Guided tour

Rome: Underground Crypts and Catacombs Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Rome: Underground Crypts and Catacombs Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 75.02 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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  • 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 guided 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.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Catacombs of Rome entry ticket

    • Capuchin Crypt entry ticket

    • San Nicola in Carcere entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

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

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
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations
  • Please check the Covid-19 guidelines of the Italian government for the most up to date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 495 reviews

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One of the best tours I've ever done, not only moving because of the feeling of deep respect generated by observing the farewell experience since time immemorial, but also because of the vast knowledge of our guide Riana that made the whole experience unforgettable. Knowing that some aqueducts are still in use and observing them is also fascinating.

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November 5, 2022

A very interesting and varied tour. Length was just right - we had an 11 year old and a 9 year old with us. Lovely to visit the aqueducts - a beautiful location and nice to be within nature and away from the city. The Catacombs were unique and definitely something to remember.

October 29, 2022

Francesca was an amazing guide! It was clear that she was passionate about the history and was a fantastic speaker. You get an easy-to-use radio headset so you don’t miss any of the information! The catacombs felt a bit rushed and we had a different guide for those who was not as enthusiastic. Overall I would definitely recommend this tour if you are looking to easily hit the crypts, catacombs and aqueducts! We started the tour at 1:45 and due to unforeseen traffic we ended at around 6:00pm, I think it would have been closer to 4:45 had there not been road work. Plenty of rest room opportunities and places to refill a water bottle. There is a bit of walking and stairs- only a problem if there is a walking impairment. Not a lot of gift shop time so grab them quick if you want them!

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October 25, 2022

Product ID: 49081