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Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

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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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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the crypts and catacombs of the early Christians in Rome
  • Take a stroll on the Appian Way, and see the historic Tomb of Cecilia Metella
  • 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 3-hour and 15-minute small group 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. Before the final stop for the day, drive along the Appian Way and hop out to enjoy a short walk to see the Tomb of Cecilia Metella. Along Via Appia, your expert guide will explain the historical significance of the fascinating area.

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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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
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
• Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour

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Product ID: 49081