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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From US$ 60.44 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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    Participants

    Date

    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 448 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.5/5

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    To do because we are still learning about the ever-changing history of Rome. We found the visit a bit short, perhaps out of fascination! Our guide Clara was very interesting and friendly in addition to the information and stories told during the visit! It is a pity but respectable not to be able to take a picture.

    November 19, 2022

    We had a super interesting tour with lovely Francesca. She told everything in an incredibly exciting and informative way and also gave great tips for general travel in Rome. The catacombs themselves are of course worth a visit and historically very valuable. It's great that you can visit them. We are very grateful to have the experience.

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    November 14, 2022

    Good storyteller from Colorado (name escaped me). Something really special. Not the cold in the catacombs, I can even keep my T-shirt on. 99% of the burial niches are empty and a single one was untouched. Of course you only see a small part of it all. Apparently there's more than 17km of this that you can't reach. Recommended!

    November 4, 2022

    Product ID: 391898