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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour provided by Mea Tours

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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take a private tour of the first papal residency and marvel at the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Your guide will take you to see the Chiostro, the Holy Stairs, and the fantastic Baptistery of the Lateran complex as well.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30495P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the main entrance to the St. John Lateran Basilica in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano (Metro stop San Giovanni, line A). Please be at the designed meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Your guide will be holding a Mea Tours sign.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour is mono-lingual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the main entrance to the St. John Lateran Basilica in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano (Metro stop San Giovanni, line A). Please be at the designed meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Your guide will be holding a Mea Tours sign.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour is mono-lingual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 6, 2020
A note from St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour
All health and safety measurements place by the Italian Government have been placed on our tours.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano
    Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at the main entrance to the St. John Lateran Basilica in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano (Metro stop San Giovanni, line A). Please be at the designed meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Your guide will be holding a Mea Tours sign.
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    Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
    Stop: 3 hours
    The 3-hour tour begins as your guide shows you the stunning interior of St. John Lateran. Admire the sculptures and the central nave, with its ornate 16th-century ceiling by Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X for the Jubilee in 1650.From inside the Basilica, you’ll enter the Lateran Chiostro, and see the lovely marble columns lining the 36-meter corridor dating to the 13th century. Cross the street to enter the small yet unique Lateran Baptistery, more properly called San Giovanni in Fonte. It was built in the 4th century by Constantine, along with the basilica of Saint John Lateran, on top of a 2nd-century villa. You’ll see that the interior follows an octagonal plan. In the middle, there are 8 porphyry columns supporting an octagonal lintel over which there is another order of smaller white marble columns. Admire modern copies of Andrea Sacchi’s works depicting the life of Giovanni Battista, and frescoes of Constantine’s life painted by Camassei, Gimignani, and Maratta.Marvel at the sacred Holy Stairs and the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, one of the most important sanctuaries of the Roman Catholic Church. Located near the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Sanctuary is recognized as the first private papal chapel. Its name derives from the 28 marble steps of the Holy Stairs.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Frookum
Forest Park, IL21 contributions
The statues are HUGE! The entire ceiling is gold. The chapels off to the side are as big as some churches in the states. Confession offered in multiple languages.
Written December 1, 2019
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
Written December 3, 2019
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*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
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By: Mea Tours
godsmonkey
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Excellent 3-hour tour three grand relics of Roman Empire
Covering three grand Roman relics, namely the Pantheon, Foro Romano, and Colosseo, the tour required a lot of walki
paigealice94
paigealice94
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Excellent and filled with history.
Excellent experience to see all the architecture and history about Rome on foot.Our tour guide was amazing and answ
redbirdsf1
redbirdsf1
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This tour operator tells tales to suit himself.
Thank you for your patience as we reviewed your refund request. While we understand that you were unhappy with your
Steven A
Steven A
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Our day trip in rome
It was a very good tour. Full of information and very friendly. Beautiful day made the day even better. Only downsi
redbirdsf1
redbirdsf1
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Horrible tour experience
Viator booked us for a 1PM tour. However that did not exists so Mea booked us on a 3PM tour. Antonio only communica
Barb W
Barb W
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Avoid if possible!
This was a disaster. First, the tickets do not include the entrance fee for the Colosseum. You have to read the fin
753gunillab
753gunillab
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Skip the line?
I thought Skip-the Line meant We also would Walk inside the Pantheon. I was a Little disappionted about that. The
NalHammond
NalHammond
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Impressive monument but beware of faulty Covid QR scanner and rude gate staff
On our first day in Rome we decided to visit this monument after our open bus orientation tour. Sadly our NHS Cov
andezz99
andezz99
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Good 3 hour overview tour with some minor confusion of what was included.
The tour was good but not entirely clear on the details. For instance, paying additional fees for the tour after al
cyclefiend
cyclefiend
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A Long Walk in Ancient Rome
Our tour with Judy was insightful. She gave us the background story and interesting details about the life of Impe
O4660WWsandram
O4660WWsandram
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Total Disappointment
Total price for this experience will be much more than what is paid when you book it. Although in description it sa
BaLe1219
BaLe1219
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Enough to get a grasp of what is out there
3 hours is very short but perfect to get a grasp of everything. Please mind we did not cover the Pantheon because o
Strawberrylas
Strawberrylas
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Trip cancelled due to last minute event in underground attraction.
Disappointed as we were really looking forward to seeing the underground sites. As neither of us had done this befo
A7893EUmarkb
A7893EUmarkb
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Unforgettable tour, but for all the right reasons!!
Marle Robinson was an awesome tour guide! Very knowledgeable about all of the history and knew all the hidden plac
Sarah W
Sarah W
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Very knowledgable tour guide
Louisa was an excellent tour guide around the castle. We were lucky that we ended up as the only two on the tour so
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