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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour provided by City Wonders

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

Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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from $117.81 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this guided tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, and the Capuchin Crypt. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
What to expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Heading toward the 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 centuries old structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving Head finally to the 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.you on your own to explore further if you wish.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3731CRYPTS
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Skip the Line Access • Group of 21 people max • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Skip the Line Access • Group of 21 people max • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
Please note this tour involves a fair amount of walking, as well as a large number of stairs, comfortable shoes are recommended
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fontana del Tritone
    Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica of San Clemente
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Fontana del Tritone
    Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
    See address & details
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Tony W
10 contributions
Incredibly interesting
Our guide, Andrea, brought the tour to life with his energetic and encyclopedic knowledge of the catacombs and crypts. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about Rome beyond the main attractions.
Written 27 September 2020
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Karolina Gda
1 contribution
Learnt a lot!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Despite some minor covid-related restrictions everything went smoothly. The guide shared lots of interesting facts about life in ancient Rome in general, not just about the visited sites. A very informative and pleasant experience, recommended!
Written 13 September 2020
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Mandi M.
1 contribution
One of a kind tour - Thanks Andrea!
Sep 2020 • Solo
I’ve had a few guided tours on my 4 day trip to Rome and Andrea C. was by far the best! He arrived early at the meeting point and was very friendly from the very moment you approached him. During the tour he was personable, entertaining and VERY knowledgeable. His passion for the history of Rome and the Early Christians was very evident in how detailed he was throughout the tour. I was sad that it ended because I knew I could learn soooo much more from Andrea! His English was clear and easy to understand (which wasn’t the case for a few other tour guides I had while I was here). Thanks for providing a one of a kind experience that I’ll never forget.
Written 13 September 2020
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johnszabo2015
New York City, NY43 contributions
ANDREA MADE ROMAN HISTORY COME TO LIFE!
Sep 2020
My wife and I were so impressed by the passion and extensive knowledge of our guide, Andrea Galonghi, that we’re still talking about it. We got a deep, layered history of early Christian Rome and the development of the church in layers through time as we walked deep into the fascinating labyrinth of the catacombs. This young man’s true passion for the history of his city coupled with a real talent for weaving the narrative and historical perspective with the actual sights is worthy of great praise.
Written 12 September 2020
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Steve V
Cheltenham, UK4 contributions
Great tour, excellent guide
Sep 2020
Excellent guide, very knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommended and a great way to see the catacombs
Written 6 September 2020
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Jonathan
Urk, The Netherlands3 contributions
Highly recommended
Sep 2020 • Friends
I can definitely recommend you this tour if you’re willing to go the extra mile! Our guide Andrea is a really canny and quirky, telling you all there is to know about Rome’s incredible history.
Written 6 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vagab0ndExpl0rer
Centennial, CO11 contributions
A must-do in Rome!
Aug 2020
What a great tour! Andrea clearly has a passion for sharing weird Rome, and I would absolutely bring friends to do this tour again. And the Capuchin place was WILD. Thank you!
Written 29 August 2020
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Floris van der Blom
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Great!
Aug 2020 • Friends
Was a great event with Andrea on 23 of august. Good interaction with the People. He knew a lot about the history.
Written 24 August 2020
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Yulia S
Cheboksary, Russia3 contributions
Absolutely fascinating!
A great tour, truly interesting! Andrea is an excellent guide that made the tour feel very unique. He was very knowledgeable and told the stories in a very fun and engaging way - didn’t feel boring for a second.
It was a great opportunity to see the “non-mainstream” part of Rome, something very special about this beautiful city. Definitely recommend this tour.
Written 22 August 2020
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steve g
1 contribution
good time to join this interesting tour
Aug 2020 • Family
Really interesting tour - get to glimpse a bit of the hidden side of Rome thats under your feet. Andrea (nice lad - girls name) was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Group size was down (just 5 on ours) so a great time to pick up this tour
Written 17 August 2020
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