Private Underground Rome Tour inc Transportation: Ancient Catacombs and Secret Temples

Magpie ID: YDNTXE
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 8
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs
Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras
Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City
Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world
See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary
Summary
Discover how Rome has rebuilt itself layer upon layer for over two millennia
Description

Fully explore the depth of the Eternal City with a fascinating tour of the subterranean labyrinths below its surface - the underworld of Rome. You'll get private access through these ancient underground cemeteries and feel the magnitude of the catacombs as you quietly walk among the now empty graves

 - Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs 
 - Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras 
 - Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City 
 - Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world
 - See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary

The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimages

Step into this mystical maze and see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Magi kings. Learn how the catacombs were started, and listen to the stories of some of the important figures, including Saints Peter and Paul, who were once buried there. See how pagan artwork translated into Christian Rome

Discover within these subterranean tunnels, the different kinds of tombs - arcosolium, the sarcophagus, the forma, the cubiculum and the crypt. Learn about the special guild of workers referred to as fossores - ' gravediggers' - who dug miles and miles of these galleries in the dim light of oil lamps. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this awe-inspiring underworld beneath one of the most ancient cities in the world

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Entrance tickets to Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs
Excluded Gratuities (optional)
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Cost of transportation in between sites
Know before you book Cost of transportation in between sites is not included
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 8 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 14:00
Monday 09:00, 14:00
Tuesday
Wednesday 09:00, 14:00
Thursday 09:00, 14:00
Friday 09:00, 14:00
Saturday 09:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.889156, 12.497703
Address:
Notes:
Start Location Notes
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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