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Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour

Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour

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Paris, France
Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the Catacombs of Paris on a small-group tour limited to only seven people. With this skip-the-line admission, you can avoid the typically long ticket queue at one of Paris' most fascinating attractions, and learn about the history of the underground burial site with a guide.
  • Skip the line at the Paris Catacombs with fast-track entrance
  • Enjoy a guided tour beneath the streets of Paris
  • See sections of the Catacombs that are usually closed to the public
  • Receive VIP-style service with a maximum of seven people per group
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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
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/drop-off
1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy , 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Point: Outside the main entrance gate to the Catacombs on Place Denfert Rochereau. Address: 1 avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy, 75014 Paris Directions: Nearest metro station: Denfert Rochereau (lines 4 and 6). Exit at Sortie 1 and you will see the Catacombs entrance gate directly across the street.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • Please note: due to new measures in France you will need to present certain documents relating to Covid-19 in order to be allowed access into indoor sites. Please ensure you have the necessary documents with you on the day of your tour and please also bring a form of identification. Documents that will be accepted in France: (1) Proof that you are fully vaccinated. For our European visitors this will be the EU Covid Certificate. For American visitors, this is your CDC card. Other visitors please bring the official documents provided by your country. (2) If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours prior to your visit, (3) or the results of a positive RT-PCR or antigen test attesting to recovery from Covid-19 which is more than 11 days old and less than 6 months old.
  • Our cancellation terms remain flexible, you can cancel and be fully refunded up to 24 hours before your tour departure time. If however you are refused entry to a museum or monument because you do not have the necessary documentation, we will not be able to rebook or refund your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memories France
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour.

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  • "Make sure you skip the line with a tour guide or you will be waiting a long time." See review
  • "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." See review
  • "I would recommend using audio assistance with this particular guide." See review

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star-5
Great guide, and access to sealed off areas
Michael_N
, Oct 2021
An excellent tourguide and the stories and access to sealed off areas made the day. We were only 6 persons as promised, and your took about 2 hours.
star-5
Extraordinary Catacombs Tour with Farit
ecjeske
, Sep 2021
Visiting the Catacombs with Farit is an absolutely must-do activity for any person in Paris. Farit is the quintessential tour guide: providing entertaining, witty, and knowledgable presentations and information, and also adding philosophical and moralistic perspectives. Not only did we learn SO much during our couple of hours underground about the history and policies surrounding the Catacombs, but Farit helped us consider and grapple with the underlying emotion with visiting the final resting place of millions of individuals. It's genuinely difficult to articulate how impressive Farit's tour is - it is everything you could possibly want out of an experience. 10/10.
star-5
Wonderful experience.
claudia_b
, Sep 2021
It was a great experience and our guide Farit was very charming and knowledgeable. Very professional .
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Amazing
Kelly_B
, Mar 2020
She was amazing! The passion and her knowledge was wonderful! I really felt like she wanted to make sure we left with the knowledge and respect that the place required. I will absolutely be telling people to take this tour and if possible get her as a guide. I LOVED IT!
star-5
Great tour
Dee
, Feb 2020
This tour was great and the guide was amazing. I am sorry I can't recall her name but she made history come to life. The special access was also worth it to really be able to take in the whole experience without lots of people around.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Paris catacombs tour
Robert_S
, Feb 2020
Our guide was the bomb! Learned so much about Paris and the miles of underground tunnels and history of how the city was built and the remains final resting place
star-5
Ask for Isabelle
kdez1020
, Oct 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.
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Highly recommend
jl203904
, Oct 2019
I would recommend this to anyone visiting Paris! It was really well organized and we got to see several things unavailable to the general public. We would absolutely do this again if we return to Paris.
star-5
Outstanding Tour and Guide!
787MaryM787
, Oct 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.
star-5
Great tour
Journey603487
, Oct 2019
Ferit was a wonderful guide and SO knowledgeable. The Catacombs were amazing. What an interesting tour.

Product code: 46334P42

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