Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit Roman Catacombs, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks.
  • Delve into Roman history as well as its vast underground while an expert guide shares stories of its ancient and religious past
  • Marvel at Capuchin Crypt's incredibly artistic bone displays and explore its individual rooms, such as The Crypt of the Skulls and The Crypt of the Pelvises
  • Learn about the Mythraic, a secret religion whose mysteries remain largely untangled
  • Enjoy the personalized attention that comes with attending a small-group tour

Transport between sites in an air-conditioned bus
Expert English-speaking tour guide
Admission to all sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piramide, 00154 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Pass By:  
Fontana del Tritone
Triton Fountain
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza Barberini
Piazza Barberini
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
The tour starts in one of 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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Catacombe San Sebastiano
Next, you’ll head to one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, the Capuchin bone crypt. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of some 4,000 Capuchin friars is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, you’ll learn why the monks actually consider the display life-affirming.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
Before our final stop off for the day, we’ll drive the Appian Way and hop out to enjoy a short walk to see the Tomb of Cecilia Metella. Along Via Appia, your expert guide will explain the historical significance of the fascinating area. To finish out the day in style we’ll visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts, where you’ll be given time to enjoy and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

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