Private tour

Rome: Private Underground Rome and Catacombs Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

Rome: Private Underground Rome and Catacombs Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

From US$ 728.04 per group up to 2

Uncover the mysterious world of Underground Rome, from catacombs to buried churches, on an exclusive private tour.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private group


  • Visit the largest underground cemetery in the world
  • Marvel at breathtaking Renaissance masterpieces at an underground basilica
  • Wander through a sprawling villa complex
  • Descend into the eerie world of underground Rome
  • Explore the perfectly preserved Catacombs of Santa Domitilla
Full description
Discover what lies beneath the streets of Italy's capital city on this private tour. In the company of an expert guide, unearth the mysteries of Rome's subterranean spaces, from labyrinthine catacombs to hidden churches. You'll also have a private car and driver at your disposal so you can move between the sites in comfort. First, visit the spooky Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, one of the largest and oldest underground Christian cemeteries in the world. Walk through the twisting tunnels to discover hundreds of thousands of graves, as well as some of the world’s oldest Christian images and the haunting underground church of Santi Nereo ed Achilleo. In the basilica of San Clemente meanwhile, admire astonishing medieval mosaics and some of the most important paintings from the Early Renaissance.  Next, visit the Roman Houses of Saint John and Paul, which are located beneath a Christian church. Here, enjoy an incredible window into daily life in the ancient city. Discover marvelous decorations where pagan imagery and Christian frescoes coexist in harmony in this fascinating villa complex. On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, instead of the Roman Houses, visit the beautiful basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano, built right into the Temple of Romulus in the ancient Roman.
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • All tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-lines access
  • Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end point
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will meet your guide at the entrance to the Basilica of San Clemente on Via di San Giovanni in Laterano. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This walking tour includes a number of 10-15 minute walks between sites and some steep staircases. Comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
  • Please advise during the booking process if there are any travelers with mobility concerns so that we can best accommodate you.

Product ID: 360665