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

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Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld with Skip-the-Line access to three of the city’s strangest discoveries. Unmask a new side to the Eternal City as you explore the eerie Bone Chapel, adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, and the Christian Catacombs, a series of hidden tunnels where early Christian’s practiced their forbidden faith. Then travel beneath the Basilica San Clemente to discover layers of ancient foundations offering an insight to civilizations long fallen.
  • 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
  • Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
  • Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Heading toward the 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 centuries old structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving Head finally to the 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.you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
  • No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a wonderful time on this tour. Just the right amount of people. The guide was great amd so were the other guests. Very interesting and informative. Highly recommended this.
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Very interesting and informative tour. We had two fabulous guides, Max and Sean who were knowledgable and approachable. Highly recommend this tour.
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Our tour guide, Jon was very knowledgeable of the Crypts, Catacombs and Church. We’ve learned a lot from Jon, he made the tour interesting. I would recommend this tour 110%. If you get chilly, I would bring a sweater, it’s a bit chilly way underground. There was two separate
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Brilliant tour with Jon and Sean. Very knowledgeable on the sites visited. Had a laugh too. A must if you’re visiting this amazing city
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We had such a lovely time on this tour, our guide was clearly passionate about the city and the history of the cappuccino brothers, she spoke about them with respect and gave us time to really take in the effect of the decorations to the rooms with bones. The rooms are stunning,
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish
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