Unlock the secrets to Christian Rome on this intriguing walking tour, and you'll appreciate why Rome attracts millions of pilgrims every year. Led by an expert guide, this fascinating walking tour takes you to St. Peter's Basilica (exclusive skip the line access!) in Vatican City, St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Holy Stairs.
You haven't truly seen Rome until you've experienced the beauty of its most important Basilicas, and journeying through this traditional pilgrimage route of the Basilica's of Peter, Paul, John and Mary is the best way to experience them.
Begin your pilgrimage at Saint Mary Major which boasts exuberant mannerist sculptural decorations, stunning 5th Century mosaics, enchanting frescoes and Rome's greatest sculptor of all time, Bernini's, tomb.
Next you will have the chance to climb the Holy Stairs transported from Jerusalem which, according to tradition, once led to the Palace of Pontius Pilate - 28 white marble steps tread by Christ during his passion. Then we will visit the imposing Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and traditional seat of the Pope which was built by Constantine even before Saint Peter.
From St. John Lateran, you will be transported to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where lie the relics of Saint Paul and 5th century mosaics shimmer alongside brilliantly colored frescoes.
Your tour reaches its culmination skipping the enormous line leading into the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Church in Christianity, guardian of St. Peter's tomb, Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's immense baldachin.
Join us as we explore these mystical temples of worship which celebrate the emperors, saints, Popes, artists and millions of people who have tread their ground and wondered at their splendor for thousands of years.
- © Viator2013
Ask a local about Skip the Line: St. Peter's Basilica and Thrones of the Pope TourLocals have answered 170 questions about Rome.
Ask Rome Locals about Skip the Line: St. Peter's Basilica and Thrones of the Pope Tour