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Private Catacombs Tour - Transfer Included

Ancient Rituals and Buried Secrets

Category: Must Do
History
Archeology
Religion
Off the beaten path
Adventure&Fun

Price from: $320

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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Visit this maze of quarries and tunnels that are ancient underground cemeteries that also provided refuge to the Christian communities during the Roman persecution.

Today, the Catacombs represent priceless evidence of the ancient world, where it is possible to admire significant archeological findings. The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. Stepping into this mystical maze you will see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Three Wise Men.

Continue your tour in the Basilica of San Clemente, the Catholic church dedicated to Pope Clemente I. Wander through the different layers of history with frescoes, mosaics, and an underground temple dedicated to the God Mitra.

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Summary
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Kid-friendly tour
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:00AM or 2:00PM
  • Not available on Mondays
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets (Guaranteed to skip the long lines) | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Transportation to the sites (only available for centrally located accommodations) | Private Tour
  • Not Included 
    Return Transportation (available upon request) Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request) 
Standard itinerary
Catacombs
Basilica di San Clemente
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Extra Hour

US$80

Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.

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Capuchin Bone Crypt

US$70** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site.

The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini. You'll be amazed by the strangely decorated Capuchin Chapel - which displays the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin monks! The Capuchin order insists that the display is not meant to be creepy, but instead, a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth and our own mortality. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Colosseum

US$140** Please note: Entrance to the site is optional - Admission tickets will be charged separately.

No time to do a full Colosseum tour? Make it quick! Marvel at this epic engineering feat of the ancient Romans, one of the most amazing attractions of the Ancient World, and a highlight of any trip to Rome. Your guide will bring to life the stories of this iconic monument, its famed gladiators and the emperors who made it all happen. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Roman Houses on the Celio Hill

US$70** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site.

This subterranean visit is a perfect extension for those loving off the beaten path visits. The Roman Houses on the Celio Hill is a fascinating time machine to discover the ancient roman lifestyle. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Religious Perspective

US$0

Request for a Tour Guide with strong religious background at no extra cost. Your experience will enrich in spirituality.

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Create your own Tour - Make it a Full Day

US$210

Book your tour and create your personal walking experience by making it a full day, adding 3 extra hours! You can tell us in advance your favorite sites to visit or your personal guide will make suggestions based on your interests and energy level - you set the pace and see what you want to see. Please make a note on your booking if you have specific requests so we can ensure that reservations are made when needed. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Kid-friendly

US$0

Request a Kid-friendly Tour Guide at no extra cost.

These optional extras can be selected during check-out.
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    Mr. Flinch

    Please thank Marta from the Flinch family. She was astonishing we loved her!

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  • Dear Jerry, Tiffany and the lovely kids, thank you so much for the comment here! I had a lot fun with you. Please let me know if you come back to Italy, I can show you around other places! Big hug 

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    Stewart Owens

    I've heard that the Catacombs in Rome are quite impressive, and something that I should definitely see. Can you guys tell me a little bit more about them, like which catacombs you tour and if they are good for kids, etc. Thank you,

    Stewart

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  • Hi Stewart! Great question about the Catacombs.

    Most people coming to Rome focus on the Vatican and Colosseum, while the Catacombs go largely unnoticed...but not by you!

    The Catacombs are fascinating. In summertime, they offer much needed relief from hot summer temperatures. Year-round they are an intriguing look into the early Christian history of Rome.

    Our Catacombs Tours take you to two sites: The Basilica of San Clemente's underground, and the Catacombs of Priscilla. At both sites you'll still see a few bones, nearly 2000 year-old frescos and other whispers from the distant past. Kids especially love the dark, damp and cool tour, along with the stories of escape from persecution and various mysteries and legends.

    In my opinion, no visit to Rome is complete without descending into the undergrounds where you'll see a different side of the Eternal City.

    See you underground,

    Mara

    Eyes of Rome

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    Crystal Reynolds

    Hi! What about your Catacombs tour that goes under St. Clementine Basilica. Do I have to cover up there as well??

    Thanks,

    Crystal

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  • Hi Crystal,

    Yes, because we are entering a church (San Clemente) in order to get underground, it's better if you at least bring a shawl to cover up knees and shoulders. Once we are underground, you may even wish to stay covered as it can be a bit chilly underground.

    Very good question, by the way. Thanks for asking!

    Best,

    Mara Arman

    Eyes of Rome

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    Carol Peeks

    Wow! Just looked at this promo discount... I'll come to Rome soon for the very first time, but I think I'll choose the Rome for Experts package! My mom will be travelling with me and she has already visited with a guide both the Vatican Museums and Coliseum...

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    Tour Design Team

    Ciao Carol! Feel free to choose the combo that best suits you! You will love the package for experienced travelers! However, we suggest you not to miss the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums with one of our fantastic guides :) A tour of the Hidden Gems or a PRIME with Vip entrance would be a novelty even for your mom! We wait for you soon! 
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Info about your Catacombs Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 4 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: 9:00AM or 2:00PM
  • Tickets: Admission tickets for each participant are included in the total price. We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. However reduced tickets are required for children aged between 6 and 17. Kids between 0 and 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Dress Code: Modest attire is required – knees and shoulders must be covered.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

     

     

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