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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Combine visits to Rome’s most popular catacombs and crypts
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
From US$81.51
Overview
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this half-day guided walking tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, the Capuchin Crypt, and Appian Way. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Head to Capuchin Crypt while your guide tells you about ancient Rome. At the crypt museum, see one of Caravaggio’s famous paintings, St. Francis in Meditation. Hear about the crypt’s unusual chapels made entirely out of human bones.

Heading toward Appian Way, listen to commentary about the road’s history, including the hundreds of miles of underground space beneath it that were used as burial grounds and secret worship spots for persecuted Christians. Skip the long lines at this popular attraction, saving valuable vacation time.

You’ll skip the line again at Basilica of San Clemente, comprised of three 12th-century structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting Spaces and Exceptional Insight

The Crypts and Catacombs tour allowed us to view interesting places put together to thoughtfully experience the early Roman burial practices. The tour provided the information needed to understand what we were viewing in an appropriate historical context. Our guide, Luca, was knowledgeable and passionate...More

Thank stl-sue
Reviewed 5 days ago
I Found it Boring But My Husband Liked It

I didn't like this attraction. I found it boring. However my husband enjoyed it so I am giving it 3 stars. We went 3 or 4 places in a bus. The first place was the crypts. This is where we saw the bones. The crypts...More

Thank TexasFreqTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best tour of the trip

By far the best guide and best tour of the trip. Our English speaking guide knew the subject matter inside and out. Our teenagers were captivated as was I. Truly exemplary.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting tour

Our tour was with City Wonders Ltd and our tour guide was Sandra. The first stop was to the Catacombs Di Domitilla. I loved it! It was amazing. I would have spent another hour down there easily. Second stop was to the Basilica of San...More

2  Thank Estaffor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good but not a small group

This tour was great! Please note that you do get on a bus, and go outside the city walls. It’s three separate sites, with the Capuchin Bone Church bring the last. It’s about three and a half hours long and the groups size is 20-30...More

Thank Amy C
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29 April 2018|
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Response from Devan G | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit for the tour... however, please note that there are no photos allowed and that since you will be visiting churches, a respectable dress code is followed ( shoulders and knees are to be covered)
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drontrip
10 April 2018|
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Response from Devan G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Walking shoes 😉
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3 April 2018|
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Response from Danita G | Reviewed this property |
3 1/2-4 hours, as best I recall. We started with a bus ride to the Catacombs, next to the Basilica di San Clemente, ended at the Capuchin Crypt. It was fabulous and well worth the price.
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