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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) Tours and Tickets

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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)—among the first churches in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary—sits on the summit of Esquiline Hill. An extraterritorial property of the Vatican, it is one of the city’s four major basilicas and has one of the best preserved Byzantine interiors in Rome.

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Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42, Rome, Province of Rome, 00100
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome with Cappuccino

Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome with Cappuccino

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799
Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.25
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Rome Open Bus tour with gadgets for children on board

Rome Open Bus tour with gadgets for children on board

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Cover the highlights of Rome during this attraction-packed, open-top bus tour in a comfortable double-decker. Listen to informative audio commentary as you cruise between nine stops in total, getting down and reboarding whenever you’d like. Highlights include the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Villa Borghese, and the Trevi Fountain.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.10
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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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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Tour

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Tour

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One of Rome’s four major basilicas, Santa Maria Maggiore was among the first churches in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Enjoy an in-depth look at this premier cultural and religious site on this guided tour that takes in its fifth-century mosaics, relic of Christ’s crib, and ancient icon of the Virgin Mary. Learn about its art and architecture while admiring the tombs of greats like St. Jerome and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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I Love Rome Hop on Hop off Open Bus Tour

I Love Rome Hop on Hop off Open Bus Tour

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Explore Rome's museums, architecture and art with this hop-on, hop-off tour. Purchase a ticket and discover the city's charms at your leisure while riding on a cheerful pink double-decker bus. Don the provided headphones and enjoy recorded audio commentary in 13 languages for the 8 stops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Christian Rome with English Speaking driver

Christian Rome with English Speaking driver

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$453.48
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.90
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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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Walking Food Tour of Rome with Tastings
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Walking Food Tour of Rome with Tastings

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Food lovers will love this walking tour of Rome with a food ambassador guide. You’ll be taken to the Monti neighborhood, a traditional area with some exciting restaurants representing food from around the country, as well as good nightlife. You’ll learn all about the city through its cuisine. Sample some of the best food in the Italian capital, plus wine to wash it down.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome on a Golf Cart Semi Private Tour | with Private Option
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Rome on a Golf Cart Semi Private Tour | with Private Option

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Hop on a golf cart for a comprehensive tour of Rome in a short amount of time. You'll stay out from behind glass bus windows, but also off your feet; this is a great option for those who have trouble walking long distances. Combine the blockbuster sites with some hidden gems and listen to your guide's commentary on Rome's history, culture, and modern life. A small group of just six people means you'll enjoy personal attention and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.25
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Rome Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus+OFFICIAL Colosseum/Ancient Rome Guided Tour

Rome Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus+OFFICIAL Colosseum/Ancient Rome Guided Tour

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Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent travel on a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour of Rome. Along the way, enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and four optional walking tours, taking in sights such as Castel Sant’Angelo, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter Basilica, the Spanish steps, and the Pantheon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.52
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Sunrise in Rome- Ebike tour with Coffee Tasting

Sunrise in Rome- Ebike tour with Coffee Tasting

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Explore Rome on this easy cycling tour during the magical early morning hours. Discover some hidden gems as well as see popular spots around the city with the help of a guide. Catch the sun rising over the Roman Forum then ride across the Trastevere towards Gianicolo Hill where you’ll enjoy an Italian breakfast. The tour wraps up with a visit to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Churches of Rome Private Tour: Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede

Churches of Rome Private Tour: Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede

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Visit one of Rome's most important churches, plus two lesser-known basilicas, on this 2-hour walking tour. With a guide, you'll start at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, a papal basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then continue to nearby Santa Pudenziana and the Basilica di Santa Prassede. During your tour, enjoy the chance to see historical art and architecture, and learn about the history of the churches, which dates as far back as the 4th century.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.32
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day tour. Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, and learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide. You'll also get the chance to cross the threshold of the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome. Round-trip transportation from central Rome hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.03
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$313.03
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.86
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.25
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Go behind the scenes to discover the five major basilicas of Rome and learn about the influence of Christianity on the Eternal City during this in-depth private guided tour. Get a peek at priceless relics—believed to be thorns from Jesus’s crown—and marvel at Renaissance artworks and stunning architectural gems. Tours include free time for lunch and comfortable transfers in your own private vehicle—plus the option to explore the mysterious catacombs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.08
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$285.08
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Illuminated Rome

Illuminated Rome

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On this tour we will visit the most representative squares and monuments of Rome, when the city dresses up as a gala at dusk. The Vatican, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona are some of the destinations. Departure from Piazza della Repubblica by minibus to visit the most special places of the illuminated Rome.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

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Visit the four Papal Basilicas in Rome in a private experience. They are the four most important churches in Rome and the Christianity. Private Tour with private driver.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.88
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All Rome in a tour

All Rome in a tour

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This walking guided tour is a great opportunity to see all majors highlights of Rome just in a tour. The tour was created in order to avoid the crowed and the lines for tickets or security checks like when groups enter inside museums or archeological areas. We make roman history and art interesting and storytelling and more for individual travelers, to join a group, is the opportunity to meet other people from all over the world in a good atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.03
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.37
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$49.37

Guided Walking Tour of the Velabrum with Hop-On Hop-Off 24h Pass
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Guided Walking Tour of the Velabrum with Hop-On Hop-Off 24h Pass

The Velabro tour is a journey through time that starts from 3000 years ago and unravels years of history up until the last century, visiting the places that marked the creation of Rome together with monuments and legends that still remain unknown to most people. We will discover many local traditions, as well as some sayings that are still used today; formulas for good luck that the more daring can even try to invoke to tempt fate. Churches, arches and ancient temples await us to reveal their timeless secrets. Our open-top panoramic buses allow you to enjoy a spectacular view of the most iconic monuments of the Eternal City. All you have to do is jump on board and relax, listen to the audio commentary and get on and off at any of the eight stops available. The ticket will be valid for 24 hours and the bus will provide you with an on-board audio commentary in 13 languages. The combination with the walking tour makes it the ideal way to pass through much of the city centre in a day!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.42
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