Skip-the-line Underground Rome Private Tour of Crypts & Catacombs w Hotel Pickup

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Explore the eerie underworld beneath Rome’s streets on this private skip-the-line tour of two of the city’s darkest sites: the Capuchin Crypt and the St. Sebastian Catacombs. After pickup from your hotel, visit the crypt where the bones of almost 4,000 monks decorate walls, ceilings, and even chandeliers. Next, follow your personal archaeologist through the tunnels where early Christians buried their dead, as an iPad reveals how it once looked.
  • Skip the long lines at the Capuchin Crypt and the St. Sebastian Catacombs
  • Marvel at subterranean bone chapels and eerie underground graveyards
  • Immerse deeply in Rome’s dark history with a private archaeologist guide
  • Take it easy with pickup direct from your hotel

Hotel pickup
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour
Local taxes
Professional guide
Local guide
Archaeologist
Gratuities
Hotel Drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your central hotel in Rome. Please leave hotel name and address.

Departure Time

2:30 PM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Meet with your guide at your hotel and travel to Piazza Barberini to begin this unique 3,5-hour travel though Rome’s underworld. The tour heads first towards the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini and the Capuchin Crypt.  Here, housed in five chambers are the skeletal remains of almost 4,000 monks as well as a very interesting museum known as the Bone Chapel. Admire the Crypt of the Pelvises, which contains 2 Capuchins serenely reclining in an arched position. Look at the crosses on the ground, which mark the graves of the 7 Capuchins.  Not far away from here, start your journey to the Roman Catacombs, one of the several subterranean layered cemeteries that surround Rome’s city walls. The catacombs are lined with hand-crafted memorials and house unique treasures from early Christian life; murals and sculptures, learn about art depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament, along with the tombs of early popes and martyrs. Led by an Archaeologist, explore the tunnels and be amazed by the fascinating history about these sacred places. Your tour ends in the city centre.  Time for a well-earned drink amongst the living!    
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catacombe San Sebastiano
Meet with your guide at your hotel and travel to Piazza Barberini to begin this unique 3,5-hour travel though Rome’s underworld. The tour heads first towards the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini and the Capuchin Crypt.  Here, housed in five chambers are the skeletal remains of almost 4,000 monks as well as a very interesting museum known as the Bone Chapel. Admire the Crypt of the Pelvises, which contains 2 Capuchins serenely reclining in an arched position. Look at the crosses on the ground, which mark the graves of the 7 Capuchins.  Not far away from here, start your journey to the Roman Catacombs, one of the several subterranean layered cemeteries that surround Rome’s city walls. The catacombs are lined with hand-crafted memorials and house unique treasures from early Christian life; murals and sculptures, learn about art depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament, along with the tombs of early popes and martyrs. Led by an Archaeologist, explore the tunnels and be amazed by the fascinating history about these sacred places. Your tour ends in the city centre.  Time for a well-earned drink amongst the living!    
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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