From Dark to Light: Rome’s Catacombs and Vatican Tour (Small-Group Max 10)

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Combine visits to the Vatican and Rome's Catacombs—two of Rome's must-see destinations—on a single tour. You and your group of just 10 people will enjoy personalized attention and in-depth commentary from your guide. This tour also has the benefit of skip-the-line admission, which saves tons of valuable vacation time. Highlights include the iconic frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, the Temple of Mithras, the Domitilla Catacombs, and others.
  • Skip-the-line admission saves time
  • Headsets for groups of six people or more
  • Small group with a maximum of 10 people
  • Listen to in-depth commentary as you tour

Skip-the-line admission
Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 10
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Transportation in between the Catacombs
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink
Transportation between Catacombs and the Vatican City

Departure Point

Via del Circo Massimo, 5, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Journey 50ft under the earth to the labyrinthian Catacombs of Domitila. See the burial grounds of Ancient Rome – where both the pagan and Christian dead were buried. Enjoy unusual examples of late pagan art, both Christian and Roman, cheek by jowl.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of San Clemente
The Mediaeval Basilica of St Clement is a delight in and of itself, but their underground is a revelation. Go below to find a 4th century Roman Basilica and, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, a Temple of Mithras; home of a strange Roman mystery cult, who practiced bizarre rituals…
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
A tour of the Vatican Museums promises an insight into some of the greatest art in the world from classical antiquity, through the Renaissance, and to the present day. See masterpieces by Raphael and astonishing statuary like Laocoön and His Sons.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Here you’ll see one of the greatest masterpiece’s mankind has ever produced: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. These astonishing frescoes show Old Testament scenes come alive. Once seen, they’re never forgotten.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
St Peter’s Basilica is an architectural triumph; possibly the grandest church on earth. See the combined effort of 4 genius architect/artists – Bernini, Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo – synthesize to beautiful effect.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
La Pieta
Discover Michelangelo's evocative sculpture of Mary with the body of Jesus, in the incomparable St Peter's Basilica.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Vatican City
See all the treasures of the world's smallest state on this comprehensive Vatican tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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