Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Tour

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Rome: Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Tour

From US$ 78.82 per person

This tour will bring you to the famous "Bones Church" of Rome, famous for the decorations made out of bones of deceased Capuchin monks. See the early Christian catacombs on the Appian Way. Admission to all sites & transportation between them are included.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Rome that exists below the city as you know it
  • Marvel at the massive underground catacombs, stretching over 10 miles
  • Explore the macabre church of the Annunciation of the Virgin, known as the "Bones Church"
  • Walk on the original surface of the Ancient Appian Way
Full description
Explore two amazing underground archaeological sites in one tour. Admission and transportation is included to all these sites and the Roman Catacombs. Rome's history isn't just contained within the 'historical center'. Your guide will help you stray off the tourist track and visit some of the city's last hidden gems like the Catacombs, an underground labyrinth that is unknown to 90% of visitors to Rome. The Small Group Catacombs Tour in Rome takes you underground to a mysterious place that uncovers a secret path paved by faith, endurance, and dedication. For nearly 3 centuries, Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire, and Christians were forced to bury their dead outside the city walls and perform their religious rituals in secrecy. Follow your guide on this incredible journey that also gives you the chance to walk on one of the world's most famous and ancient roads that was the main artery to the Roman Empire, the Ancient Appian Way.  Apart from the main top attractions in Rome there are many other great places to explore, and your guide will take you on guided tour of some of the lesser known highlights of Rome. It is estimated that around 95% of all of the tourists that come to Rome do not visit these underground labyrinths of the Roman Catacombs. On this Small Group Catacombs Tour in Rome you'll uncover the history of a religion that existed 2,000 years ago and rivaled Christianity. Afterwards, you'll visit an underground Basilica of the 4th century and the Catacombs of Domitilla dating back to the 1st Century AD. This tour meets near the Colosseum and finishes in the same location. Exact meeting point will be provided after purchase. Transpiration is included from our meeting point to the Catacombs and back. The vehicles are climate controlled, handy for hot summer months. You'll be accompanied by an expert local guide the entire time.
Includes
  • All admissions Included
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Transportation between sites by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Piazza Barberini, by the fountain in the center of the square (Fontana del Tritone). Address: Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy. Your guide will be there holding a sign with the name of the local partner. Directions: Taxi: Just tell the driver “Piazza Barberini” and they should get you right there. Subway/Metro: The closest stop is the “Barberini” stop on the metro line A (the red line). Once out of the metro, just cross the road into the center of the square with the fountain of a man holding a jug of water. Walking from the city center: See directions above from the “Barberini” metro stop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Wear sunscreen in the summer, a light jacket in spring and autumn and comfortable shoes at all times
  • This tour includes transportation between the sites, but the hotel pick-up and drop off are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Amanda’s tour was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and provides an excellent commentary. If you are looking at some improvements then it would be better if while in the catacombes it in not necessary to actually be with a second tour group. We were required to be with a Spanish group. Rules of the manager of the catacombes I gather. Very strange.

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March 28, 2019

Fantastic

My daughter and I had the most fabulous three hour ride back to the ancient times of pre Christian Rome and the political/religious turmoil of the first centuries of christianity. Our Roman Guy guide, Amanda from Britain (thank God they haven’t taken Brexit to extremes yet) was a knowledgeful, witty and very enthusiastic “Teacher” for us. Book this tour If you get the chance!

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November 3, 2018

Christiana was very knowledgeable and informative.

December 20, 2019

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