Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

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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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The catacombs were very interesting and our guide Nicholas was very engaging and knowledgeable, no need to fear the tunnels even if you’re a bit claustrophobic:)
Janis · May 23, 2023 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
At the end end of tour on every walks tour guide leaves at remote site without giving direction to return to a center place or their or direction to respective hotels ! Remember we are all tourist has come from far away !
Arun · May 21, 2023 · United States · Male · 75 or older years
Chiari was an excellent and knowledgeable guide who went above and beyond!
Michael · May 16, 2023 · Canada · Male · 75 or older years
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable, couldn’t have asked for any better!
Carol · May 15, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our tour guide Federico was excellent! He is very knowledgeable and funny! He answered everyones questions! He truly loves Rome and all it has to offer. We highly recommend this tour! We did the Crypts, Bones and Catacombs tour and it was a very memorable experience! We will do more tours with this company and hope to see Federico again in the future.
Rebecca · May 15, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 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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