Guided tour

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

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Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld on the city’s longest-running crypts and catacombs tour. Travel in an air-conditioned coach and see some of the city’s strangest discoveries.

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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Includes

  • Catacombs of Rome guided tour
  • Access to Catacombs of Rome
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point and for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Highlights
    • Visit the eerie Capuchin Crypt, decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks
    • Marvel at the massive underground catacombs, stretching over 10 miles
    • See a painting by Caravaggio and relics from the life of St. Francis at the Capuchin Museum
    Full description
    Beneath the sun-baked streets of Rome lie cool, shadowed spaces that hide layer upon layer of history. Beat the heat with air-conditioned travel and access directly down into three different, but equally fascinating archaeological finds. Admire the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this network of secret tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs carved out of the solid rock, your guide – a local, expert English-speaker – will relate the fascinating history of this sacred spot. Visit 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.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meeting time: 14:15 Departure time: 14:30 Meet in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop Barberini on metro line A (red line).

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket

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    • Shorts
    • Baby strollers
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 934 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    This is one of the most interesting tours imaginable. I usually like to do and see things unguided but I learnt and saw so much more by going on this tour. I would never have found some of the places we saw. This was the second time I went in this tour and I have recommended it to others who also loved it.

    October 7, 2020

    This tour is nice, as you get to see special places in Rome, that you would otherwise not visit. The tour guide had a lot of good history and background stories to better understand the catacombs and what they represent. The added value was in those stories, which you would otherwise not figure out when visiting by yourself.

    September 19, 2020

    This tour was very interesting and our guide Sean did a great job of explaining the history of each area we were in. Unfortunately the catacombs were closed when we took the tour but the guides handled this well and get your guide partially refunded us for the tour. Overall a great experience.

    March 4, 2020

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    Product ID: 13997

    VA ID: 390351