Guided by experts private underground Rome tour is best for cruise passengers who want to experience an unusual Rome and its many hidden secrets. Rome has layer upon layer of history. Explore subterranean levels hidden beneath Rome as you descend into its underground. Hit Rome top underground attractions from the catacombs to the underground of the Basilica of San Clemente. Your dedicated personal tour guide explains the importance, heritage and meaning of these intriguing treasures ensuring that you clearly understand the artistic and historic significance of the masterpieces you encounter. Your private Rome shore excursion ensures a personalized experience based on your interests with flexibility to enjoy this underground Rome tour at your own pace.
A Nancy Aiello English speaking licensed chauffeur accompanies you throughout the day from the time you disembark the cruise ship, meet your private local guide in Rome and return to the port in time to board your cruise ship.
After disembarking your cruise ship meet your personal local chauffeur at Civitavecchia Rome port  holding a sign with your name in. Your private tour begins with an approx. 90 minute drive (traffic pending) in the comfort of a private fully licensed insured a/c deluxe vehicle to reach the historic center of Rome. Enter into the ancient city through the Porta San Paolo gate which is one of the main gates of the Roman Aurelian Walls. Drive past and admire the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the highest and the oldest Pyramid in Europe, the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, one of the seven wonders of the Eternal City and the Circus Maximus the largest stadium ever built for shows and chariot races. Continue your panoramic drive along the evocative ancient Appian Way. This cobblestoned road is lined by miles of underground tunnels where early Christians practiced their religion in secret and where buried their dead. These underground tombs contain the only surviving examples of early Christian art. Take a guided historical journey through the origins of Christianity as you go below ground. For an unforgettable glimpse into this compelling time in history visit the undergrounds of the 12th century Basilica of St. Clemente to experience a church like no other. This historical layer cake comprises three-tiered buildings each built on top of the other and is the only place in Rome to hear the underground River that flows beneath the city. Descend into the three levels beneath the church to experience with your own eyes underground Rome’s layers of history. Next enjoy a relaxed ride back to Civitavecchia Rome port of call in time to board your cruise ship. Contact us to reserve this popular catacombs of Rome tour from Civitavecchia port exclusively for your party or customize a uniquely spectacular itinerary just for you and everyone you are traveling with.

* Full Day Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Chauffeur who assists you through the day
* Licensed Professional Guide in Rome
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Civitavecchia Port Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Ancient Appian Way
* Underground Catacombs
* Underground of St. Clemente
* Shore Excursion Length: 9hrs

This tour can be challenging for kids under 6 and for people with mobility disabilities.

For a smooth operation this itinerary may operate in reverse.

The tour sequence may vary. The time spent at certain venues may be expanded/reduced, and other brief stops may be added.

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.