Guided tour

Rome: Roman Catacombs Semi-Private Tour

Rome: Roman Catacombs Semi-Private Tour

From US$ 62.07 per person

Descend into the dark maze of the Roman Catacombs and discover a remote world underground with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a thorough and worry-free tour with an expert guide
  • Save time with pickup, luggage deposit and drop-off included
  • Descend 16 metres underground into a dark world of prohibited faith
  • Marvel at wall paintings of biblical figures
  • Choose between a shared or private experience
Full description

Meet your guide in the city center and head towards the Appian Way in a comfortable minivan. Reach one of the largest and oldest catacombs of Rome and venture 52 feet (16 meters) below the surface into the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla.

Explore its endless maze of underground burial chambers, spread across 4 levels. Be captivated by ancient wall paintings of mythological and biblical figures and discover the religious symbolism of the frescoes.

Learn about the shift from paganism to Christianity and hear about early martyrs and persecutions. Live the excitement of gradually exploring different layers of history.

Complete your underworld experience in the 4th-century subterranean Basilica of Nereus and Achilleus. Then jump back in the minivan return to the city center.

Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • Return transportation from central Rome
  • Live professional guide
  • Luggage deposit for the duration of the tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the TouriksPoint at Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 132. Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled starting time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Reusable water bottle

    Not allowed

    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    •  An appropriate dress-code is required in order to enter the churches: knees and shoulders should be covered
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    •  This tour is subject to weather conditions and calendar events. If canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 186 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5

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    We had a great tour through the catacombs. Lorenzo is very knowledgeable, explains everything in great detail and speaks perfect German. Although we paid the regular price, there were only two of us on our tour. All of our questions were answered and we were very satisfied! The tour lasted about 1 hour, which was enough to take a close look at everything. We would definitely recommend this tour!

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    July 8, 2021

    Lorenzo led us very cool through the labyrinth underground with a lot of expertise and charm. We couldn't stop being amazed. Since tourism is just starting up again, we had Lorenzo all to ourselves. So if you want to enjoy empty tourist attractions, you should book now! We were also allowed to enjoy the guided tour through St. Peter's Basilica and the dome with Lorenzo! Clear recommendation for Lorenzo and Touriks!

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    July 3, 2021

    Recommended! The tour of the catacombs was very interesting. In total we were four people and two guides. My partner and I were assigned to the German-speaking guide Lorenzo and were allowed to explore the catacombs with him. Incidentally, these were opened especially for the four of us guests on the day of the tour. The catacombs themselves are definitely worth a visit. Lorenzo explained everything to us in detail, so that no questions were left unanswered at the end of the tour. Since he has worked as a catacomb guide for several years, he has extensive knowledge that he passes on with enthusiasm. As a catacomb newcomer, you are in good hands with him. An all-round great tour!

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    June 8, 2021

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    Product ID: 391898