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- Duration: 3 Hrs
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Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 00100 Roma RM, Italy
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Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Piazza di S. Croce in Gerusalemme, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewSuperb tour providing an intimate encounter with the physical objects collected and/or related to the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.This tour visits the Basilica of St Mary Major containing wood from the manger in which Jesus once lay, the original icon of the Virgin of the Passion aka Mother of Perpetual Succour, San Prassede containing a fragment of the pillar on which Christ was flogged. Walk up the the Holy Stairs that Jesus walked when being judged by Pontius Pilate, see the church built by S. Helena over spread earth brought from Jerusalem and a chapel containing relics of the Holy Sepulchre, the Cave of Bethlehem, a nail of the crucifixion, a thorn of the crown of thorns and a small walnut board reading INRI.
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Skip the line
- Small group ensures personal service
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Step back in time on a history tour
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Basilica di santa maria maggiore, Rome-italy">Rome, Lazio
Major Basilica of St Mary containing relics of the Crib of the Nativity and an Icon painted by St Luke in addition to much more
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di santa prassede, Rome, Lazio
Ancient Basilica containing magnificent mosaics and the pillar on which Jesus was flogged in Jerusalemn
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chiesa di Sant'Alfonso all'Esquilino, Rome, Lazio
Gorgeous Neo-Gothic church containing the original Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help aka the Theotokos of the Passion - perhaps the most famous icon in the world
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Scala santa and Chapel of San lorenzo, Rome, Lazio
The Holy Steps outside the Praetorium where Jesus was judged in Jerusalem brought to Rome in the 4th Century.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Arcibasilica di san giovanni in laterano, Rome, Lazio
The Cathedral of Rome containing the skulls of Sts Peter & Paul
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Lazio
Ancient Basilica housing the relics of the Passion and Death of Jesus brought from Jerusalem
Duration: 35 minutes
Confirmation will be received 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
We had the BEST tour ever via Thomas. His articulation and correlation of events and circ7mstancez in Christs life will renew anyone’s Christian values and believe in Jesus Christ - or - even convert a few of you doubters.
This is one you definitely WANT to take as you will have the opportunity to see Christ’s crib, the pillar on which he was flagelated, the stairs he crawled up to see Pilate, wood from his cross, a few thorns from his crown, a nail from the cross, Doubting Thomas’s finger, a replica of the shroud of Turin, and the containers holding the heads of St. Peter and St Paul.
You will be amazed at just how viewable and accessible these items are. Incredible and a must do when in Rome.
Ask for Thomas.
We went May 18 2019 for the 9am tour - the guide was from England and has lived here for several years and has 4 degrees - I am only saying this because I don’t know his name BUT HE WAS EXCELLENT - by far the absolute best tour we have had and we are on our third country. His knowledge was beyond impressive - he is returning to school for theology (after chemistry, computer science, law and philosophy). This tour was worth every penny we paid for it. The only negative is Viator does not allow communication between guide and participants which many other companies allow. the other 4 people did not show up and he could not text them to see what the status was. Unfortunately for them they missed the best tour guide Eternal City Tours has.
This tour was an excellent experience. The Basilicas were incredible. All the Christian relics were impressive. It was centered a bit more around the Catholic faith.
Couldn't have gotten a better tour of the Catholic side of Rome. The guide was fantastic, he is a theologian and it shows! I recommend this tour to all Catholics who visit Rome. Really great!!
Blitch was a great guide. Informative and patient.enjoyed the tours to the churches and to see the relics of Christ. San Giovanni Lateran is a beautiful basilica!
Great tour! A must! Was very moving.
Excellent tour guide, He took us to churches and to see relics off the beaten path.Blitch was our guide. Highly recommended if you like churches and relics of Christ
Among the tours that we booked for this trip, this was the one that we really look forward to. We had a very informative tour with our tour guide, Blitch. He was very professional and very knowledgeable in explaining to us the historical events of each event. Since we were the only party who booked for that particular date and time, the travel agency did not cancel our booking, but, instead, upgrade us to VIP. It was an amazing experience looking at the holy relics that sums up our salvation. This is a must tour to take when you plan to be in Rome.
The guide had a great knowledge of the Basilicas and histories of each.