Easter in Rome Tour

See the actual relics of Christ's Passion & Death brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the 4th Century.

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  • Apse of St John Lateran

    Apse of St John Lateran

  • Apse of St Mary Major

    Apse of St Mary Major

  • Holy Steps / Santa Scala

    Holy Steps / Santa Scala

  • Relics of the Crib of Bethlehem

    Relics of the Crib of Bethlehem

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Catholic Easter Tour of the Relics of Jesus' Passion in Rome

What could be more appropriate at Easter in Rome than visiting the primary relics of the Passion and Death of Jesus brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the early 4th Century A.D.

When the Roman Empire embraced the faith it once persecuted, it exploded into a frenzy of observance for the history and truth of the Christian faith manifest in the literary, the artistic and the relics of the early Christian church. Many of these were then brought to the then capital of the world - Rome.

On this tour expect to have an intimate encounter with the Relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ - physical objects which were used in his torture and death, and which were brought to Rome from Jerusalem by St Helena - the mother of Emperor Constantine.

We begin our tour with a visit to one of the oldest Churches dedicated to Theotokos (Mother of God) in Rome - the Basilica of St Mary Major - containing, beneath its center altar, wood from the manger in which the baby Jesus once lay. The church adorned by every epoque of Italian art history even holds the body of the devout baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

We then walk over to the Basilica of Santa Prassede, built in the 8th century, which holds some of the finest examples of medieval Christian art and holds a fragment of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged.

Only a few yards away we then enter the church of San Alfonso Ligouri to see the beautiful 15th century Byzantine icon “Our Lady of Perpetual Help / Succour” also known as the Virgin of the Passion or Theotokos of the Passion.

After we visit the Church of the Holy Stairs / Steps (Santa Scala) brought from Jerusalem by St Helena (mother of Roman Emperor Constantine) and so named because they are the steps which led to the praetorium of the then Roman procurator - Pontius Pilot. Since Our Lord Jesus descended those very steps in condemnation, all pilgrims ascend them on their knees.

From there we visit the Cathedral of Rome, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran (San Giovanni Laterano) and finally enter a Church built by St Helena. The church built over spread earth brought with relics from Jerusalem was her personal chapel holding, to this day, relics of the Passion of Christ including those of the Holy Sepulcher, the Cave of Bethlehem, a Nail of The Crucifixion, a Thorn of The Crown and a small walnut board reading Jesus the Nazarene king of the Jews.

All pilgrims who join us on this once in a lifetime Catholic pilgrimage tour will be given time to reflect and pray as part of their religious tour experience.


Highlights of this tour include -
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary Major)
  • Santa Prassede & Pillar of Christ's Scourging
  • Sant' Alfonso Liguri Titulare Church
  • Holy Steps
  • Papal Basilica of San Giovanni
  • Basilica of Santa Croce (Holy Cross)

3:30pm (Mondays & Wednesdays)
9am (Saturdays)

3 hours


At the fountain in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore




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Highlights of this tour include -
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary Major)
  • Santa Prassede & Pillar of Christ's Scourging
  • Sant' Alfonso Liguri Titulare Church
  • Holy Steps
  • Papal Basilica of San Giovanni
  • Basilica of Santa Croce (Holy Cross)

Our Guides Were Wonderful.

Both James and Isabella were wonderful guides on our tours. They were very knowledgeable and made the experience more meaningful. My husband and I will definitely recommend Eternal City tours to anyone who is visiting.
Reviewed by Dana - Michigan, USA
Holy Doors Jubilee tour

Our tour guide was Blitch Vizioli...what an amazing man...the tour was everything we had hoped for...we travelled from Australia to come to Rome for this trip of a life to time to experience the Jubilee of Mercy and the Closing of the Holy Doors of the Basilica of St. Peter's...nothing was too much for Blitch..he was well versed in the Catholic faith...no questions were out of his depth he went above and beyond to ensure that no stone was left unturned...spiritually this tour was everything and then much more because of his efforts...this day was the highlight of our trip...he exceeded our expectations by supplying us with tickets to the mass on Sunday that he obtained from the Swiss guards ...we are truly in his debt..thank you again I would have no hesitations in dealing with this company on future tours...absolutely amazing
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6/5 Stars!

Nothing too much can be said of this company. When everything is just so perfect. I am quite a particular traveller. I like things to go MY way. Eternal did exactly just that. I wanted to have a fully custom, fully flexible tour, they provided it. They sent two super knowledgable guides, that followed our pace. Often tour are very single dimension. They talk you listen, I guess bcs of my small sized group it became they talk, I ask, they answer. Tom replied my emails super fast too! I like that. I feel that I am being taken care of. Like the title says: 6 of 5 stars. To other Travellers, look no more, these are the right guides for Rome and the Vatican.
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We booked a Tour that included a visit to all four major basilicas. Our guide was James Good and my wife and I were absolutely delighted and thrilled with the quality, care and professionalism we experienced with Eternal City Tours. James was extremely knowledgeable and more importantly was very friendly and personable throughout the tour. As someone who lives in Rome, he shared not only his encyclopedic knowledge of the basilicas but also insights to living in Rome. We made a coffee stop at Panella l'Arte del Pane where we were treated like friends hanks to a James' connections. He also gave us a number of very useful recommendations to improve our visit and stay in Rome. We enjoyed spending time with him and commend Eternal City Tours for delivering on their promise of a high quality experience.
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A Wonderful Tour!

We totally enjoyed the Holy Doors tour. We were impressed by the knowledge that James imparted judging the tour and we highly recommend this tour.
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The best way to see Rome

Having been to Rome a few times before, our group was looking to tour Villa D'Este, Hadrian's Villa and the Catacombs of St. Callixtus with guides who offered a truly Christian perspective. And this is exactly what we found with Eternal City Tours.
Our group of 10 came from diverse backgrounds, but everyone was riveted by the fountains of information flowing in our direction.Our guides, Blitch and James were not only marvelously well-informed and passionate, they were also extremely patient!
I strongly recommend Eternal City Tours for those who want to delve more deeply into the wonders of Rome.
Reviewed by Lisa - Connecticut, USA
Chad was the best we've ever had!

Chad Deffler was the best guide we have ever had. We have traveled quite a lot in recent years and used a lot of guides. Chad was able to explain and answer all questions with absolute accuracy and clarity. His knowledge of Rome, religious history, and philosophy was incredible. All this was done in a manner that kept the tour interesting.
Reviewed by Sherwood & Carolyn - Florida, USA
Our guide Matthew was fantastic!

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Holy Doors Tour - 26th September 2016
Our guide Matthew was fantastic. He went the extra mile to explain and show us everything.
He didn't rush us and gave us ample opportunity to ask questions.
Many thanks to him, Tour of the Holy Doors was our reason to visit Rome and he made it all worthwhile.
We will definitely book with Eternal City tours again and request Matthew to be our Guide.
One in a million. Please let him know we appreciated his company and knowledge and hope to meet him again with Eternal City Tours.
Reviewed by Maria & Oliver - USA
Great Guides, Very Informative!

We did both the Vatican and Coliseum tours. Their guides were very informative, educated and fun! Highly recommend them.
Reviewed by Tim - Missouri, USA
Great Guides, Very Informative!

We did both the Vatican and Coliseum tours. Their guides were very informative, educated and fun! Highly recommend them.
Reviewed by Tim - Missouri, USA

Catholic Easter Tour of the Relics of Jesus' Passion in Rome

What could be more appropriate at Easter in Rome than visiting the primary relics of the Passion and Death of Jesus brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the early 4th Century A.D.

When the Roman Empire embraced the faith it once persecuted, it exploded into a frenzy of observance for the history and truth of the Christian faith manifest in the literary, the artistic and the relics of the early Christian church. Many of these were then brought to the then capital of the world - Rome.

On this tour expect to have an intimate encounter with the Relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ - physical objects which were used in his torture and death, and which were brought to Rome from Jerusalem by St Helena - the mother of Emperor Constantine.

We begin our tour with a visit to one of the oldest Churches dedicated to Theotokos (Mother of God) in Rome - the Basilica of St Mary Major - containing, beneath its center altar, wood from the manger in which the baby Jesus once lay. The church adorned by every epoque of Italian art history even holds the body of the devout baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

We then walk over to the Basilica of Santa Prassede, built in the 8th century, which holds some of the finest examples of medieval Christian art and holds a fragment of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged.

Only a few yards away we then enter the church of San Alfonso Ligouri to see the beautiful 15th century Byzantine icon “Our Lady of Perpetual Help / Succour” also known as the Virgin of the Passion or Theotokos of the Passion.

After we visit the Church of the Holy Stairs / Steps (Santa Scala) brought from Jerusalem by St Helena (mother of Roman Emperor Constantine) and so named because they are the steps which led to the praetorium of the then Roman procurator - Pontius Pilot. Since Our Lord Jesus descended those very steps in condemnation, all pilgrims ascend them on their knees.

From there we visit the Cathedral of Rome, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran (San Giovanni Laterano) and finally enter a Church built by St Helena. The church built over spread earth brought with relics from Jerusalem was her personal chapel holding, to this day, relics of the Passion of Christ including those of the Holy Sepulcher, the Cave of Bethlehem, a Nail of The Crucifixion, a Thorn of The Crown and a small walnut board reading Jesus the Nazarene king of the Jews.

All pilgrims who join us on this once in a lifetime Catholic pilgrimage tour will be given time to reflect and pray as part of their religious tour experience.

Highlights of this tour include:
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary Major)
  • Santa Prassede & Pillar of Christ's Scourging
  • Sant' Alfonso Liguri Titulare Church
  • Holy Steps
  • Papal Basilica of San Giovanni
  • Basilica of Santa Croce (Holy Cross)

3:30pm (Mondays & Wednesdays)
9am (Saturdays)

3 hours


At the fountain in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore



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