Half Day Christian Rome Tour
The Romans were very superstitious. They believed that good or bad luck was given by the gods – if the gods were happy then you would have good luck but if they were unhappy then your luck would be bad.
There were many different gods and each of them looked after different things.
Christians worshiped one god and refused to recognize or make sacrifices to either the Roman gods or the Emperor. Many of them worshiped in secret. The Romans were very suspicious of the Christians and believed that they were dangerous to Rome. Christians who refused to sacrifice to the gods were put into the arena with lions. Although the Christians were persecuted by the Romans for 400 years, the religion continued to become more popular and by 500AD it was the official religion of Rome.
The Romans worshiped their gods in a temple. They made sacrifices of animals and precious items to their gods. They believed that when an Emperor died he became a god and so a sacrifice was also made to the Emperor. The Romans also worshiped Gods in their own homes.
SAINT PAUL WITHIN THE WALLS
Once your group is together you will then proceed to the city of Rome. Explore one of the most important and meaningful Church-Basilicas of Rome escorted by your private English-Speaking driver-guide. Picked up straight from your hotel in town or anywhere you want. No Vatican is included here but some of the most amazing Christian Churches in the World. SUGGESTED ITINERARYSAINT PAUL WITHIN THE WALLS // One of the most imposing Basilicas of ROME. After the explanations of your driver guide you will be entering the Basilica and I promise you: YOU WILL BE JUST AMAZED by the its beauty and grandeur. Roughly 30 minutes be provided to explore.
SAINT MARY THE MAJOR
Second stop. Another jewel, another magnificent Basilica. The first and largest one dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Legend has it that the Basilica was built on the very spot where snow fell on the night of the 5th of August of many years ago. Well right there a Roman patrician named John and his wife, constructed the Church dedicated to the Mary because that is what the Virgin told them to do in a vision that they had the night before that weird weather event occurred, considering the usual 90 degrees of the Roman summers.
SAINT JOHN IN LATERAN
Off to the major of all Basilicas after Saint Peter’s! This had been the seat of the Popes for many years and hosts wonderful works of art and amazing sculptures of the greatest artists who operated in ROME throughout the entire Renaissance. It is a cloister that is simply magnificent. The driver will provide necessary explanation. Then you will have roughly 40 minutes to explore.
HOLY CROSS IN JERUSALEM
For the most devoted this Basilica represents the icing on the cake! Almost unknown by many, this one is for sure the most intriguing of all. Little treasures linked to the Passion of Jesus are kept in here: from the thorns of His crown, to the vertical piece of the cross, from the wooden plaque with the inscription “I.N.R.I” to the most important copy of the Holy Shroud.
Please note if you decide to see the Catacomb.
CATACOMB: You will be with another English speaking people escorted in the tunnels by a guide that works at the Catacombs. The visit will last around 45 minutes. Guided tour included in the €8pp ticket.
OF COURSE THE TOUR ITINERARY IS FLEXIBLE AND YOU CAN DECIDE TO VISIT WHATEVER YOU WANT INCLUDING MINOR CHURCHES OR EVEN THE CATACOMBS
End of the tour
Back to the location of pick up. Drop off is either 12pm or 5pm.
- Pick up time: Pick up can be 8am or 1pm
- Return time: 12pm or 5pm
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE RESERVE ALL RIGHTS TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITINERARY. IF NECESSARY AT OUR DISCRETION DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES(ENVIRONMENTAL) OR POLITICAL REASONS(STRIKE/PROTEST)
One of our professional, knowledgeable English speaking driver guides will be waiting at pick up location (where you will be tendered) or agreed location at 8 am or 1pm or according to the agreed time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your or your party’s name on it.
PICK UP PLACE
Right from dock site. As soon as you disembark your ship you will see your private driver holding a sign with your name on it.
The escort driver will be waiting at the arrival lobby holding a sign with the name in which the reservation was made under or otherwise stated.
Escort driver will be waiting at the lobby of the hotel. Normally pick up is 8:30am or otherwise stated.
The escort driver will be waiting outside the main doors of the building.
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- Luxury, private air-conditioned vehicle.
- English-speaking driver or escort guide.
- Parking, highway tolls, fuel, all taxes and driver maintenance included.
- Gratuities ranging between 10-20 percent (optional but appreciated)
- No admission to any sites
- PRICES ARE IN EURO
- EVERY EXTRA HOUR IS 60 EURO