Day trip

Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

From US$ 169.39 per person

Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano and the Catacombs of San Callisto on this 6-hour guided tour. Walk the underground passages of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian tomb in Rome. See the resting spot of martyrs and popes at San Callisto.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
• Pickup service is offered from all hotels, B&Bs, and apartments located in the city center • Please include the accommodation name and address in your reservation • The pickup will take place at approximately 8:45 AM • There may be an additional wait of 5 to 10 minutes due to local traffic conditions
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of early Christianity from your knowledgable guide
  • Walk through the underground labyrinth the Catacombs of San Sebastiano
  • See the resting place of martyrs, popes, and early Christians
Full description
Meet your guide and start the 50-minute drive outside of Rome to the tombs underneath Civitavecchia. Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian cemetery in Rome. Walk through the miles of underground passageways that make up this sacred site. Stand in the cavernous underground chambers where early Christians congregated. Hear about the burial practices of early Christians, and see religious symbols carved into the walls. Next, visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the largest and most significant early Christian burial site in Rome. Travel back in time to the 2nd century and see the resting place of 10 martyrs, 16 popes, and hundreds of early Christians who died for their faith. Learn about the persecution of Christianity under the Romans as you walk through the underground labyrinth. Contemplate the faith of early believers in Christianity as you make your way through this somber resting place. Afterward, relax in the beautiful garden outside before returning to the port of Civitavecchia.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Rome
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • It is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts, or with uncovered shoulders, so please dress appropriately
  • The tour may be altered without notice due to unforeseeable weather and traffic conditions
  • Please bring your valid ID/passport, as visitors may be asked to show them for security reasons
  • Photography is not permitted in the catacombs
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