christian Catacomb (Skip-The-Line tickets included) Lunch included in a tipical Roman Restaurant. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your ship. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$325.11
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Christian Rome Tour

Christian Rome Tour

A perspective on the importance of Catholic Christianity, intertwined in Rome's history, arcaic traditions and culture. Without leaving out the artistic and architectural aspect. Historical changes and art are often found in the oldest Roman churches. Like in Basilica di San Clemente, the only church in Rome, built on three different levels; the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and The “Scala Santa” (Holy Stairs); the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$335.95
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Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti is the neighborhood tourists choose while visiting Rome because it is close to the Colosseum, then they discover that it is also a very trendy and peaceful area. A pleasant surprise, both for its elegant and romantic views, and for some gems that it conceals, such as the Moses by Michelangelo, preserved in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. With this tour you will spend 2 and a half hours around the neighborhood, discovering its beauties and appreciating some treats of the local and national street food, like the salty maritozzo, a brioche stuffed with various options of salami, cheeses, or marinated vegetables, or the typical Neapolitan pizza. You cannot miss a taste of Roman pizza and mortadella, accompanied by a good sip of Lazio wine, to conclude with one of the best artisan ice creams in the city. After a morning spent at the Colosseum or around Rome, what better opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon discovering the neighborhood and nice places to eat well!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$52.19
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Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome, Italy. and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$553.90
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Roman Basilicas, Catacombs and Villa D'Este (Tivoli) Private Tour

Roman Basilicas, Catacombs and Villa D'Este (Tivoli) Private Tour

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As the home of the Pope and the Catholic Curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. The Via Francigena was an ancient pilgrim route between England and Rome. Peter and Paul. For many visitors to Rome. Explore the incredible tunnels that were dug out by hand nearly 2,000 years ago and learn about the very beginning of Christianity. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$758.60
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Christian Catacombs & Basilicas Semi Private Tour

Christian Catacombs & Basilicas Semi Private Tour

This tour includes a visit to 2 of the 4 major basilicas in Rome. St. Mary Major is the most important and best preserved of the Roman churches and it's dedicated to the Virgin Mary. St. John’s in Lateran, the real Cathedral of Rome and first Papal residence. After a stop at the Holy Stairs, we proceed to the ancient Appian Way, probably the most important road of the Roman Empire, until we reach the Catacombs of Rome, the ancient underground Christians cemeteries.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.37
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Papal Basilicas: St. John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, St. Paul outside the walls

Papal Basilicas: St. John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, St. Paul outside the walls

On this tour you will explore three of the most important Basilicas in the world, after St. Peter's: St. John Lateran, St.Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls. Built in the 4th century by the emperor Constantine, the Basilica of St. John Lateran is the oldest church in the western world. A former seat of the papacy, and the current seat of the Archdiocese of Rome, St. John Latera is Rome's Cathedral. Its many treasures include the original doors of the Roman Curia or senate house. Nearby are the Scala Sancta ( Holy Stairs ) believed to be the very steps on which Chist stood trial before Pontius Pilate. St. Mary Major is one the oldest churches dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and is known for its mosaics featuring scenes from the life of Mary. It also houses the relic of Christ's manger. Last but not least, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is the second largest Basilica after St. Peter's Basilica. It was founded on the burial ground of St. Paul.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$326.44
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Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

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

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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$362.24
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Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

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Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it’s not always easy for a visitor to know where to get the best shots. Capture the Eternal City’s unique spirit with this photography tour, a moving workshop that stops in historic churches across the city to frame the lavish frescoes and carved angels, sumptuous naves and crypts, and soaring domes and other architectural details.
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  • 4 hours
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. • Saint John Lateran • The Holy Stairs • Saint Mary Major • Saint Paul Outside the Walls • St. Peter’s Basilica (if and when open) • One Christian Catacomb (Skip-The-Line tickets included) Lunch included in a tipical Roman Restaurant. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your ship. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.11
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All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

Peter and Paul, two apostles of Christ, brought the message of Jesus to Rome, thereby making Rome the epicenter of the Christian faith. The writings and teachings of the apostles left an indelible mark on Roman history, inspiring Pontiffs and Emperors alike to build the finest churches in the Christian world. On this tour, our expert theologian will guide you through 4 of the 7 Pilgrim Churches of Rome.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.35
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Explore highlights of enchanting Rome on a private shore sightseeing tour

Explore highlights of enchanting Rome on a private shore sightseeing tour

Visit places that made Rome immortal on this private day trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Harbour. See the great Colosseum and Roman Forum, follow the bright crowds at the Spanish Steps, and learn about Roman history. Don't forget to throw a coin in Fountain Trevi to ensure that someday you will come back.
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  • 7 hours
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$746.95
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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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$449.68
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3D Virtual tour of the Caesars by Vespa

3D Virtual tour of the Caesars by Vespa

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Zip through Rome on a Vespa with this half-day tour. Cover ground quickly and see top landmarks such as the Colosseum, Piazza della Repubblica, and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your guide to see the best of the Eternal City. Helmets and safety locks are included.
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  • 3 hours
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