A private tour of the Catacombs will let you unearth one more fascinating sides of Rome. Indeed, layer upon layer of modern Rome is quite literally built upon the past. Now is your opportunity to take a guided tour into the depths of history, with a private guide at your disposal for any questions!
Rome is built on thousands of years of history. Now you can explore some of the most awe-inspiring and mysterious parts of that history all together on one tour, aided by a licensed and qualified guide.
Wind your way through the twisting tunnels of the Catacombs of Priscilla while you learn about the history and struggles of the first Christians in Rome, all those years ago. See where their martyrs are buried, and examine the ancient symbols carved into the living stone.
Proceed onward from the catacombs into the Basilica of San Clemente, constructed in the 12th century. As with everything else in Rome, it too was built on top of something older, and your guide will obtain exclusive access for you to proceed downward into the ruins of the 4th century basilica the current structure was constructed on top of.
Pressing deeper still, you will eventually exit the basilica into none other than a 1st century Roman House, still remarkably well preserved after nearly 2,000 years. Best of all? The house features a perfectly preserved Mithraic temple – one of the last genuine pagan altars still preserved anywhere.
So if you are interested in exploring some of Rome's most hidden and ancient secrets join us for this tour of the Catacombs of Priscilla, the Basilica of San Clemente, and an ancient Mithraic temple; you'll never forget the incredible sights you will see.
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If you already know Rome and you are looking for a private tour out of the ordinary touristic routes, take a look at our Jewish Ghetto Tour, to explore one of the most enchanting areas of Rome, at our Borghese Gallery Tour, to visit a museum full of masterpieces of the art history, or at our Ancient Ostia Tour, to escape the chaos of the city with the visit of this famous archeological site off the Roman coast.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
It is possible to meet the guide directly at your hotel if you are staying in the center of Rome. Otherwise, a dedicated meeting point in the center of Rome will be agreed upon during the booking process.
Please note that this tour requires at least 2 trips by taxi (NOT included in the tour price) to move from one site to another.
No photos allowed in the Catacombs.
We recommend wearing suitable clothing at the entrance to the church.