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Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel

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  • 3 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit Roman Catacombs, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks.
  • Delve into Roman history as well as its vast underground while an expert guide shares stories of its ancient and religious past
  • Marvel at Capuchin Crypt's incredibly artistic bone displays and explore its individual rooms, such as The Crypt of the Skulls and The Crypt of the Pelvises
  • Learn about the Mythraic, a secret religion whose mysteries remain largely untangled
  • Enjoy the personalized attention that comes with attending a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Transport between sites in an air-conditioned bus
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Admission to all sites
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    In Piazza Barberini, just by the Triton fountain in the middle of the square.

Departure Time

  • 1:45 PM

Return Details

  • 00154 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips

if you get cold easily, I recommend to bring a light sweater because it will be a little cold underground.
198 reviews
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Interesting and Informative
thetterich, Dec 2021
We went on the tour with Andy S. and could not have been happier with the experience he provided for our family. He was personable, informative, and very fun. Would highly recommend the tour for anyone!
Excellent Tour and a fantastic guide.
Tony_R, Nov 2021
A most excellent tour, our guide Andrea was the most enlightened tour guide i have met, the whole tour was most informing it was clear he had great informed knowledge and a willingness to share in the most informative and enlightening fashion. i would strongly recommend this excellent tour its guide and subject. Tony
Highly recommend this tour !
SungBin_L, Nov 2021
There has been some regulation change in Crypto due to Covid. Therefore, we had to wait outside for about 30 min in cold weather. However, our guide Valerio was super nice (I hope I get that name right) and he explained the situation very well so it was ok for me. All the places he took us through were very fascinating and fun to visit. and I would definitely recommend this tour !!! 5 out of 5
AdelaidaOrtiz, Nov 2021
The guide was amazing and knowledgeable Made a pleasant experience Went above and beyond I will recommend this to my friends
Fantastic experience, definitely worth the money!
Daniel_D, Nov 2021
Fantastic experience. You really do get a unique insight to the history of it all. It's very creepy but very fascinating! Definitely worth the money as you get a very detailed tour of the Crypts and the Catacombs and even a few extra locations. There was only 6 of us on the tour so it does feel quite personalised too which is good. Andrea, who was our tour guide, was brilliant. His knowledge was very impressive!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Daniel_D, Thank you for reviewing our Crypts&Catacombs with Andrea. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed both the guide and itinerary so much. We hope your time in Rome was wonderful and that you will join us again soon! All the best,
Not as creepy as you think, and in a way, beautiful
Dominic_B, Oct 2021
I'm not going to ruin this for you, but if you are "on the fence" do not be! You'll leave with a new appreciation of how people have dealt with the inevitable, and it's not morbid (dare I say in a way - it's beautiful?). You'll see! Our guide was awesome, and the bonus of seeing the ancient aqueducts was a real plus! Highly recommend this tour.
Catacombs tour
Ruth_D, Jul 2021
Our guide was very knowleadgeble about the sites we toured. It was just my husband & me so we definitely got the personal treatment!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Ray, Delighted to hear you had such a great experience with Walks, and thank you so much for letting us know.
Another reopening tour
Michael_C, Jun 2021
Due to the extremely recent reopening of Italy, this was our second tour that ended up being almost private. Andrea was our guide. He was very passionate, thorough and personable. It was a fantastic tour. If this type of thing interests you, you can not go wrong.
Holly_S, Mar 2020
Had a great time, very informative and interesting. Travel was nice in the van and guides were very friendly and sweet.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Holly S, Thank your for letting us know you had such a great time, and that our guides were all very friendly and sweet, as it really means a lot to us! We hope your time in Italy was wonderful and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Walks Team
Great sights, great host
David-A, Feb 2020
Julia was a fantastic host. She gave very thorough but engaging background information about the sights we visited (which were all great). I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hi David-A! We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your review of our Crypts and Catacombs tour - thank you! We are delighted that our guide Julia showed you a wonderful time during your tour of ancient Rome, it is certainly fascinating to learn about this part of the city's past. We hope to tour with you again very soon! All the best, Bernadette


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