Enjoy the Spirituality of Rome’s Christian Sites on this Private Tour Experience
“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”
– Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)
Availability: Every day, except Sundays
Duration: 8 hours
Departure from: Civitavecchia
Type: Private, luxury
Prices: $530 per person (for groups of two/three) or $415 per person (for groups of four)
Best for: The lesser-known religious landmarks in Rome, including the Holy Stairs
Immerse yourself in the spirituality of Rome’s Christian landmarks on this private tour designed exclusively for Bellarome by a Professor of Ancient Rome.
This unique tour takes you on a spiritual journey of discovery and features the lesser-known Christian landmarks of the city, including several important basilicas and chapels, the Holy Stairs and the Baptistery.
Our private tour experience takes you on a thought-provoking journey to some of the churches and religious sites that have shaped Catholicism in modern-day Rome. It was designed especially for cruise ship passengers by our Rome Tour Director, Prof. Dino Margiotta, who has dedicated his life to the study of Ancient Rome. As a part of this exceptional experience, you will visit Basilica St Peter’s in Chain (with Michelangelo’s Moses) and the chapel at Basilica SS. Quattro Coronati St Sylvester, which features medieval frescoes from the 13th century. This tour also includes a visit to “Papal Basilica” of St John in Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano), which is famous as the first church of Rome and so is a particularly enlightening and special place to visit on your stop in Italy. Near here, you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Holy Stairs, which are thought to have been climbed by Jesus in Jerusalem. For many centuries, this has been a sacred site for pilgrims, who still climb the stairs on their knees. You will also have an opportunity to visit the Baptistery and the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem to complete your spiritual discovery of Ancient Rome.
Included in this tour:
- All transportation during the day tour (pick up is from the port and you will be returned to the port after the day tour)
- Private tour guide
- Visit to Basilica St Peter’s in Chain (with Michelangelo’s Moses)
- Visit to the chapel at Basilica SS. Quattro Coronati St Sylvester
- Time at “Papal Basilica” of St John in Lateran, including the Holy Stairs
- Stops at the Baptistery and the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem
- Lunch in a traditional restaurant
Please note that the order of the itinerary may be changed to allow you to make the most of your time in Rome.
How to book
You can book and pay for this tour safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Alternatively, to find out more about this Rome tour, please contact a member of our dedicated team on 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.