Christian Relics Private Tour in Rome

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  • Highlights

Discover Rome in a unique itinerary

Enjoy the explanation of a licensed, private guide

Customize your itinerary to suit your interests

Visit the greatest basilicas in Rome and the Holy Stairs

  • Itinerary

St Mary Major
St Prassede Basilica
Holy Steps
Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Tour Description

By reserving our Christian Relics Private Tour in Rome, you will have a local, licensed professionist at your complete disposal for 3 hours and a half, to escort you throughout your journey around Christian Rome and Christian faith and tell you anything you need to know about the spots you chose to visit.

Your private guide will wait for you at the entrance of Church of St. Mary Major, holding a sign with your name. This is where your fantastic tour among Christian beauties in Rome starts. The Basilica of St Mary Major, part of the Vatican State, is dedicated to the Mother of Jesus and hosts beautiful mosaics representing the New and Old Testament. Your guide will then point out towards the high altar, to show you the relics of the wooden crypt of Bethlehem from the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

Next stop of your Christian Relics Private Tour in Rome will be St Prassede Basilica, just a few minutes walking from St. Mary Major Church, famous for its mosaics dating to the 9th century AD and for the Chapel of San Zeno. Here, there is a part of the very same Pillar where Jesus was tortured and flogged before his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

You and your private guide will take a taxi now, payable on site, and climb the Holy Steps, so-called “Scala Santa”. It was the actual staircase in Pilate’s house, which Jesus descended after being sentenced to crucifixion. Pilgrims from all over the world come here to climb the 28 steps on their knees until they reach the top, where the “Sancta Sanctorum”, the Holy of the Holiest, the chapel of the earliest Popes, is located.

Last, but not least, you will visit the Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem, commissioned by St. Helen in the 4th century. She brought back from Jerusalem not only the relics of Jesus Christ but also part of the soil of the Holy City.

With our Christian Relics Private Tour in Rome you can be sure we will take you all over the most beautiful and important Christian spots that Rome has to offer. It is a once in a life time experience going far beyond the history and art, lying to spirituality and mystery. It will be incredibly interesting and fascinating. So stop thinking about it and contact us. We will be delighted to arrange the best Christian Relics Private Tour in Rome for you!

Tour's Notes

Entrance fees and transfers are not included and will be paid on site if requested.
In order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, shoulders and knees must be covered. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
This tour operates in all weather conditions.

Please note that this tour runs every day with the exception of: January 1st, Easter Day, December 25th.
Moreover there is NOT morning availability for the following days: Sundays, January 6th, Easter Monday, May 1st, June 29th, August 15th, November 1st, December 8th, December 26th.

  • Included

3.5-hour private English-speaking guide

  • Not Included

Entrance fees
Transportation
Gratuities

  • Meeting Point
Entrance of Church of St. Mary Major, Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore 42
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