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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour provided by Gray Line - I Love Rome

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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour
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About
Admire two of the most important Basilicas of the Catholic world and the unforgettable Catacombs. See the worshiped the Holy Stairs at St. John in Lateran.  The heart of Christianity from the time of the persecutions to the rise of the Pope's power. A fascinating journey into the history of Catholic Rome, uncover ancient secrets hidden beneath the surface of modern Rome
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5034P104
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup (only in hotels listed in central Rome)
  • Professional local guide
  • Headset don't miss any single word
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Group max 30 partecipants
  • Drop-off at S. Maria deglia Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A stop Repubblica and Termini Station
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up service available only for centrally located hotels not B&b, apartments or guest houses.
  • Via Carlo Alberto, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace Rome Please note: From April to October tour starts at 14:30 PM From November to March tour starts at 14:00 PM
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Drop-off in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station (metro A and B)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pickup (only in hotels listed in central Rome)
  • Professional local guide
  • Headset don't miss any single word
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Group max 30 partecipants
  • Drop-off at S. Maria deglia Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A stop Repubblica and Termini Station
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up service available only for centrally located hotels not B&b, apartments or guest houses.
  • Via Carlo Alberto, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace Rome Please note: From April to October tour starts at 14:30 PM From November to March tour starts at 14:00 PM
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Drop-off in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station (metro A and B)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Drop-off in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station (metro A and B)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Carlo Alberto, 3
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
    Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Drop-off in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station (metro A and B)
    See address & details
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Marleen_Belgium
Ghent, Belgium6 contributions
Beautiful and relaxing afternoon at the outskirts of Rome
Sep 2019
I'm extremely happy I decided to book this tour. It was the most relaxing afternoon of my 5 days-trip to Rome, away from the crowd, some green, some time to recover. The catacombs are very interesting to see, there is a small introduction by the local guide and the underground visit itself lasts about half an hour. I was overwhelmed by the Holy Stairs and the 2 Basilicas we visited afterwards, our guide pointed out the most interesting things to see. Last but not least, I really would like to recommend and thank our excellent guide Marcello V. His English was superb, he was always smiling and very kind and helpful. He gave clear instructions where to meet at what time, pointed out how much time we had to visit the toilets or to pop in the souvenir shop at the catacombs. A very big thanks and a big compliment to Marcello V!
Written 28 September 2019
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Dear Marleen, so happy to see that you also took this tour in the heart of Rome, visiting the most important Basilicas in town and the secret underground catacombs of San Callisto on the Appian Way, the world's biggest Christian catacombs where over half a million people were buried between the first and the end of the fifth century after Christ. We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon in a relaxed manner and had the chance to meet your guide Marcello whose excellent performance apparently made a difference and added value to your fascinating discovery of an underground world not everyone gets to see. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
Written 30 September 2019
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Mike S
Kingston, Canada22 contributions
Sites wondeful but..
Sep 2018
The tour itself was great. Booking advertisement needs help. Told us we were not a hotel they would pick up at..we walked 45 minutes to office...and then the meeting spot for other guests was 5 minutes from our hotel...and next day our hotel staff told us tour rep was there to pick us up....also Holy Steps are closed for a year..disappointed…..but overall worth the price...
Written 29 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Janehughes49
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Thanks Rita
A great tour today of the Vatican museum and costume chapel. Rita made it fun for all and was very knowledgeable.
HelleDK2017
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A great way to visit the Vatican
A great tour through the Vatican museums. Our guide was really knowledgeable and a good storyteller. Highly recomme
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
This tour was a great way to skip the line and navigate through the complex museum route. Fabio was our guide and
christinazachk
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Highly recommended!
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WuDamien
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Guide tour in Vatican is not always the best way to visit!
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Sal S
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Only 3 days in Rome were not enough! The Coliseum, Vatican and Basilica were each AWESOME but 4 - 6 hours were not enough to do
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conorr873
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A great tour and wonderful guide!
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In the wink of an eye.
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Very nice visit to Vatican museum
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GlennM2067
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A busy day but we'd have been lost without the guides knowledge and detail of where to stop and explore and understand.
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An unexpected private tour
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L6934VMmariao
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Great
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carolinp791
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Excellent Tour!
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trinkat
trinkat
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Don't waste your time or money
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RachelJo28
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OK but difficult to understand
Would have been much better if there was information available on bus times and accurate stop locations. The bus di
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