Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Activity provider: Walks of Italy
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 68 per person

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 pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities
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

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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 270 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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This tour went above my expectations. Our guide, Federico, was amazing in both the quality of the information he was sharing and also the energy he brought to the tour. This isn’t a tour that every person coming to Rome typically does like the coliseum, Vatican, etc. However, that is a shame as the sites visited in this tour are just as memorable and in some ways more interesting. If you are looking for something unique, and are interested in history, then I can’t recommend this tour enough. I will be looking into what other tours Federico’s company, TakeWalks, does in Italy!

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May 8, 2022

Very nice tour, especially the bone chapel is very impressive. However, you have to understand English very well in order to be able to follow everything. Our guide Andy was really great, courteous, helpful and made the whole tour very entertaining and with a lot of humor. Definitely to recommend.

May 5, 2022

Our guide was friendly and informative, and the sites visited were worth going to with an English speaker for extra background information. The catacombs were stunning & it was worth paying for the transport between sites alone, however we were left following our guide around for about 15 minutes trying to find where the minibus was parked after the Capuchin Crypt. Our guide was very apologetic, but this wasn't a great start after visiting the impressive crypt! We also weren't told that the tour would be ending near the Piramide Metro station. Our guide seemed in a hurry to leave as she told everyone how to get back to Barberini. We didn't mind this, as we wanted to see the pyramid anyway at some point in our trip, but to then have to make our own way back was disappointing for the money we spent. All in all, a good experience that was definitely worth it for the air conditioned minibus with just 8 in the group - but it could have been better organised and communicated for the price.

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April 28, 2022

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