Rome

Rome: Crypts, Catacombs & Undergrounds Tour with Coach Transfers

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Skip the Line Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Guided Tour with Transfers
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The Catacombs of Rome are a popular attraction—bypass the long lines outside with this Roman Catacombs and Crypts Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour. This tour also gives you skip-the-line access to Capuchin Crypt and Basilica San Nicola in Carcere, making it a great pick for travelers short on time. See Rome's mysterious side with a guide who knows the history well so you can get more out of your visit.
  • Skip the line at three eerily wonderful attractions in Rome
  • Explore the Catacombs of Rome in a small-group tour limited to just 16
  • Go inside the Capuchin Crypt, which houses the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks
  • Learn about the history of Basilica San Nicola in Carcere from beneath the church

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit the Capuchin crypt and two lesser-known gems—all with priority access.

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Rome Catacombs tickets
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • Transfers in an private air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Fontana del Tritone
    P.za Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square.

End point

  • Piazza Barberini
    P.za Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    This service ends at Piazza Barberini or at the exit of San Nicola in Carcere

What To Expect

Your tour starts with meeting your guide at the Fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini. Then, follow your guide to the Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, steps from the piazza.

Head inside, don your audio guide headsets and explore the Bone Chapel, adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, and the Christian Catacombs, where early Christians practiced their faith.

Board an air-conditioned bus and head to the Catacombs of Domitilla, an underground Christian cemetery. See the frescoes, unusual iconography, burial places, and places of worship while your historian guide provides context.

Exit the Catacombs, hop back on the bus, and depart for the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere, a historic underground church adorned with frescoes. Step inside and marvel at the Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel, enjoying the stunning artwork to perfectly compliment your Crypts & Catacombs experience.

Your tour ends with drop-off at Piazza Barberini or Viale del Monte Oppio, depending on the day.

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
  • No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
  • This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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There is a good amount of walking involved so if you have mobility issues, beware.
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Historically amazing though Crypt was creepy.
MARY_L, Mar 2024
Excellent tour! Vanessa was a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. I highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour
Kelly_h, Mar 2024
Fantastic tour. Enjoyed learning the history of what happened after death, the religions and the removal of bones. Great tour guides.
solo trip
Sabrina_C, Mar 2024
allen super nice! great tour guide went alone and had a great time!! everyone was so nice as well worth it!!
Damn!
Salved_R, Feb 2024
The catacombs was somewhat of an anticlimax, probably due to our high expectations, but the rest was great! The cryps was out of this world! Damn!
Great experience
Anda_T, Feb 2024
Vanessa was the best tour guide! She gave us a lot (I mean it) of information while also being super fun and engaging. We appreciated the confort of the journey and the organizational aspect too. Definitely recommending this tour 😊
Crypts and catacombs
Melissa_F, Feb 2024
The tour guide was great and knowledgeable. It was very cool seeing the crypts and walking through the catacombs. However, I feel this tour was very unorganized. We started in 3 separate tour groups. We had about 18 people in our group which the tour guide already made it seem like it was a big group. Then after the crypts when we had to get on the bus to the catacombs one of the guides didn't come. So his group got split up to the other 2. So our already large group became even bigger with 26 people. Once we got in to the catacombs there were 2 separate occasions where we had to wait several minutes without moving for other groups to clear out of a particular space. So I feel this could've been coordinated better to minimize wait time. Then we were in rooms that were supposed to hold 15 people and we had a group of 26 try to fit in this space so everyone could hear the information. Then the last stop at the church was holding stations of the cross while we were there so we really couldn't look around the church but just the underground area. So overall I thought the tour was great and what we saw was very cool but I thought there was a lot of wasted time which took away from the experience and could've been organized better.
Great tour
Sarah_M, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Alan was full of knowledge and experience..he was funny..he was there to answer our questions. Great tour
Historic, a little spooky, Educational
Alexandra_W, Feb 2024
Heather was a delight! She shared so much, it was easy to connect with the history. She broke the groups into smaller groups when necessary - I liked this. It made it easy to hear and follow along, especially in some of the tight spaces.
Enjoyable experience
Gina_E, Feb 2024
The trip itself was very good. Tour guides were friendly & knowledgeable and made for a good experience. The only complaint we have was that the tour ended a 45 minute uphill walk from where it had started, and most of us believed we would be dropped back at the pick up point. As I disabled person with limited mobility who tires easily it was a struggle to make it uphill back through a busy and unfamiliar city to get back to where we needed to be.
Multiple sites and a ton of great facts!
Daniel_G, Feb 2024
Super knowledgeable guide with a lot of spunk! She took charge of a large group and was able to answer plenty of questions along the way. Tour was great being able to see multiple sites. Bus to the Catacombs also had the guides taking advantage of the travel time to provide more facts and info!
A little crowded but good tour
Rachel_O, Feb 2024
The guides were very knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting information. My only complaint was the groups were very large, they did divide us between 2 guides, but it was still crowded. A few things that I wish someone would've told me before I went.... first no photography in crypts and catacombs and second there is only small area of the catacombs that is open to the public at the Catscomb Domitilla. Overall really enjoyed the experience
Great tour guides!
Ashlee_T, Feb 2024
Great experience because of experienced tour guides! We were with Barbara, Heather, and Vanessa and they had amazing anecdotes to add throughout the tour.
Felt very rushed at every attraction. Better to go on your own and actually be able to enjoy them
Robert_B, Feb 2024
The crypts were interesting as were the crypts. Would have enjoyed them more if we weren’t so rushed
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Robert_B, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your experience on our Rome: Crypts, Catacombs & Undergrounds Tour. We're delighted to hear that you found the crypts and catacombs interesting. We apologize if you felt rushed during the tour. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable experience for all our guests, allowing sufficient time to explore and appreciate each site visited. Your feedback is valuable to us as it helps us identify areas where we can make improvements to ensure that future tours are paced appropriately. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us for both your experiences. Kind regards, The City Wonders Team
Fun, knowledgeable, entertaining
Caroline_P, Feb 2024
Vanessa and Heather were great tour guides! They were super friendly and knowledgeable. I even enjoyed their terrible dad jokes lol. The tour was fun and full of great history. It started and ended on time which is always a plus. I would definitely take the tour again.
Just say NO!
John_M, Feb 2024
The guides tried everything to proselytize their religion at every turn from the time we stepped on the bus. We were captured. Taken outside of the city, they were relentless in trying to convert everyone to their religion. It was AWFUL! We had to listen to the superstition in order to return to town. One could not take pictures in the ossuary…..unlike in Portugal.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi John_M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize if you felt uncomfortable during your experience on our Rome: Crypts, Catacombs & Undergrounds Tour. Our guides are trained to provide historical information and insights into the places we visit, including the religious significance of certain sites, as it is an important aspect of the history and culture of Rome. However, they are not instructed to proselytize or promote any particular religion. We regret any misunderstanding or discomfort caused by the content of the tour. It is never our intention to impose beliefs on our guests, and we will address your concerns with our team to ensure that our tours remain informative and respectful of all perspectives. Regarding the photography policy in the ossuary, we understand your disappointment. Different sites have varying rules and regulations regarding photography, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continually strive to improve our tours and provide the best possible experience for our travelers. Kind regards, The City Wonders Team
Rome 2024
Tanya_M, Feb 2024
I loved the crypts and our tour guide was amazing.she went above and beyond for us.thank you Laura ❤️
Value for money. Great experience
Arun_P, Feb 2024
Great experience. The tour guide was on top of all the things and she guided and kept us excited throughout the tour. I strongly recommend this excellent experience to everyone
Fun tour. Only concern...
Suzanne_B, Feb 2024
Fun tour. Only concern would be they don’t take you back where it started, you have to find your own way home.
Seeing the catacombs was...
Deirdre_B, Feb 2024
Seeing the catacombs was really interesting. Out tour guide explained it very well. Fascinating seeing the contrast betwen the Capiachun Catacombs which we got to see at the start of the tour. Great contrast between the two. Super tour tour guide
Great tour guide on a fun tour
Jeffrey_M, Feb 2024
Vanessa was an amazing guide. She made the stories real, she was knowledgeable, and she was fun. You could also tell she had real connections with the stories she related about the locations. The locations were interesting. The Capuchin monks was a little odd, but the catacombs more than made up for it with how amazing they are.
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