Ancient Catacombs and Underground Rome | Semi-Private and Private Tours

Roma, Italy

From USD 140.66

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go underground in Rome and explore the city’s ancient catacombs with this small group walking tour. In a group limited to six people, follow your guide through narrow passageways to see tombs of some of Rome’s first Christian citizens. Learn about artwork on the walls and hear stories about the rituals once held in these spooky spaces.
  • See a new perspective of Ancient Rome in the catacombs
  • Explore underground passageways home to many tombs
  • Learn about ancient underground rituals
  • Small group of six people maximum

What's Included

  • Semi Private Tour of MAX 6 people GUARANTEED
  • taxi transportation between sites
  • Private Tour option available
  • Professional, local, expert guide!
  • gratuities
  • food and drinks
  • hotel pick-up/drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 112
    Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 112, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    In front of the Basilica of San Clemente. Your guide will be holding at LivTours sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Basilica of San Clemente

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by LivTours

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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98 reviews
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Basilica and catecombe di domatillo tour was awesome!!!
Arthur_K, Apr 2023
The catecombs were impressive. Our guide was personable and upbeat. Answered all of our questions and more. I feel like I am well versed in the “lasagna” layers of Italian history Loved our guide and the tour. 😃
Wooo hooo
Carl_M, Apr 2023
Best experience ever. Looked at so many and this was the perfect fit. Our tour guide really knew a lot about the locations and clearly did her research.
Awesome tour!
Lori_C, Mar 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Fantastic! Andy was an awesome guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and animated! One could almost feel the hustle and bustle of Ancient Rome all around as he described the scenes at each location! Highly recommend this tour!
Victoria_C, Jan 2023
The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. He was much better than the second tour guide for the Vatican catacombs and I would suggest the company look at going to a different catacomb so that the same guide could be used and not a Vatican one. In any event the tour was very enjoyable.
Ancient Catacombs and Underground Rome
Rebekah_C, Dec 2022
VERY disappointing tour because the bones have been removed. The tour guide said they were removed long ago because people were touching them. The picture advertising the tour still shows skulls and this is not the case. FALSE advertising. My young adult children liked the guide but the only reason they did the tour was to see the actual bones, not empty spaces. Save your money and find another tour. We found out there are other real life catacombs with bones and all you can pay a small fee and just enter without a guide but not with this tour company. False advertising, misleading and I paid for 3 tickets for a semi private tour just to see the catacombs without the bones used in advertisement. Shameful
Great tour.
Janice_D, Sept 2022
Sabrina was an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgable about the subject matter. Would definitely would with her again.
Great tour
Kasey_S, Sept 2022
Marta was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and really enjoys what she does! My boyfriend and I loved this tour, and would definitely recommend this tour!
Amazing tour. Highly...
Jackie_S, July 2022
Amazing tour. Highly recommended. I learned a lot. Our guide Ariana was passionate and amazing. Great for a hot day in Rome.
Go on this tour!
Dana_N, July 2022
This tour is a MUST because, unfortunately, guests are not permitted to snap photos inside the catacomb and crypt as they are sacred spaces. The few photos you see online are nothing like the real thing. You have to see it in person. I highly, highly recommend this tour. Pamen, the tour guide had a great attitude and was personable, patient and knowledgeable. The history was fascinating and it was a fantastic experience overall. As an aside, the catacombs are a fantastic place to visit on a very hot summer day because they are chilly and offer a reprieve from the scorching heat. Don't forget that your shoulders and knees must be covered to enter some of the sights but the museum sells a piece of fabric for you to cover exposed areas for 1 Euro in case you forget to cover up.
Way above and beyond!!!
Aoife_M, July 2022
Sean was fantastic! Tour was so interesting and so tailored to our family’s unending questions (high engagement!) There was a city wide taxi strike and 100 degree weather ….Sean went WAY above and beyond and made certain to have a private driver secured to transport our family from the first Catacombs to the Catacombs our at the Appia way and back to our starting point . Truly a professional move! Thank you to you Sean (and your driver!)
Thank you for an amazing...
Rimma_P, Apr 2022
Thank you for an amazing experience. One of the best tours and guides I’ve ever been on. Very unique
Great history lesson
SherriR, Mar 2022
Marco was a great guide as he slowly peeled back the layers of the lasagna that is Rome. San Clemente was fascinating and really best explains the settlement of Roma. The catacombs were definitely worth the trip although be advised their are no skeletons. Worth the trip!
Excellent tour guide!
Joseph_S, Nov 2019
We found that our tour was very well executed and we learned a great deal. Our tour guide, Marco, knew so much detail and was able to answer every question we had. He was engaging and fun. Very happy we booked this!

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