Rome: After-Hours Catacombs Tour with Bone Crypt Entry

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Immerse yourself in the underground Catacombs of Rome on an insightful guided tour. Enjoy after-hours access and private transportation to the fascinating Capuchin Bone Chapel with your guide.

Highlights

  • Gain access to Rome’s Catacombs after closing
  • Visit the an ancient bone crypt.
  • Listen to an expert guide share fascinating stories
  • Explore in a small group of maximum 18 people
  • Ride private transport between sites

Description

Start your tour at St. Mary of Eulogies and the Dead Church to explore the ancient burial site below the church recently re-opened after seven years of restoration. You'll meet a nun inside the church who will escort you down a short staircase into the bone crypt, decorated with the skulls and bones of abandoned corpses. Both a shocking and fascinating sight, the bone crypt is truly understood with the help of a knowledgeable guide. Before entering, your expert guide will explain the early Christians' interesting beliefs on life and death, which motivated the creation of such a macabre memorial. Afterwards, hop on a private bus and travel outside the city to the Roman Catacombs as visitors are dispersing for the evening. It's then—as the doors officially close to the public—that you and your small group will step inside for a VIP visit like no other... The bodies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thrill of excitement as you become one of the first people to descend into the Catacombs after closing since the era of Imperial Rome. And because you’ll be there outside normal opening hours, you’ll have the passageways to yourself and won’t have any trouble hearing your expert Catacombs guide as they divulge the dark stories of the birth of Christianity. Learn why the Romans chose to take their burials “off site” and discover some of the most intriguing artifacts and decorations that adorn the tombs with the help of a dedicated, expert Catacombs guide. Following your fascinating VIP visit you’ll have time to reflect on all you’ve learned with your guide as you hop on a private, air-conditioned minibus and head back to central Rome. Don't be shy about asking questions! This special VIP experience of Rome’s most interesting burial sites will no doubt leave a lasting impression—and one you’ll likely meditate on for years to come!

Includes

After-hours entrance to Rome Catacombs Ticket to Orazione e Morte Crypt Private, air-conditioned transport Small groups of max 18 people Expert English-speaking tour guide Expert Catacombs guide

Important Information

  • Unfortunately, the local tour operator is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, in wheelchairs or using strollers
  • Due to the tight nature of the catacombs, those with claustrophobia may want to consider another tour.
  • Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for your visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The local tour operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before entrance to the holy areas
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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