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Rome Catacombs Alone

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
  • Start Time: 6PM

Tour Highlights

  • For the first time ever, we’re taking you inside Rome’s Catacombs at night, for an experience you’ll never forget.

  • Religion, art or obscenity? Make what you will of the Capuchin ‘Bone’ Crypt, decorated with the remains of 4,000 monks.

  • With transport between sites we take the hassle out of your Rome Catacombs night tour, returning you to the city center in time for dinner.
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EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

A WORLD EXCLUSIVE: VISIT THE CATACOMBS AFTER CLOSING

The Catacombs of Rome make for an incredible visit. Hidden beneath the city, these maze-like graveyards were created by Rome’s first Christians during a time when their religion was heavily persecuted. They can plunge six stories down into the ground and once held the remains of saints, martyrs, and thousands of early converts.

Visiting today, however, the catacombs may not feel as secretive as they once did. Rome Catacomb tours are becoming increasingly popular. And as the foot traffic rises, so does the noise level.

That's why we're offering the first Rome Catacombs night tour. With only Walks of Italy groups inside the catacomb, your visit is guaranteed to be intimate and mysterious. Your guide will be easy to hear and interact with and the Catacombs themselves will be transformed. Step back in time 2,000 years with an unforgettable experience of Rome’s hidden history.

SEE A CHAPEL DECORATED WITH THE BONES OF 4,000 MONKS

Your Rome Catacomb night tour starts at the Capuchin Crypt; an incredible series of rooms decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks. There are light fixtures made from spinal bones, a coat of (real) arms, and a few full skeletons still wearing their monk’s robes.

Included in your ticket is the Capuchin Museum, where your guide will point out a disputed Caravaggio and some strange mementos of monks. Then you’ll board a private vehicle for the journey across town to the highlight of our tour.

THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT CATACOMBS – ALL TO YOURSELF

Our Rome Catacombs Night Tour visits the incredible Catacombs of Santa Priscilla. These are special for a few reasons. For one, they’re home to the oldest known drawing of the Virgin Mary (that’s how old they are). They were also once known as the ‘Pope’s Catacombs’ because they housed the remains of not one but seven early popes and a handful of martyrs.

Apart from their historical and religious significance, the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla make for the nicest visit – especially when you’re there alone! Headsets don’t work underground so you’ll be particularly grateful for the peace and quiet (and for your small group of only 15 people or fewer) as you follow your guide through the winding underground passages.

One thing is for sure: It will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Sites visited

  • Capuchin ‘Bone’ Crypt
  • Capuchin Museum
  • Santa Priscilla Catacombs

Included

  • Special access to Rome Catacombs after closing
  • Tickets to the Capuchin Crypt & Museum
  • Round-trip transport between sites
  • Expert local tour guide, fluent in English

Reviews

5-stars from over 533 Customer Reviews

Andrea was fantastic, very insightful knowledge and funny sense of humor. We had a very enjoyable time. Thank you.
We were pleased with the tour.
Guide was knowledgeable, professional, and very good! Would highly recommend this tour.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy 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 our entrance to the holy areas.

This tour visits underground passages and is therefore not appropriate for guests who suffer from claustrophobia.

Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature.

Andrea was fantastic, very insightful knowledge and funny sense of humor. We had a very enjoyable time. Thank you.
We were pleased with the tour.
Guide was knowledgeable, professional, and very good! Would highly recommend this tour.
Guide was great! Entertaining and fun way to learn history about the locations and culture. Loved the after hour access and small group size.
Great tour, still talking about it.
I was a bit creeped out by friar’s crypts but my medical daughter and friend loved it. We all loved catacombs. The ancient frescos were amazing. As was the tour guide.
Highly recommended!
It was really good. The tour guide, Barbara (I think that was her name), was just amazing. So knowledgeable and informative. Plus she was entertaining. We really enjoyed it!
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We took both Walks of Italy and City Walk tours while we were in Rome last week. There was absolutely no comparison. Walks of Italy had smaller groups and the quality of the guides far exceeded their counterpart. On the Crypts and Catacombs at night your, Andrea spoke exceedingly good English and was very well versed about the topic he made it interesting to all ages and education levels... and we had from age 9-72. I would highly recommend!
Julia was very knowledgeable and fun! We enjoyed the tour very much and would highly recommend.
Above our expectations. We will encourage others to take this tour. Barbara was a very knowledgeable guide and we enjoyed her enthusiasm . Thanks Tom and Marianna
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Roberta was thee perfect guide! Her bubbly and enthusiastic personality was a wonderful touch to this unique tour. This was my last night in Rome and I am so happy I decided to book this tour last minute! Very memorable and informative! A must do tour while im Rome! Thank you for offering this at night! Sincerely, Victoria Stockton xo :)
Roberta made it fun and interesting.
Andrea Martino was an excellent guide and would highly recommend this tour . His knowledge made this experience memorable.
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Shannon was fantastic- very knowledgeable. I love that the tour was a small group. I have used you 4 years ago and I had a similar experience.
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Melanie was AMAZING! The best guide we've ever had! We really enjoyed the special access to places that regular tours can't access. It was an amazing tour with an exceptional guide.
Great experience
Shandon was very equipped to do the tour. Her knowledge of events was interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would do it again.
Our guide was an absolute scholar. She told us everything we needes to know and everything we wanted to know. She answered every question and was fun to listen to. Thanks for the experience.
I took 8 Walks of Italy tours. Each tour and guide was terrific.
Barbara was so enthusiastic about showing us the crypts and catacombs. She knew alot about the subject and gave us a true insight of the lives of the monks and those who buried their families in the catacombs. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour! It is evident she really loves her job!! A truly excellent tour guide!! A++++
Melanie made the tour so very interesting. Thoroughly recommend this tour.
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Great tour and very good guide. Andy was very interesting and informative.
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Shannon was an excellent guide
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Brilliant tour ! The guide was amazing !
Anna was superb!!
Our tour guide was very funny and very nice. She made it a light-hearted tour, so I didn’t feel scared at all in the crypts. The information she gave was very interesting too!
I utilized Walks of Italy for 3 tours last week and Leonardo's passion and expertise were incredible. I absolutely loved this tour - the history, the faith, and the care with which Leonardo explained what we were seeing and carefully walked us through two areas of very sacred ground. I will recommend this tour to anyone and everyone going to Rome and hope they are fortunate enough to have Leonardo as their tour guide.
We had 3 tours in Rome and this was the best by far. Andy was an amazing guide.
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Everything was great. Fascinating tour!
We had the an amazing time. This was the best tour we taken on our vacation. Marta made this experience so amazing. She explain the history and made us feel like family. I hope and wish next time I go to Rome that Marta would be our guide again. Thank you so much for hiring professional and wonderful people.
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Our guide was outstanding, extremely knowledgeable and added a flair of fun and mystery to our tour. I would highly recommend the tour and our tour guide, Marta!
Excellent tour. I was a little leery about the tours content initially but I was very glad that I went.
Brilliant tour delivered by a fantastic guide! The crypts and catacombs we visited were really impressive and steeped in so much history! Our guide, Anna, was full of information and ready to answer any and all questions. Really fun and enjoyable.
Andrew was fun, knowledgable and a superb guide! Molto bene
Our trip started on time and very well managed by our tour guide, Valero. He was an amazing story teller for the entire tour while explaining the Crypts and Catacombs along the way. He was very smooth, engaging and well-spoken. The tour was fascinating and we would definitely recommend this tour, this tour guide and Walks of Italy!!
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Andrea was great and funny, the tour was fantastic! My husband really loved this one!