Semi-Private VIP Catacombs of Paris Restricted Access Tour
  • Semi-Private VIP Catacombs of Paris Restricted Access Tour

    This VIP semi-private tour allows you to skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms in the Paris Catacombs. Join a small group of 7 people or fewer and an expert local guide, and discover the mysterious secrets buried under the streets of Paris.

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    Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

    Explore the hidden world beneath the streets of Paris, on this VIP small group tour of the Catacombs. Follow your guide more than 20 meters below street level, into the shadowy and fascinating world known as ‘The Empire of Death’ - invisible to the locals and visitors strolling the famous boulevards above.

    Fans of the film As Above so Below will recognize these never-ending, gloomy galleries. The Catacombs extend for more than 200 miles beneath the city, and are home to the bones of over 6 million former Parisians. Their remains were moved here more than 200 years ago, as city center cemeteries overflowed, the open graves and unearthed corpses spreading disease (and some horror stories!) throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. With your small group of no more than 7 people, wander through endless tunnels stacked with neat rows of millions of bones, accompanied by your expert guide, who will also unlock gates closed to the general public and lead you into obscure rooms full of surprises. Legend has it that the Man in the Iron Mask is buried here, along with those guillotined during the French Revolution, and even some of their executioners.

    This small group tour will allow you to get the most out of this exceptional visit, allowing you to bypass the crowds and spend more time enjoying this unique and fragile site. Learn the intriguing tales of those who worked, visited and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including some who ventured in and never came out again. Hear stories of secret societies that still visit today. Past and present Paris and its inhabitants come to life as you explore the city’s gloomy entrails concealed below the surface.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "There are 130 steps to enter the Paris Catacombs and 112 steps to exit."
    "This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility."
    "The Catacombs are 20 meters/65 feet (and more) underground and the tunnels are narrow in places. This tour is not suitable for those with cardiac or respiratory problems, or suffering from claustrophobia."
    "The tunnels can be slippery and remain at a temperature of around 14°C/57°F, even in summer. Guests are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring warm clothing."
    "Only 200 visitors are allowed in the tunnels at any one time. If numbers reach a maximum the Catacombs staff reserve the right to hold the entry lines until there is sufficient space. Any delay should not be higher than 5 minutes for our small group"
    "Tickets for the Catacombs are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. They must be used with the group at the booked time and their availability is limited. Entry times are also prebooked and are strictly adhered too, we must enter on time. For this reason we are unable to issue refunds to latecomers or no shows for missed tours."
    "Near public transportation"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"

    • Lugar de comienzo: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

    • Duración: 2 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Guided visit of the Catacombs
    • Special access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the public
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • VIP small groups of 7 people or fewer
    • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 21 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Kevin L
      Publicado el Lunes, 28 de octubre del 2019

      For our tour, we were lucky to have Isabelle as our guide. As a semi-private tour, we only had 7 people in our group, making for a great experience. Isabelle is very knowledgeable in French history as well as the catacombs. She encouraged questions and made the experience in the catacombs very memorable.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • John B
      Publicado el Lunes, 21 de octubre del 2019

      Isabel, our guide, was exceptional. Her knowledge of history and detailed stories about the Catacombs made our experience unforgettable.

      We highly recommend this tour and Isabel.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Shannon D
      Publicado el Lunes, 30 de septiembre del 2019

      We really enjoyed our VIP Catacombs Tour! Our small group had 7 people: our family of 5 and another couple. Our guide, Ferrit, was remarkable: incredibly funny in certain parts of the tour, quite thoughtful and reflective at other times, and always full of fascinating facts and anecdotes. The Catacombs of Paris can be explored without a guide, but I really feel our experience was much more profound as a result of the time we spent with our guide. We recommend the tour highly.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Gregory K
      Publicado el Jueves, 19 de septiembre del 2019

      Enjoyed the tour , we signed up for myself , wife and my 16 year old daughter . The lines outside were insanely long . Four others joined the tour with us . Nice small group lead is along the catacombs , and onto area most of the regular tours does not get to see . Recommended !

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Shellpotts
      Publicado el Lunes, 19 de agosto del 2019

      Avi was an excellent guide, full of infirmation. He is definately an asset to your tour!! I would try and request him if I were to do it again

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • aemaclean25
      Publicado el Jueves, 01 de agosto del 2019

      Ferit was an excellent guide! Great information and wonderful sense of humor. The overall experience was great!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Amanda B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 31 de julio del 2019

      The tour of the catacombs was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris!! Semi private tour and our guide was amazing!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Anna P
      Publicado el Martes, 16 de julio del 2019

      Amazing to see and loved our tour guide. Our family went on a separate day and didn’t have as great of an experience. Their tour guide had a very thick French accent so was very difficult to understand.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Susan K
      Publicado el Jueves, 11 de julio del 2019

      This is a must, the history/stories that were told gave a lot of meaning to the tour vs. just walking around looking at the bones without knowing what really happened. Thank you for a great history lesson and a great time.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • lee
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Josh was excellent. highly recommend him for any tour he guides. The Catacombs were a hoot. the entire family rally enjoyed this one.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Dennis M
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Caroline was a wonderful guide who loves what she does. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We found her commentary very interesting and enjoyed going to the spots that weren't on the regular tour. Also appreciated that she didn't let people not in our tour join us. Small group guided tour is the way to go. Caroline even led us to our metro stop after the tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • sjackson26307
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Our guide was fantastic!! She was so passionate about the tour and subject.....really engaging with the small group!! She was extremely knowledgeable, as well! We had a great interesting!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • A_S_WADE
      Publicado el Lunes, 31 de diciembre del 2018

      Although it is a bit expensive having someone guide you through the catacombs while explaining the purpose and history helps you understand how and why they were created. The tour also gives you access to portions of the catacombs not allowed by non guided visitors. Our tour ended up being private as we were the only one signed up for that time. The tour lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours. Very interesting and informative great guide. Like I said so worth the money.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Meaghan B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 19 de diciembre del 2018

      Amazing tour and amazing guide. Would highly recommend the smaller group setting!What a unique experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Generationsofwichita
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de octubre del 2018

      Amazing!!! Great guide super easy to understand. super informative.
      Be ready to walk 100's of steps. There are literally 189 steps to get out of the catacombs. There are no elevators so beware. Make sure you skip the line with a tour guide or you will be waiting a long time. They will only let in a certain number of people at a time.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jskapala
      Publicado el Viernes, 31 de agosto del 2018

      Our tour guide Ferrit was amazing! He shared so much history about the catacombs and Parisian history. The restricted access was a highlight. Cant thank our guide enough for making our experience amazing!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ryan G
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de julio del 2018

      This was an ACTUAL Skip the Line tour! It was on time and our guide Ferrit made the 2 hours incredibly interesting! Worth every penny to see the boneyard - just awesome! I highly recommend this.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • duncan.paige
      Publicado el Lunes, 09 de julio del 2018

      Our guide, John, was absolutely awesome and worked our group (ages 7, 17, 17 and adult) perfectly. He was charming and knowledgable and really made our experience educational and fun! Thank you!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • smcpherson
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de septiembre del 2019

      Tour guide very knowledgeable. Catacombs much more extensive than I imagined. The history of catacombs needs to be understood to understand Paris.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • julie.laskey
      Publicado el Viernes, 23 de agosto del 2019

      We really liked the small group aspect of this tour - there were just 6 of us including the guide. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us some great stories. The only downside was that his accent was very strong and he spoke very quickly, so he was a little difficult to understand. Otherwise, for anyone who tends to like creepy, this is the tour for you! I found it fascinating, having read many mysteries through the years that were set in the catacombs.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • sheila.smith
      Publicado el Martes, 30 de julio del 2019

      Our guide was very nice. However, he was extremely hard to understand. I would recommend using audio assistance with this particular guide. It may have really helped to understand him better. The tour I rate a 5. The tour guide I rate a 3.

        Calificación General: 8/10

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