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Major Basilicas of Rome Tour

During the Major Basilicas of Rome Tour you will discover three out of Rome’s Four Papal Basilicas: St John Lateran, St Paul Outside the Walls and St Mary Major


  • Art
  • Religion
  • History

What makes this tour Special

With the Major Basilicas of Rome Tour you will explore the Major Basilicas in Rome and trace an exclusive itinerary through the story of Christianity

Admire great artworks of the Renaissance and Baroque era in their original settings

Get impressed by the amazing stores of the relics treasured in the Basilicas and their extraordinary meaning for the Christian world

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


09:30 - 14:30


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


No Entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!


Appropriate clothing is recommended. Please be aware that the access to holy sites requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees have to be properly covered.

What's Included
  • Blue Badge certified private tour guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras

  • Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Private Driver at your disposal (available upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • San Giovanni in Laterano
  • San Paolo fuori le Mura
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • The official headquarters of the Pope. The famous church is topped with impressive statues along the outer face and full of beauty inside. The main walls are covered in beautiful frescos from the Renaissance age and the main nave, restored four centuries ago, will leave you in awe! It is one of the oldest churches of Rome, but the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano is something more: a real artistic jewel.
  • The Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Walls testifies the history of the Holy Church in Rome. The main altar, surmounted by a stunning Gothic canopy, treasures the mortal remains of St Paul, who was buried here. The giant basilica was built as early as the V century AD and features original Roman columns, a great mosaic from the Middle Age, but also the portraits of all the Popes in history, including the last ones: Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.
  • One of only 4 Major Basilicas of Rome and the largest dedicated to Saint Mary was built between 422-432 under the instruction of Pope Celestine the first. The mesmerizing mosaics covering the triumphal arch and nave gave a model for future representations of the Virgin Mary.

Tour description

Your private guide will let you experience an authentic pilgrimage to sacred places of Rome during this tour, discovering three of the Great Basilicas in Rome: S.Giovanni in LateranoS.Paolo fuori le Mura and S.Maria Maggiore.

During the Major Basilicas of Rome Tour you will have the opportunity to learn about Christianity and see impressive artwork and masterpieces from many different centuries.

The Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, defined also as “mother of all churches” is part of a great monumental complex including the great obelisk, the Lateran Palace and the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs. Considered one of Borromini’s masterpieces, this splendid cathedral was established between 311 and 312 AD. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, an absolute Early Christian masterpiece of art and architecture. You will be taken aback by the beauty of its mosaics, frescoes and sculptures! Outside the historical district, you’ll find the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls. Imposing, elegant, majestic and built where Saul of Tarsus (Saint Paul) was buried. The basilica was destroyed in the fire of 1823 and rebuilt from 1826.

Useful information

Appropriate clothing is highly recommended. Please be aware that the access to holy sites requires a strict dress code. Three churches are part of the itinerary. Shoulders and knees have to be properly covered.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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