PRICE

$86.43

(667)

Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins


Start Time: Times vary

Highlights

  • For the first time ever, we’re taking you inside Rome’s Catacombs after-hours, 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 after-hours tour, finishing up in the city center in time for dinner

Tour Description

A world exclusive: visit the Catacombs after closing

The Catacombs of Rome make for a very unique experience. Hidden beneath the city, these maze-like graveyards were created by Rome’s first Christians during a time when their religion was heavily persecuted. Located six storeys beneath the ground at points, they 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. Indeed, as the foot traffic rises, so too does the noise level.

That's why we're offering the first Rome Catacombs after-hours tour. With only Walks of Italy groups inside the catacomb, your visit is guaranteed to be intimate and mysterious. Your...

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A world exclusive: visit the Catacombs after closing

The Catacombs of Rome make for a very unique experience. Hidden beneath the city, these maze-like graveyards were created by Rome’s first Christians during a time when their religion was heavily persecuted. Located six storeys beneath the ground at points, they 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. Indeed, as the foot traffic rises, so too does the noise level.

That's why we're offering the first Rome Catacombs after-hours 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 2,000 years back in time with an unforgettable experience of Rome’s hidden history.

The most historically-significant Catacombs - all to yourself

Our Rome Catacombs Tour has exclusive after-hours access to the incredible network of catacombs. Apart from their historical and religious significance, they're also one of the most atmospheric – 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 18 people or fewer) as you follow your guide through the winding underground passages.

See a chapel decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks

The Capuchin Crypt aka The 'Bone Chapel' is an intriguing series of rooms decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks. There are light fixtures made from spinal chords, a coat of (real) arms, and a few full skeletons still wearing their monk’s robes. And with your knowledgeable guide to take your through the eerie rooms, you’ll learn about the Capuchin Order’s surprisingly optimistic approach to life and death, and the reasoning behind the creation of this unusual burial ground.

This late entry visit allows for a more intimate tour through the curious spaces while you'll also enjoy a visit the Capuchin Museum (where your guide will point out a disputed Caravaggio and some strange mementos!)

From the exclusive VIP visit underground to the fascinating look into the lives and deaths of Capuchin friars one thing is for sure: this will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

  • Sites Visited
  • Capuchin Crypt
  • Capuchin Museum
  • San Sebastiano Catacombs
  • Included
  • Special access to Rome Catacombs after closing
  • Late entry tickets & tour of the Capuchin Crypt & Museum
  • Round-trip transport between sites
  • Expert local tour guide (fluent in English)

Reviews

5-stars from over 667 Customer Reviews

Marta was excellent! Very personable, helpful, and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour!

Adam

Sep 22, 2019

Very good organised tour. We very much enjoyed our time and liked Roberta right away.

Barbara

Oct 17, 2019

Great Guide!!

Sinesipho

Oct 03, 2019

Our Guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable, as was the local Guide for the catacombs, and we had a great driver!

James

Sep 29, 2019

We had the pleasure of having Andrea again! He ja an amazing guide! Loved every minute of the tour great job walks!!!

DUSTIN

Sep 23, 2019

Allessandra was brilliant! She was informative, passionate and funny about the sites. Sadly the Vatican guide at the catacombs was not. This part of the trip felt more rushed (possibly do to the traffic on the way, as the French Prime Minister was in town) and not as informative. Again though, nothing can be said of Allessandra besides giving her the highest praise. Keep a hold of her as long as you can!

Daniel

Sep 22, 2019

Marta was excellent! Very personable, helpful, and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour!

Adam

Sep 22, 2019

Very good organised tour. We very much enjoyed our time and liked Roberta right away.

Barbara

Oct 17, 2019

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Important Information

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