Tour pricing starts for 1 to 4 people.
Travel back in time as you descend beneath the city's surface. With its layers of history, the secrets of what lies beneath this bustling city will fascinate both young and old.
This itinerary includes a private car and driver who will accompany you and your guide to visit one of Rome's catacombs: the city boasts over forty catacombs covering hundreds of kilometers of tunnels. These were the burial places of the Romans starting from the 2nd century AD. Now under the authority of the Archaeological Superintendency of the papacy, the tombs contains the remains of saints and cardinals as well as ordinary citizens.
The next stop is a visit the chilling Capuchin Crypts, where 17th century monks belonging to an insular order decorated these chambers with the bones of their brethren and other period notables.
Lastly is the church of Saint Clement (one of earliest popes of Rome) and with its stunning medieval mosaic of the tree of life and recently restored frescoes by an renowned Renaissance artist. While undergoing restoration in the 19th century, startling discoveries of what lay underneath the church were made by the Irish priest Father Mullooley: a long-forgotten early Christian Basilica with early tomb fragments, mosaics and frescoes. Continuing excavations revealed even earlier structures beneath the church, including the remains of Roman houses and an a chamber dedicated to the religious rites of the Persian god Mithras.
Join one of our guides on this fascinating journey to discover the secrets hidden beneath the eternal city.
Note: The catacomb visited will depend on the day and time of your tour. We generally visit one of the following catacombs: Domitilla, Priscilla, Sebastian or Callisto.
Includes private transportation from your accommodations.
Entry fees to the catacombs (8 euro per person), Capuchin Crypt (7 euros per person) and Excavations under St. Clement (10 euro adults/5 students over 16/free under 16) are payable in cash on-site.
This 4 hour walking tour is available:
Monday to Sunday starting at 9 am and 2 pm.
Up to 4 People 505 Euro
Up to 5 People 555 Euro
Up to 6 People 605 Euro
Up to 7 People 655 Euro
Up to 8 People 705 Euro
Please inquire for larger groups.