Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

2411 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 18

Why take this tour?


  • Uncover the history behind Rome's 'City of the Dead'
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypt, nicknamed 'The Bone Chapel'
  • 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
  • Stop off at the spectacular Roman Aqueducts, and learn about one of the greatest achievements of the ancient world
  • Sites Visited
  • Catacombs of Rome
  • Capuchin Crypt (aka The Bone Chapel)
  • Appian Way (Via Appia Antica)
  • Roman Aqueducts
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Entrance ticket to Roman Catacombs
  • Expert Catacombs tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide for Capuchin Crypt
  • Transportation (Minibus with air conditioning)

Take a walk through Rome's underground cemeteries

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Total Customer Reviews: 2411

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4.8 /5
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Good tour overall. Guide was knowledgable and very friendly, but English was hard to follow at times. The time allowed for final crypt tour was a little rushed to see the exhibits. Main improvement opportunity compared to previous Walks tours in 2016 and 2018 were the audio systems. They seem out of date? In the past audio quality was excellent. This time it was very poor on two different tours with excessive static both on this tour and at Borghese Gallery. I would pay more fir better audio. Please consider upgrading the transmitters and earphones perhaps? Poor audio really undermines the otherwise good experience.
Verified · Timothy · Sep 25, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Had a wonderful time!
Verified · Alyssa · Sep 20, 2023 · USA · 25 to 34 years
Amazing sites to see, very comprehensive tour and interesting information. Our tour guide was a pleasure. Would highly recommend!
Verified · Mike · Sep 17, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
Francesca was a fabulous tour guide. We’ll informed and personable. We enjoyed the entire experience!
Verified · Donna · Sep 15, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our guide was absolutely wonderful!!!
Verified · Kayla · Sep 06, 2023 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
Piazza Barberini. Please meet by the Triton Fountain in the middle of the square. The closest metro stop is Barberini. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
Can I take pictures at the sites visited on the Crypts and Catacombs tour?
Taking pictures in the Capuchin Crypt is strictly prohibited because the monks do not want their dead being photographed. 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.
IMPORTANT: What should I wear?
The Capuchin Crypt is a holy place 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.

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