Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs Tour with Transfer

Rome: Catacombs Tour with Transfer

From US$ 48.69 per person

Get ready to have your assumptions about Rome turned upside down on this incredibly unique journey of discovery. The itinerary includes some of the most uncommon, mysterious, and outlandish sites the Eternal City has to offer.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from a VIP return transfer in a fully equipped minivan
  • Explore a darker side of Rome
  • Learn about the history of this sacred place
Full description
This underground tour of the Catacombs takes you deeper into the unusual history of Rome, far below its busy streets and towering monuments to the concealed side of this ancient city. The tour begins at one of the most spectacular centrally located squares in Rome: Venice Square, next to the Town hall. A VIP minibus fully equipped with air conditioning will take you to the ancient Roman catacombs. The staff will provide an App City audio guide that will introduce the venue and the old road of Via Appia. Located just outside of the city and hidden deep underground, the catacombs were created in the second century in response to a shortage of land for deceased’s remains. Dating back almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this extensive network of tunnels snaking underground was once both a burial ground and a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome. With an expert guide you’ll explore these extensive tunnels lined with tombs carved right out of the rock, and hear the fascinating history of these sacred places. Due to the very limited access to the catacombs, you should make your booking in advance - especially around Easter and between May and September, when Rome swarms with travellers. The cool catacombs make for a great break from Italy’s summer heat.
Includes
  • 1h VIP return transfer from the city center to the Rome underground venue of the catacombs
  • Entrance ticket to the main Catacombs in Rome
  • Guided tour within the Catacombs available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German) - about 45 minutes
  • Drink and food
  • Pickup service from hotels
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at Touristation Colosseo and Foro Romano next to Piazza Venezia. When facing the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, the office is on the right-hand side and there is a small fountain just in front.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travellers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group or private tour. Admission includes a guided tour
  •  Catacomb tours are not recommended for travellers who may get claustrophobic due to the small spaces; the tour is not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs or with severe motor disabilities
  •  Catacombs are holy places, so guests should dress appropriately—all should cover their shoulders and thighs. It’s best to also have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground
  •  Visitors with certain disabilities may be entitled to a free ticket after speaking directly to the ticket office of the catacombs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We showed up at the meeting point, arrived at the reception they showed us the route, very kind the driver who took us to the catacombs of San Callisto. the driver prepared the tickets for us and then we waited for the entrance related to our flag as explained. Entered inside they did a brief introduction, the guide who works there. then he went downstairs. It is quite cool around 14 * degrees and very humid. Given the very beautiful but gloomy catacombs, our driver took us back to the place of departure. we saw a video guide that showed us the before and after of the various main sites, in different Roman periods.

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August 10, 2021

all in all a good experience

great place and our guide was very good, he made us laugh and was good at telling about the place, :) How ever i was a little disappointed that we hardly saw any of the tombs as it all had to go so fast, it was clear that there was only a certain amount of time for each group. And then it would be good if you knew it was not allowed to photograph

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May 8, 2019

the ticket price is much lower, what you pay is the transfer to the catacombs, then you take the guide of the place

August 13, 2021

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