Guided tour

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

Catacombs of Rome: Bus Tour with Capuchin Crypt

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From US$ 49.74 per person

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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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Highlights
  • 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 facinating relics from the life of St. Francis at the Capuchin Museum
  • See a breathtaking painting by the Renaissance Master painter Caravaggio
Full description

Discover Rome's Catacombs on a guided tour to the Capuchin Museum and the Capuchin Crypt which is known as the Bone Chapel. Hear about the macabre side of the city as your guide shares fun facts and chilling history with you on this tour. 

Beneath the sunbaked 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. 

Explore tombs carved out of the solid rock and uncover the fascinating history of this sacred spot. Visit the Bone Chapel where Capuchin monks laid to rest nearly 4,000 of their brothers in this somber space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs.

Listen as your guide shares theories about the meaning of the crypt’s robed skeletons and vertebrae chandeliers. Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side and change how you see the city of Rome. 

Includes
  • Capuchin Crypt visit
  • Catacombs of Rome visit
  • 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

    Meet your guide in the centre of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton fountain to begin the activity. 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 1091 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Francesca, the tour guide, was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the Catacombs and the area. You could tell she was very passionate about the history of Rome and told us about her family links to the area. Even though we got stuck on the bus for just over and hour due to public transport strikes, Francesca and the other tour guide continued to entertain the groups and provided us with great local information about cuisines and other sites to see.

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    December 2, 2022

    We’re from Israel (so sorry if I have had any mistakes, English isn’t my native language), we booked this tour in advance, after a long online search and we haven’t thought it would be this awesome! Peter was great, very informative, funny and helpful. We were the only Jews in the group and it was very interesting to see the Christian point of view. Visiting the catacombs was a dream of mine for a very long time and thanks to Peter it was perfect! The bus was great too, very clean and the bus driver was excellent. Thank you so much and I’ll see you on my next tour. Best regards, Meital

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    October 31, 2022

    On arrival we were informed that 2 of the locations booked were unavailable. This was poor for the tour company, I complained a received a half refund. Besides that we decided to stick around a complete the tour of the Capuchin Monk cyrpt. The tour guide was brilliant and you could tell ue felt awful. He added far more information than I imagine we would usually get on this tour. He dug deep to make our experience worth sticking around for. The Capuchin Crypt and church above was worth seeing. We enjoyed the parts of the tour we managed to see, but were super disappointed we didn't get to see the rest. With prior knowledge we could have booked for another day. x

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    October 15, 2022

    Product ID: 390351

    VA ID: 390351