Rome: Underground Crypts and Catacombs Guided Tour

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Explore the crypts and catacombs of Ancient Rome on a half-day small-group bus tour. See underground cemeteries and temples that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.

Highlights

  • Explore the catacombs of the early Christians in Rome.
  • Visit one of the best-preserved sections of the catacombs.
  • Peek at eerie decorations in a historic bone crypt.
  • Drive along the Appian Way, Ancient Rome's most important road.
  • Enjoy private roundtrip transportation from central Rome.

Description

This Roman catacombs tour starts in one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, a bone chapel from as early as the 16th century. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of thousands of individuals is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, your expert guide will tell you why the early Christians in Rome actually consider the display life-affirming. After this brief introduction for your guide, it's time to enter the crypt. As the crypt is located beneath a fully functional church, you'll explore the chambers on your own to respect those worshipping and then reunite with your local guide to ask any questions. Next, it's off to the city's most interesting catacombs. The catacomb contains miles of creepy tunnels and the world’s oldest collection of bones. Your expert, guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group of 18 people or fewer through these wonderfully historic and atmospheric tunnels, while telling you the story of early Christianity. Large groups simply can’t fit into these areas, so take advantage of this truly unique access. With comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, your only responsibility is to immerse yourself in the thrills and wonder of Rome. Our expert guides have been hand-picked for this experience based on both their knowledge and love of history. They make the perfect escorts through our eeriest and most mysterious tour.

Includes

Local guide Walking tour Entry ticket to Catacombs of Rome Catacombs guide Entry ticket to Roman bone crypt (with audio guide when necessary) Transportation by air-conditioned minibus

Important Information

  • Due to the tight nature of the catacombs, those with claustrophobia may want to consider another tour.
  • The ancient sites on this tour are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. Please contact us for alternative options.
  • Should the San Sebastiano catacomb close, your tour will visit another one of the catacombs along the Appian Way.
  • Both men and women are required to cover both shoulders and knees due to the religious nature of this site.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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