Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs Entry Ticket & Guided Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Catacombs Entry Ticket & Guided Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 49.45 per person

Get ready to have your assumptions about Rome turned upside down on this incredibly unique journey of discovery. The itinerary includes some of the most uncommon, mysterious, and outlandish sites the Eternal City has to offer.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Italian, English, German, Spanish
Optional audio guide
French, German, Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to ancient times as you take a tour of the Catacombs in Rome
  • Benefit from the transfer by open bus through a panoramic route
  • Visit the extensive tunnels which were once a burial ground and place of worship
  • Hear the fascinating history and stories of these sacred places from your guide
Full description

Embark on a fascinating underground tour of the Catacombs, taking you into the unusual history of Rome. Head far below its busy streets and towering monuments to the concealed side of this ancient city. Follow along as your expert guide tells reveals little-known mysteries of Rome's darker side.

Begin your tour at one of the most spectacular centrally located squares in Rome, Venice Square, next to the Townhall. Hop on a panoramic bus and head to the Catacombs, following a roundtrip panoramic route. Begin your underground tour and explore these extensive tunnels lined with tombs carved right out of the rock, and hear the fascinating history of these sacred places.

Learn about how dating almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this extensive network of underground tunnels was once a burial ground and a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome.

Combine your tour with the additional option to visit the Trevi district underground. Explore the ruins and hidden passages beneath the Trevi district and the surrounding area.

Includes
  • Return transfer from Rome by bus
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs
  • Guided tour within the Catacombs available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German)
  • Trevi district Underground Tour (if option selected)
  • Drink and food
  • Pickup service from hotels
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travelers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group
  • Catacomb tours are not recommended for travelers who may get claustrophobic due to the small spaces; the tour is not accessible to visitors n wheelchairs or with severe motor disabilities
  • Catacombs are holy places, so guests should dress appropriately—all should cover their shoulders and thighs. It’s best also to have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground
  • Visitors with specific disabilities may be entitled to a free ticket after speaking directly to the ticket office of the catacombs
  • For the combo option, the Catacombs and Trevi underground are in two different locations. You will visit the catacombs first and then the Trevi Underground
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 412 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This was a tour of the Catacombs of San Callisto. These were fun, though the guide did suggest that we should have gone to San Sebastian instead. Kids were always taken to the front, which was good for them, but it did mean that those at the back probably didn't hear as much information or get as much time to peruse the different things to see. No photos were allowed inside. The arrival and departure point weren't the same as suggested in the app, but we were let off the bus at the same point where we collected the bus from. On the way to the bus we had a guide, so it took some people a while to work out where they were once the tour ended.

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December 27, 2022

The trip to the catacombs and the visit including the guide were really awesome. We could have roamed through the catacombs longer, but that is only possible with a guide and not on our own. It would be nice if you could arrange a time slot with the organizer in advance so that you could be there for a longer period of time and possibly take a later bus back. The bus driver only spoke Italian (I didn't) so we couldn't clarify that with him - just as a tip. It's a beautiful corner and you can spend a whole day there too. Allow a little time in advance as you have to report to the tourist office and it is very busy, so it can take a long time before it is your turn to show your ticket.

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November 7, 2022

The guided tour in the catacombs was excellent. The guide friendly and knowledgeable. But the organization wasn’t. We arrive and the meeting point. Waited 20 minutes until decided to go into information and it turned out we should had gone in on the first place to sign up and see a movie. Missed the beginning and waited in vain. We were taken to a bus that took us to the catacombs but then left there with unclear instructions about the way back. On site told us that bus left and we were calling for a taxi when the bus came back. We were lost at all times.

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November 6, 2022

Product ID: 214083