Guided tour

Rome: Catacomb Guided Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Catacomb Guided Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 52.83 per person

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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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, English, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to ancient times as you take a tour of the Catacombs in Rome
  • Benefit from the transfer by an open bus through a beautiful panoramic route
  • Visit the extensive tunnels which were once a burial ground and place of worship
  • Hear the fascinating history and stories of these sacred places from your guide
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 Townhall. An open bus will take you to the Catacombs following a roundtrip panoramic route. Located just outside the city and hidden deep underground, the catacombs were created in the second century in response to a land shortage for deceased remains.

Dating almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this extensive network of underground tunnels was once 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. Combine your tour with the additional option to visit the Trevi district underground. Explore the ruins and hidden passages beneath the Trevi district and the surrounding area.

Includes
  • Return transfer to Rome by bus
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs
  • Guided tour within the Catacombs available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German)
  • Trevi district Underground Tour (if option selected)
  • Drink and food
  • Pickup service from hotels
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travelers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group
  • Catacomb tours are not recommended for travelers who may get claustrophobic due to the small spaces; the tour is not accessible to visitors n 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 also to have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground
  • Visitors with specific disabilities may be entitled to a free ticket after speaking directly to the ticket office of the catacombs
  • 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 travelers; The cool catacombs make for a great break from Italy’s summer heat
  • The time chosen must be respected. Latecomers will not be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 267 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Un peu cher par rapport au prix du billet seul (7€). Le transfert par un guide au bus privée (avec quelques explications en cours de route) + du bus aux catacombes (AR) + le billet d'entrée nous est revenu à 48€ par personne...la guide et le chauffeur étaient cependant très sympathiques et accueillants. Visite au catacombes intéressante.

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August 10, 2022

Good tour of the catacombs. Organization at the partner's office was ok - the video watched was informative, but seemed more like a time puffer. The shuttle / private taxi service to all locations was great. Probably the best thing apart from the catacombs tour. The tour of the Catacombe San Callisto. Good tour guide, very open to answering questions and very knowledgeable. Then got picked up again and driven by private driver to Trevi District for Trevi Underground Tour. Was cool - but in my opinion the ca. EUR 63 paid for both aren't really justified. Catacombs are a must see though!

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July 18, 2022

The catacombs itself were great and the tour guide was from a priest who obviously knew and loved the place. Walking around the catacombs was amazing. That part could have been longer than the 30-40 mins it was. The overall price was a bit on the high side. Catacombs itself is 8 euros for adults. The tour with transfer was £35 each. Good friendly transfer and if the higher price is fine for you then great. Otherwise bus to catacombs and pre order tickets on st Callisto website. Overall a good tour and get your guide makes it easy.

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April 16, 2022

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