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Guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callistus

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icon40 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Overview

Rome's Catacombs of Saint Callixtus (Catacombs of San Callisto) are the largest and most visited in the city, but can only be accessed with a guide. Avoid disappointment with this pre-booked tour that guarantees admission at the time you’ve chosen and learn about the history of this vast warren of early Christian burial chambers dating from as far back as the 3rd century AD.
  • Secure your spot on an official tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • Visit the Crypt of the Nine Popes and Crypt of St. Cecilia with a guide
  • Insights about the catacombs and their history in your selected language
  • Small groups of up to ten visitors for a more intimate experience
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Via Appia Antica, 110 , Via Appia Antica, 110, 00179 Roma RM, Italy

After collecting the ticket at the ticket office, place yourself in front of the flag of the language in which you wish to follow the tour

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious engine problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Catacombe di San Callisto
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callistus?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callistus?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callistus?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callistus?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Eye opening tour of crypts
Florence_M
, Jun 2022
Wonderful short tour of the crypts. Well worth the money and would do it again. Our tour guide Don was brilliant and informative.
star-2
Disappointing
Michelle_S
, Jun 2022
Just empty tombs, no bones. Tour guide was very difficult to understand and your group was much too large. Upside was the temperature of the tombs on such a hot day in June.
star-5
Amazing!
Lauren_H
, Jun 2022
Truly amazing! Our guide Eric is our favorite! He was super knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend!
star-3
Cool place
Heather_S
, Jun 2022
Loved walking through. Didn’t like that we couldn’t ask questions. Tour size was a bit large also.xxxxxx
star-5
Great way to get out of the heat!
Thomas_K
, Jun 2022
Very interesting and in depth tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and quite funny. No complaints whatsoever.
star-1
Great tour but take a tour that includes transportation.
Nora_E
, Jun 2022
We had no idea there would be no taxi stand. The nearest was a mile away. The counter wouldn’t make a call for us. The tour was okay but there were too many people. Very clostrophobic. I have been there before on a smaller tour and we got more commentary because it took less time for the group to move.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I taxi possono arrivare a pochi metri dall'ingresso, e possiamo chiamare i taxi, purtroppo però se c'è molto traffico non rispondono, ma non dipende certa da noi. E' vero che che a volte i gruppi sono numerosi, ma sempr nei limiti previsti.
star-5
worth the trip outside of Rome.
Tristen_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide was EXCELLENT! by far the best guide we have had on this trip. The catacombs are mindblowing
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
lynn_h
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was amazing! His name was a he Asian guy named John and he did the English part. This guys was very detailed and passionate. This is so far the best part of the trip for me. Very interesting and informative! And cheap! :)
star-5
Nice tour
George_V
, Jun 2022
A very informative tour on the St Callistus catacombs. Transportation to the place is not easy so you should make time for it.
star-5
Great tour and highly recommended.
Daniel_S
, Jun 2022
Great 1 hour tour of the catacombs. Our guide was very knowledgeable and highly informative. Definitely recommended.
star-5
Great guided tour!
Harry_D
, Jun 2022
Great guided tour, fascinating and moving. 40-50 mins long. Tour guide knew his stuff - highly recommended.
star-1
Rip/off program!
Peter_M
, May 2022
This organization is terrible! They cancelled our tour just before it was due to start. We then tried to get a refund, but the web site kept crashing. Then we got another email saying that we would get no refund as it was past our tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
As for the visit not carried out, it is absolutely right, it should not have happened. But if you have not been able to contact viator / tripadvisor it is certainly not our. If I don't receive a refund application, how can I refund it? Perhaps it was enough to send us an email before writing this review
star-4
Great - apart from getting back to Rome!
Danuta_B
, May 2022
Guide was excellent, gave us a lot of information and explained exactly what was going to happen below ground - as could have been quite claustrophobic for some visitors. The only ‘negative’ (and I have to mention this) is that it’s not clear where the bus stop is to get the 118 bus back to Rome city centre. Poor signage, we thought we waited just outside the catacombs and in fact you have to go left and walk up to what is not obviously a bus stop. Ended up missing one bus - very frustrating. Why don’t you add this information at end of tour? Most people must use the service - look after your visitors
star-4
Short and Satisfying
MichaelT
, May 2022
The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The information was concise and the tour went at a nice pace. Bummer was not getting to take pictures. Tip is skip Viator and save couple dollars per ticket by paying at site.
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star-5
Wonderful and eye opening!
Jessica_V
, May 2022
What a fantastic and eye opening tour! Our guide Don was wonderful and knowledgeable. If you take the 5pm your, go to the gift shop before as everything closes promptly after the last tour.
star-5
Interesting tour.
Janet_N
, May 2022
What a tour ! It was my first time in the catacombs and it was incredible. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure to bring a sweater and wear pants, it gets chilly down in the catacombs. Amazing how the Romans built the catacombs. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Highly recommended.
Elaine_B
, May 2022
Our trip to the catacombs was excellent from start to finish. our tour guide was very knowledgeable and respectful in sharing the history of the catacombs. Our guide used a microphone, enabling all to hear him and he did not rush the tour, giving ample time for everyone to view each section, its well worth a visit.
star-5
Good tour
Samantha_H
, May 2022
Great guide, did 40 min which was just enough, tour guide was very knowledgable and answered everyone’s questions 😁
star-5
Catacombs of St Callisto - a wonderful experience
Benita_D
, May 2022
Catacombs of St Callisto - it was a wonderful experience with a superb tour guide called Ed, who did the Tour in English. There is so much history there – it has to be seen, as the history goes back over 2,000 years - 5 Star
star-5
Very informative
Melanie_B
, May 2022
This was a very informative and interesting tour of a part of Rome i knew very little about. My whole family enjoyed it.

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