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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  • What's included :
    • Pick up and Drop off at you address in Rome
    • Private transportation
    • Pre-reserved admission at the Catacombs of St. Callistus
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome Italy

    No wonder in Rome you can find some of the most beautiful Churches in the world. St. Mary Major, dedicated to the Holy Mother, and St. John's, which boasts an art collection that spans the ages from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, are two of these.
    The Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, with its mosaics and the first Papal Residence, is a one-of-a-kind among the Roman churches. Its beautiful treasures are of inestimable value, and represent the Church's role as the cradle of Christian artistic civilization in Rome.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome Italy

    Dedicated to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Basilica of St. John Lateran was the first church built in Rome in the 4th century, according to the history (or the legend). For this reason, it is also the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, and is thus known as "Cathedral of Rome and of the World."

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Piazzale di San Paolo 1, 00146 Rome Italy

    Continue your tour by reaching the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls: after St. Peter's this is the largest church in town and boasts an impressive Byzantine structure. According to tradition, was built on the place where St. Paul was buried after being beheaded and despite the many reconstructions over the centuries (the first basilica was built in 324 AD) has maintained the original structure with one nave and four side aisles, enriched with 80 marble columns.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

    To follow, top this all with a visit at the Catacombs of St. Callistus, located along the ancient Appian Way: enjoying a pre-reserved entrance, you will enter the catacombs that home thousands of burial niches as well as some good examples of early Christian art. The visit is guided for free by guides who speak various languages and will last about 30/40 minutes (entrance tickets included).

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment in Rome downtown. Please enter your pick-up location!
    Departure Time :
    10/9/2020 - 10/27/2021
    Monday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Tuesday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Thursday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Friday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Saturday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Driver in Italy

Activity ID: V-8254P61

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