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Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Product ID: 49081
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3.25 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 1:45 PM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
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Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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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
  • Baby strollers
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 203 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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My first visit abroad-and so,so 'worth it'!

This was an amazing tour and just what I had hoped for. I have pain/difficulty walking and stair-climbing but managed - worthwhile! Our Guide, Leonardo, was super, a lovely chap and so enthusiastic and helpful (he could also tell us on the mini-bus about the food of Italy. As this was my very first visit (and would now be encouraged to return!) it was a lovely wee respite from the ancient Catacombs. For myself, the two small bus journeys across the busy streets between venues was a pleasant little 'break'. In all - GREAT. And thanks to all, Heather.

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October 20, 2019

Catacombs with a plus!

The Catacombs tour was terrific but what really made it an experience was our guide, Julia. Her knowledge of the subject was outstanding and her presentation was great. She was able to present with delicate subjects with great care and empathy but was also able to ad a touch of humour that made the trip really memorable. I would definitely participate in any other tours she was leading.

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May 8, 2018

Our tour guide was an English lady called Rian (my apologies for misspelling). She was friendly, easy to listen to and passionate about her history. She kept you enthralled throughout the trip. I really enjoyed the whole trip, it was well worth it and was fascinating and somewhat intimidating to be standing where others had been buried centuries ago.

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January 13, 2018

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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 49081