• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones, including those of two Catholic popes. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you'll find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks. Finally pay a visit to Nicola in Carcere and be surprised of how many layers this incredible "lasagne church" has. 

Highlights

  • Tour of Rome's underground tombs and temples
  • Delve into Roman history as well as its vast underground while an expert guide shares stories of its ancient and religious past
  • Visit the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, burial place for thousands of Christians—including two popes—and home to the earliest known depiction of the Virgin Mary
  • 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
  • Descend (literally!) through Rome's many layers at the 10th-century Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • 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 You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

Catacombs

Customer Reviews

THOMAS P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour. Great guide. Highly recommend.

Rebecca R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Shannon our guide was fantastic a fabulous informative tour ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

pooj719

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide, Andrea it is also a man's name, OK! was fantastic and kept us laughing. The only downside was that the third place we went was kind of a letdown after the first two. The first, the Capuchin crypt, was definitely the best, and if I were to do it again, I'd just do that one. I liked seeing various Roman sites from the tour bus, and felt like this tour was 100 worth it. A highlight of the trip, for sure.

lmcalderon07

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide, Marta, was THE best! We lucked out and had a group of 6 people on our tour, so she really gave us individual attention and answered all our questions. She knew so much about the history of Rome and had great suggestions for dinner too!

phosmer United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Interesting. Tour guide was knowledgeable.

sas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour. Very informative. The tour guides are so knowledgeable. I will be returning and plan on booking this one again. You will not be disappointed.

lee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very an interesting tour, I would do it again

Cheri R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a great tour. Our guide was fabulous and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend doing this. If you have ever done the catacombs in Paris, this is a must! Same but very different in the actual catacombs. You get to see the actual burial “shelves” super cool.

sharron05

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very different and amazing tour. Guide was superb! Very informative, sense of humor, nicely detailed information!

Jan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A little creepy and macabre but unlike any other experience in Rome. The guide was terrific!

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