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Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme)
Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme)

Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) Tours and Activities

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One of the “Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome,” the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem houses important relics from the Holy Land including pieces of the True Cross, a nail from the crucifixion, thorns from the crown, small pieces of the tomb of Jesus and the Holy Sepulchre, and a copy of the Shroud of Turin.

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Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Italy, 00185
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.18
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$119.18
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.70
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$80.70
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

Private Tour: Christian Rome

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$418.98
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$418.98
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$347.61
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$347.61
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$316.57
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$316.57
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Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

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On our Holy Church of Rome tour, your personal chauffeur & expert theologian will escort you in a premium luxury vehicle to 3 out of the 4 Papal Basilicas, as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. These four churches are on the “must see” list if you’re visiting Rome! The Basilica of Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of Snows, is home to the crib of the baby Jesus, is the largest Church to Mary in Rome. Afterwards you will get to see St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome which has the seat of the bishop of Rome, and St. Paul’s outside the Walls. In the Basilica of the Holy Cross, you will see many relics of the Passion of Christ, including pieces of the crown of thorns and the actual cross of Jesus. It is a truly holy and reverent experience with one of our top theologians to accompany you on this tour!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.52
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$358.52
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

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Delve into the early days of Christianity with this unique tour that traces the evolution of this important world religion from paganism through its formative stages. Explore four of Rome’s most storied churches with a guide to learn about early Christian history and view a number of holy relics said to be from the Crucifixion—including a nail and wood from the cross—as well as the Holy Stairs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.38
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$89.38
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Catacombs, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Catacombs, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

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Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, is the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome is a journey to discover places where one can savor the lively history of men and women, popes, saints, and artists who have dedicated their lives to the Church and to spread the Christian message. As the home of the Pope and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of veneration related to apostles, saints and Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. The Via Francigena was an ancient pilgrim route between England and Rome. It was customary to end the pilgrimage with a visit to the tombs of Sts Peter and Paul. For many visitors to Rome, a trip to the catacombs is one of the most moving and memorable parts of their holiday.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$834.24
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$834.24
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Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

You will start the tour in St. Peter’s square, where you will enter St Peter's Basilica, the church par excellence! Inside the great basilica the guide will let you discover the famous statue of Pietà by Michelangelo, Bernini's baldachin, the tomb of St. Peter, the tomb of Pope John Paul II and Christina of Sweden’s funeral monument. After that, the driver will pick-you up and you will be visiting the roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; here you will be stunned by the gorgeous mosaics of the Middle Ages and sacred relics. Always with the driver, you will then continue with the visit of the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, here the guide will lead you to the discovery of a piece of the Cross of Christ and a spine of the Christ's crown. You will then venture underground. You will finally walk to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the most important cathedral of Rome. Here you will find the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, the ancient Cloister, and the Sancta Sanctorum.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$232.40
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$232.40
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Walking tour for Christian Rome

Walking tour for Christian Rome

In about three hours the Guide will show you the characteristics and will tell you the history of some of the most significant places of worship in the city. You will see the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, that of Santa Prassede, the church of Perpetuo Soccorso, the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Holy Stairs, the Lateran Baptistery and the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, with precious relics brought to Rome by Santa Elena. An important stage that can be of faith or simply of historical-cultural enrichment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$297.94
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$297.94
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All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

Peter and Paul, two apostles of Christ, brought the message of Jesus to Rome, thereby making Rome the epicenter of the Christian faith. The writings and teachings of the apostles left an indelible mark on Roman history, inspiring Pontiffs and Emperors alike to build the finest churches in the Christian world. On this tour, our expert theologian will guide you through 4 of the 7 Pilgrim Churches of Rome.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.12
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$215.12
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Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome, Italy. and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$548.22
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$548.22
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Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Rome is a sprawling city, so visiting its most sacred sites by public transportation can cut into your sightseeing time. Save hours with this tour of Rome’s holiest churches via private car service. Stop to admire three papal basilicas plus the Basilica of Santa Croce, home to a number of relics from the Passion of Christ. Enjoy free time in each church to explore and pray at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.81
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$197.81
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) costs USD 80.70. Guided Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) tours start around USD 80.70 per person.
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