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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Combine visits to Rome’s most popular catacombs and crypts
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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Overview
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this half-day guided walking tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, the Capuchin Crypt, and Appian Way. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Head to Capuchin Crypt while your guide tells you about ancient Rome. At the crypt museum, see one of Caravaggio’s famous paintings, St. Francis in Meditation. Hear about the crypt’s unusual chapels made entirely out of human bones.

Heading toward Appian Way, listen to commentary about the road’s history, including the hundreds of miles of underground space beneath it that were used as burial grounds and secret worship spots for persecuted Christians. Skip the long lines at this popular attraction, saving valuable vacation time.

You’ll skip the line again at Basilica of San Clemente, comprised of three 12th-century structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A creepy look at the underside of Rome

I went on this tour about four years ago, and it was even better the second time around. The history of the catacombs and the relationship with the emergence of Christianity was fascinating and very well explained, and the second site of four levels of...More

Thank kristyh344
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Unique Experience

The tour starts with a bus trip to the Catacombs. During this time our tour guide, Angela, regaled us with stories of ancient Rome, Christianity, burial customs etc, to set the scene. We were also fortunate enough to take the Apian Way and walk (well...More

9  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Forget the Vatican, this was the best tour in Rome!

My fiance and I took this tour in April. Our tour guide was Rebecca, the lovely lady with the red hair. We were definitely spoiled as our guide had a background in history and she was able to tell us so much more than we...More

6  Thank Lani B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing

This tour was incredible! As my guide said "you're in the lasagna of Rome" you go deep underground and back before christianity was legal and you see where it all began. Shivers! If you want Roman history...this is an excellent way to see it first...More

3  Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Tour In Rome

This is definitely a must-see. The tour itself is so fascinating and informative - tour guides are amazing too, best I've ever had. I would suggest, however, seeing the catacombs without the group, as space is so restricting that you have to shuffle along with...More

3  Thank Kelly J
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28 April 2018|
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Response from Devan G | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit for the tour... however, please note that there are no photos allowed and that since you will be visiting churches, a respectable dress code is followed ( shoulders and knees are to be covered)
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10 April 2018|
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Response from Devan G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Walking shoes 😉
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2 April 2018|
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Response from Danita G | Reviewed this property |
3 1/2-4 hours, as best I recall. We started with a bus ride to the Catacombs, next to the Basilica di San Clemente, ended at the Capuchin Crypt. It was fabulous and well worth the price.
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