Rome's Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs

Rome's Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs

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  • Journey into the fascinating Catacombs along the ancient Appian Way.
  • Explore significant primitive Basilicas, showcasing rich history and cultural importance.
  • Walk through the revered Basilica of St. John in Lateran.
  • Mobile Vouchers accepted (No need to take the print)!


Explore two of the most significant churches in the Catholic world and the memorable Catacombs. Witness the revered Holy Stairs at St. John in Lateran, central to Christianity from persecution times to the Pope's influence. It is a captivating journey into the history of Catholic Rome.


Imagine a day filled with history and wonders as you embark on a guided tour exploring the rich heritage of Catholic Rome. The adventure begins with a hassle-free pickup from your hotel, ensuring a smooth start to your exploration. If your hotel is centrally located and accessible, you will be conveniently picked up to start your adventure for a day filled with cultural immersion. The first leg of our journey takes us to the heart of ancient Christianity, where we visit two of the most significant Basilicas in the entire world: the Basilicas of Saint John in Lateran and Saint Mary Maggiore. These majestic structures hold a wealth of history and spiritual significance, making them must-visit sites for those eager to delve into the roots of Catholicism.
The Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, the oldest among Rome's four main basilicas, stands as a testament to centuries of faith. It is home to the Holy Steps, a sacred site revered by pilgrims from around the world. The steps hold a special place in the city, drawing those seeking spiritual connection and historical resonance. As you climb these steps, you are retracing the footsteps of countless pilgrims who have come before you.
Our journey then takes us to the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, a place of awe-inspiring beauty and historical significance. This basilica houses a captivating collection of artifacts that showcase the richness of Rome's religious and cultural history. Marvel at the intricate 5th-century mosaics that adorn the basilica, each telling a story of devotion and artistic mastery. Do not miss the chance to explore the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity, an underground sanctuary that adds another layer of depth to the basilica's history.
Continuing our adventure, we set out along the historic Appian Way, guided by an expert local guide who brings each step of the journey to life. Along the way, we pass the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, a site steeped in legend and significance. This ancient road, lined with history and tales of the past, leads us to our next destination—the Roman underground Catacombs.
As we arrive at the Catacombs, a world unfolds beneath the surface. These remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some dating back to the 2nd century, provide a unique window into the early days of Christianity. Explore the winding passages and chambers adorned with historic artwork that narrates the tales of a bygone era. Learn about the rituals, beliefs, and challenges faced by the early Christians as they used these underground passageways for burials and gatherings.
This immersive experience not only provides a glimpse into the early days of the faith but also leaves you with lasting memories of a day well spent in the heart of Rome's cultural and spiritual legacy.


Departure Timings : 02:30 pm (until 31st Oct 24) | 02:00pm (from 1 Nov 24 to 31 March 25)
Duration: 3 Hours (Approx.)
Meeting Point : You will be picked up from your Hotel, please be ready 15 min prior to the start time
Ending Point : Same as meeting point
(Please check the calendar to know about availability)


  • Hotel Pick up only
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs
  • Expert local guide in English and Spanish
  • Bus or minivan transportation among the attractions
  • Wireless Audio Headset


  • Hotel Drop off
  • Gratuities

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher to the representative who will pcik you from your Hotel. 
If your hotel is not listed or you have purchased the meeting point option, please make your way to the departure point 20 minutes prior to tour start time: Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Voucher Information : Mobile and Paper Voucher are accepted !
Wheelchair Accessibility : No
Please provide your Hotel name at the time of making the booking. You can also reach us at support@sightseeingo.com to provide the details 24 hrs prior to the tour date.
Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches.
Tour includes a drop off service in Rome City centre.
This tour is not accessible to claustrophobic people.
This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users.
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Tour includes a transport return service to the City centre. you can drop off in front of church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri nearby Metro Stop "Repubblica"
Disclaimer:Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or in the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances . 

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled within 24 hours of travel date.