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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Rome, Italy

From $327.71

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Go behind the scenes to discover the five major basilicas of Rome and learn about the influence of Christianity on the Eternal City during this in-depth private guided tour. Get a peek at priceless relics—believed to be thorns from Jesus’s crown—and marvel at Renaissance artworks and stunning architectural gems. Tours include free time for lunch and comfortable transfers in your own private vehicle—plus the option to explore the mysterious catacombs.
  • An in-depth private guided tour of the five basilicas of Rome
  • Listen to informative commentary on the culture and history of the Eternal City from your guide
  • Journey along the history-packed Appian way and get a peek at priceless church relics
  • Tours include the option to visit the catacombs, Rome’s subterranean ancient burial site
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English Speaking driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Fuel surcharge
Landing and facility fees
Entrance fees 8 euro per person for the Catacombs
Lunch at your own expense

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up straight at your accommodation in Rome and drop you off back to your accommodation


  • Fiumicino Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 54, Fiumicino Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Rome Private Excursions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Must Do!!!
, Aug 2019
What a fabulous host. Max was amazing. Very long day, but well worth it. Lots of hidden gems!!! Nice!
Highly recommended tour
, Jun 2019
MAX our tour guide was very good, very knowledgeable, very accommodating and helpful. If you are a Christian and want to know more of Christian history and see relics, this tour is a MUST. Could not believe until you actually see it. Just amazing. Away from the big crowds. So many things to see and learn about ancient Christian history. Places you would not normally go as they are not as recognisable and famous as St. Peter's. Definitely a tour you would not regret joining especially if Max is your guide. I would rate this 5 🌟 +.
Our guide, Massimo, was very...
, May 2017
Our guide, Massimo, was very knowledgeable. He gave us different lenses in which to view each site, religious, historical, and its value as art. This is an excellent way to see the Basilicas of Rome.

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