Private Tour: Secret Rome and Historical Churches

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Bypass Rome’s tourist hotspots and uncover the lesser-known gems that many visitors miss. Guided by an expert in art history, the 3.5-hour tour introduces you to Caelian Hill with its history-steeped churches and archaeological digs. Check out Case Romane del Celio, an ancient Roman house, and step inside the city’s so-called medieval Sistine Chapel. Visit the papal seat, aka the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and learn about the city’s history from Roman Empire days to the Middle Ages.  The tour can be tailored to your preferences.
  • 3.5-hour walking tour of Rome’s gems and historical churches
  • Hear history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages
  • Visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome’s official cathedral
  • Discover rare medieval frescoes at the Chapel of Sylvester in Santi Quattro Coronati
  • See the Claudianum and Case Romane del Celio excavations at the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo
  • Step inside the round Santo Stefano Rotondo church on Caelian Hill
  • Enjoy personal attention from a private, art-historian guide throughout the tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See lesser-known gems like churches near Caelian Hill and the “medieval” Sistine Chapel.

Private art-historian guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via di San Gregorio, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
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Caelian Hill
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Santo Stefano Rotondo
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Santi Giovanni e Paolo
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Ss. Quattro Coronati
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New Rome Free Tour
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Case Romane del Celio
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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