Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

From US$ 72.44 per person

Explore the crypts and catacombs of Ancient Rome on a half-day small-group bus tour. See underground cemeteries and temples that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.

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Duration 195 minutes
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the crypts and catacombs of the early Christians in Rome
  • See the bones of 4,000 monks, embedded in the walls of the "Bone Chapel"
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Roman Aqueducts - one of the city’s most impressive landmarks
Full description
Escape the crowds of the Colosseum and Vatican, and explore the darker side of Rome on a 3-hour and 15-minute small group tour of the ancient catacombs and crypts. Venture to parts of the city that few visitors ever see, traveling between sites by air-conditioned minibus. First, follow your guide to 3 memorable sites, each revealing the extraordinary secrets of Ancient Rome. They include the labyrinthine Roman Catacombs that were part burial ground and part refuge for the persecuted early Christians of Ancient Rome. Then, visit the Capuchin Crypt, known locally as the “Bone Chapel,” and marvel at the walls, decorated with the bones more than 4,000 monks. To finish out the day in style, visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts. Enjoy time to explore and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.
Includes
  • Admission to all sites
  • Transfers between sites by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet on Piazza Barberini, by Bernini's Triton Fountain in the middle of the square. If you are traveling by public transport, take the Metro to "Barberini" (2 stops west of Rome Termini).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Flash photography
  • Cameras
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This itinerary includes sacred sites with a strict dress code; you are kindly requested to keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times (men and women)
  •  Due to their holy nature, photography is not allowed at the sites visited
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. You can read more about it on the Italian Government website.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 233 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My first visit abroad-and so,so 'worth it'!

This was an amazing tour and just what I had hoped for. I have pain/difficulty walking and stair-climbing but managed - worthwhile! Our Guide, Leonardo, was super, a lovely chap and so enthusiastic and helpful (he could also tell us on the mini-bus about the food of Italy. As this was my very first visit (and would now be encouraged to return!) it was a lovely wee respite from the ancient Catacombs. For myself, the two small bus journeys across the busy streets between venues was a pleasant little 'break'. In all - GREAT. And thanks to all, Heather.

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October 20, 2019

Very interesting, historically valuable tour in a relaxed and cool way

Thanks to the confident and funny manner of our guide, who explained and presented the parts of the underworld of Rome with her ingenious background knowledge, we had a very nice experience. The welcome cooling off from the Roman heat was especially great, both in the catacombs and in the air-conditioned minibus. This tour is highly recommended.

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August 1, 2019

The meeting point was easy to find. Then we started with a minibus. There were only British and Americans in our group. The guide was nice, but spoke quick English with Italian dialect. It wasn't always easy to understand. I would have liked more time and information in the catacombs. Unfortunately, another guide had to take over there because it is regulated by law. The crypt was impressive. The bottom line was that the tour was good, but you can also visit all the stations independently. I would then choose the order differently so that not so much time is lost in the transport.

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April 29, 2019

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