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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 248 Customer Reviews

Such a nice and knowledgeable guide. Loved her. We took three tours with you guys during our week stay and loved everyone
We had 15 and it was a little tight. The guide did a wonderful job explaining what we saw in the crypt and catacombs.
All good. Very enjoyable.

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.

This was our first tour with walks and was absolutely terrific. Our guide Kayla was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. The catacombs were amazing and the tour timeline was perfect ... enough time to see everything but not too long. Would definitely recommend the walks tour.
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Such a nice and knowledgeable guide. Loved her. We took three tours with you guys during our week stay and loved everyone
We had 15 and it was a little tight. The guide did a wonderful job explaining what we saw in the crypt and catacombs.
All good. Very enjoyable.
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Enjoyable tour - very informative and fascinating - especially the Capuchin crypt
It was great we will refer anyone who is going on a trip.
We booked this tour at the last minute and loved it! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the content. We loved the small group size.
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This was a great tour and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. I am so glad I chose the night tour. The ability to see the crypts without all the other tours was amazing. Another great experience with walks of Italy. I look forward to my next tour with you.
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It was amazing! I loved it. Worth the price. Our guide was fantastic. Couldn’t ask for anything better.
Andrea was amazing, wonderful tour!
Excellent tour and guide. we enjoyed it very much.
Our whole group thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Andrea was knowledgeable and a fun guide.
Loved the late access to the catacombs, it was very atmospheric, and Amy's commentary throughout the tour was extremely informing and engaging, she was a pleasure to be around! Great experience overall.
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We had an excellent evening tour with a personable, well-informed tour guide. The group was a bit too large so it was difficult to see everything, and we had to move much to quickly through the Cappuchin museum. I wanted to see and read more so I couldn't keep up with what the tour guide was saying and what I was looking at (I was always a step behind). It would've been helpful if everyone had been given flashlights in the catacombs or lanterns (to feel like we were back-in-the-day and for safety purposes). It would've been very easy to fall, so I'd recommend that you provide light or warn people in advance to bring their own flash lights. That being said, we were so glad we took the tour and felt it was money well invested. Thank you so much!!
Marta our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting and enjoyable...I would recommend this tour and my 13 year old said it was the highlight of our trip.. Ciao until we return again.
Very enjoyable tour with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide
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Excellent tour except for getting stuck in traffic. Our guide was excellent.
Our guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and friendly
Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great demeanor.
Amy was fun and interesting. She is one of the best tour guides we've had. Another great Walks of Italy tour!
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Unfortunately, we were late to the meeting point and missed the first half of the tour, but the second half at the catacombs was wonderful! Amy is very entertaining!
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Very nice itinerary, guide was excellent....good value.....
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excellent tour
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Our guide, Kylie, was extremely knowledgeable about all the information on the tour, as well as Rome in general. I loved her passion for art and art history!
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We just loved Antonella! She was a great guide and had a wonderful sense of humor. She made my 83 year old dad’s night by calling him Caesar throughout the tour. Many thanks for providing such a great tour!!!
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Extremely impressed wirh planning and ease of access. Guide had a sound knowledge but managed to be extreme entertaining in his delivery. Took great effort to ensure everyone was involved and enjoying the trip. Excellent night.
Melany was a great enthousiastic guide
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Our guide was informative and engaging. We truly loved the tour and would recommend it!
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Fun!
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Very enthusiastic and informative guide! Would highly recommend to friends. Thank you!