Rome's Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs tour

Discover Rome's Secret Catacombs on this Special Access Tour

Type: Shared or private options available
Duration: Half day
Special information: Please note that entry to churches and basilicas in Italy requires appropriate attire - no shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders please 


The Original Underground Catacombs Tour

With exclusive access, this is the one and only tour that takes you to catacombs from different historical eras in diverse locations and with varying styles. As part of this tour, you will experience - amongst many others - the Basilica of San Clemente and the Roman Catacombs.

Our fully qualified and experienced guides have rare and exclusive permission to give tours of the catacombs themselves. Lovers of history will enjoy peeling back the layers and millennia of time to discover an age when Christianity was considered a simple cult, whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs. This tour is suitable for all the family - children will relish in the grizzly stories told by our professional guides, while adults appreciate the history and culture of these sacred spaces.


Tour Itinerary

This exclusive tour gives you rare access to the catacombs themselves and features:

  • The Holy Staircase and the inside the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs (ancient Christian burial ground)
  • The Church of San Clemente (built over an ancient 4th century church built over an even older Roman house containing Christian artefacts and a pagan temple with ruins reaching 57 feet deep)

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry.