Guided tour

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 72.88 per person

Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld on the city’s longest-running crypts and catacombs tour. Travel in an air-conditioned coach and see some of the city’s strangest discoveries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Visit the eerie Capuchin Crypt, decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks
  • Marvel at the massive underground catacombs, stretching over 10 miles
  • See a painting by Caravaggio and relics from the life of St. Francis at the Capuchin Museum
Full description
Beneath the sun-baked streets of Rome lie cool, shadowed spaces that hide layer upon layer of history. Beat the heat with air-conditioned travel and access directly down into three different, but equally fascinating archaeological finds. Admire the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this network of secret tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs carved out of the solid rock, your guide – a local, expert English-speaker – will relate the fascinating history of this sacred spot. Visit the Capuchin Crypt. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this somber space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of "the Bone Chapel". 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 robed skeletons and vertebrae chandeliers. Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.
  • Access to Capuchin Crypt
  • Access to Catacombs of Rome
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point and for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meeting time: 14:15 Departure time: 14:30 Meet in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop Barberini on metro line A (red line).

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 996 reviews

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    This is an excellent tour to take when visiting Rome! It's a bit different than the usual tourist attractions, but well worth it. We met our tour guide at a Piazza in Rome. There we were divided into two groups, as there were two tour guides. We boarded a bus and drove maybe 20 minutes to the first catacombs a little outside the city. After this tour we headed back into the city for a visit to a church and then ended with the Bine Chapel visit. The walkways in the crypts are very tight, so people with claustrophobia or other space issues, may want to reconsider taking this tour. The guides did offer to get anyone out, should this become an issue. I found this tour to be highly informative and a great part of our visit to Rome! I can highly recommend this tour!

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    October 20, 2021

    Loved the tour! Team Devon was awesome, very enthusiastic about each part of the tour, in fact both guides seemed to enjoy their jobs, and it showed. The side visit to a church (can't remember the name) was a hidden gem, and of course the catacombs too! However, the bone church stole the show!

    August 13, 2021

    This tour was fantastic. Our guide Eivin (I hope I spelled that correctly) was adorable. He was cracking jokes the whole time while also being knowledgeable, passionate and informative. You can tell he loves Rome and loves being a guide. These locations are once in a lifetime experiences, and I highly recommend it! Wear comfortable shoes, and know there is a lot of walking in tight spaces.

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    August 4, 2021

    Product ID: 390351

    VA ID: 390351