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Three Papal Basilicas: St. John Lateran, St. Mary Mayor and St. Paul

Discovering the Papal Basilicas: St. John Lateran, St Mary Mayor and St. Paul. Faith, history and beauty.

Because of their religious, historical and artistic value St Mary Mayor, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. John Lateran are called Papal Basilicas as much as St. Peter. Real pillars of faith and Church history they tell us about Rome as a Christian capital. Their dimension will impress you, their beauty, their architecture and the richness of their art treasures will fascinate you. You will breathe their antiquity prestige. The three Basilicas were built in different areas of Rome. St. Paul was in an isolated area outside the defensive walls, St. John was built in the outskirts of town, while St Mary Mayor right in city centre. St Mary Mayor, the biggest Roman church consecrated to Mary, has beautiful mosaics (5th c. B.C.); St. John Lateran is the oldest basilica in Rome (beginning 4th c. B.C.) and the seat of Rome’s archbishops; St. Paul Outside the Walls was built to remember St. Paul work of evangelization (4th c. B.C.).


SKIP THE LINE. Our tours include the skip the line tickets.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese.
KIDS FRIENDLY. The children are welcome. Please write me if there are kids in your family group.
DISABLE FRIENDLY. The tour is disabled friendly. Please contact me if you need a wheelchair.
 DRESS CODE: Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed. Comfy shoes. Only small bags/backpacks are permitted (size 40x35x15).

  • Destination

  • Meeting point

    At the exit of metro San Giovanni, near the Foodie Cafè and Bistrot/Casina Donati or at your accommodation (on request).
  • Start Time

    From 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Duration

    4 hours
  • Price

    € 330,00
  • Included

    Admission Tickets
    Guiding Services
    Private Tour
    Skip the line Tickets
  • Not Included

    Food and drinks
    Personal Expenses
    Private driver
    Private luxury car
    Public Transportation Tickets

St. John Lateran:

  • Inside
  • Outside

St Mary Mayor:

  • Inside
  • Outside

St. Paul outside the Walls:

  • Inside
  • Outside

Tour Location

Meeting Point Options:

1. at the exit of metro San Giovanni, near the Foodie Cafè and Bistrot/Casina Donati.
2. at your accommodation (on request): the pick up from your lodging is available if it is in the centre of Rome and the cost of the taxi is on you.
Meeting Point Option 1

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