Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs Underground Tour, Ticket, and Transfer

Rome: Catacombs Underground Tour, Ticket, and Transfer

From US$ 108.79 per person

Discover one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. See the evidence of a prominent and fascinating past which has left a long-lasting legacy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a subterranean world, where, for centuries, Jews and Christians have looked after their dead
  • Admire ancient frescoes and crypts covered in inscriptions
  • See niches with the remains of skeletons, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs, and much more
  • Admire the burial grounds of famous people like popes, martyrs, and, according to legends, even some apostles
Full description
Embark on an in-depth experience, during which you'll discover the legacy of a prominent and fascinating past. Beginning from the meeting point near the Colosseum, relax on a transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle to one of the most exciting places in Rome, the Catacombs. Accompanied by an expert guide, head off on an exclusive tour and appreciate this fascinating place's real story and mystery.  On tour, travel through time to discover a hidden and parallel world in which, for centuries, Jews and Christians have looked after and venerated the dead. Pass by the majestic Aurelian Walls to come to the archaeological area of the Ancient Appian Way. Deep in the green Roman countryside, descend into the ancient world of the Catacombs, a complex network of underground tunnels among the longest in the world, occupying an area of about fifteen hectares and consisting of about 37 miles of tunnels on several levels. The specific catacomb visited, San Calisto, San Sebastiano, or Santa Domitilla, will depend on the day. In any of the catacombs, you will have the opportunity to see ancient frescoes, crypts with inscriptions carved on the walls, niches with the remains of skeletons, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs, and small chapels, which still today, after about 2,000 years, are used to celebrate religious rites. After the tour, back in the sunlight, your driver will take you back to the original starting point next to the Colosseum.
Includes
  • Shared transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • 40-minute guided Catacombs tour with a maximum of 25 participants
  • All fees and taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Guide during the transfer
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your driver at Via Delle Terme di Tito 72, in front of Oppio Bar. They will have a signboard reporting your name. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Walking frames
  • Smoking
  • Cameras

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  A maximum of 14 people permitted per booking
  • Your driver is not a guide
  •  This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the insurmountable architectural barriers of the monument
  •  This tour is not recommended for those who have serious walking problems; there are irregular steps, there will be no possibility to sit during the route, and there is no elevator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Service
    1.5/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The catacomb tour lasts about 45 minutes, strictly timed and divided according to language. The area is outside of the city and very well maintained. The transportation there was very professional and the driver was nice. The guide German, a bit monotonous and certainly with in-depth knowledge. We tried to get as many questions answered as possible... wish the tour could have lasted longer. But a first impression is definitely there. Impressive ….

Read more

March 23, 2022

The catacombs are absolutely worth seeing. The guide on site is provided and was very monotonous. The text just seemed memorized. The transport was great, the driver was able to give a lot of information about Rome and, within the time available, had shown another sight that we did not know yet (Basilica San Paolo).

October 31, 2021

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 336601