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Exclusive After-Hours Tour: Crypts, Catacombs & Bone Chapel

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    Stop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome Italy

    The Capuchin Crypt sets the tone for the tour. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this somber space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, earning it the macabre nickname of ‘the Bone Chapel’.

    Fewer visitors brave the Bone Chapel after dark, so you’ll have space to examine every detail of this strange place of worship, from an actual skull-and-crossbones to chandeliers made of human vertebrae. Your guide will tell you the theories, but it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions about the meaning of the crypt’s skeletal furnishings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Catacombe di Priscilla, Via Salaria 430, 00199 Rome Italy

    An air-conditioned coach will take you from here to your second site, the Catacombs of Priscilla. No other tour is permitted to enter these hallowed tunnels after-hours. Almost 2,000 years ago, early Christians took shelter here to bury their dead and practice their forbidden faith. With no other visitors around, and with your expert, English-speaking guide to relay the history of the tombs and tunnels, you can truly experience the atmosphere of this sacred spot.

    Follow the setting sun down into Rome’s mysterious underworld – and you’ll never see the city the same way again.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach bus
    • After-hours access to the Catacombs of Priscilla
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Priscilla
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you've ever wondered what a chandelier made of human vertebrae looks like then this is the place for you. Although the diagonal pattern of jaw bones and skeleton of a princess on the ceiling really complemented it. The guide was great, very well educated,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank beyondourkev
    Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

    We had booked a tour 2 months in advance for the Crypt and Catacombs after hours via Klook. This was something we came to Rome specifically to experience. As we arrived on the 16th July at 4.20pm, I approached a young Italian man wearing the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Cecilia V
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Dear cece201849, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced at the meeting point and we are very sorry that we could not accommodate you on the tour, I can assure you that...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    I wish I could give a zero !! We travelled to Rome to do this tour and booked the tour for 4:45pm in July 16. We arrived on time (early) at 4:30pm. We found the tour guide to be only told we had missed the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Charline W
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Dear Charline W, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We're very sorry to hear that you were unable to join the After -Hour Crypts & Catacombs tour in Rome on the 16th of July. However, we would like to clarify that our...More

    Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

    This was a great tour lead by a great guide, Mikaela. She was very knowledgeable and answered all questions the group had. We got to go deep below the city to explore things that I would have definitely missed out on. I’m glad I booked...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank LVJason
    Reviewed 24 February 2019

    Took this tour with Mikeala (the Swedish spelling😃) She was outstanding with her knowledge and delivery .we really enjoyed the afternoon and certainly would book with City Tours again on our return trip to Rome . The Codys (Dublin)

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    11 September 2018|
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    Response from VWagner2013 | Reviewed this property |
    There are two parts to the tour. The capuchin tombs and then you get on a bus to the catacombs. All together, it took about 2.5 hours.
    6 July 2018|
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    Response from VWagner2013 | Reviewed this property |
    Not spooky at all. It just means that you are the last group in and no one else is around. It's great! Highly recommend it.
    27 April 2018|
    Response from S8352LCmarkm | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure what you mean by picked up there, there is usually a meeting spot. The location to meet is set up by the tour company. The tour usually lasts, as did ours about 2 hours. To me the Capuchin portion; bodies/skeletons... More
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