tour was great. Guide was knowledgeable, pace of trip was good, and the catacombs are amazing.
This was a great tour! The combination of the Catacombs, St Clemente and the Capuchin crypts was definitely a winning formula. All three offer an insight into a different era and aspect of the history of Rome. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour moving at a brisk pace. St Clemente is a Roman church not to be missed, all those layers underneath is like taking a vertical slice through the history of Rome over the last 2000 years or so- incredible!!
A fascinating and unusual tour. It started with a coach trip to the Catacombs sadly no bones present any more!, then another coach trip to the fascinating 4-levela church of San Clemente, then back on the coach to the fountain where the tour began for a short walk to perhaps the most unusual museum in Rome - the Capuchin museum complete with celebratory skeletal scenes featuring hundreds of dead monks and a couple of princesses too. I had a feeling this would be a good tour - I could feel it in my bones! - and I was right! Three separate parts to a half day tour packs a lot in and is good value for money. Our tour guide Rebecca was helpful and knowledgeable, and answered any questions anyone had, as well as putting everything in its historical and cultural context.
A great way to enjoy a taste of macabre Rome. Bone appetite!
Rebecca did a great job. She was knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. This was my last day in Rome or I would have booked more tours with her as she was the best guide we had during our 15 days in Italy. She told multiple stories that brought the crypts and catacombs to life.
The crypts and catacombs were amazing. But what was great in this package was the additional night tour. Walking Rome at night while listening to history and ghost stories was fantastic.
The tour of the catacombs was interesting and our guide Jeanette was friendly, funny and interesting.
The walk down Appian way and to see the aqueducts was amazing!
Lovely tour the catacombs are very interesting and our Guide gave us lots of information about the place, those who were buried there and much, much more. The frescoes are amazing not huge but still works of art worth seeing. I found the aquaduct of Claudius amazing, I have taught about this so to touch, see, was a real treat. The guide made our tour interesting, and informative and we would recommend this tour
Thank you Jeanette for a wonderful and different excursion of Rome. Catacombs were amazing and the Appian Way and Aquaducts are so worth seeing. This may not be your first choice of things to see in Rome but if you get the chance to do this tour it is well worth it.
My kids say this was the best tour ever. They we 60 feet under ground and got to see so many artifacts. They learned about how and why the crypts and catacombs existed. They never thought they would get to see somethings like they were able to see. Rebecca was GREAT.
Mike our guide was great very funny and knew a lot about the crypts and catacombs and definitely like what he does and that made a huge difference I would recommend this tour to everyone especially the crypts.
The tour was fairly long and there is climbing involved and some bus rides. Big item to know, cameras are not allowed during the actual catacomb tours and if they were it is quite dark and they would not come out well. The tour is more for information on early Christian burial rites and conditions they had to go through. The history is fairly good to learn and our guides had great insights into details that made it all come together. We did have to wait around 15 minutes which threw off the remainder of the tour, making our last stop rushed and they were closing as we walked out the door, making gift shop buying rushed. We visited 3 sites, the actual Catacombs first, St Clemente (not really a catacomb) and the Cappuccini monastery which is where the bizarre bone art and displays are, not recommended for younger people or those squeamish at seeing actual bones of people on display. We enjoyed the tour and learned quite a bit but it was not as initially expected. For those believing this will be similar to the Paris catacombs it is not, outside of the last location you are seeing holes in walls at learning what occurred during the burial rites of the first Christians.
Our guides were professional, knowledgeable, and well organized. We did run into a problem at the first start where our tour was clashing with a group of nuns and we had to wait for them as the management sorted out the situation. Unfortunately this led to rushing through the remainder of the sites. St Clemente is not a catacomb per say but was a great site seeing the multiple levels and history of its site and name sake. I would recommend seeing this cathedral on its own separately as there are many things there to get more information on. The tour was worth while and I was happy to have taken it as was my wife, not Christian, who learned quite a bit and has a much better understanding after it.
Excellent guide, Chiarra..........My husband and I loved this tour. Great to see the catacombs and also the beautiful basilica of St. John of Lateran and Santa Maria de Maggoria. Our guide was very imformative and we especially loved the tour company pickup at the hotel and drop off very near our hotel when the tour was over.
Doing what: Christian Rome Afternoon Tour
We had a really good time on our tour. The crypts were amazing...in a strange way. Seeing the Catacombs was something we had wanted to do the last time we were in Rome but ran out of time. We were happy to be able to do it this time. The two ladies who came with the two different groups were both informative and just very good with what they do. I enjoyed listening to both of them when we were on the bus. Overall, we really enjoyed our time and glad we took the tour.
This is a great tour. I did not know what to expect from crypts, just amazing. Catacombs history also amazing. Our tour guide was great. Would recommend this tour 100%
Another great tour. Our 2 guides were Carenna and Julia. They were both excellent and very knowledgeable. They were very good at pointing out different iconic sights as we passed them in the bus. We really appreciated the extra information. The Catacombs were awesome and the Capuchin "Bone "rooms were unforgettable. So glad we took the tour.
Melanie was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She clearly loves her job and brings you right along with her. The catacombs are incredible, wish we could have seen more. The crypts are very interesting, and incomparable. However, the highlight of the tour was St Clement's with all the historical significance and amazing travel through time
I loved this tour, especially the catacombs and the Cappuchin crypt. Amazing. Our guide, Kinga, was my favorite for all of the tours we took. I highly recommend this tour.
The best tour and guide we have EVER had. The guide Rebecca was informative friendly knowledgable . A true pro. Please ask for her. The catacombs were amazing. At one point there were 500,000 bodies buried there. I am recommending Rebecca to anyone I know. She is with Rome Dark City Tours.
This was a great way to see the Crypts and Catacombs. It sounds a bit macabre but it provides an interesting education around the history of the Christians and Roman's. The tour is by tour bus and starts with a short trip to the catacombs which is about 20 min by tour bus just outside of the city walls. There are 2 more stops - both were equally fascinating especially as you walk down the different 'layers' of the history. Its quite amazing to walk down hundreds of years of development. The last stop is the most macabre with the various skeletons re - designed into art by the monks. We found it really interesting and the kids were engaged (16 and 13) in the whole tour. As always the tour guides knowledge of these places really helps to bring alive the history. It wouldn't be the same to tour these on your own unless you had really researched the history behind these places on your own. Highly recommend this tour.
Nice tour! Great information about the Catacombs (we visited San Callisto Catacombs in Rome) and information on Christian Rome. We spent just the right amount of time there and then traveled to the Appian Way and Acqueduct Park. For us, this was the highlight of the tour. We marveled at the size and just ingenious nature of those structures! Beautiful and amazing!
This was a great tour! We had a small group, a nice mini-bus and an American guide. The catacombs were very interesting.
This tour is very interesting, from the walk through the catacombs to the visit to the Capucin skulls via the underground visit of the Basilica of St-Clement - all must see attractions. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and brought great insight to this tour.
You don't actually see any bones in the catacombs. I suppose it was still worth the 45 minute ride out of the city. The last part of the tour with the church decorated with bones was the most interesting. The guide was excellent.
Our group of about 40 left from the meeting site to board a bus to go to the catacombs on the Appian Way. On the way, our guides, Michael and Peter, gave a running commentary about the history of various places we passed along the way and about the catacombs we were about to see. It was easy to hear since the guides used microphones. At the catacombs we broke into 2 smaller groups; ours was led by Peter. As we toured the catacombs Peter shared much about the history and culture. He was very open to questions and was a an excellent guide. After the catacombs we drove to the San Clemente Basillica church for another tour led by Peter, who again proved very knowledgeable and open to questions. Our third stop was at the monastery of the Capuchin monks to see the "bone" tributes. It was sobering to observe the bones of so many now dead, but Peter expressed a reverence and appreciation for their solemn beauty that made the tour quite memorable. Overall, a very good tour, well worth the money. A few notes: There is a fair amount of walking and traversing old, uneven or steep steps, so be forewarned. The guides did provide time for a bathroom break and souvenir run at the catacombs. Peter clearly revealed a great appreciation for the sites we toured and we were very impressed with the depth and breadth of his knowledge. And, finally -- keep in mind that these very talented guides who work hard to keep you informed and entertained for 4 hours would appreciate a small tip!
Amazing! I loved everything about this tour. The catacombs are a must see, but very difficult to get to. This tour takes you to the catacombs and provides a guide to explain what you are seeing. What I also loved about this tour is that we stopped to see the Apian Way, and we went to the aqueduct park, where you can see a well-preserved section of aqueduct. This park would be very difficult to get to on your own. The inclusion of the aqueduct park along with the catacombs is why I gave this tour 5 stars. A very enjoyable morning.
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