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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Catacombs of Rome

Catacombs of Rome Exclusive After Hours and Bone Chapel Tour

Product ID: 77494
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Get exclusive after-hours access to the underground burial chambers of Rome. Discover Rome’s most important cities of the dead.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Catacombs of Rome after hours
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypt to see the bones of 4,000 monks made into wall decorations
  • Benefit from the intimacy of a small group tour of no more than 18 people
Full description
Start your after hours tour of the Catacombs of Rome at the Capuchin Crypt, better known as the “Bone Chapel” for the mortal remains of some 4,000 deceased monks that decorate its walls. Take in this extraordinary site in a small group of no more than 18 people as an expert guide explains the interesting beliefs of the monks about life and death that motivated the creation of such a macabre memorial.

Afterwards, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. The bodies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thrill of excitement as you become one of the first people to descend into the Catacombs after being closed since the era of Imperial Rome. Venture down the shadowy passageways without the crowds, and listen to your guide's tales of the darker side of the birth of Christianity.

Then, get dropped off back at Piazza Barberini in central Rome, convenient for both the metro and restaurants for you to continue your evening at leisure.
Includes
  • Exclusive after hours entrance to the Catacombs of Rome
  • Tickets for the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small group tour of no more than 18 people
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet by the fountain in the center of Piazza Barberini. If traveling by public transport, take the metro to Barberini station, 2 stops west of Rome Termini train station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Cameras
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, the local tour operator is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, in wheelchairs or using strollers
• Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for your visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The local tour operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before entrance to the holy areas
• Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 270 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 77494