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Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) Tours and Activities

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Beloved by both pilgrims and art aficionados, the Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) houses the chains that bound Saint Peter when the Romans imprisoned him in Jerusalem. Built in the fifth century, the church today is also home to Michelangelo’s Moses, part of the unfinished monumental tomb of Pope Julius II.

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St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome
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St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome

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If you're interested in religious history, don't miss visiting two of Rome’s historical basilicas on this tour with a knowledgeable guide. First up is the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, one of the lesser visited basilicas in Rome despite its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then head to St Peter in Chains, located in the city center and home to a statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Learn about the significance of these sites dedicated to Peter and Paul, and visit the prison where they were once held.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.83
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$116.83

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Indulge in all things Imperial Rome with this informative and entertaining 3-hour guided afternoon tour. Traverse the city on foot and by comfortable coach as you hit all the important sites related to the Roman Empire,including the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus and a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. And bonus: pop into the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see some marvelous Michelangelo sculptures, including his masterpiece, 'Moses.'
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.29
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Between Holy Doors
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Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.42
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$35.42

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.61
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$108.61
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Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

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Discover some of Rome's hidden treasures on this small-group tour that takes you from the arenas of the ancient republic to the sublime art of the High Renaissance. Admire sacred relics and an unfinished masterpiece by Michelangelo at San Pietro in Vincoli church, and see where gladiators prepared for battle at the Ludus Magnus near the Colosseum. Then, take an underground archaeological tour through millennia of Roman history at the multi-layered Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.65

San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

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Discover the archaeological layers underneath the Basilica of San Clemente on a guided tour of this 12th-century church. Descend three levels under the church to see a 4th-century basilica, the remains of an ancient pagan Mitraic temple, and further below, the ruins of ancient Roman homes. Then walk to the nearby Basilica of St. Peter in Chains to view ancient relics and Michelangelo's famous sculpture of Moses.
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  • 2 hours
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$57.85
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FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT to ROME of the Basilicas and of the Christian Rome Churches

FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT to ROME of the Basilicas and of the Christian Rome Churches

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The two souls of secular and Christian Rome, where the second belongs to the city for more than a millennium ... So having more than 1000 Churches in Rome why not visit the most beautiful and important ones? Also particular, like that of the Japanese SS Martyrs, with the figures of the Saints with an Asian face, unique in Europe !!!! A genuine tour, in the cool of the most beautiful churches in Rome !!! Unique of its kind and certainly not to be missed !!
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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$530.06
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$530.06
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Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

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The history of the early Church is one of the most fascinating aspects of western history. This private half-day tour takes you to the most important sties in Christian Rome. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Clement, a 900-year-old church built on top of a fourth-century church that is built on a first-century nobleman's house. Pop into the Church of St. Sylvester, where the Donation of Constantine is said to have taken place, and explore the huge San Giovanni in Laterano and the Sancta Sanctorum, a room that once held the most revered relics in Christendom, including the heads of Saint Peter and Paul, a chunk of the table used at the Last Supper and Jesus' Foreskin.
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  • 3 hours
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$212.50
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$212.50
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Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

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Explore the Monti neighborhood of Rome with this half-day, small group wine tasting tour. Learn about different Italian winemaking regions as you visit several wine bars for snacks and glasses of wine. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your local guide through one of Rome’s artistic and historic neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$105.07
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$105.07

Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

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Take a deep dive into Rome's secret gay history during this LGBT-friendly tour with guide. Exploring on your own, you may pass the top Rome highlights but not know the gay history behind them. Through guided commentary, you'll learn little-known facts and figures about Rome's gay history. Stops include the spot where Julius Caesar was killed, the Imperial Forum, the Basilica of Santa Maria, Opium Hill, and Rome's Gay street where you'll stop at a famous gay pub.
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  • 3 hours
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$57.85
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$57.85
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Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

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Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it’s not always easy for a visitor to know where to get the best shots. Capture the Eternal City’s unique spirit with this photography tour, a moving workshop that stops in historic churches across the city to frame the lavish frescoes and carved angels, sumptuous naves and crypts, and soaring domes and other architectural details.
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  • 4 hours
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$59.03
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$59.03

Full day Rome Tour

Full day Rome Tour

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This is a great way to visit the eternal city of Rome. We will drive around the city and we will stop on the sites, after we will have provided all the historical info you want to have by us. We have a great knowledge about the city and, step by step, at the end of the tour, your knowledge about Rome will be complete.
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  • 7 hours
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$326.57
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$326.57
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing BigBus Tour in Rome

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing BigBus Tour in Rome

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The open-top double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vaticans' architecture. The city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. This fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Termini Railway Station. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. The Big Bus Rome sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese. The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus. You can choose fantastic digital self-guided walking tours to also experience the Eternal city on foot.
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  • 1 hour
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$36.60
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Rome between Mysteries and Legends Small Group Walking Tour

Rome between Mysteries and Legends Small Group Walking Tour

Together with your guide, you will go to our first stop of the tour: Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, where the chains with which St. Peter was held prisoner are kept. The origins of this basilica are very ancient. This sacred place is home to many artistic wonders, but the one that is certainly the focal point of the visit is Michelangelo's monumental Tomb of Julius II, a marble masterpiece that the artist took a long time to create. Next, we will see Basilica of San Clemente, brought to light during the excavation work begun at the end of the 1800s. The last attraction of our tour is Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the cathedral of Rome. It is the mother and head of all the churches of Rome and the world. On the left side of the piazza is the Scala Santa: according to tradition it is the same that Jesus went up to the Praetorium of Pontius Pilate. In the right corner of the piazza is the Baptistery, built by Constantine, where it is said that he was baptized by San Silvestro.
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  • 2 hours
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$41.32
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St. Peter's Basilica, on the footpath of Michelangelo , package price

St. Peter's Basilica, on the footpath of Michelangelo , package price

this walking tour will take you in the vivid life of Michelagelo in Rome . The artist spent most part of his time in the eternal city , where his talent created some of the greatest masterpieces of all times. Sculptor, architect, painter, poet , we will read some of his love sonnets to grasp the hidden characterics of his personality. Our expert official guide local guide will give you details , anedocts , manias of this incredible man , who dedicated all his life to achieve the perfection and ideal immortal beauty. Walking through the city we can discover the places that he attended , met his donnors, where he worked, lived, and died, aged 89. We will enjoy his great masterpieces including Saint Peter's Basilica and his Pietà , or the Moses statue.. Meantime , in this tour we walk by the Pantheon, or the Colosseum and Roman Forum passing by. The package price is a fixed price for 1 to 10 people for booking. Ideal for families
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$271.52
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$271.52
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St Peter in chains & Ancient Rome private walking Tour

St Peter in chains & Ancient Rome private walking Tour

With our 4 hours private Tour you will be able to discover both ancient side of Rome and the renaissance one. You will be accompanied by a private guide who escort you from the very beginning of your Tour, at Colosseum and then through the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum. The second part of your Tour will be at St. Peter in Chains, where you will have the chance to see Michelangelo’s Moses
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  • 4 hours
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$301.04
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$301.04
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Private Tour:Christian Catacombs

Private Tour:Christian Catacombs

Join us on a journey through Christian Rome with its Basilicas, Churches and other sacred buildings for an unforgettable spiritual experience. Travel along the footsteps of Saint Peter and Paul, before arriving to the Catacombs, the underground burial chambers and the place of worship of the early Christians. Unique experience to learn about habits and traditions. This tour will offer a perspective of the ancient Rome you won’t experience in the city centre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$212.50
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$212.50
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Private Rome Walking Tour San Pietro in Vincoli and San Clemente

Private Rome Walking Tour San Pietro in Vincoli and San Clemente

Take our guided tour of some of the most beautiful places in Rome from a historical, religious and artistic point of view. Following our walking tour you will discover many curiosities out of the usual known explanations.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$77.40
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Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Your guide will lead you through Rome's historic center, where the many layers of the city's history sit side-by-side and where literally hundreds of churches are to be found. You will visit five of these and discover the architectural and art styles as they have changed over the centuries. San Luigi dei Francesi, San Pietro in Vincoli, Sant'Ignazio, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Santa Maria degli Angeli are churches not listed in the usual touristic itineraries, even if are considered some of the gems of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
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$270.40
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$270.40
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Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome is a city that is rich in history and has remained one of the most visited cities by Christians from around the globe. From Caesar and Pontius Pilate to St. Paul and the Apostles, visitors will find that our Christian Rome Tour allows them to walk in the footsteps of the Saints. The Christian Rome Tour combines some of Rome’s most significant and incredible churches that have inspired pilgrims and visitors for centuries, with top historic sites, monuments, lively piazzas, and museums that you expect to see in the Eternal City for an exciting tour experience in Rome. Through this tour, you get the best of both worlds in one single day. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
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  • 8 hours
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$629.63
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$629.63
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Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti is the neighborhood tourists choose while visiting Rome because it is close to the Colosseum, then they discover that it is also a very trendy and peaceful area. A pleasant surprise, both for its elegant and romantic views, and for some gems that it conceals, such as the Moses by Michelangelo, preserved in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. With this tour you will spend 2 and a half hours around the neighborhood, discovering its beauties and appreciating some treats of the local and national street food, like the salty maritozzo, a brioche stuffed with various options of salami, cheeses, or marinated vegetables, or the typical Neapolitan pizza. You cannot miss a taste of Roman pizza and mortadella, accompanied by a good sip of Lazio wine, to conclude with one of the best artisan ice creams in the city. After a morning spent at the Colosseum or around Rome, what better opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon discovering the neighborhood and nice places to eat well!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$51.16
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$51.16
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Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$413.19
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$413.19
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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Escape the beaten track and explore four unique underground basilicas during this half-day tour to Santi Quattro Coronati, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Clemente, and San Giovanni in Laterano, spanning thousands of years of history. Relax with front-door pick-up and drop-off from your Rome accommodation in a climate-controlled minivan.
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  • 3 hours
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$109.45
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$109.45
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Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Uncover the myths, mysteries and monuments of Rome’s early Christian history on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Rome’s ancient basilicas. Pay a visit to Rome’s oldest church, St. John at the Lateran; climb the Holy Stairs to the Sancta Sanctorum; and explore the underground temples of St. Clement's Basilica. Along the way, hear stories of Rome’s religious history and see rare artifacts like the table where Jesus and his disciples sat during the Last Supper and Michelangelo's Moses sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.47
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$153.47
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) costs USD 29.51. Guided Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) tours start around USD 29.51 per person.
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