Basilicas of Rome: Private Concierge Shore Excursion

Cultural & Theme Tours in Ravenna

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• English-speaking driver and private vehicle • Expert, licensed English-speaking local guide • Visit to four major basilicas: St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, and St. Peter’s  • Lunch at a selected trattoria (not included)
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, LazioThe Basilica of St. Mary Major is the largest church in Rome dedicated to the Virgin. It is said to have been begun in the 4th century on a plan outlined by a miraculous August snowfall. It contains some of the oldest and most impressive apse and nave mosaics in Rome (dating from the Byzantine period and comparable with those in Ravenna). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome, LazioThe Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the burial place of St. Paul, is outside the Roman walls and hence is less visited. It was reconstructed in the 19th century following a devastating fire and retains much of its ancient appearance. Duration: 1 hourStop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioSt. Peter’s Basilica, designed by Bramante, Michelangelo, and Bernini and built upon the tomb of the apostle Peter, houses Renaissance and Baroque treasures, including Michelangelo's famous Pieta.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, LazioThe oldest and most important of these is the Basilica of St. John Lateran, which is also the ecclesiastical seat of the Pope and therefore the only actual cathedral in Rome. First constructed by Constantine I in the fourth century, it was destroyed and rebuilt a number of times but still contains elements dating from Imperial times, as well as medieval, Baroque, and modern additions. Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Lunch (trattoria recommendation included)