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

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Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld with Skip-the-Line access to three of the city’s strangest discoveries. Unmask a new side to the Eternal City as you explore the eerie Bone Chapel, adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, and the Christian Catacombs, a series of hidden tunnels where early Christian’s practiced their forbidden faith. Then travel beneath the Basilica San Clemente to discover layers of ancient foundations offering an insight to civilizations long fallen.
  • 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
  • Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
  • Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Heading toward the 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 centuries old structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving Head finally to the 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.you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
  • No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Firstly, our tour guide, Sylvie, was wonderful. A wealth of historical knowledge. It was unusually hot in Rome so being inside and underground was a plus and it’s simply a fascinating tour. One of those “who knew” trips. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had an incredible time thanks to our guide, Andrea. We didn’t know what to expect, but we were wowed at every step of the way. Prepare for some steep hikes, enclosed spaces, uneven ground, and stairs! From the catacombs to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Oh boy this was a great tour! Our teens made us book this tour and my wife wasn't really sure about going but after meeting our guide AnnaMaria she explained everything and we were excited and ready to start this adventure. My wife is a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Owenharris40
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tour wasn’t really what I was expecting, but still really interesting. We honestly haven’t done much research on the catacombs or the crypts and didn’t realise they were all churches. For those of you who are creeped out by the bone church it’s definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reallocate enjoyed the afternoon with Max. Interesting and informative without been too heavy on the information. Just about he right time spent in each of the three locations visited. Shame no pics are permitted but as these locations don’t allow then understood.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul T
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Response from lindasharman1 | Reviewed this property |
He will just have to suck down in places but it is doable
8 September 2019|
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Response from Marcia L | Reviewed this property |
About 4 1/2 hours. The tour was excellent! We especially enjoyed going beneath the layers of the St. Clements Basillica or as our tour guide described “the lasagna of Rome”.
30 August 2019|
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Response from lindasharman1 | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours but you can remain at the site
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