CRYPTS, CATACOMBS, UNDERGROUND ROME
Fully private tour of underground Rome in three and a half hours.
Not for the faint of heart! An unusual private guided tour which explores the mysterious Appian Way, Catacombs of St. Callixtus, the Mithraeum and Ancient Basilica of San Clemente which dates back to the 2nd Century AD, and the "Bone Church", last exit for hundreds of deceased Capuchin friars.
We start our Rome catacombs tour with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls which leads down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Here you will explore these ancient burial grounds and learn about early christian worship and symbology.
From the catacombs we head back towards the centre and the ancient Basilica of San Clemente. Three distinct layers divulge the fascinating story of this church which dates back to the first century, at which time the structure was a temple dedicated to the Pagan God Mithras. A Christian church was erected on the site in the 4th century, and the Basilica we see today was finished in the year 1120 AD. Returning to the historic center, your guide will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt ("Bone Church"). Few attractions in Rome rival this overground crypt, created by friars who used bones of their predecessors to adorn the walls and ceilings.
The cost of transportation from your hotel to each site on this tour is not included. Two or three separate taxi rides will suffice, or you can request our limo service for the duration of the tour.
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Entrance admission tickets
Licensed private Rome tour guide
Christian catacombs guide
Catacombs of St. Callixtus
Basilica of San Clemente
There is no specific dress code for this tour.
- Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
- Tour does not run on public holidays.
- Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
Following payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher with comprehensive booking details therein. Payment made will be clarified, and clearly explained tour meeting point info plus maps included for you to find your way in Rome. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of the tour.
** WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR ROME CATACOMBS TICKETS WITH PRIORITY NO LINES ENTRANCE
** Catacombs of St. Callixtus and Basilica di San Clemente tickets included!
No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.
All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation requests by telephone only are not accepted, but you may call us to confirm that you have submitted a cancellation request to us in writing. If you cancel your booking greater than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction. If you cancel your booking less than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour departure. Similarly, no refunds will be issued for failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at the designated meeting point at the departure time displayed in your booking confirmation. When In Rome Tours SRL may not be held responsible for acts of god, nor alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of venues including monuments in the tour package. In the event of such closings, When In Rome Tours SRL will not reimburse the package, but may honor the ticket on another day.
Child (under 7)
When In Rome, do as the Romans do!