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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 Rome Catacombs make for an incredible visit. Hidden beneath the city, a labyrinth of passages spreads out in every direction. These subterranean tunnels were created by Rome’s first Christians during a time when their religion was heavily persecuted. They can plunge six stories deep 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.

For the first time ever, we’re offering you an opportunity to visit Rome Catacombs at night. With only Walks of Italy groups inside, 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 tour starts at the Capuchin Crypt; an incredible series of rooms decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks. Although it’s unclear how the decorating process began, the end product is undeniably creepy. 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 historic 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 97 Customer Reviews

Tour was great and the guide was fabulous. She was not only friendly, she was very informative.
Georgia was an enthusiastic and informative guide. Really engaged with people and made special effort to engage the kids on the tour. She brought the tour to life.
Our tour was very good. Our guide was perfect, she is funny and informative. We took our 8 year old. I was a bit worried that they bone would scare him, but they did not. Our guide continually checked in with him to see how he was doing. A great evening in Rome!
Great host, great tour and really interesting!
The smaller group and private tour was great. Very informative tour host made enjoyable experience.
Really, really enjoyed the tour. Very impressed with our guide, Georgia.
We really enjoyed the tour. It was great and our guide was just fabulous. Thanks
Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Gio was awesome! Very knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Great tour of the crypts after-hours! Best tour of our
This was definitely a highlight of our trip. Our guide was super knowledgeable and answered questions with ease. Loved it!
Georgia was great and we really enjoyed her commentary.
Gia was terrific.
Marije was awesome!
The tour was spectacular, highly informative and well managed. We count as a bonus the tips on picking the right gelateria or the best wine: well presented and very to the point.
The service was excellent. My arrival in Rome was delayed and I missed an earlier tour. Customer service was very helpful and got me booked on this and I was very satisfied. Saw and learned a lot and the guide was awesome.
Excellent tour and guide - she was engaging, informative and very patient with a talkative member of our group. She really knew her history.
Rebecca was great! I'm not a fan of tours in general but I loved this tour.
Melanie was a very friendly, knowledgable, funny and informative guide, she is a credit to your company. The tour itself was very interesting and a much better experience going in the evening when the catacombs were empty.
Andreas was charming & a wealth of information. He made the tour interesting & personal.
interesting and delightful -- guide was awesome and very insightful. Learned a lot and she was terrific. Restaurant warning and recommendations were also EXCELLENT!
one of the best guides ever... personable, knowledgeable, and witty. Georgia was a hit with my whole family!
Gio was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly with our group. We began our tour on time and did not feel rushed to get through the tour. I recommend this tour and Walks of Italy.
Gio was a wealth of knowledge about Ancient Rome and the crypts. She has a great sense of humor and made the tour really fun!
The guide was outstanding!
Amy was great.
Georgia was our guide and was AMAZING! So nice and informative and gracious.
This tour with Georgia as our guide was excellent and with her knowledge first class. We have already recommended our friends to book when they visit.
The best of the 4 different routes we took. Was focused, multiple bathroom breaks, and led us to special spaces. And the guide was very knowledgeable. Georgia was great.
Georgia was amazing/ Loved her enthusiasm and she was so knowledgeable. It was intriguing and engaging from start to finish. Great job!! Would definitely recommend this tour to others .
We loved Andrea!
Our guide was brilliant, incredibly informative and interesting.
An experience unlike any other
Maria (sorry I am spelling her name wrong) was the best tour guide ever!
The guide, tour and customer service were fantastic. We were a few minutes late due to the Metro and were very appreciative that the company called us to check in on us! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Georgia had great credentials and provided much information in an entertaining manner. We both enjoyed this tour a lot. Getting into the Catacombs after hours was a great opportunity.
Gio was best guide we have had in many years. She showed passion, insight and sense of humor on this tour. Loved the small group and that there was only one other tour group there with us.
Georgia was awesome!!! She was so informative and super fun. Would have loved her for other tours. L
Melanie was fantastic - so animated about the subject that it made you feel even more interested if that's possible.
Becky was knowedgeable & enthusiastic about the subject & we thoroughly enjoyed her & the tour.
lady who was tour operator was a walking history book-top marks
Rebecca did an awesome job. Very informative and full of stories that made it more interesting.
Great evening tour with lovely tour guide- very informative.
Andre was delightful. His store of knowledge was immense and he shared it expertly. His sense of humour was greatly appreciated. I know we wouldn't have enjoyed the catacombs as much if we had not had this small group tour. Ear buds are an excellent idea.
Shannon was outstanding!!!! What a great guide and great tour!
Our guide was great. Answered questions and was very interesting.
Wow! Georgia was unbelievably passionate and engaged with her topic and tour group. Would highly recommend
Georgia's passion and knowledge about the Capuchin crypt/catacombs together with her irrepressible charm and humor made for an awesome tour. Definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Rome. Thank you, Georgia!
This was my husbands favorite tour! Very exciting!
This was a highlight of our trip. We loved it, highly recommend!!
Georgia was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and made the tour both exciting and fun. Two thumbs up and I will be recommending the tour to friends and family coming to Rome in the future
Our tour guide Andrea was amazing, he was really enthusiastic and made the experience for us. Really interesting tour and would recommend to anyone.
Georgia was a fantastic guide , the group size was not too big which nade her accessible Doing an evening tour was really good as we missed the crouds and were the only group in the catacombs!
The tour was great and Andrea was a superb guide. This was the first of three tours we've taken on this trip, and he was by far the best.
This was the best tour we took our entire trip! The sites were fascinating and Georgia was full of all kinds of information and more than happy to share her knowledge! Thank you, Georgia!!
Georgia was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and provided an engaging and informative tour. The two locations were fascinating, and they were made even better by being able to visit them after hours!
I had a great tour. Andre was very knowledgable about the full history and made sure everyone knew how to get home safely once back at meeting point. One of my highlights of Roma. Thanks for the great night
Andrea was our tour guide. We loved him. He did an excellent job of explaining everything. We would definitely want him as a guide should we return. Walks of Italy were the BEST tour company we had, hands down. I would highly recommend them to anyone going to Rome.

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.

Tour was great and the guide was fabulous. She was not only friendly, she was very informative.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, extra bonus of it being very cool (temperature) as you spend a lot of time below ground! Our Australian guide was witty and well-informed as she shared stories about the Capuchin monks as they lived and died. This was definitely the favorite tour of our kids (12 and 16) over anything else we did in Rome.
Georgia was an enthusiastic and informative guide. Really engaged with people and made special effort to engage the kids on the tour. She brought the tour to life.
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Our tour was very good. Our guide was perfect, she is funny and informative. We took our 8 year old. I was a bit worried that they bone would scare him, but they did not. Our guide continually checked in with him to see how he was doing. A great evening in Rome!
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Great host, great tour and really interesting!
The smaller group and private tour was great. Very informative tour host made enjoyable experience.
Really, really enjoyed the tour. Very impressed with our guide, Georgia.
We really enjoyed the tour. It was great and our guide was just fabulous. Thanks
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Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Gio was awesome! Very knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Great tour of the crypts after-hours! Best tour of our
This was definitely a highlight of our trip. Our guide was super knowledgeable and answered questions with ease. Loved it!
Georgia was great and we really enjoyed her commentary.
Gia was terrific.
Marije was awesome!
I loved this tour! It's was so interesting and Georgia, my guide, was very entertaining. She is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. She was so funny and full of interesting information. My only complaint would be that the headsets cut in and out quite a bit when underground in the catacombs but Georgia was really good about moving around in the group and asking if we heard everything or needed anything repeated. I would highly recommend this tour. It was nice to basically have the catacombs to ourselves. There was only one other tour group in the catacombs with us and we only crossed paths with them once. It was a nice change from all the crowded tourist destinations!
The tour was spectacular, highly informative and well managed. We count as a bonus the tips on picking the right gelateria or the best wine: well presented and very to the point.
The service was excellent. My arrival in Rome was delayed and I missed an earlier tour. Customer service was very helpful and got me booked on this and I was very satisfied. Saw and learned a lot and the guide was awesome.
Excellent tour and guide - she was engaging, informative and very patient with a talkative member of our group. She really knew her history.
Rebecca was great! I'm not a fan of tours in general but I loved this tour.
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Melanie was a very friendly, knowledgable, funny and informative guide, she is a credit to your company. The tour itself was very interesting and a much better experience going in the evening when the catacombs were empty.
Our guide was brilliant. It really felt as if she cared that we get as much out of us as possible despite the time constraint. She happily answered all questions and showed real interest in the topic at hand and our enjoyment. Brava.
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Andreas was charming & a wealth of information. He made the tour interesting & personal.
interesting and delightful -- guide was awesome and very insightful. Learned a lot and she was terrific. Restaurant warning and recommendations were also EXCELLENT!
one of the best guides ever... personable, knowledgeable, and witty. Georgia was a hit with my whole family!
Gio was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly with our group. We began our tour on time and did not feel rushed to get through the tour. I recommend this tour and Walks of Italy.
Gio was a wealth of knowledge about Ancient Rome and the crypts. She has a great sense of humor and made the tour really fun!
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The guide was outstanding!
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GEORGIA! She was the most fantastic tour guide! I felt like I was in Latin class again with her very relevant tangents on the origin of words (id est the word quarantine comes from the italian word for forty (quaranta) which is the amount of time people had to stay outside Rome to be cleansed before reentering.. among MANY more). The tour was very educational and fun. The information given on the tour gives insight and appreciation to cracking the surface of understanding the magnanimous impact Rome has had on the Western World. After this tour, I am motivated to learn more of the origin of civilization and Western religions. Amazing tour! Amazing Georgia! I would take any tour with her! She is a lovely person with so much knowledge. Thank you Georgia! Thank you, Walks of Italy!!
Amy was great.
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Georgia was our guide and was AMAZING! So nice and informative and gracious.
This tour with Georgia as our guide was excellent and with her knowledge first class. We have already recommended our friends to book when they visit.
The best of the 4 different routes we took. Was focused, multiple bathroom breaks, and led us to special spaces. And the guide was very knowledgeable. Georgia was great.
Andrea was a terrific guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting tour through the crypts, the catacomb was a once in a lifetime thing to experience. Glad we did it. Thank you!
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Georgia was amazing/ Loved her enthusiasm and she was so knowledgeable. It was intriguing and engaging from start to finish. Great job!! Would definitely recommend this tour to others .