Small-Group Tour Crypts The Bone Chapel And Catacombs - Rome

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 15 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Various Times (depending on season)  Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Departure Details :
    Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piramide, 00154 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Rome is a city that has built and rebuilt upon itself for thousands of years. Our Crypts, Bones & Catacombs tour is designed to take you deep down into the layers of Roman history, in order to uncover the spell-binding story of the city through the ages. We do so in the most dramatic way possible; by exploring the underground cemeteries andexcavation that once housed many of the citys dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.


Step back in time on a history tour

Small-group tour by minibus

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All entrance fees included

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Pass By: Fontana del tritone, Rome, Lazio

Triton fountain

Pass By: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Lazio

Piazza barberini

Stop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome, Lazio

The tour starts in one of the citys most interesting catacombs. The catacomb contains miles of creepy tunnels and the worlds oldest collection of bones. Your expert, guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group of 18 people or fewer through these wonderfully historic and atmospheric tunnels, while telling you the story of early Christianity. Large groups simply cant fit into these areas, so take advantage of this truly unique access.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome, Lazio

Next, youll head to one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, the Capuchin bone crypt. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of some 4,000 Capuchin friars is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, youll learn why the monks actually consider the display life-affirming.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Case romane del celio, Rome, Lazio

This tour ends by taking you down into the Case Romane to gape at the extraordinary frescoes that adorn the walls and see the relics of Roman life that were unearthed in these very rooms. With an expert guide to help you decipher everything you see, youll feel as if you have stepped back 2,000 years into the height of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known.

Duration: 40 minutes


Transport between sites in an air-conditioned bus

Expert English-speaking tour guide

Admission to all sites

Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano

Entry/Admission - Case Romane del Celio



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour

Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    Our tour guide was excellent and we found the crypt to be disturbingly interesting. We also enjoyed roaming through the catacombs.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Our tour guide - Antonella- was so nice and enthusiastic.The highlight was the Capuchin Monastery - bit weird but fascinating.The Catacombs were really impressive.Not sure about the final visit to John and Pauls house seemed out of sync with the previous 2 sites.Overall a really enjoyable day - perfect for Halloween.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Our guide, Antonella, was passionate and enthusiastic about the sites and history. She was also great with my kids - it made the tour completely enjoyable and worth it. It was the highlight of our Rome trip.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This tour was amazing!!!!
    Andy our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had the best sense of humour.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    This tour is the Cappuccino monks Crypts, the catacombs and the underground history of the church of St John and St Paul was very interesting. Valerio was a very knowledgeable guide on the history of these 3 sites. The catacombs in particular were amazing. My only criticism (and it is a small one) is that there were 2 small children on the tour who were constantly talking and noisy distracting from hearing the information of the guide). I think they were bored after a while and I don’t think this tour was suitable for children so young (say under 5 years)

  • 16-Oct-2019

    The Tour Guide was very knowledgeable about all the subject matter, was pleasant and answered all questions.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    The tour visited some very interesting sites that I feel like I did not see properly. The tour operator added extra people at the last minute which made the group too large. At the bone chapel the guide, Andrea, went from room to room explaining the sight but a large number of the group could not enter each room or see the attraction. Andrea made no attempt to make sure that all of the group was included. At the last stop of the tour Andrea led the group onto a road while collecting the radios and blocked traffic causing cars to honk. He did not have control of the group and caused a dangerous situation.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Valerio was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide who made the tour really enjoyable for my husband and I.

  • 11-Oct-2019

    It was an interesting tour yet the tour guide was not very informative about the certain things we seen, people in our group had to ask her questions like what is this? What is that? Then she would tell us.
    I am glad we tried it because it was interesting yet I wish we could have stayed in the museum more.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Our guide talked a little to fast, and with a definite Italian accent so he was hard to understand for a senior American male. The first part showed a lot of bones in very modern looking rooms which did not look old. After bus ride to the south of the city and outside the old Roman wall, we enter the real Catacombs. That part was amazing and well worth the trip.

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