visitor max num
3 hrs
8:50 AM
meeting time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week days
St. Mary Major
meeting point

Semi-Private Tour of Vatican Basilicas outside the Vatican

Discover three Major Papal Vatican Basilicas on this 3-hour guided tour.
Santa Maria Maggiore, Saint Paul Outside the Walls, and Saint John in Lateran. These are the most important catholic Churches in Rome, and the tour was carefully tailored to allow you to visit all three of them on one tour. We provide an air-conditioned vehicle to make your travel faster and more comfortable, and an accredited guide to make your experience unique.

What to expect.

Meet your guide at Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, near the fountain, at 8:50 AM. This square is located in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, just a few blocks away from the Termini train station.

Your tour of the Vatican Basilicas will begin with the largest Marian Basilica in Rome – Santa Maria Maggiore. Built in the 5th century, this major Papal Basilica is home to the relic of Sacred Crib, as well as breathtaking artworks.

Your second stop is the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Walls. Once the largest church of all Rome, this Major Papal basilica is the resting place of Saint Paul. The sheer size of this basilica is impressive, and the atmosphere is truly unforgettable. Explore St. Paul’s with your guide and have some quiet time, to pray or meditate.

The last stop on this unique tour is the most important church in Rome, the Archbasilica of Saint John in Lateran. This Cathedral is the head church of all Roman churches and the official seat of His Holiness the Pope. Admire the incredible beauty of this basilica before moving to the most sacred Papal Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum to see the largest relic in Rome – Scala Santa (Holy Stairs)

The tour ends at Saint John in Lateran.

the meeting point for the 3 Vatican Basilicas Tour, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore

Meet your guide near the fountain of the Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore.


Step 1

Santa Maria Maggiore

Step 2

Saint Paul Outside The Walls

Step 3

Saint John in Lateran

Step 4

Scala Santa
  • Professional Guide
  • Small-group of 6 people or less
  • 3-hour tour
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
major papal vatican basilicas