Passion of Christ 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 Guided Tour of the Relics of Jesus' Passion in Rome

Our most popular pilgrim tour in Rome, the Passion of Christ Tour is the ideal guided tour for those visiting the Catholic pilgrimage sites in Rome.

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)

AMAZING!

One of our highlights of our trip to Rome! Blitch was an excellent guide for this tour. He was insightful, thoughtful, passionate and had great historical knowledge in explaining the places we visited. The pace was easy and he allowed us time to pray, venerate the Holy Relics and truly absorb the vast amount of information that came with each church we visited. Blitch’s personality made our tour more wildly entertaining. Thank you for a great experience!
Reviewed by Donna - California, USA
The best tours of Rome!

I went on 5 tours with Eternal City tours: The Vatican, Coliseum, Catacombs, Peter and Paul and the Passion of Christ tour. I can't praise these tours enough. The guides were so knowledgeable about theology and history (James, Ami, Adrian and Tom). We ended up having private/semiprivate tours which were wonderful!! I loved having the Catholic/religious perspective for all the tours. I couldn't believe that I was actually standing in a home in which St. Paul had lived or seeing all the incredible relics of Christ's passion. It was a truly meaningful and transformative experience. I am in awe at what I saw!!
Reviewed by Elynne - New York, USA
Wonderful tour of churches through Rome!

Our family ended up having a private tour, with Blitch, since another family was unable to make it. He did a great job of giving us information and also giving us private time to pray and take in the sights. Blitch is a very passionate and informed guide (congrats on getting your degree!). We would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about churches in Rome!
Reviewed by Hannah - Denver, Colorado
One of a kind tour company!

Andrea and Tom were amazingly insightful and knowledgeable guides who lead my parents and i through a VIP tour of Vatican City and the Passion of Christ through Rome respectively. Both tours truely unique and eye opening experiences. I had been to Rome before and seen the sites with other tours, not really understanding the importance and beauty of what i was experiencing. Eternal City tours far exceeded all expectations, the tours afforded me a whole new level of understanding around history, art and religious significance. Tom and Andrea were full of interesting facts and back stories. They were able to explain complex beleifs, historical linkages in a clear and engaging manner. The were able to point out and highlight hugely significant artifacts which most walk past and not notice. I leave Rome with a far better understanding of my faith because of what ive seen and learnt from Andrea and Tom, and im extremely grateful. I couldnt recommend more!
Reviewed by Bernadette - USA
Highly Recommend

We spent 3 full days in Rome and used Eternal City to see the main sights. They were great help in planning and gave excellent service while we were there. The information given while on the tours were excellent as well as their personal customer service. They are still a small tour company so while the maximum number of people may be 15, often we didn't have 15 at our tours which made it a huge plus! It was almost like a private tour, which in fact, two out of three were for us. I would highly recommend this tour company if you're looking for personal service with knowledgeable guides and would like to meet some really nice people!
Reviewed by Ali - California, USA
Amazing Private Tour with Blitch

We did three private tours with this company during our trip to Rome in June. Ami was our guide for the Vatican tour, Blitch was our guide for the Passions of Christ tour, and Paul was our guide for the Catacombs tour. All three guides were awesome and very patient and informative with our group. It was my husband, my parents, my tween daughter, my teenage daughter, and me on the tours, and they made sure everyone was included in all the discussions and happy. We loved our three tours and highly recommend this company.
Reviewed by Mike - Houston, Texas, USA
Highly Recommend This Tour

Words cannot describe how fantastic this tour was. Our guide's name was Tom. He did an excellent job explaining in detail the history and significance of every church we visited. It was an emotional tour as we saw Holy items from Christ's Passion. I would absolutely recommend this tour to every Christian visiting Rome. My mom and I will never forget this experience and everything we were able to see. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and organizing such an amazing tour.
Reviewed by Sophia K - USA
Passion of Christ Tour - Rome Italy

We wanted an in-depth private tour that had an authentic Catholic perspective. We certainly got that. Our guide Blitch had a graduate degree and was an expert on any question I asked him. He was a pleasure to be with and a gracious host. I highly recommend this company if you want a quality tour and particularly if you want a Catholic perspective. Great job and thank you Blitch and Tom....Michael
Reviewed by Michael G - USA
Best Private Tour!! Passion of Christ Tour

This tour company is a little pricier than some other tour but so worth the money. Adrian is the best tour guide! We love Passion of the Christ tour. It was a group tour, but it turned out just to be my husband and I. We saw many different churches and the amazing relics inside. We were looking to be immersed into the Catholic history, Adrian did just that. He is so knowledgeable about everything Catholic. One of the best tour guide we had...and we took 8 different tours while in Italy.
Reviewed by Kathy J - USA
Five remarkable tours with fantastic guides

My husband and I were making our first trip to Rome on a four day visit. We wanted to experience as much as we could in that time and it was important to us to experience Rome from the perspective of our Catholic faith. We are so grateful we found Eternal City Tours. What a wonderful, knowledgeable group of people. We did 5 tours - the Coliseum, St. Peter and St. Paul, Baroque Churches, Passion of Christ and Vatican. They were amazing. We learned about history and our faith from tour guides who were serious about their Catholic faith, students of history, theology, or art history and more. Chad, Blitch, James, John, and Andrea were a wealth of knowledge - personable - and often went over and above with personal touches - showing us a favorite coffee shop or restaurant - and helping us find our way at the end by walking with us, taking us to the Metro, etc. Andre's knowledge of art brought so much to the Vatican tour. Our faith was enriched through this experience. And it was fun! Tom made the planning easy - responding to all my questions and emails - and every detail was perfectly planned. When we come back to Rome we will definitely be scheduling additional tours with Eternal City. We highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Kathleen - Florida, USA
Informative, Fun, Catholic

My wife and I took our two children to Rome for the first time and for the first time, I organized tours, something I have avoided since taking a tour some years ago that was bereft of any Catholic content. I found Eternal City Tours online and found immediately they are faithful Catholics eager to share their love of Rome and their love of the faith. We learned so much and also saw the hearts of our tour guides. We took three three-hour tours: Passion of the Christ, Colosseum and Roman Forum, and Vatican Museum/St. Peters.
Reviewed by Austin - Washington, USA
Fascinating

Our tour started at the beatiful Santa Maria Maggiore with John, our tour guide. The walk is a fascinating trip through incredible buildings, each with its own unique architecture, artworks and relics of Christ. John was an excellent host with great knowledge, and he knew when to give us additional time to fully appreciate the beauty and significance of what we were seeing. This tour is well worth considering.
Reviewed by Simon - Australia
You Won't Regret It !

Our tour with Marc our personal guide was the culmination of a very spiritual journey for my wife and I. Marc was an affable, well informed guide, attentive and articulate. We loved the personal attention we got (small group). Your choice of tour guide did not disappoint and your efficiency and communication to us was excellent.We highly recommend this company. You would not regret it.
Reviewed by Wilfred - Trinidad
Passion of Christ Tour

If you are going to Rome and wish to experience the many churches Rome has to offer, then this tour company is for you. My wife and I were making our second trip to Rome in two years and wanted to see what we missed the first time. We did the Passion of Christ Tour with Adrian. There were just 2 couples(including us) on this tour. At each church Adrian took his time to explain the highlights within and answered all questions. The highlight of this tour are the Holy Stairs. The same stairs that Jesus descended in condemnation. Last year our tour did not allow enough time to ascend them but Adrian said if we wanted to that it was our tour and we had time. It was an amazing but painful experience. The next evening was Mary & the Saints Tour. James, our guide was fantastic. We had the tour all to ourselves. As with the night before the information that was given was given as we strolled from one church to another was amazing. From the beginning you could see James had a passion for what he does. We were walking by a church which was not on the itinerary but he said we had to stop because there was something special inside. He did this a couple of times. He wanted us to see everything possible. James and Adrian had different approaches but each delivered a faith filled tour. Thank you both for 2 wonderful evenings.
Reviewed by Warren - USA
Our Guide Paul Was Great

The Passion of Christ tour was very impressive. Our guide Paul knew just about everything you could want to know and really helped us understand the incredible history behind the sights. The tour includes some amazing relics and the Basilica of Saint John Lateran was beautiful.
Reviewed by John - Texas
Thank you!!

Blitch (Passion of Christ Tour) and Mark Anthony (Vatican Tour) were wonderful. Couldn't even remotely compare to the experience we would have had one our own. Thank you!!
Reviewed by Amy L - UK
Must Join Tour Operator!

We spent a week in Rome with 3 different tour operators/companies and must say that Eternal City Tours is THE BEST. We wanted to join The Passion of Christ tour but there was no tour available on the date we wanted to do it on Viator so we contacted Eternal City directly and they had arranged a private tour for us on our selected date for the same price. We also joined The St. Peter and St. Paul walking tour which not many tour operators offer. Our guides Blitch and Paul were both very nice, knowledgeable and explained clearly. Those two tours are really worth doing as Eternal City would bring you to the non-typical sites. As a non-Catholic/Christian, we have found both tours very interesting on both historical and architectural perspectives and would be more so if people go to Rome for pilgrimage. Highly recommend Eternal City Tours to anyone
Reviewed by Daisy L - Hong Kong, China
Passion of Christ Tour

Excellent tour! If you are interested in seeing the relics of Christ and others, then this tour is a must. Our guide Paul was informative and answered all of our questions. My husband and I will be recommending his tour to our family members the next time they come to visit Rome.
Reviewed by Monique D - USA
Amazing Passion of Christ Tour

Our guide Blitch is amazing! Since i travel with two elderlies, my dad being 83 and my mom, 71, he was mindful of the walking, the distance and even the going up and down the stairs. He is kind and genuine. What I love about him is his care for my parents and that he was very keen on our needs. He had tissues ready when i was crying, i hand ready for my dad and even went up the stairs of Santa Scala, on his knees to be with my dad. He is very knowledgable about the places we visited and beyond that, it was his passion and enthusiasm that would infect you right away. His faith and spirituality , his kind heart, emanates as he serves others. He even got me a very sweet gift just because i asked about St. Matthew and he remembered that tiny detail, giving me a card of St. Matthew. I will definitely recommend Eternal City Tours, most especially Blitch! He even took photos of us while we were caught up in the church visits. This is worth it!
Reviewed by Carelle M - USA
Super guide

Great Tour. Easy to organise. Super guide.
Reviewed by Mrs Monica F.R. - USA
Great Tour

Great Tour. The guide had an excellent knowledge of the Basilicas and histories of each. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Greg M - USA
Excellent Tour, Excellent Guide.

Excellent tour, excellent guide, He took us to churches and to see relics off the beaten path. Paul was our guide. Highly recommended if you like churches and relics of Christ.
Reviewed by Frederick C. - USA
The Best Rome Tours

Great tour, made our vacation memorable, highly recommended! We've been to Rome before with other tours, but this was our best tour ever. They knew every detail, adapted the tour to our interests. Both tours guides were experts in historical and religious background - which made for great tours. They kept us out of crowds where possible and quickly adapted the tour to our interests. Overall outstanding group. Our family of 5 booked the Passion of Christ tour. Blitch was enthusiatic and a great tour guide, he took us to amazing arfifacts that I could hardly believe existed in these other sites. Overall a highly enjoyable and amazing historical and religious tour. The whole family was intrigued and Blitch was a great tour guide for the adults and our teens. We also did the Papal audience tour and this is where the preparations of Eternal City shined. They contacted us several months ahead when the Pope's schedule changed, savings us from dissapointment during our visit. As we really wanted to see a Papal address, they adapted the tour for our family to a in depth highlight of St. Peter's followed by an explanation and viewing of the Papal angelicus. We immensely enjoyed Paul as a tour guide. He had amazing knowledge of all things around the Vatican and we loved the tour. He did a great job of showing and describing St. Peter's giving us appreciation of the art and history in a way we never appreciated in previous tours. Overall great, highly knowledgable and adaptable tour company. Definitely the best experience in our trips to Rome - present and past.
Reviewed by Michael - USA
Highly Engaging, Thorough & Knowledgable!

Our tour guide, James, for The Passion Of The Christ Tour was highly engaging, thorough and knowledgeable. He far exceeded our expectations; best tour we had on our 3 week trip to Italy and in all our years of travel. Highly recommend James and Eternal City Tours.
Reviewed by Alexandra - USA

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

Our most popular pilgrim tour in Rome, the Passion of Christ Tour is the ideal guided tour for those visiting the Catholic pilgrimage sites in Rome.

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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AMAZING!
Donna - California, USA, 09 October 2018

The best tours of Rome!
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AMAZING!

One of our highlights of our trip to Rome! Blitch was an excellent guide for this tour. He was insightful, thoughtful, passionate and had great historical knowledge in explaining the places we visited. The pace was easy and he allowed us time to pray, venerate the Holy Relics and truly absorb the vast amount of information that came with each church we visited. Blitch’s personality made our tour more wildly entertaining. Thank you for a great experience!
Reviewed by Donna - California, USA
The best tours of Rome!

I went on 5 tours with Eternal City tours: The Vatican, Coliseum, Catacombs, Peter and Paul and the Passion of Christ tour. I can't praise these tours enough. The guides were so knowledgeable about theology and history (James, Ami, Adrian and Tom). We ended up having private/semiprivate tours which were wonderful!! I loved having the Catholic/religious perspective for all the tours. I couldn't believe that I was actually standing in a home in which St. Paul had lived or seeing all the incredible relics of Christ's passion. It was a truly meaningful and transformative experience. I am in awe at what I saw!!
Reviewed by Elynne - New York, USA
Wonderful tour of churches through Rome!

Our family ended up having a private tour, with Blitch, since another family was unable to make it. He did a great job of giving us information and also giving us private time to pray and take in the sights. Blitch is a very passionate and informed guide (congrats on getting your degree!). We would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about churches in Rome!
Reviewed by Hannah - Denver, Colorado
One of a kind tour company!

Andrea and Tom were amazingly insightful and knowledgeable guides who lead my parents and i through a VIP tour of Vatican City and the Passion of Christ through Rome respectively. Both tours truely unique and eye opening experiences. I had been to Rome before and seen the sites with other tours, not really understanding the importance and beauty of what i was experiencing. Eternal City tours far exceeded all expectations, the tours afforded me a whole new level of understanding around history, art and religious significance. Tom and Andrea were full of interesting facts and back stories. They were able to explain complex beleifs, historical linkages in a clear and engaging manner. The were able to point out and highlight hugely significant artifacts which most walk past and not notice. I leave Rome with a far better understanding of my faith because of what ive seen and learnt from Andrea and Tom, and im extremely grateful. I couldnt recommend more!
Reviewed by Bernadette - USA
Highly Recommend

We spent 3 full days in Rome and used Eternal City to see the main sights. They were great help in planning and gave excellent service while we were there. The information given while on the tours were excellent as well as their personal customer service. They are still a small tour company so while the maximum number of people may be 15, often we didn't have 15 at our tours which made it a huge plus! It was almost like a private tour, which in fact, two out of three were for us. I would highly recommend this tour company if you're looking for personal service with knowledgeable guides and would like to meet some really nice people!
Reviewed by Ali - California, USA
Amazing Private Tour with Blitch

We did three private tours with this company during our trip to Rome in June. Ami was our guide for the Vatican tour, Blitch was our guide for the Passions of Christ tour, and Paul was our guide for the Catacombs tour. All three guides were awesome and very patient and informative with our group. It was my husband, my parents, my tween daughter, my teenage daughter, and me on the tours, and they made sure everyone was included in all the discussions and happy. We loved our three tours and highly recommend this company.
Reviewed by Mike - Houston, Texas, USA
Highly Recommend This Tour

Words cannot describe how fantastic this tour was. Our guide's name was Tom. He did an excellent job explaining in detail the history and significance of every church we visited. It was an emotional tour as we saw Holy items from Christ's Passion. I would absolutely recommend this tour to every Christian visiting Rome. My mom and I will never forget this experience and everything we were able to see. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and organizing such an amazing tour.
Reviewed by Sophia K - USA
Passion of Christ Tour - Rome Italy

We wanted an in-depth private tour that had an authentic Catholic perspective. We certainly got that. Our guide Blitch had a graduate degree and was an expert on any question I asked him. He was a pleasure to be with and a gracious host. I highly recommend this company if you want a quality tour and particularly if you want a Catholic perspective. Great job and thank you Blitch and Tom....Michael
Reviewed by Michael G - USA
Best Private Tour!! Passion of Christ Tour

This tour company is a little pricier than some other tour but so worth the money. Adrian is the best tour guide! We love Passion of the Christ tour. It was a group tour, but it turned out just to be my husband and I. We saw many different churches and the amazing relics inside. We were looking to be immersed into the Catholic history, Adrian did just that. He is so knowledgeable about everything Catholic. One of the best tour guide we had...and we took 8 different tours while in Italy.
Reviewed by Kathy J - USA
Five remarkable tours with fantastic guides

My husband and I were making our first trip to Rome on a four day visit. We wanted to experience as much as we could in that time and it was important to us to experience Rome from the perspective of our Catholic faith. We are so grateful we found Eternal City Tours. What a wonderful, knowledgeable group of people. We did 5 tours - the Coliseum, St. Peter and St. Paul, Baroque Churches, Passion of Christ and Vatican. They were amazing. We learned about history and our faith from tour guides who were serious about their Catholic faith, students of history, theology, or art history and more. Chad, Blitch, James, John, and Andrea were a wealth of knowledge - personable - and often went over and above with personal touches - showing us a favorite coffee shop or restaurant - and helping us find our way at the end by walking with us, taking us to the Metro, etc. Andre's knowledge of art brought so much to the Vatican tour. Our faith was enriched through this experience. And it was fun! Tom made the planning easy - responding to all my questions and emails - and every detail was perfectly planned. When we come back to Rome we will definitely be scheduling additional tours with Eternal City. We highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Kathleen - Florida, USA
Informative, Fun, Catholic

My wife and I took our two children to Rome for the first time and for the first time, I organized tours, something I have avoided since taking a tour some years ago that was bereft of any Catholic content. I found Eternal City Tours online and found immediately they are faithful Catholics eager to share their love of Rome and their love of the faith. We learned so much and also saw the hearts of our tour guides. We took three three-hour tours: Passion of the Christ, Colosseum and Roman Forum, and Vatican Museum/St. Peters.
Reviewed by Austin - Washington, USA
Fascinating

Our tour started at the beatiful Santa Maria Maggiore with John, our tour guide. The walk is a fascinating trip through incredible buildings, each with its own unique architecture, artworks and relics of Christ. John was an excellent host with great knowledge, and he knew when to give us additional time to fully appreciate the beauty and significance of what we were seeing. This tour is well worth considering.
Reviewed by Simon - Australia
You Won't Regret It !

Our tour with Marc our personal guide was the culmination of a very spiritual journey for my wife and I. Marc was an affable, well informed guide, attentive and articulate. We loved the personal attention we got (small group). Your choice of tour guide did not disappoint and your efficiency and communication to us was excellent.We highly recommend this company. You would not regret it.
Reviewed by Wilfred - Trinidad
Passion of Christ Tour

If you are going to Rome and wish to experience the many churches Rome has to offer, then this tour company is for you. My wife and I were making our second trip to Rome in two years and wanted to see what we missed the first time. We did the Passion of Christ Tour with Adrian. There were just 2 couples(including us) on this tour. At each church Adrian took his time to explain the highlights within and answered all questions. The highlight of this tour are the Holy Stairs. The same stairs that Jesus descended in condemnation. Last year our tour did not allow enough time to ascend them but Adrian said if we wanted to that it was our tour and we had time. It was an amazing but painful experience. The next evening was Mary & the Saints Tour. James, our guide was fantastic. We had the tour all to ourselves. As with the night before the information that was given was given as we strolled from one church to another was amazing. From the beginning you could see James had a passion for what he does. We were walking by a church which was not on the itinerary but he said we had to stop because there was something special inside. He did this a couple of times. He wanted us to see everything possible. James and Adrian had different approaches but each delivered a faith filled tour. Thank you both for 2 wonderful evenings.
Reviewed by Warren - USA
Our Guide Paul Was Great

The Passion of Christ tour was very impressive. Our guide Paul knew just about everything you could want to know and really helped us understand the incredible history behind the sights. The tour includes some amazing relics and the Basilica of Saint John Lateran was beautiful.
Reviewed by John - Texas
Thank you!!

Blitch (Passion of Christ Tour) and Mark Anthony (Vatican Tour) were wonderful. Couldn't even remotely compare to the experience we would have had one our own. Thank you!!
Reviewed by Amy L - UK
Must Join Tour Operator!

We spent a week in Rome with 3 different tour operators/companies and must say that Eternal City Tours is THE BEST. We wanted to join The Passion of Christ tour but there was no tour available on the date we wanted to do it on Viator so we contacted Eternal City directly and they had arranged a private tour for us on our selected date for the same price. We also joined The St. Peter and St. Paul walking tour which not many tour operators offer. Our guides Blitch and Paul were both very nice, knowledgeable and explained clearly. Those two tours are really worth doing as Eternal City would bring you to the non-typical sites. As a non-Catholic/Christian, we have found both tours very interesting on both historical and architectural perspectives and would be more so if people go to Rome for pilgrimage. Highly recommend Eternal City Tours to anyone
Reviewed by Daisy L - Hong Kong, China
Passion of Christ Tour

Excellent tour! If you are interested in seeing the relics of Christ and others, then this tour is a must. Our guide Paul was informative and answered all of our questions. My husband and I will be recommending his tour to our family members the next time they come to visit Rome.
Reviewed by Monique D - USA
Amazing Passion of Christ Tour

Our guide Blitch is amazing! Since i travel with two elderlies, my dad being 83 and my mom, 71, he was mindful of the walking, the distance and even the going up and down the stairs. He is kind and genuine. What I love about him is his care for my parents and that he was very keen on our needs. He had tissues ready when i was crying, i hand ready for my dad and even went up the stairs of Santa Scala, on his knees to be with my dad. He is very knowledgable about the places we visited and beyond that, it was his passion and enthusiasm that would infect you right away. His faith and spirituality , his kind heart, emanates as he serves others. He even got me a very sweet gift just because i asked about St. Matthew and he remembered that tiny detail, giving me a card of St. Matthew. I will definitely recommend Eternal City Tours, most especially Blitch! He even took photos of us while we were caught up in the church visits. This is worth it!
Reviewed by Carelle M - USA
Super guide

Great Tour. Easy to organise. Super guide.
Reviewed by Mrs Monica F.R. - USA
Great Tour

Great Tour. The guide had an excellent knowledge of the Basilicas and histories of each. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Greg M - USA
Excellent Tour, Excellent Guide.

Excellent tour, excellent guide, He took us to churches and to see relics off the beaten path. Paul was our guide. Highly recommended if you like churches and relics of Christ.
Reviewed by Frederick C. - USA
The Best Rome Tours

Great tour, made our vacation memorable, highly recommended! We've been to Rome before with other tours, but this was our best tour ever. They knew every detail, adapted the tour to our interests. Both tours guides were experts in historical and religious background - which made for great tours. They kept us out of crowds where possible and quickly adapted the tour to our interests. Overall outstanding group. Our family of 5 booked the Passion of Christ tour. Blitch was enthusiatic and a great tour guide, he took us to amazing arfifacts that I could hardly believe existed in these other sites. Overall a highly enjoyable and amazing historical and religious tour. The whole family was intrigued and Blitch was a great tour guide for the adults and our teens. We also did the Papal audience tour and this is where the preparations of Eternal City shined. They contacted us several months ahead when the Pope's schedule changed, savings us from dissapointment during our visit. As we really wanted to see a Papal address, they adapted the tour for our family to a in depth highlight of St. Peter's followed by an explanation and viewing of the Papal angelicus. We immensely enjoyed Paul as a tour guide. He had amazing knowledge of all things around the Vatican and we loved the tour. He did a great job of showing and describing St. Peter's giving us appreciation of the art and history in a way we never appreciated in previous tours. Overall great, highly knowledgable and adaptable tour company. Definitely the best experience in our trips to Rome - present and past.
Reviewed by Michael - USA
Highly Engaging, Thorough & Knowledgable!

Our tour guide, James, for The Passion Of The Christ Tour was highly engaging, thorough and knowledgeable. He far exceeded our expectations; best tour we had on our 3 week trip to Italy and in all our years of travel. Highly recommend James and Eternal City Tours.
Reviewed by Alexandra - USA