Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

2709 reviews

3 hours

Max 18

Why take this tour?


  • Uncover the history behind Rome's "City of the Dead".
  • Visit a historic Roman bone crypt from as early as the 16th century.
  • Journey through the city's labyrinth of catacombs and hear stories of the people buried there long ago.
  • Travel around the city via private, air-conditioned transport to and from sites.
  • Drive along the ancient, airy Appian Way (Via Appia Antica), and follow in the footsteps of Romans as far back as 312 B.C.
  • Sites Visited
  • Catacombs of Rome
  • Bone crypt
  • Appian Way (Via Appia Antica)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Entrance ticket to Roman Catacombs
  • Expert Catacombs tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to bone crypt (and audio guide when necessary)
  • Transportation (Minibus with air conditioning)

Take a walk through Rome's underground cemeteries on a fascinating catacombs tour.

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Total Customer Reviews: 2709

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AnnaMaria was an excellent for guide. Very knowledgeable and had a fix sense of humor.
Verified · Michael · Jun 03, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Our tour guide, Silvia, was very knowledgeable and gave a very broad history of ancient Rome along with a lot of early Christian history. The Crypts were a maze and the Ossuary was fascinating. An excellent tour overall.
Verified · Paul · Apr 14, 2024 · USA · 25 to 34 years
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Verified · Antonella · Apr 08, 2024 · Italy · Female · 45 to 54 years
The afternoon Crypts and Catacombs Tour organized by Walks have been amazing! It's definitely a great opportunity to visit a very charming and interesting part of Rome! Our tour leader Paris has been such a great added value, enriching the tour so much! She is very well prepared and told us so many different details of the roman history! Definitely recomended!!!
Verified · Chiara · Mar 20, 2024 · Italy · Female · 35 to 44 years
I thought Silvia was an excellent tour guide! While I did enjoy the Capuchin Crypt, I do wish we had done another catacomb instead. But overall great time!
Verified · William · Feb 10, 2024 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years


Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
IMPORTANT: What should I wear?
The bone crypts beneath churches are holy places so attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
Can I take pictures at the sites visited on the Crypts and Catacombs tour?
Taking pictures in the bone crypts is strictly prohibited. In the Catacombs, pictures are allowed but you are not allowed to shoot any frescoes with flash photography because of the effect that flash has on the paint.
I'm claustrophobic, will I be okay on this tour?
The Roman Catacombs are composed of narrow passagways that run deep underground. These can definitely cause problems for people who suffer from claustrophobia.

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