Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour
Attractions & guided tours

Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Take a step back in time as you explore the early Christian art, crypts and catacombs
  • Tour the Capuchin Crypts, the Basilica of San Clemente, and the San Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs
  • Hear the history and legends of the places and relics from your expert English-speaking guide
What to expect

This tour is the first of its kind! This original Crypts and Catacombs tour will take you to explore early Christian art in the Catacombs. Your guide will lead you through the dark tunnels of the Roman catacombs and show you hundreds of burial chambers. As you continue your mysterious journey, your group will explore Basilica San Clemente and feel as though you are going back in time with every different level of the Basilica you visit as you hear your guide's in-depth commentary, bringing it to life.

You'll wrap up your tour with a visit to the truly eerie Capuchin Crypt, fascinating chapel hidden away in central Rome decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks.You'll spend time discovering the intricate decorations and the official museum which will give you a chance to see Caravaggio’s magnificent canvas ‘St. Francis in Meditation’ and relics from the life of St. Francis himself.

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What's included
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Entrance ticket to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Entrance ticket to the catacombs
  • Entrance ticket to the church and undergrounds of Basilica San Clemente
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned bus
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (age 2-14)
  • Infants (age 0-1): free of charge

Via di S. Nicola da Tolentino, 32-38, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton (Tritone) fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop Barberini on metro line A (red line).

What to remember
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note that entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • Please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted on this tour
  • This tour will end at around 6.00pm at Piazza Barberini or Piazza della Repubblica depending on the itinerary
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  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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