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8 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the dark side of Rome on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one fascinating and fearsome sightseeing experience. You’ll start with a tour to the Appian Way to visit Domitilla Catacombs, where you’ll skip the line with priority admission. Learn about burial customs in Ancient Rome, and visit the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt for a look at a chapel made entirely of bones. Then explore central Rome on a night tour that introduces you to the Eternal City’s many ghosts and mysteries.
  • Unearth Rome’s underground attractions and spooky past on this Super Saver
  • Combine two intriguing Rome tours at a discounted price
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Domitilla Catacombs and the Basilica of San Clemente
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypt and the subterranean chapel decorated by human bones
  • See top Rome attractions at night during a ghost and mystery walking tour
  • Hear blood-curdling stories about Rome’s most sighted ghosts and mysterious happenings
Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Tour (3.5 hours)
Your afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket, and descend into the tunnels with your guide.

As you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up of three structures built on top of one another. 

Your last destination is the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, home to the Capuchin Crypts. Inside the crypt museum, you can see St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts related to Italy's patron saint, St Francis. Then enter the crypts themselves, where you’ll be perhaps awed, appalled, fascinated or revolted by a chapel made completely of human bones.

Your tour ends outside the chapel. At this point you have about three hours of free time to have dinner on your own and relax however you wish before the second half of your Super Saver begins.

Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome (1.5 hours)
When the sun goes down on the city, start your evening tour of Rome’s ghostly sites at Sant’Andrea della Valle, a church near the Tiber River. Meet your guide and set off on foot to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks under the enigmatic cover of night.

Follow your guide along the historical center’s winding lanes, listening to spine-tingling tales about spirit sightings and eerie legends while you admire the illuminated cityscape. Walk by Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, through Campo de’ Fiori and past Palazzo Farnese, and stroll along Via Giulia and Via del Governo Vecchio on your way to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s liveliest squares.

Your tour ends outside Castel Sant’Angelo, a daunting structure that was commissioned as a private mausoleum but has also spent time as a prison and a pope’s residence. Hear about its shadowy history before your guide bids you goodnight, leaving you at a central location to continue your night out in Rome on your own.

Reviews

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c
, Sep 2018

Rebecca was fantastic and passionate about the crypts and catacombs and the church of skulls and skeletons was amazing.

d
, Aug 2018

We really enjoyed the catacomb visit and explanations. The Capuchin portion of the tour was interesting, odd, macabre but understandable. Still a little set aside with what we took in.
The ghost tour was very much fun. Our tour guide, Bleck(?), sorry if I slaughtered your name, was really a delightful part of this evening tour!

L
, Jan 2018

Louise Kennedy was our tour guide for the Crypts and Catacombs and she WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I will never forget the tour and the information she gave us. If you love history and intrigue, THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU!! Thank you so much Louise, my mother and I had an unforgettable evening with you.

We unfortunately didn't make it to the ghost and mystery walking tour.

c
, Jan 2018

Our guide was American and very Cris Angel like, he was a fabulous entertainer and very knowledge about the stopping spots along the way.

T
, Nov 2017

WOW!! Super cool tour! Great guide and the crypts were amazing to walk through.

L
, Oct 2017

A great value! So happy to have found this tour and that it was our introduction to Rome.
For the Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs tour, we were directed to Piazza Bernini at the Triton fountain were there was other groups meeting up at the same time. It got a little confusing, but as soon as everyone got checked in, it was all good. According to our host, the tour group was larger than expected and offered guests refunds or to book for another date.
Everything in the description of the tour was delivered, and of the 3 sites we visited, the Capuchin Crypt was amazing.
For the Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour, we met our host Sabrina on the steps of the SantAndrea della Valle at 9pm. Very fitting. Our animated host shared a lot of history of the popes and city, and interesting, spooky stories at Campo deFiori, Castel SantAngelo and Santa Maris dellOrazione e Morte.
The ended close to midnight around the same location from where we started.

g
, Oct 2017

Meeting spot was flooded with other tours and person meant to meet our group didn't wear a badge, nor carry a sign or umbrella. Despite asking around wherever I found a group gathered, I was unable to find my group. Turns out that's because my group consisted of only one other couple - i.e. not recognizable as a group. Had he worn a t-shirt or sign indicating the name of the company, I wouldn't have begun my trip to Rome on this low note.

T
, Oct 2017

I loved the crypts and catacombs tour! Rebecca, our guide was wonderful. She even remembered everyone's name. She was so passionate about the sites, I could have listened to her for hours. Make sure you bring a jumper, it gets very cold down in the catacombs.

I can not share the same passion for the ghost and mystery walking tour. One word would sum up the tour 'appalling'. We were given no headsets, so it was near impossible to hear our guide speak. Which in hindsight was probably a good thing. I have never been so bored in my life. I have no idea who wrote the tour, but I'm sure that Rome has more interesting stories than people throwing their rubbish on the streets or the need for a candle to light an alley. We were lead through countless back streets of Rome, which didn't feel safe at all.
After an hour and a half, we arrived at Castel Sant'Angelo, where my mother and I broke away from the tour to catch a taxi. I don't feel that I'm being overly harsh that this tour was horrible because we were quickly joined at the taxi rank by 3 other couples, all desperately wanting the night to end.

l
, Oct 2017

Really great experience. Tour guides were passionate and very informative.

y
, Oct 2017

Very interesting! Wish we could have gotten pictures, but no pics in Catacombs! Mystery Walking Tour was very interesting! John was originally from the US and has such a PASSION for the telling of the history and such knowledge! Had a wonderful time!


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