Guided tour

Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Touriks
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 57.43 per person

Descend into the dark maze of the Roman Catacombs on a trip from Rome with transportation included. Discover a remote world underground with an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
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

Uncover the secrets hidden the dark depths of the the Domitilla catacombs on this guided tour in Rome. Enjoy the convenience of a transfer from a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Learn about early Christian history and see the underground Basilica of Nereus.

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 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

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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
    • Headphones
    • 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

    4.7 /5

    based on 299 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5

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    This was such an interesting tour, I definitely recommend it! Lorenzo was a great guide - the catacombs are huge but he picked some of the most interesting areas to take us. He had great stories to go along with each of the areas and was very knowledgeable about the site and Rome overall.

    June 28, 2022

    Very well organized and interesting activity. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, you could easily tell she is doing research there on her daily job, and not only the tours. I would have liked to have more time for questions and to chat with her about the most recent findings! The visit really triggers your curiosity about what can we learn from excavating such a site.

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    April 18, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 391898