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Underground Rome Private Tour with TransportPrivate Tour

Discover the catacombs and pagan temples of Rome on this private tour including tickets and private transport.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Tickets:

  • - Entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente
    - Entrance tickets to the Catacombs of Priscilla or Catacombs of San Callisto (depending on the day of the week)

Other inclusions:

Gratuities, food & drink are not included. 
Meeting points: In front of The Space Cinema Moderno Roma, P.za della Repubblica, 43/45, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What makes this tour special

Discover the underworld of Rome on this adventurous and fascinating tour of its subterranean catacombs and pagan temples. On your tour you will: 

Please note the dress code for this tour must be observed (covered knees and shoulders). The catacombs and excavations are chilly and humid at 13 celsius, so please bring something warm to wear!

You will often hear historians and locals alike refer to Rome as a lasagna! On this tour, you will literally walk your way through these layers of history, as you discover the different excavated street levels of Rome and the miles and miles of underground graves, dug for and by the ancient Christians two thousand years ago. 

Driving just beyond the Aurelian Wall, you’ll descend into a veritable labyrinth of graves; the Christian catacombs. You’ll walk down galleries lined with rectangular empty niches – each one contained a body once. Your guide will explain the different styles of graves, the burial rituals and funeral rites, decode the extraordinarily well-preserved frescos and symbolic carvings and talk you through the dramatic sacking of the tombs after the fall of Rome. 

One of the most evocative things about the catacombs is seeing the pick axe marks and scrapes of the fossari (the gravediggers) in the soft tufa rock and the tiny terracotta oil lamps that lit their way as they dug these dark tunnels. It is a truly fascinating, exciting and humbling experience entering these unique places with your private guide. 

In the Basilica San Clemente, you’ll learn why Rome was built layer on layer, not in a day but over several hundred years. You’ll learn why so many Christian churches were built on top of pagan temples and hear the stories of the martyrs depicted in frescos in the Middle Ages. Your guide will talk you through a day in the life of an ancient Roman as you walk through a first-century apartment, and explain the initiation rites of the warrior-like cult of Mithras as you gaze into the inner sanctum and see the original altar of Mithras and the bull. 

This tour ends at the Basilica of San Clemente, located right next to the Roman Colosseum. 

What you'll see

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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