Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

2225 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 18

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • 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 spectaclar Roman Aqueducts, and learn about one of the greatest achievements of the ancient world
  • Sites Visited
  • Catacombs of San Sebastiano
  • 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 Catacomb of San Sebastiano
  • Entrance ticket to Capuchin Crypt
  • Transportation (Minibus with air conditioning)

Take a walk through Rome's underground cemeteries

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9 /5
based on 2225 reviews
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Latest reviews
Great
Excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable about Roman society. Small group size was a bonus.
Karalee · Dec 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great
Not the best tour Walks offers - our group did the Colosseum and Vatican early morning tour with our guide Julietta and she was absolutely amazing - full of passion and great storytelling. Our guide Silvia for catacombs was not good at all - my husband and I learned more by reading the plaques in the museum and Wikipedia than from her. It highly depends on the caliber of your guide you get and this was a waste of 3.5 hours for us.
Hongyue · Dec 02, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
Chiara is a wonderful guide! She explained everything very well, and has a great sense of humour, so we had good fun! :)
silvia · Nov 23, 2022 · Spain · Female · 35 to 44 years
Excellent
Had a great time on this tour! Guide was very knowledgeable, had a great experience. Will definitely book with devour in the future!
Sara · Nov 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Good
The tour guide was excellent, with lots of information, lots of anecdotes, told a good story and kept everyone engaged and interested.
Rebecca · Oct 26, 2022 · United Kingdom · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Piazza Barberini. Please meet by the Triton Fountain in the middle of the square. The closest metro stop is Barberini.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

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 Cappuchin 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. Finally, it's totally fine to take photos in San Nicola in Carcere.
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.
Am I guaranteed to visit all three sites on this tour?
Although it is very rare, we advise our clients that San Nicola, which is the last site we visit, is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary including other sites of equal value. End point in this case may vary, however it will always be centrally located. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts for this particular substitution.