Paris Catacombs Skip the Line Guided Tour

Paris, France

From USD 109.14

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Skip the long lines with easy access to the Catacombs. Explore these underground tunnels and learn their fascinating history as a solution to the overcrowded cemeteries of Paris. Follow your guide through this subterranean world of skulls and other human remains dating back to the 18th century. This tour grants you rare access to typically forbidden parts of the Catacombs.
  • Guaranteed to skip long lines
  • Professional guide leads small-group tour
  • Entrance fees included
  • Access forbidden areas of the Catacombs

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Catacombs Entrance Ticket
  • Guided visit in the Catacombs
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
    1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

    Metro station Denfert Rochereau (line 4 or 6-use exit 1) Looking at the Catacombs you may see on the left the small green building that was the old main entrance. To the right of this you will see new glass doors with signs for Catacombs Entrance. Your guide will be outside the glass doors entrance.

End point

  • Shop Paris Catacombs
    21 Bis Av. René Coty, 75014 Paris, France

    The exit for Catacombs is several blocks from the starting point. Please ask your guide for directions back if needed.

What To Expect

The Paris Catacombs

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is approximately 1 mile of walking. Also, there are approximately 130 steps down and 85 steps back up to street level. This tour is not recommended for people who have mobility issues or anxiety in closed spaces. Please note that the temperatures in the Catacombs are 14 degrees centigrade.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    Skip the line access for the Catacombs is essential unless you like waiting in lines at least 90 minutes to 3 hours long.
    There is a lot of walking and many stairs so I would not suggest this for anybody with mobility issues.
    Skipping the lines and getting to see a few restricted areas only available to tours was well worth the extra cost.
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    Catacombs tour
    Krystin_M, Dec 2019
    Igor was a great guide! Very energetic, knowledgeable, and fun. The extra VIP access points were also interesting, highly recommend
    Karen_H, Nov 2019
    Great tour would do again. Our guide was the best, very informative. Answered all questions ask in perfect English.
    Must see with a guide
    AkiK136, Oct 2019
    David was a wealth of information and made the tour extremely enjoyable. With his prepping we knew what to expect and what we were looking for. Definitely book this tour.
    Very interesting
    Reuben_G, Oct 2019
    Fun and interesting tour. Our guide Igor was very knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun. There is a lot of walking and many stairs so I would not suggest this for anybody with mobility issues. Also one couple brought their baby with them on the tour: this is not a good tour for a baby. It's dark and there is nothing to hold a baby's attention. Due to the cavernous nature of the tunnels, a baby cries drown out the tour guides comments. Best suited for children 10/12 and above
    Catacombs tour
    davebronsalmon, Sept 2019
    Great tour good info. Our group was a little large some people would have missed out on the content.
    Roslyn_H, Sept 2019
    Excellent guide to a facinating part of Paris history. Tick to one of the things on my "bucket list"
    Money well spent
    Stephanie_S, Aug 2019
    When we arrived at the catacombs for our tour, the line to get in wrapped around the building. We were very grateful we had a scheduled tour so we could avoid waiting for hours. Amber was an excellent tour guide, she provided several interesting facts we wouldn’t have known otherwise. We were even able to tour restricted areas of the catacombs others were not allowed to enter. Amber has a great respect for the catacombs and the people laid to rest there. This was our favorite tour during our visit to Paris. Highly recommend!
    100% Worth It!
    Katie H, Aug 2019
    The guided tour was amazing! The guide was funny, informative, and really made sure that our group got the best experience we possibly could. He even made sure no one outside the group snuck in. It was really super nice and we absolutely loved it. We feel like if we had just done the audio tour it would not have been the same.
    Fascinating tour of hidden Paris
    carrie_f, Aug 2019
    We thought our guide Igor had great energy, and he made every part of this tour enjoyable. The Creation of the tunnels was as interesting as the catacombs
    6 million skelatons what could go wrong
    Mark_F, Aug 2019
    An interesting guide to the history of Paris and the origins of the catacombs. David was patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Definitely worth skipping the lines.
    Excellent history of Paris
    laurarolfe22, Aug 2019
    Our guide, Igor shared his knowledge of the Catacombs and the rich history of Paris. He made sure everyone in the tour saw and heard about each section and helped us capture the best pictures. The VIP sections of the Catacombs and the skip the line ticket made this superb! Highly recommend this tour.
    Great tour
    104brendae, Aug 2019
    Igor was a great tour guide! Interesting history! Somewhat physically challenging, but so interesting!!
    Excellent trip
    Aaron_F, Aug 2019
    This was the first thing we did when we got to Paris - Viator needs to update the meeting point for this tour; it meets in front of the actual entrance instead of the green building that used to be the entrance. David was our guide and was very knowledgable. His tour had lots of humor but also covered a great deal of Parisian history. Not only do you get to skip the line, but you also get access to areas extra areas. My only feedback is that perhaps the size of the group was a little too big to fit in some of the spaces. I don't feel like I missed anything, I just feel like everything took longer because we were always waiting for too many people to get from point A to point B.
    378cgm, Aug 2019
    David was an excellent guide and the tour itself was fascinating. Worth the somewhat steep price tag.
    Terrible booking experience!!!!
    eclectic002002, June 2019
    I booked this your three times and it got cancelled with no reason three times. The first time I booked it six months in advance and they cancelled one day before event. Booked again twice and cancelled twice. Very disappointed!!!!!
    Hidden gem of Paris
    Yumi_M, May 2019
    Catacombs was very interesting, mysterious, a little creepy (in a good way). Our guide was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and shared a lot of stories about the catacombs as well as history of Paris. In this tour we got to visit sites that are off limit to public. Highlight of the trip!
    kmcgill90, Apr 2019
    The tour & the host were both fantastic. Amber was very welcoming and knowledgeable, So much more history than just 6 million skeletons! Can not recommend this enough. Highlight of our trip to Paris. You’ve got to do this tour!
    Well worth the extra $
    Annde E, Sept 2018
    Our tour guide, Remy, was fantastic. Skipping the lines and getting to see a few restricted areas only available to tours was well worth the extra cost.
    Skip the line access for the Catacombs...
    Christine F, Sept 2018
    Skip the line access for the Catacombs is essential unless you like waiting in lines at least 90 minutes to 3 hours long. The catacombs and underground tunnels were super neat and our tour guide was knowledgeable, but her English was not great. Still recommend the tour.
    Amazing Tour - A must do
    Jazz_I, Aug 2018
    This was an amazing tour, we absolutely loved it. Our tour guide David made it even more amazing with all of his knowledge that he shared with us it gave us a different perspective on the catacombs, his fun personality and joking manner made it fun even. This is a must do and see and you must do it and see it with David lol.