Rome Catacombs Tour: 3-hour Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs Tour City, Historical and Theme Tours

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Rome Catacombs Tour: 3-hour Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs Tour

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About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours
MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 28, Rome
STARTING TIME: 10.00 am
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
OPENING SEASON: All year round, Thursdays and Saturdays
WHO CAN COME: Rome catacombs tour is suitable for all. Not suitable for wheelchair users

Overview

Take a 3-hour Rome Catacombs tour and discover a labyrinth of underground tunnels which have remained a hidden secret for years. Visit the marvelous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, and the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano with priority access. Listen to your guide and learn about the life of early Christians in Rome.

Highlights

◾ Visit the beautiful Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome
◾ Explore Roman catacombs and ancient tunnels, and discover a 2000-year-old hidden history
◾ Follow your expert guide and Immerse yourself in this underground labyrinth of catacombs

About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours

MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 28, Rome

STARTING TIME: 10.00 am

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

OPENING SEASON: All year round, Thursdays and Saturdays

WHO CAN COME: Rome catacombs tour is suitable for all. Not suitable for wheelchair users

Description - What to expect

Start your Rome catacombs tour with a visit to the marvelous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome and the most important church devoted to the Virgin Mary. Admire the beautiful Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the top of all the churches of Rome, surrounded by a complex including the Pontifical Lateran Palace, the Palace of the Canons, the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary, and the Pontifical Lateran University.



Visit the nearby Scala Santa, and finally Via Appia and the catacombs. Discover Rome’s fascinating underground tunnels, which have remained a hidden secret for years, where silence reigns supreme and time seems to have been unchanged for 2000 years.



Discover skulls, fragments of remains, frescoes, graffiti of ancient prayers, and historic mosaics. Walking down the stairs that descend into these galleries will immerse you in the dark and silent gorges, giving you the sensation of traveling back in time.

Free Cancellation

Free cancelation is available for this Rome Catacombs tour. Get a full refund for up to two days before your experience starts

What's included, what's not

✔ Transportation by luxury minivan
✔ Professional guide
✔ Skip-the-line entry to the catacombs
✔ Entrance to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore with priority access
✔ Entrance to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano with priority access
✔ External visit of la Scala Santa

Prepare for the experience

◾ Comfortable shoes are recommended for this Rome catacombs tour
◾ Entrance into Churches requires a strict dress code

Health and safety

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Description - What to expect

Start your Rome catacombs tour with a visit to the marvelous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome and the most important church devoted to the Virgin Mary. Admire the beautiful Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the top of all the churches of Rome, surrounded by a complex including the Pontifical Lateran Palace, the Palace of the Canons, the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary, and the Pontifical Lateran University.

Visit the nearby Scala Santa, and finally Via Appia and the catacombs. Discover Rome’s fascinating underground tunnels, which have remained a hidden secret for years, where silence reigns supreme and time seems to have been unchanged for 2000 years.

Discover skulls, fragments of remains, frescoes, graffiti of ancient prayers, and historic mosaics. Walking down the stairs that descend into these galleries will immerse you in the dark and silent gorges, giving you the sensation of traveling back in time.
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