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Christian Catacombs and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum private tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Explore the Christian Catacombs in Rome
  • Discover the underground burial networks with an expert guide
  • Walk along the ancient Appian Way and stop at Cecilia Metella Mausoleum
What to expect

Your private driver will meet you at your accommodation in Rome, and you'll head to the Catacombs first. You can start the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, and you can choose which Catacombs you prefer to visit among the following:

1) Catacombs of St. Domitilla: These are the oldest of Rome's underground burial networks, and the only ones to still contain bones. They are also the best preserved and one of the most extensive of all the Catacombs. Included in their passages are a 2nd-century fresco of the Last Supper and other valuable artifacts. There are around 4,000,000 bodies buried in St. Domitilla. They are the only catacombs that have a subterranean basilica.

2) Catacombs of St. Sebastian: One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, these have always been some of the most accessible catacombs and are thus some of the least preserved (of the four original floors, the first is almost completely gone). On the left end of the right-hand wall of the nave of the primitive basilica (rebuilt in 1933 on ancient remains), arches to end the middle of the nave of the actual 13th-century church are visible, along with the outside of the apse of the Chapel of the Relics; whole and fragmentary collected sarcophagi (mostly dating from the 4th century) were found in excavations.

3) Catacombs of San Callixtus: The Crypt of the Popes, or the Catacombs of Callixtus, were built after AD 150. It takes its name from the deacon St. Callixtus, proposed by Pope Zephyrinus in the administration of the same cemetery - on his accession as pope, he enlarged the complex, and soon it became the official one for the Roman Church. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs were buried, form part of a complex graveyard that occupies 15 hectares and is around 12 miles (20 km) long.

Once you get to the Catacombs, you'll start your visit inside with a small-group tour in your preferred language given by the Catacombs staff.

Enjoy a quick stop for a snack or coffee after the visit. Afterwards, your driver will take you to see the ancient Appian Way and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum, where you'll stop for pictures.

At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private tour (with the exception of the visit inside the Catacombs, which will be in a small group organized by the Catacombs staff (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French)
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes or other similar vehicle
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to the Catacombs (8€ per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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  • Adult pricing applies to all the passengers.
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Meeting point:

Please provide the name and address of your hotel at the time of booking.

What to remember
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for claustrophobic participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Private tour (with the exception of the visit inside the Catacombs, which will be in a small group organized by the Catacombs staff (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French)
  • Christian Catacombs ticket (8 € per person) not included
  • Price is per vehicle (not per person)
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When

Every day at 9.00 am; 3.00 pm

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Provider
Kosovo Kontakt Group Sh.P.K.
Booking fee
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