Fast Access Paris Catacombs and City Highlights Tour for Kids and Families

Paris, France

From USD 339.69

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Getting kids excited about history can be a challenge, but this private tour is tailor-made for families with children of any age. Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line entrance to the Catacombs of Paris, explore the fascinating underground tunnels and tombs, and enjoy an entertaining and educational commentary from your guide.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Catacombs of Paris
  • Private tour: custom-made experience for your family
  • Entertaining guide and fun activities for all ages
  • Choice of departure times to fit with your schedule

What's Included

  • Professional Kid friendly guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines for the Catacombs of Paris
  • Private tour
  • Metro tickets

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Equestrian Statue of Henri IV
      15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France

      You will meet your guide under the monument of Henri IV in the middle of the bridge (Pont Neuf). The guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

    End point

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

      Your tour will end at the gate of the Catacombs of Paris. Your guide will leave you at the entrance where you will have a reservation to visit the Catacombs by yourself! Skip-the-line tickets are included in the tour fees.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    23 reviews
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    So they canceled it, but never told us....
    Richard_B, Nov 2022
    So they canceled it, but never told us. So, kind of a long story. We booked the private family guided tour for our family of five for the Catacombs months in advance. Apparently, the Catacombs changed their policy and no longer allow third party tours. But Viator and the company that was to actually provide the guide never told us this. We were charged for the full amount, and even got a confirmation email the day of the event saying all was well. We show up to the meeting point - which is nowhere near the catacombs I might add - no one is there. We give the benefit of the doubt, it was raining. But after ten minutes, it was apparent that we were in the correct location, but no one was coming. We tried to message through the app, but no one responded. They don't make it easy to find a phone number, but eventually we did - it was buried in the fine print - called, and were told that it was canceled. All news to us obviously. Absolutely livid. And all this nearing 5 pm on a Friday. I guess it worked out. We were able to get a taxi across town to the Catacombs. The tickets for the adults bought through the guide were sent to us electronically, but for some reason we had to buy the children' tickets separately on arrival. Anyway, we made it to the catacombs. We were able to visit with self-guided audio guides, and had enough time that we didn't feel too rushed before they closed. But the kids didn't enjoy listening to the boxes, and I think the experience of a live guide would have been much more engaging for the kids. We didn't get the benefit of the guide, which was the whole point, and it was quite harried and stressful since we were only in Paris for a short visit and tickets were sold out online. It really puts me off trying to use third party guides - too many middlemen. Communication was severely lacking - everything said that all was confirmed and fine, when clearly it wasn't. And the policy change didn't just happen the day before - there were weeks were we could have been notified and made different arrangements. The tour company employee that answered - once we found a number - was nice, professional and understanding, but at the end of the day, it was preventable, stressful for the kids, and me, and not necessary. They did refund for the full amount, and promptly I will add, which at nearly $850 US, it wasn't cheap to begin with. Now I'm rambling, but we are much less likely to consider using Viator in the future. We still had a good time, and would recommend the Catacombs, but book direct.
    Very unique experience
    Michaela_S, July 2022
    Great way to see the catacombs - you get the extra stories, skip the line and get to go to special places that regular tourists won't. Alberto was excellent and kept the kids very engaged.
    Fun for all!
    Ridgely_Q, July 2022
    We had a great time! Our guide, Raphaëlle, was very knowledgeable and kept the kids engaged for the whole tour. We even got to visit 2 areas that were not open to the public! She not only provided us with the history of the catacombs, but enlightened us with information on the history of Paris and the underground world in the city today.
    Great tour for the family
    Andrea_B, June 2022
    Raphaelle was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, funny, and great at engaging our 7 and 10 year old.
    Catacombs are a must see
    John_W, June 2022
    Helene was an incredible tour guide. Very knowledgeable, funny and kept engaging with our son. She had detailed history and stories that helped the catacombs come alive. The explanation of why and how the skeletons arrived there make the experience really beautiful. Nothing to get “creeped” for the kids.
    Our guide Christina made...
    Catherine_L, June 2022
    Our guide Christina made the tour. She was so fun and knowledgeable for our family. She had a fun sense of humor and we all enjoyed it.
    The lady was nice and...
    Timothy_S, May 2022
    The lady was nice and knew a lot about the Catacombs of Paris. We have also visited some secret parts of the Catacombs.
    Great tour for our family
    Tamer_A, Apr 2022
    Wonderful tour! Our guide made it so fun for all of us, especially the kids! Loved that we had access to more areas of the catacombs because we had a guide.
    Great tour, worth the money
    Rana_D, Apr 2022
    We had Tatiana as our tour guide for 3 tours during our time in Paris. We were 4 adults and 2 kids (age 11). This was such an interesting and fun tour that all enjoyed especially the kids. We got to skip the line which was well worth the money.
    A good time and a wonderful guide
    Jesse_D, Jan 2022
    This was the second tour (in the same day) we had with Tatiana. She had also brought us through the Louvre, and there the 10yo was far more engaged than on this tour. Part of it was the subject material, with our 10yo being a bit more reserved especially on the initial stages. However here our 12yo, who was much more reserved during the Louvre tour, engaged far more right from the start. As in the Louvre tour she had much to add. Unlike the Louvre tour she didn't have to chide someone pointing at a delicate painting with (*EEK*) an umbrella. All in all she had everyone, including my wife and I (our first visit to the catacombs) engaged. I can recommend this tour, and Tatiana as a guide.
    Great Tour!
    Jennifer_E, July 2019
    This tour allowed us to skip a three-hour long line and go right in. The guide took us into places that were not open to the general public. I highly recommend this experience.