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Domitilla Catacombs Guided Tour & Open Shuttle Bus Tour

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Visit the dark and twisted tunnels deep under the city of Rome on this exciting tour of the Domitilla Catacombs. Take a ride from Rome to the Catacombs on a shuttle bus. With a professional guide accompanying you, learn a great deal about the strange environment you are about to witness on this tour!


  • Enjoy a ride on an open-top shuttle bus with an audioguide onboard as you make your way to the Catacombs.
  • Explore the Domitilla Catacombs, Rome’s oldest underground labyrinth.
  • Learn about the history of the catacombs, with commentary from an accompanying professional guide.
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Your Experience

The tour will take you through the infamous catacombs of Domitilla, one of the largest underground labyrinths in Rome. To reach the catacombs, you will take a 45-minute ride to its entrance on a methane-powered shuttle bus. During the ride to the catacombs, an audioguide is available in 7 different languages. You can learn a great deal about the journey and the places you will pass. The departures will start from Largo di Villa Peretti, whereas the shuttle will pass through the Colosseum and Circus Maxima on its way to Domitilla.

The catacombs are divided into four different levels, with almost 17 kilometers of tunnels and corridors present. As you walk along these dingy passages, a guide will accompany you. The guide will provide excellent insight and history about the region. The tour through the catacombs will take between 65 to 90 minutes. The tour guide will explain to you in detail about the people's beliefs in the early centuries as well as the various aspects of Christianity during these times. You will learn about their belief in resurrection and immortality and also about the cult that buried their dead in these underground cemeteries.

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  • Audioguide on the shuttle in 7 different languages
  • Guided tour at the entrance of catacombs available in 5 different languages.
  • Entry into the Domitilla Catacombs
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Know Before You Go


This tour operates every Wednesday to Monday. This tour departs 11:00 AM and 2:45 PM.

Guide Languages

The guided tour of the catacombs is available in 5 languages; Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

Meeting Point

Make your way to The City Sightseeing Italy visitor center in Piazza Della Repubblica, 41 to exchange your voucher. After which, make your way to Terminal B-Largo di Villa Peretti 1, located only 5-minutes away by foot to board your shuttle. Ensure you arrive at the boarding point at least 15 minutes before the tour departs.

Dress Code

Stops on this itinerary include religious sites, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Failure to do so will result in denied entry.


Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Jesse Noonan
Reviewed in November, 2018

Our experience was good

My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Domitilla Catacombs Guided Tour & Open Shuttle Bus Tour ticket voucher shortly. Please display your vouchers on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point of your tour.

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Terminal B-Largo di Villa Peretti, Rome

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