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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 429 Customer Reviews

This was a fantastic tour and we were very impressed with our tour guide Rebecca. Both our children aged 9 and 12 also absolutely loved it.
Very informative and interesting. Leonardo was very knowledgeable. Loved it
Melanie is the best tour guide I've ever had. She was very informative and great to talk to about the history of the crypts and catacombs.

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.

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This was a fantastic tour and we were very impressed with our tour guide Rebecca. Both our children aged 9 and 12 also absolutely loved it.
Melanie was a superstar guide for this tour. She was engaging, knowledgable, and fantastic with all ages on the tour. Our boys were fascinated and interested and we learned many new pieces of information. The catacombs were fantastic and the experience overall was great. This was due largely to the expertise and warmth of our guide, Melanie. Thanks for the great evening!!
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Very informative and interesting. Leonardo was very knowledgeable. Loved it
Melanie is the best tour guide I've ever had. She was very informative and great to talk to about the history of the crypts and catacombs.
Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. I would have liked a little more time in the Capuchin museum.
We did thoroughly enjoy the tour of the crypts & catacombs!
Very interesting tour. Enjoyed!
This tour was fantastic!
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Fabulous tour with great guide
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Andrea was such an engaging and knowledgeable guide! This was the best tour we had during our trip to Italy! We will definitely look for Walks tours during our future trips to Europe!
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Andrea was AWESOME! He was so knowledgeable and so excited about everything he told us about! This was my 3rd tour with walks of Italy in one week!
Shannon, our tour guide, was excellent. Knowledgeable, easy to understand, and clearly likes what she's doing. She made the tour an extremely positive experience. We also appreciated the opportunity to tour after hours. It made for wonderful experience.
Loved Shannon! Highlight of trip.
Our group of 10 people hought the tour was interesting, informative and entertaining. We would recommend it to friends when they visit Rome.
Our guide was very engaging...kept everything very interesting. I would absolutely book it again and highly recommend it.
Valerio was an awesome guide and We’ve never laughed so hard. His talks were so educational yet hilarious. Of all the tours we’ve done on holiday, Valerio was the best out of all the guides we’ve ever had.
Good tour and very knowledgeable guide.
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This was such a fantastic way to being our vacation in Italy. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour
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Barbara was amazing and the tour was amazing!
Grace was amazing! We had such a phenomenal time. Grace was engaging and really drew the kids in and shared the history of the colleseum in and interesting way. Thank you for everything.
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This tour was wonderful! Our guide, Andrea, was so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his work. We loved it and would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Rome to do this tour!
Andrea was very knowledgeable and personable. Our family enjoyed him as a guide!
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We had an very informative guide and experience. Really genuinely appreciated Shannon and the chance to learn with her in these special environments.Kind regards, Nicky Shave
While I thought the crypts were interesting, I thought the catacombs were terrific. Melanie was also terrific. She was knowledgeable, informative, humorous and interesting. For a unique experience in Rome, take this tour. Definitely ask for Melanie as your guide.
Anna was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide for our tour of the crypts and catacombs. This was a wonderful tour that felt like a private visit for our group because it was after hours. Most impressively, we thought we were running late and Walks of Italy staff on the emergency line texted our guide to let her know we were on our way. Fortunately we made it with one minute to spare but we felt taken care of by staff that were trying to help us enjoy or reschedule our tour.
Shannon was great, she was very enthusiastic and I really enjoyed her positive attitude especially for something like the catacombs. She was very knowledgeable not just about the catacombs but Rome itself, she gave us a ton of advice on the bus ride back into the city. I would recommend any tour with her leading it.
Very good tour.
Great tour. Great guide
We enjoyed our tour very much and our guide was exceptional.
Thea was superb. Probably the best guide we had in Rome, really top notch.
Julia was brilliant, knew her stuff and made the tour extremely interesting with a bit of humour thrown in!! We will definitely use your company again! Rob&Michelle
Our guide was INCREDIBLE! This is the most unique tour we have ever experienced. Our guide was informative, knowledgeable, engaging and made the night memorable! We highly recommend Melanie & Walks of Italy tours
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Our guide wAs fantastic - very knowledgeable and entertaining! We very much enjoyed our tour!
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