Guided Tour of the Catacombs and Basilica of Rome

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Our guide will take us to the lovely Basilica of Santa Maria of Rome
Basilica of Saint John, another visit during our guided tour in Rome

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The Guided Tour of the Catacombs and Basilica of Rome is the perfect complement to your stay in Rome as it sheds light on many of the hidden historic events and unique features of the city

Itinerary Itinerary

This tour is much more than just a walk through the catacombs. Throughout the visit we will take you to some of the most spectacular locations in Rome, while explaining their history in detail.

From Via di San Teodoro, where our tour starts, we get a different view of the iconic Roman Forum, one of the city's most beautiful landmarks (if you want to learn more about its history check out our Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill Tour), as well as of the Baths of Caracalla and the Circus Maximus as we advance towards the Catacombs.

During our tour we will discover:

  • The panoramic view of the Roman Forum from Via di San Teodoro
  • The Circus Maximus, Rome's largest public stadium built for horse-racing
  • The Appian Way, arguably the best preserved Roman road in the world, that dates all the way back to 312 b.C. and has a unique charm about it
  • The Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica of Rome, a Papal Temple of huge historical value and one of the four mayor basilicas of the city, that is also extremely well-preserved. Here you'll learn about its origin and significance
  • The Scala Santa, an iconic set of stairs that some believe to have been walked upon by Jesus himself on his way to trial
  • Saint John Lateran Basilica, an imposing and gigantic temple and one of the city's most recognisable buildings, it serves as home to the aforementioned Scala Santa
  • The Catacombs of Rome, undoubtedly one of the most intriguing parts of this tour and of Rome in general. An expert guide will explain the history of St. Calixto's Catacombs and that of St. Sebastian's Catacombs, originally used as underground graveyards to avoid old regulations that banned burials inside the city. The history of these tunnels is essential if one is to fully understand the stories and myths surrounding the Italian capital, and also makes for a very entertaining and exciting visit

On top of all of this, a specifically created audioguide will help you learn everything about Rome, in an innovative combination of technology with a real qualified guide, who will always be by your side. You won't find this anywhere else!

This tour will make your stay in Rome even more unforgettable, don't miss out!

Detalles

    Duration

    • 3 h approx

    Included

    • Guide in English to visit the interior of the catacombs.
    • Personalized audio guide throughout the entire itinerary.
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs of San Sebastián on Wednesdays or those of San Callisto on Saturdays.
    • Transport

    Language

    • English

    Cancellation Policy

    • Free cancellation and full refund up to 72 hours before the start of the tour, from that moment cancellation is not possible and the amount paid will not be refunded.

    Rules and advices

    Children under 6 years cannot participate because they cannot enter the catacombs.

    If the Catacombs of San Calixto are closed we will visit the Catacombs of San Sebastián.

    The guide can adapt the itinerary depending on the weather or possible unforeseen events

    Rules and advices

    Children under 6 years cannot participate because they cannot enter the catacombs.

    If the Catacombs of San Calixto are closed we will visit the Catacombs of San Sebastián.

    The guide can adapt the itinerary depending on the weather or possible unforeseen events