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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour
3.5

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour

By Mea Tours
About

Ages 0-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, Spanish
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  • Professional and licensed guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees are €15(from 1/1/20 18€)(age 18yo and over). For those under 18yo €10(from 1/1/20 13€)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Stadio di Domiziano - Navona Square Underground
  • Entry/Admission - Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water


Start:
  • Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide on Piazza Navona, between Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and the Church of St. Agnes. They will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign
End:
  • Bottega Veneta Roma Rinascente Menswear, Via del Tritone 61, Via dei Due Macelli, floor, Dept. UOMO, 23/2nd, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Tour ends at the Rinascente Store

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30495P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • The tour is mono-lingual
  • Please note: a minimum number of participant is required for this tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

  • 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: 30495P13

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Navona
    Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide on Piazza Navona, between Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and the Church of St. Agnes. They will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza Navona
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Stadio di Domiziano - Navona Square Underground
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Pantheon
    Trevi Fountain
  • 3
    Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Rinascente Roma Tritone
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bottega Veneta Roma Rinascente Menswear
    Via del Tritone 61, Via dei Due Macelli, floor, Dept. UOMO, 23/2nd, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Tour ends at the Rinascente Store
    See address & details
About the operator
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  • Mea Tours
    1,085
    Rome, Lazio, Italy
    Joined in February 2016
  • Sunshine02035903722
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The history of this set of Catacombs was profoundly moving.
    A deeply moving visit to a special place in Catholic history we have always wanted to see. The guide provided wonderful advice and explanation of all that we saw and as to how these Catacombs began and developed.
    Written 8 October 2023
  • K4593DXelizabethm
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    No show, no refund
    Friday May 19, 2023 tour guide was no show without notification. Provider can't be contacted for refund. I only had 2 days in Rome and this is such a disappointment
    Written 20 June 2023
  • meganpC274JE
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    THEY CANCELLED SAME DAY AND WE NEVER GOT OUR REFUND
    The day of the tour they texted us and told us that the tour guide called out sick AGAIN (like this happens often?) and they said they would refund our money and now its been a month and I still have not received a refund. It was 301.50 for 4 adults and one child.
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Raeguiter
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canceled Tour
    Our tour as well as our friends tour (different date) were both canceled 48 hours before our tour so we had to scramble to get tickets for Colosseum and we were not able to see the other stops while in Rome.
    Written 12 June 2023
  • G4231GNrobynt
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    SCAM TOUR
    THIS IS A SCAM !!!! We booked and paid £120 for no one to show up. Do not book this tour - waste of time
    Written 10 June 2023
  • GrandTour47061384153
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't book! They will steal you money!
    Short and simple: don't book with Mea Tours. It is a scam and they will steal you money like they did with us. Our experience: the tour was canceled via E-Mail 30min before start, and we were given the option for a full refund. But when we agreed to the refund, the money was not refunded. We've written several E-Mails and tried calling the Mea Tours phone number. But nobody answers the phone and the vioce mail is full (propberly from other angry cusomers).
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Walter L
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed
    Our guide never showed up. No call, no text, so far, no response to my request for refund. Hal day ruined, 2 cab fares spent.
    Written 31 May 2023
  • kendrag744
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    DONT DO IT!
    No guide showed up. No call from anyone to let us know it was canceled. I called the Huber given on my reservations d no one answers. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!
    Written 30 May 2023
  • michaeloG6635LI
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    DO NOT BOOK! IT'S A SCAM
    Went to the meeting point, the guide was a no show, called tour operator, no answer. Even though the reservation was confirmed, the tour operator did not inform us that nobody will show up, total waste of time, energy and money. Was able to get a refund trough Viator support chat. DO NOT BOOK!!!
    Written 28 May 2023
  • bethdF7451JW
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEWARE!
    The tour guide was a no show. We waited a half an hour to hear from one of the other 20 plus waiting that they contacted someone and the guide had hives and couldn't come. They scheduled for a time that we had another tour scheduled and we couldn't attend. Now they are refusing to refund our $. Don't risk it!
    Written 23 May 2023
  • monakrusej
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guide did not show up
    Our guide did not show up. We have ordered and paid for both og Colloseum and Vatican city for four people. We had to buy new tickets on the street.
    Written 23 May 2023
  • S9907AXrobc
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apparent Scam
    MEA Tours didn’t show up. Others here had been no-showed from the earlier tour-this appears to be a scam.
    Written 23 May 2023
  • clairelL3118FW
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    No show guide....disaster
    Guide didn't show up. There were several small groups who all got chatting while we waited and waited. We called, we used chat, we mailed but no response. So will be writing in a long complaint when I get home requesting full refund and compensation as this was a surprise trip to celebrate our wedding.. the transfer from the airport to town also was a disaster so will not be using trip advisor/viator for anything else going forward....
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Robin S
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrible
    Our tour was canceled at like 1 hour before meeting time so cost of taxi was lost also and of course we couldn’t get tickets on our own.Poor service for sure
    Written 18 May 2023
  • janvalentine
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were bumped off the tour without adequate warning or recourse. We did not get to visit the coliseum.
    This trip was cancelled to us an hour before it was to start and there were no other ones for the day. This was a highlight to our trip that we missed completely. We had a confirmed reservation made a month in advance which was cancelled with no notice. We were very disappointed.
    Written 17 May 2023
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Strawberrylas
Crevillente, Spain77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointed as we were really looking forward to seeing the underground sites. As neither of us had done this before. We were offered alternatives but had done these on previous visit.
Perhaps better luck next time we visit Rome.
We were impressed with the ease of applying for a refund due to the cancellation.
Written 8 September 2021
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Melvalan
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The visits beneath the city of Rome, especially when you get to go to places not open to the public, is quite something.

The guides in Rome all speak of how the city has been built and rebuilt a couple of times, but before you actually get to go down beneath the street and look at the archaeological diggs, you can't fully appreciate just how much the Romans were capable of already back then.

This trip really allows you to experience how the Romans constructed buildings and already at that point in history, it was impressive.

I very much suggest this trip, as our guide was very informative and had a lot to say in all places.
Written 30 April 2018
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
Written 15 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Riley
United Kingdom47 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Please be wary of this company. After paying £67 here on trip advisor we had to pay another £15 for the tickets but when I add up the actual entry price is only adding up to £11.50. So a complete rip-off. We almost got schemed with the same company the previous day when we went to see Castle Sant Angelo and we paid £30 but the ticket was £5. If we hadn't called they would've taken the £20 extra. The guy that took the money tried to tell me he pays by card and didn't realise. I called bulls**t and I said that is not very nice what he did. He defended saying he didn't know that they only charge £5 before 11. Oh please. Spare me the lies.

Anyway on to the actual trip. It is kinda wrong to say Underground rome because we have only been in 2 places underground, one just being a simple room, not walking underground. Most of the tour was done outside and we saw Pantheon and Trevio fountain. Our guide was very weird because he kept walking ahead with no sign to spot him in the crowd and he didn't even introduce himself. He had curly hair and couldn't look anyone in the eye. He kept reciting facts like from the wikipedia page. Poor thing I felt so sorry for him, he tried to keep a pace and explain and kept us engaged but the way he delivered information just wasn't right bless him. Point being if I wanted wikipedia facts I wouldn't have bothered paying this much for a tour. Just stayed home on google earth reading wikipedia pages.

I would avoid this company in the future and just go without booking anything. There were plenty of places that offered audioguides for a fraction of the cost. I attached the pictures of all the entries.
Written 23 May 2019
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Dear Miss Dolhscanu, Thank you for taking time to write a reviw. I would like to start with, every person is an individual and should not be judged by the hair or what is wearing nevertheless for what he/she look like. The guide you had at the Undergrounf of Rome tour has been working with us for 5 years and if you look carefully the reviws left on him, are exceptional, however, you comment is taken for what it is. Regarding the admission fees to the Castle, the guide gave you the money back. If you check on the website, some periods they charge 14 euros and some period they charge 5 euros before 11am. I did explained that to you on the phone. Looking at your voucher, we charge 15 euros (when the castle charge has for the full price) and this is devided as follow: 14 euros for admission + 2 euros to prebook the tickets and 3 euros for the headsets if those are used in larger groups. However on that day, you were the only two on the group. Regarding the admission to the domitian stadium, undergroud of Ecole, vicus caprarius are as follow: 8 euro for domitian stadium. 5 euros for the Ecole underground, 3 euros for the vicus caprarius. So adding this how much makes it? 16 euro (so we charged less). Plus you had the headsets which normally are 3 euros per person. Anyway, all other guests on the group at the Underground of Rome Tour, were so pleased and left lovely reviews about the guide. I would like to thank you once again for taking time to write this judgedmental review and i wish you all the best and next time, please leave a review based on the actual tour and not the way people look like, or by the hair or what they wearing. Kind Regards Antonio General Manager ( i am the guy who did the check in for you).
Written 4 June 2019
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daniel
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The tourguide dident show up
Dident reach the company no refund of 45 euro
Dont book the tour is a fraud
Repeat dont book the tour is a fraud
I stayed there from 9.30 till 11.00
Written 18 October 2022
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Hailey M
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Waited 30 mins at the meeting point and nobody showed up, tried calling Mea tours phone number and isn’t a legit number. DO NOT BOOK MEA
Written 28 September 2022
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Scott D
Walnut Creek, CA67 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
The tour itself might be great, but we wouldn't know because Mea tours cancelled last minute. We arrived at the meeting spot in Piazza Navona about 15 minutes early as requested, and kept looking for our guide.

Several other tours seemed to be starting in the same general spot, so we kept checking to see if any of them were ours. We could see several other families milling about who were also clearly meant to be on our tour who were also looking for the guide. One of the waiting families called the number on their voucher and were told that the company could not find a guide to lead our tour, so it would need to be cancelled. This was about 15 minutes AFTER the planned tour start time.

We later received an email from the tour company notifying us that the tour would need to be cancelled. It would have been nice to receive this email before we spent 1/2 hour wandering around Piazza Navona, so we could have replanned our morning that was now more than half spent.

We replied to their email that we were unable to reschedule so we would need a refund. We never received a reply or acknowledgement, and eventually had to go online to Viator to again request a refund which was finally processed.

Mea tours just handled this all poorly, from the last minute cancellation, poor timing of communication, and unresponsiveness regarding our refund request. Based on the customer service, I cannot recommend.
Written 26 June 2022
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K.W.
Kempten, Germany2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been at the meeting point long bevor time , waited 45 minutes. Met others booked on the same tour - the tour guide didn’t show - our several attempts to call the tel number were unsuccessful- after contacting viator customer service via email the same day the refund is said to be taking 7-10 days !?
Written 11 June 2022
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Brynn Hatch
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I did the underground tour with Flavio, highly recommend! It may have been due to the late season but it was just us three, so it was a very private tour. Flavio was very knowledgeable about the area and the history involved. We learned a lot about the context of several important spots in Rome and saw some amazing ruins beneath the streets. Flavio is great at bringing humor to the tour as well! Very interesting, very fun, well worth the price. We would do another tour with this company and I hope would have Flavio as our guide again.
Written 9 October 2019
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
Written 12 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elissa
Los Angeles, CA595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
This tour is very informative and fun. One of the reasons I love Rome is because anywhere you go, you can see a blend of the ancient culture with modernizing Italian architecture. This tour is not to be missed!
Written 20 September 2018
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
Written 14 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Juliet H
Cheadle, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took our first tour with MEA upon arrival to Rome. This is a fabulous tour taking in elements of Rome that we would otherwise have missed. Our guide was very informed and interesting. She clearly loved her job! We are looking forward to our Vatican City tour and the Colosseum tours with MEA. I would highly recommend them.
Written 5 June 2018
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Dear Customer, Thank you so much for booking your experience with us and for taking time to leave your feedback about your tour. Hope seeing you again for your next holidays in the Eternal City. Thank you Best Regards MeaTours staff
Written 14 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour provided by Mea Tours