Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour

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Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour
from £68.10
Explore the mysterious underground world of the Catacombs in Paris on this 2-hour tour. Meet your guide and head underground to enjoy a narrated tour of the tombs. Hear the history behind this labyrinth of tunnels, which contains the bones of more than six million people.
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In Brief

Paris, France
2 hours
Tuesday to Sunday
All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

guided tour of the Catacombs

Duration: 2 hours


  • Guided Visit
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets are included
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact meeting time will be informed in the tour confirmation.
  • Due to limited capacity at the Catacombs the tour must start on time. The guide will not wait for you if you are late, even if you call in advance.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible; there are 130 steps below ground to enter the Catacombs and 83 steps to climb up to exit, and there is no elevator
  • Not advisable for anyone with cardiac or respiratory weakness, nervous disease or tendencies towards claustrophobia
  • Not advisable for infants or young children
  • No restrooms or cloakrooms at the Catacombs
  • The temperature remains at 57°F (14°C) inside the Catacombs; dressing warmly is recommended
  • The tour is only valid on the date stated on the voucher
  • Please be aware that at busy times there may be a long queue to enter the Catacombs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

If you can go to the Catacombs on a weekday in the Winter, you are probably fine. On a holiday weekend, the line was long. Since the facility can only accommodate 200 people at once, the wait can be long. The other advantage was that we were able to see parts of the quarry that are not normally available to the public. Finally, our guide, Igor, was great. He was amusing and interesting.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Our guide was great...made sure we were all having a good time and took us into locked chambers other tourists didn’t get into.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
This was a first time visit to the Catacombs. The guide was knowledgeable and provided interesting details during the tour which you might not get if you don't have the local knowledge. The tour is recommendable to everyone who wants to have access to the VIP areas and extend the experience of the tour.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This was really worth doing, we were very glad to have this tour booked as the line of people waiting to buy tickets was huge even before opening, as there is a limit of 200 allowed in at any one time, so skipping the line is worth paying extra for. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
My review would not be done justice if I didn't give credit to where credit is due. Please purchase this tour and take "IGOR" as your tour guide! I had the best experience ever with Igor as the tour guide and he was so entertaining that I wish he could have been my guide all over the country! If I could give this review more than 5 stars I would. Awesome employee and personality, and this company is so lucky to have Igor as a guide.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Catacombs are already Amazing, but our guide made it even more AMAZING! Thank you for a wonderful tour...very much enjoyed it!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Absolutely loved this tour and tour guide. Tour guide was great and tour had some much to see. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
My wife and I were very happy we selected this skip the line tour for the Catacombs, well worth the money. Our tour guide showed up on time and we bypassed the extremely long line that had already formed at 10am for when it opens. Once inside our guide David did an excellent job showing us the catacombs and giving us the history of why it came to be, how Paris grew and the impact of the various uses of the Catacombs. The tour gives you certain access to areas that you wouldn't see by doing a self guided tour. Overall very satisfied.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Visited with my 16yo daughter, we LOVED it!! Igor was a fantastic guide, funny and knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting and heaps of fun. Would recommend it to anyone!
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
This tour is worth the time and money as you get to see certain parts of the catacombs that you don't get to see on a self guided tour. The guide was knowledgeable and provided fun and interesting facts. The tour is located right next to a metro stop and walking distance from Luxembourg gardens.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
A must do - so interesting and a bit spooky. Brilliant to do when there is a Heat Wave - coolest place in Paris. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and he takes you into VIP areas, which are not open to the general public. I am claustrophobic - but had no problems coping with the underground tunnels. My teenage boys also loved the experience.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
I wouldn't miss this if you have the time while visiting Paris. Incredibly interesting and a really unique experience! The guide was very knowledgeable as well.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
Our tour to the Catacombs was amazing! It is one of those things that you need to do if going to Paris. I would definitely recommend doing a tour as you don't need to wait in line which can take hours, rather we had to be there at the time we had pre-arranged and waited minimal time in comparison to other people. Our tour guide was great, he was easy to get along with and was so knowledgable about the history of the Catacombs. We weren't rushed and had time to take it all in. We were very lucky only 7 people in our tour that day making it more intimate and more enjoyable
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was one of the most fascinating tours of my trip. Our guide was awesome, punctual and organized
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had an excellent guide. Not sure how to spell his name but it was Tuc. Very friendly and knowledgeable! He made sure our group stayed together an everyone could both see and hear him. We went behind the scenes from the public tour. Very interesting stories. We were also able to skip a really long line for it with this tour. Great decision on our part.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
This was a wonderful tour for our family of four - boys are 13 and 16. It was about 1 hour and 45 minutes in length - totally doable for our family. Our group was maybe 12 in size. Our tour guide UL, or EL?? was very fun and knowledgeable and kept it short, sweet and interesting for all - you weren't in one place too long while underground. Would def recommend your family to go and see!!
• Submitted 09 Aug 2018
This is an excellent tour and I cannot believe I forgot the guides name he had a heavy eastern european accent This tour allows you access to many parts of the catacombs that are off limits to the public. I do not think I would have enjoyed it without the tour as the guide gave so much background to the history. After a while you realize it is just a graveyard, but being in a tour added to the experience. The line to get in is crazy long too, we skipped in front of people who had been there 1-2 hours. They can only let in a certain amount of people at a time. You definitely want to pay for the tour and skip the line, worth the money.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
This is a must do in Paris! Our group of 8 enjoyed this tour immensely! The guide was very knowledgable. This place was so much more than we thought it would be!
• Submitted 04 Jul 2018
The tour was fun and the history was very interesting.
• Submitted 01 Jul 2018
This was a fascinating tour. The catacombs were created because of the overflow of the Paris cemeteries in the late 1700s. They actually brought the bones here and displayed them in artistic presentations. Some people were also buried here but most skeletons were transferred after previous burial. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things.
• Submitted 30 Jun 2018
Great experience! Gives access to special areas.
• Submitted 25 May 2018
The tour started on time, we skipped a very long queue and visited areas where the general public has no access. The guide was amazing, while being very knowledgeable made the tour entertaining and the hour and a half passed very quickly.
• Submitted 08 May 2018
Well worth the money to book the VIP tour. Avoided a very long line of people waiting to get in - walked right up with our tour at the time allotted. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and made the experience amazing. Got to go into two or three areas that others wandering around on their own were not allowed to go in.
• Submitted 04 May 2018
This was an amazing experince! It was a small group of people and the guide was very informative. Even my boyfriend had a blast and he hates history! With this guide you will see alot of things you would not normally so i highly recommend it!
• Submitted 03 May 2018

In Brief

Paris, France
2 hours
Tuesday to Sunday
All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour

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