Rome Catacombs Tour

Fascinating guided tour of the major underground Christian Catacombs and Crypts of Rome…

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  • Christian bones in Rome

    Christian bones in Rome

  • Mosaics in the Basilica of San Clemente

    Mosaics in the Basilica of San Clemente

  • 4th Century Basilica of San Clemente underground

    4th Century Basilica of San Clemente underground

  • The Tunnels and Tombs of the Catacombs of Domatilla

    The Tunnels and Tombs of the Catacombs of Domatilla

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Rome Christian Catacombs Tour Description

The Rome Catacombs Tour lets you visit the world’s largest underground burial channels which are a testament to the world’s largest ancient Christian community. Have our guides unlock the mystery of ancient Pagan and Christian symbolism and religious ceremonies as you venture to explore underground Rome with its Roman catacombs, crypts and archaeological sites.

We begin our journey by descending into the excavations of the Basilica of San Clemente / St Clement. This titular 12th century basilica is built over an earlier 4th century basilica which in turn is built on the site of the 1st century Christian house church of none other than the Jewish Christian convert and 4th bishop of Rome, Pope Saint Clement (pope from 88-99 AD).

Then retire into the comfort of an air conditioned minivan as we make our way down the most famous of ancient roads the Appian Way to the underground0 Catacombs of Domatilla or the Catacombs of St Callixtus. We explore the twisting tunnels in an Underground Rome Tour visiting the countless crypts of the first Christians living in Rome.

This is an absolutely fascinating experience and not to be missed. We book out quickly so scroll down the page to fill in our online booking form to make an instant reservation straight away before you lose your place.


Highlights of this tour include -
  • Basilica of St Clement / San Clemente
  • Archaeological Site of St Clement
  • Appian Way
  • Catacombs of St Domatilla or St Callixtus

Sundays at 2pm
Fridays at 9am

2.5 hours


Outside the Basilica of San Clemente.




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Highlights of this tour include -
  • Basilica of St Clement / San Clemente
  • Archaeological Site of St Clement
  • Appian Way
  • Catacombs of St Domatilla or St Callixtus

Two Excellent Tours!

We did two tours; the Vatican City tour and the tour that was inclusive of the Basilica of San Clemente and the Catacombs near the Apian way. Both tour guides were excellent, Mark with the Vatican City Tour and Blitch with the San Clemente/Catacombs. We chose eternal City because we understood that they had a deeper knowledge of the religious aspects of the locations and they certainly did. If you want your tours to have some spiritual and/or religious depth these are the guys to go with and at the same time the religious component was not overbearing. I think anyone wanting a solid tour would be completely satisfied with the tours. The Domatilla Catacombs we visited on this tour were certainly well preserved and presented. Our guide gave a great intro into how they came about and dispelled many of the myths that are prevalent about the Catacombs. He was very entertaining and encouraged participation and questions. He certainly tried to take the group to the time when the Catacombs were used and what the families at that time would have experienced. His knowledge of Basilica San Clemente was extensive as well. Mark was our Vatican City Tour guide and he knew his subject very well. He was able to shepherd us through and around the crowds and get keep us on track to see the great sights. He did not hurry us and yet he kept us moving through at a good pace. Both guides were able to give us additional information about other sites we might want to visit. I really appreciated the small size of the groups we had. It felt almost like a personal tour, no need for audio headsets for dozens of people. It felt like we had an ongoing conversation on each tour with the guides and the other people in the group. Full Stars for the tours and the guides. I'll be telling people who are headed that way about this company.
Reviewed by Albert - Nebraska, USA
Catacombs Tour!

Our tour guide Blitch was fantastic. A lot of history and narrative especially at San Clemente Basilica
Reviewed by Patrick- Indiana, USA
The best tours of Rome!

I went on 5 tours with Eternal City tours: The Vatican, Coliseum, Catacombs, Peter and Paul and the Passion of Christ tour. I can't praise these tours enough. The guides were so knowledgeable about theology and history (James, Ami, Adrian and Tom). We ended up having private/semiprivate tours which were wonderful!! I loved having the Catholic/religious perspective for all the tours. I couldn't believe that I was actually standing in a home in which St. Paul had lived or seeing all the incredible relics of Christ's passion. It was a truly meaningful and transformative experience. I am in awe at what I saw!!
Reviewed by Elynne - New York, USA
Amazing Private Tour with Paul

We did three private tours with this company during our trip to Rome in June. Ami was our guide for the Vatican tour, Blitch was our guide for the Passions of Christ tour, and Paul was our guide for the Catacombs tour. All three guides were awesome and very patient and informative with our group. It was my husband, my parents, my tween daughter, my teenage daughter, and me on the tours, and they made sure everyone was included in all the discussions and happy. We loved our three tours and highly recommend this company.
Reviewed by Mike - Houston, Texas, USA
Tours of Rome

We book 3 tours (Vatican, Catacombs & Coliseum) on our first visit to Rome and so pleased we did, the tours and guides were amazing, made it so much easier and informative to be guided round, wouldn't have been the same on our own. Would highly recommend . Thank you Tom, James and Natalia. Nina&Dave
Reviewed by Nina - UK

Rome Christian Catacombs Tour Description

The Rome Catacombs Tour lets you visit the world’s largest underground burial channels which are a testament to the world’s largest ancient Christian community. Have our guides unlock the mystery of ancient Pagan and Christian symbolism and religious ceremonies as you venture to explore underground Rome with its Roman catacombs, crypts and archaeological sites.

We begin our journey by descending into the excavations of the Basilica of San Clemente / St Clement. This titular 12th century basilica is built over an earlier 4th century basilica which in turn is built on the site of the 1st century Christian house church of none other than the Jewish Christian convert and 4th bishop of Rome, Pope Saint Clement (pope from 88-99 AD).

Then retire into the comfort of an air conditioned minivan as we make our way down the most famous of ancient roads the Appian Way to the underground0 Catacombs of Domatilla or the Catacombs of St Callixtus. We explore the twisting tunnels in an Underground Rome Tour visiting the countless crypts of the first Christians living in Rome.

This is an absolutely fascinating experience and not to be missed. We book out quickly so scroll down the page to fill in our online booking form to make an instant reservation straight away before you lose your place.

Highlights of this tour include:
  • Basilica of St Clement / San Clemente
  • Archaeological Site of St Clement
  • Appian Way
  • Catacombs of St Domatilla or St Callixtus

Sundays at 2pm
Fridays at 9am

2.5 hours


Outside the Basilica of San Clemente.



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Customer Reviews
Two Excellent Tours!
Albert - Nebraska, USA, 17 October 2018

Catacombs Tour!
Patrick- Indiana, USA, 14 October 2018

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Two Excellent Tours!

We did two tours; the Vatican City tour and the tour that was inclusive of the Basilica of San Clemente and the Catacombs near the Apian way. Both tour guides were excellent, Mark with the Vatican City Tour and Blitch with the San Clemente/Catacombs. We chose eternal City because we understood that they had a deeper knowledge of the religious aspects of the locations and they certainly did. If you want your tours to have some spiritual and/or religious depth these are the guys to go with and at the same time the religious component was not overbearing. I think anyone wanting a solid tour would be completely satisfied with the tours. The Domatilla Catacombs we visited on this tour were certainly well preserved and presented. Our guide gave a great intro into how they came about and dispelled many of the myths that are prevalent about the Catacombs. He was very entertaining and encouraged participation and questions. He certainly tried to take the group to the time when the Catacombs were used and what the families at that time would have experienced. His knowledge of Basilica San Clemente was extensive as well. Mark was our Vatican City Tour guide and he knew his subject very well. He was able to shepherd us through and around the crowds and get keep us on track to see the great sights. He did not hurry us and yet he kept us moving through at a good pace. Both guides were able to give us additional information about other sites we might want to visit. I really appreciated the small size of the groups we had. It felt almost like a personal tour, no need for audio headsets for dozens of people. It felt like we had an ongoing conversation on each tour with the guides and the other people in the group. Full Stars for the tours and the guides. I'll be telling people who are headed that way about this company.
Reviewed by Albert - Nebraska, USA
Catacombs Tour!

Our tour guide Blitch was fantastic. A lot of history and narrative especially at San Clemente Basilica
Reviewed by Patrick- Indiana, USA
The best tours of Rome!

I went on 5 tours with Eternal City tours: The Vatican, Coliseum, Catacombs, Peter and Paul and the Passion of Christ tour. I can't praise these tours enough. The guides were so knowledgeable about theology and history (James, Ami, Adrian and Tom). We ended up having private/semiprivate tours which were wonderful!! I loved having the Catholic/religious perspective for all the tours. I couldn't believe that I was actually standing in a home in which St. Paul had lived or seeing all the incredible relics of Christ's passion. It was a truly meaningful and transformative experience. I am in awe at what I saw!!
Reviewed by Elynne - New York, USA
Amazing Private Tour with Paul

We did three private tours with this company during our trip to Rome in June. Ami was our guide for the Vatican tour, Blitch was our guide for the Passions of Christ tour, and Paul was our guide for the Catacombs tour. All three guides were awesome and very patient and informative with our group. It was my husband, my parents, my tween daughter, my teenage daughter, and me on the tours, and they made sure everyone was included in all the discussions and happy. We loved our three tours and highly recommend this company.
Reviewed by Mike - Houston, Texas, USA
Tours of Rome

We book 3 tours (Vatican, Catacombs & Coliseum) on our first visit to Rome and so pleased we did, the tours and guides were amazing, made it so much easier and informative to be guided round, wouldn't have been the same on our own. Would highly recommend . Thank you Tom, James and Natalia. Nina&Dave
Reviewed by Nina - UK