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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

By Gray Line - I Love Rome
Recommended by 90% of travelers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 3-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • 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
What's not included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and Drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 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
Pickup details
  • Pick-up service available only for centrally located hotels not B&b, apartments or guest houses.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:
    • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and Martyrs, P.za 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)

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5034P104

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for individuals with claustropobhia
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5034P104

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    • Gray Line - I Love Rome
      6,466
      Rome, Lazio, Italy
      Joined in November 2015
    • 164manuelag
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ancient Rome at your feet
      WE took our grandchildren aged 9 and 6 to Roma for the first time and we took this Guided Tour with our guide Giacomo who was incredibly pleasant, funny and knowledgeable. He took us all our the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Forum taking time to explain interesting historical facts and answering our kids questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and we warmly recommend it to other families and tourists in general.
      Written June 17, 2024
    • JulieH382
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service
      Great service, very busy but always managed to find a seat. Never had to wait very long, easy to get on and off. Very satisfied and can only recommend 🌟
      Written June 16, 2024
    • KakraWart
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely wonderful tour of Rome by night
      Absolutely amazing tour. We had the guide, Francesca who was very knowledgeable and brought the history of Rome to life. Learnt so many things I never knew of before.
      Written June 16, 2024
    • Yadira0304
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Insightful tour
      Carmen, our guide was excellent. Friendly and informative. We got to understand, appreciate and visualize throughly the history of the Colosseum. Highly recommended.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • rodneym125
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Choas at the Coleseum
      The guide for the Coleseum was helpful however the ear pieces kept falling out as they were a strange shape . This was annoying. It was difficult finding the tour operators so a large flag would help. Overall the whole experience was og chaos with numerous security checks and thousands of tourist jostling and pushing for space.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • Mobile542947
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surrounded by history
      Our tour guide was exceptional, Michael. I hope I have spelt his name correctly. What a wealth of knowledge he has. Spoke clearly & concise. Highly recommended. Tim & Julie 🇦🇺
      Written June 15, 2024
    • michaelfI8308LG
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Experience
      Our tour guide, Fabio, was fabulous. Very informative, funny and remembered all of our names and where we were fun. Made us all feel special. The tour was amazing. It is all so beautiful.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • Beverly W
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was a lovely day but a bit long.
      It was a nice day and our guide was terrific! It could have been two to three hours shorter. We finished touring by two in the afternoon and had to wait around for three hours.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • rodneym125
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Vatican tour deluxe
      An excellent guided tour conducted by a lovely friendly guide who was kind and sympathetic to the groups needs. A recommended your 10/10.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • jasC271
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great but too much to cram in one day.
      Tahani (Vatican) Maria (Colosseum and Forum) did a wonderful job—very well informed patient and friendly. Doing both places in one day was probably too much in one day.
      Written June 13, 2024
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      Lovely Taste of Italy spoilt by unprofessional coach team
      We booked an 9 day trip to Italy .It was beautiful and the locals friendly but the whole trip was poorly run.In the 9 days it was not explained that guests would be sat in a coach seat for 2 whole days going to Italy and 2 days returning. There were infrequent breaks and not enough time to move around. Most clients legs swelled up through inactivity. Our Shearings tour guide who took us to the hotel confessed he knew nothing about Italy. The hotel food was very basic (pork or omelette and chips, 2 pieces of lettuce and 2 tiny tomatoes) and the same every night.No vegan or vegetarian options. Coach toilets were locked (unable to use for 3 hours) because staff couldn’t be bothered to empty. Toilet was Rodded then tea and coffee served(fingers stuck inside cups). Driver and workers were very unprofessional and indiscreet- talking loudly about clients who had decided to move hotels as they were unhappy , and making personal comments about them.The price of tours was very confusing - The website and printed sheets varied for exactly the same trip and it was not clear with the price what was and wasn’t included. I loved Italy and the hotel staff were lovely but it was spoilt by the Shearings staff.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Claire R
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fascinating and lengthy
      It's advisable to take one so you have an explanation of the full history of Palatine Hill, the start of the roman emporium and the desecration, why the Colosseum is called that and reason for it's appearance and history. It was a fascinating tour. Plenty of opportunities to take photos and breaks in the shade. The meeting point wasn't marked out very clearly, which wasn't ideal, and for me the thing that spoiled it was far too many people on it and ignorant Anericans asking stupid questions on things that had literally just been explained to them 10 seconds earlier. Hey ho.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • 188shawns
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing opportunity
      Amazing tour with a super considerate host, very informative and comfortable. You learn a great deal of Roman history and very knowledgeable and attentive staff. A must do for the best in Rome
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    • bradpoole9
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      When in Rome!
      A step back in time. A wonderful your that was hosted by Marko from Gray Line tours. It makes for a great experience when you guide id well informed, patient and friendly.
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    • mariamgU8658MS
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    Crystal G.
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    We were really excited about the catacombs tour, unfortunately the experience didn't quite live up to the hype.

    We met up with our Gray Line tour guide and we headed straight to the Catacombs entrance outside the city centre. Then another guide walked us through the Catacombs for about 45 minutes. They were very interesting, and we definitely enjoyed it, but felt like it was a little lackluster overall. We thought we'd be seeing it for three hours, so that was a little surprising.

    Then we headed to two beautiful cathedrals. They were gorgeous, but amounted to the majority of our tour.

    Overall, we wish we had more of a Catacombs-specific tour vs this one. We enjoyed ourselves but could've skipped this tour. However, our tour guide, Ben, was extremely knowledgable and friendly, speaking in both English for us and Spanish for other guests, definitely a great guide!
    Written January 24, 2022
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    Dear Guest, thank you for your review, we are sorry that you had different expectations about this tour. This tour is one of our best sellers and we try to improve more and more each year, so we are grateful for your sincere feedback, it will help us understand which aspects we can still work on. We hope you will give us another chance in the future, we'd like to see you among our guests again. Thanks and regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
    Written January 26, 2022
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    Mike S
    Kingston, Canada34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 September 29, 2018
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    Delia R
    Wanstead, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    Great way to understand more about Rome’s Christian history, and see beyond the city walls. The catacombs are incredible…
    Written November 13, 2023
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    Carmen R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    We went with Fabio L. as our guide, he was brilliant the whole time. We've enjoyed the tour and explanations and will repeat surely!
    Written July 23, 2022
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    Jessica
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    fabio, our tour guide, was amazing, he gave us so much info and was really easy to listen to. we had a great time!!
    Written July 9, 2022
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    Dear Jess, thank you very much for exploring the Roman Catacombs with us! We're glad Fabio conducted a great and interesting tour! Best regards, Gray Line Rome Feedbacks Team
    Written July 11, 2022
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    Maria Gabriela Campos
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    We had a great experience. Alessandro was the best. Showed us the real Rome and the history behind it.
    Written June 24, 2022
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    Dear Gabriela, we appreciate your vote and your enthusiasm so thanks for taking the time to review us! The Roman Catacombs are amazing and we're glad you spent some quality time with Alessandro, your professional local guide. Best regards, Gray Line Rome Feedbacks Team
    Written June 27, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Meander15877325106
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Group 73 by Letizia

    Letizia was a fantastic guide: knowledgeable, kind and fun. He involves you in his passionate knowledge of Rome and its wonderful basilicas. A thousand thanks
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    Written January 5, 2024
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    Grazie infinite per aver condiviso la tua esperienza con noi! Siamo estremamente felici di sapere che Letizia ti abbia accompagnato durante il Tour delle basiliche di Roma segrete e delle Catacombe sotterranee nascoste in modo così positivo. È meraviglioso sapere che hai apprezzato la sua preparazione, gentilezza e il suo tocco di allegria. Letizia è davvero appassionata della storia di Roma e delle sue magnifiche basiliche, e siamo lieti che abbia condiviso questa passione con te. Ti ringraziamo ancora per averci scelto e speriamo di avere presto l'opportunità di accoglierti nuovamente per altre avventure alla scoperta di Roma. Gray Line Rome
    Written February 7, 2024
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