Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs & Underground Tour, Ticket, & Transfer

3.8 / 5

12 reviews

Rome: Catacombs & Underground Tour, Ticket, & Transfer

From US$ 77.75 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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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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 interesting places in Rome, the Catacombs. Accompanied by an expert guide, head off on an exclusive tour and appreciate the real story and mystery of this fascinating place.  On the 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 in 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 in Via Della Polveriera.
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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito, on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. The driver will hold a sign with your name and the name of the local partner on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • 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 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.2/5

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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

Unfortunately, the tour through the catacombs was quite short. In the Corona year, however, no other way is possible. Still recommendable.

August 15, 2020

February 21, 2020

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