Guided tour

Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 52.85 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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese
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 359 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5

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    The experience was very good but we had a problem with the transportation. The driver had a problem with his car and the agency provided a taxi but we arrived a bit late for the tour in Catacombes and we did it in a hurry. For me, it’s necessary 2 hours inside Catacombes. We only took 1 hour. It’s a pitty that take photos is not allowed

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    September 14, 2022

    Our tour guide was likely the best Rome has to offer. He was unbelievably knowledgeable about the history of the catacombs and the archeology and religion behind it all. That said, I would’ve liked to see more area with a little less detail. Great tour though. You wouldn’t be disappointed going.

    September 2, 2022

    This was a last minute addition for me and I am so glad that I did that. The transfer to the catacombs was convenient and the tour was excellent. Our guide was so knowledgeable and considerate of all the members in our group. Seeing the frescos that have been under ground for so many years was a very special event. My only wish was that it was a little longer than the one hour and that there was a few minutes built in for time in the shop, especially as no pictures were allowed I would have like to see if there were opportunities to purchase some of their pictures of this incredible site.

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    August 21, 2022

    Product ID: 391898