Tours for Catholics, by Catholic scholars

The Forum contains ruins from more than nine centuries of ancient Roman history

Catholic Custom Tours of Rome specializes in scholarly, educational tours of the Eternal City given from an unabashedly Catholic perspective.  We are university professors, with degrees in theology and classics, who give private, customized tours of Rome’s great religious sites and ancient ruins.   Because we design individual tour itineraries for all our clients,

The reliquary of the manger, in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major

we can tailor tours to focus on your personal interests, such as history, theology, or art.

Fascinated by the saints?  We’ll take you on a tour of Rome’s greatest churches, and show you where some of the Church’s most famous saints lived, worked, and are now buried.

The silver and lapis lazuli tomb of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, in the Gesu Church

Interested in church architecture?  We can create an itinerary that takes you to some of the most fabulous basilicas in the Eternal City.Or would you like to know more about the ruins in the Roman Forum?  Our expert guides can explain the history behind the ancient structures that remain standing today.

No matter what type of tour we design for you, you can be sure that there will be no Pope-bashing, no sneers, no pot-shots at Catholic teachings.

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Ask about our two-day tour of the Seven Churches of Rome–walk in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims!