Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

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Descend into the dark maze of the Roman Catacombs on a trip from Rome with transportation included. Discover a remote world underground with an expert guide.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a thorough and worry-free tour with an expert guide
  • Save time with pickup, luggage deposit and drop-off included
  • Descend 16 metres underground into a dark world of prohibited faith
  • Marvel at wall paintings of biblical figures
  • Choose between a shared or private experience

Description

Uncover the secrets hidden the dark depths of the the Domitilla catacombs on this guided tour in Rome. Enjoy the convenience of a transfer from a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Learn about early Christian history and see the underground Basilica of Nereus. Meet your guide in the city center and head towards the Appian Way in a comfortable minivan. Reach one of the largest and oldest catacombs of Rome and venture 52 feet (16 meters) below the surface into the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla. Explore its endless maze of underground burial chambers, spread across 4 levels. Be captivated by ancient wall paintings of mythological and biblical figures and discover the religious symbolism of the frescoes. Learn about the shift from paganism to Christianity and hear about early martyrs and persecutions. Live the excitement of gradually exploring different layers of history. Complete your underworld experience in the 4th-century subterranean Basilica of Nereus and Achilleus. Then jump back in the minivan return to the city center.

Includes

All entrance fees Return transportation from central Rome Live professional guide Luggage deposit for the duration of the tour

Important Information

  • • An appropriate dress-code is required in order to enter the churches: knees and shoulders should be covered
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved • This tour is subject to weather conditions and calendar events. If canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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