Guided tour

Rome: Catacomb Guided Tour with Transfer

Rome: Catacomb Guided Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 50.64 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

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, English, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
French, Spanish, German, Italian, English
Private or small groups available

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. 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 195 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Informative, surprising. A little creepy. The experienced guide (elderly man with gray hair) was always able to respond to questions in a well-founded manner. The transfer driver's communication could be improved, after the end of the tour it was not entirely clear when and where the group would be picked up again.

April 8, 2022

The tour itself is very interesting and gives you a lot of information about what was happening underground during the Roman Empire and later, it’s very fascinating how they were able to build these underground labyrinths. The only thing we didn’t like was the fact that our driver dropped us off close to the Trevi fountain without telling us where to go, he just left. We didn’t even know when our next tour would start, so a better organization would have been expected.

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January 10, 2022

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

Product ID: 214083