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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Combine visits to Rome’s most popular catacombs and crypts
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
From US$ 71.57
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English Guided Tour - 2:30pmMost Popular
English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
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Spanish Guided Tour - 9am
Spanish-speaking guide. Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am.
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French Guided Tour - 9am
French-speaking guide. Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am.
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Overview
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this half-day guided walking tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, the Capuchin Crypt, and Appian Way. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Head to Capuchin Crypt while your guide tells you about ancient Rome. At the crypt museum, see one of Caravaggio’s famous paintings, St. Francis in Meditation. Hear about the crypt’s unusual chapels made entirely out of human bones.

Heading toward Appian Way, listen to commentary about the road’s history, including the hundreds of miles of underground space beneath it that were used as burial grounds and secret worship spots for persecuted Christians. Skip the long lines at this popular attraction, saving valuable vacation time.

You’ll skip the line again at Basilica of San Clemente, comprised of three 12th-century structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving you on your own to explore further if you wish.
Reviews (2,356)
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Reviewed yesterday
Mikaela is great!

This was a really fascinating and unique tour. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something different to check out while in Rome. The bus ride is short and they give you plenty of info about the sites you see on the way...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ndp73
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Highly recommend this tour

While in Rome for my first trip we took tours of the Colosseum and Vatican which I was very happy I was able to experience but my most favorite tour was this one. Our guide (Michelle (sp - red hair from Scandinavia)) was so amazing....More

Thank C2639ZNjordanm
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful tour guide

Mikaela Benini is an incredible guide. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She struck just the right balance when visiting the crypts and catacombs. Always being respectful of the subject matter though remaining up-beat and positive. The day I took the tour she was working...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravellerDKJ
Reviewed 6 days ago
Surprisingly Fantastic Tour

In a city that boasts the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Roman Forum, The Pantheon and various other high-profile sites and tours, it might seem odd to say that the Crypts and Catacombs tour might have been the best one, but that very well might...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank phillies44
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent!

This was an amazing tour given by wonderful guides. There was plenty to see and the knowledge the guides imparted was extensive. They even gave tourist rip-off tips on the bus ride between sites. The bus was modern and comfortable. The only drawback was the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from LyndaPW | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is tightish, if they are really tall might have to stoop in a couple of places. But really the corridors whilst narrow can still do two abreast. Tell them to suck it up and enjoy the history. xoxxo
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It actually takes you through it
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