Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

2532 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

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Total Customer Reviews: 2532

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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
It was a fantastic tour! We had a great time and the capuchin and catacombs were extremely interesting. I didn’t expect a van so that was welcome as well. Our guide, Hillary, was fantastic
Verified · Gabrielle · Nov 12, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Chiara was really great! Very knowledgeable and very willing to talk and answer questions. We would highly recommend her as your tour guide
Verified · Richard · Oct 19, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
This tour was so much fun and very fascinating. We couldn’t ask for a better guide than Annamaria! She was so friendly, knowledgeable, and humorous, it was like being on a tour with your best friend! We learned SO much incredible history about Rome, the Appian Way, and the catacombs! We highly reccomend it and hope you’re lucky enough to get Annamaria as your guide.
Verified · Buck · Oct 16, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
The tour was really good and really enjoyed all aspects of it. Our tour guide was excellent at what she did,very knowledgeable and spoke good English so we could understand her.
Verified · Richard · Oct 06, 2023 · Canada · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

Meet your guide in Piazza Trilussa, by the statue of Trilussa on the right side of the square (with the river behind you). They will be holding a green Walks sign at the meeting point. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
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.
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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