Rome pilgrimage (with 4 Basilicas) tour

Enhance your Spirituality on a Pilgrimage Tour of Rome

Type: Small group tour
Duration: Full day
Availability: Every weekday, except Wednesdays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders please)

 

Join us on this special day-long pilgrimage to Vatican City, featuring visits to four Basilicas

This special and spiritual tour allows you to explore one of the world’s most fascinating Meccas: Vatican City. Here, you will be treated to a tour of the Vatican Museums, which house the most extensive collection of art in the world, allowing you to marvel, for example, at the works of Raphael in Raphael’s Rooms. This tour is not at all rushed, like some other budget tours, instead, you will have the time to visit many wings of the museums, including the Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture wing, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of the Candelabra and the Gallery of Tapestries. 

The tour then continues with the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, where you can experience Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes. You will also have the opportunity to see St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the Christian world and the guardian of St Peter's tomb, Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s immense baldachin.

After an ample break for lunch and a rest, you will be treated to a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which boasts exuberant mannerist sculptural decorations, stunning 5th century mosaics, enchanting frescoes and Bernini’s tomb. Also, you will have the chance to see the Holy Stairs at La Scala Sancta, which are the 28 white marble steps said to be walked by Christ during his passion.

In the late afternoon, you will visit the imposing Lateran Palace and Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and the traditional seat of the Pope, which was built by Constantine even before St Peter's Basilica! Our next stop is the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where lie the relics of St Paul and 5th century mosaics that shimmer alongside brilliantly coloured frescoes, giving you the perfect atmosphere to reflect on your spiritual journey to the Vatican City.

This tour is the perfect choice for you if you want to explore or deepen you faith through a pilgrimage to the most most religious sites in Rome. It includes mystical temples of worship and enchanting museums that celebrate the emperors, saints, Popes and artists who have wondered at their splendour and been inspired.

 

Tour Itinerary

Sites visited include:

  • Vatican Museums (with skip-the-line entry)
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square
  • Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
  • The Holy Stairs (La Scala Sancta)
  • Basilica of Saint John Lateran
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore


If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on 01223 637331 or click here to send us an enquiry.