Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs and Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Rome: Catacombs and Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Activity provider: Walks of Italy
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From US$ 70.81 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the crypts and catacombs of Ancient Rome on a half-day small-group bus tour. See underground cemeteries and temples that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.

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Duration 195 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the crypts and catacombs of the early Christians in Rome
  • See the bones of 4,000 monks, embedded in the walls of the "Bone Chapel"
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Roman Aqueducts - one of the city’s most impressive landmarks
Full description

Escape the crowds of the Colosseum and Vatican, and explore the darker side of Rome on a guided tour of the ancient catacombs and crypts. Venture to parts of the city that few visitors ever see, traveling between sites by air-conditioned minibus. First, follow your guide to 3 memorable sites, each revealing the extraordinary secrets of Ancient Rome. They include the labyrinthine Roman Catacombs that were part burial ground and part refuge for the persecuted early Christians of Ancient Rome. Then, visit the Capuchin Crypt, known locally as the “Bone Chapel,” and marvel at the walls, decorated with the bones more than 4,000 monks. To finish out the day in style, visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts. Enjoy time to explore and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.

Includes
  • Admission to all sites
  • Transfers between sites by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet on Piazza Barberini, by Bernini's Triton Fountain in the middle of the square. If you are traveling by public transport, take the Metro to "Barberini" (2 stops west of Rome Termini).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Cameras
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This itinerary includes sacred sites with a strict dress code; you are kindly requested to keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times (men and women)
  • Due to their holy nature, photography is not allowed at the sites visited
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations
  • Please check the Covid-19 guidelines of the Italian government for the most up to date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 345 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide Andrea was the best. He was knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about what he wanted to tell us about the catacombs and crypts. He was very easy to understand. When the tour was over, he made sure all of us had transportation since the pick up and drop off spots are not the same.

July 31, 2022

Our tour was good and we were provided with a lot of interesting information by our tour guide, Paris, about these interesting sites. Not 5 stars because the tour ends (and you are dropped off) right inside the old Rome city walls at Piramide metro station area. You have to find your own way back into the Rome city center. Since the tour leaves from Piazza Barbarini, it should end at Piazza Barbarini. That way guests aren’t having to pay money/waste their time finding public transport or an Uber/taxi back to the city center.

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July 21, 2022

Jason was great, he never ran out of things to talk about. His knowledge of everything roman and Christian was brilliant. We spent some good time in the Bone Crypts without feeling too too rushed however it was quite a quick walk through the museum part of the tour. Which was made better by spending a little more time in the crypsts themselves. The Catacombs were incredibly interesting, sadly our group merged with another group and we couldnt use our headsets to hear the guide which was also changed from Jason. The catacombs was so expansive despite the fact you onyly see less than 5% of the map. I just wished the guide wore a microphone. The tour finished with seeing the Roman Aqueducts, sadly I think we were running behind schedule and this portion was definitely rushed, spending about 10 minutes actually under and around the Aqueducts then getting driven back to Romes centre.

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July 19, 2022

Product ID: 49081