Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour
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Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour

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Based on 65 reviews
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$76.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Take a step back in time as you explore the early Christian art, crypts, and catacombs
  • Explore the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere, its ruins, the altar and discover remains of ancient temples hidden under the church.
  • Visit the truly eerie Capuchin Crypt decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks
What to expect

Embark on an unforgettable journey through ancient Rome's underground wonders, exploring crypts, catacombs, and burial chambers with an expert guide. The Original Crypts and Catacombs of Rome Tour begins in Piazza Barberini, where human corpses were once publicly displayed. The tour's highlight is the Capuchin Crypt, featuring Caravaggio's "St. Francis in Meditation" and the artistic arrangement of 4,000 Capuchin monks' bones.

Next, travel comfortably to the Christian Catacombs, a network associated with the first Christians in ancient Rome. Descend into volcanic rock corridors, discovering frescoes and burial places doubling as places of worship during persecution. Led by an expert guide, navigate extensive catacombs revealing tales of a bygone era.

Complete your underground experience with a historic visit to the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere. Explore its ruins, descend beneath the altar, and discover atmospheric remains of ancient temples hidden beneath the church. The historic Forum Holitorium, an ancient market surrounded by Republican-era temples, lies concealed beneath the basilica, adding layers to the city's rich history. No matter which venue becomes your favorite, the seamless combination of these three distinct elements offers an unforgettable exploration of Rome's hidden treasures. This is just one of our popular tours of Rome which gives you a different perspective on the fascinating culture of the Eternal City.

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What's included
  • check Entrance ticket to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • check Entrance ticket to the catacombs
  • check Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • check Tour guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Hotel pickup and drop-off
Where

Piazza Barberini, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Meeting point:
Please meet your guide in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton (Tritone) fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop Barberini on metro line A (red line).
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance

Not allowed:

  • Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted

Know in advance:

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Visit the eerie Christian Catacombs, the Capuchin ‘Bone Chapel’, and the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • Please be aware that some locations may be busy during standard hours
  • This service ends at Piazza Barberini or at the exit of San Nicola in Carcere
  • Please note, tours inside Capuchin Crypts will run with audio guides instead of a guided tour as per new rules imposed by the Capuchin Crypts

Remember to bring:

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note that entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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Based on 65 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From Germany - April 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Alain the tour guide was simply incredible. Very knowledgeable and funny he made the whole experience wonderful. Highly recommend!!

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • EDB

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Traveled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Peter was friendly, knowledgeable and very entertaining

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