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

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

Itinerary
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Stop At: Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome, Lazio

Escape the noise and heat of Rome as you explore its cryptic past on the city’s longest running crypts and catacombs tour. Beat the heat with air-conditioned travel and Skip-the-Line access directly down into cool, shadowed spaces that hide layer upon layer of history.
First, you’ll visit the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this secret network of tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs carved out of solid rock, your guide – a local, expert English-speaker – will relate the fascinating history of this sacred spot.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Rome, Lazio

From here, the coach will whisk you within sight of the Colosseum, to the Basilica of San Clemente. To descend below this structure is to move backwards through time. You’ll travel through the remains of 12th and 4th century basilicas, a 2nd century cult temple and ruins dating as far back as AD 64, when Emperor Nero watched the city burn. Incredibly, the ruins include an aqueduct that still works, after lying buried for centuries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Rome, Lazio

Visit

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome, Lazio

Your final destination is the Capuchin Crypt. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this somber space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of ‘the Bone Chapel’. Your guide will tell you the theories, but it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions about the meaning of the crypt’s robed skeletons and vertebrae chandeliers.
Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
Departure Point

Fontana del Tritone


Departure Time

2:30pm - English 9am - French & Spanish


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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jalvarez

Divan walked us back in time and showed us places that normally I wouldn't be interested in seeing. It wasn't scary like I thought it would be because of how he explained it in story form. I loved how his stories connected with our other tours. A+++

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jacques.roger

Very impressive.... you have to see this once in your life. Take the Tour you will have a lot of information and you will be able to appriciate all the details of your visit.

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Elizabeth W

This was an interesting tour and worth going to check it out. It's incredible to see the history under the streets of Rome

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zava

Our guide Jonathon Balog was absolutely amazing. He was extremely informative and engaging. Would recommend this tour to all our friends.

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Marilyn C

Our tour guide on this tour was the best!! From his English to his consideration of us that were a bit claustrophobic, he was wonderful. Keep up the good work.

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