PRICE

$74.88

(2017)

Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 3.5 hrs


Start Time: Times vary

Highlights

  • Visit the most quiet and impressive of Rome's Catacombs in a small group - so you can hear your guide crystal clear

  • Explore the eerie Capuchin Crypt aka 'Bone Chapel' - a unique burial site covered in the bones of 4,000 friars

  • Follow in the footsteps of Ancient Romans as far back as 300B.C with a short stroll along the ancient Appian Way

  • Stop off at the spectacular Roman Aqueducts and learn all about the impressive construction

  • Travel to and from sites via private air-conditioned transport

Tour Description

Visit the best, least-visited Roman Catacombs

There are miles of ancient Christian Catacombs under Rome, but most companies visit the same one. We go the extra distance to take you to one of the less-visited and most peaceful. For a unique experience, we cater for small groups ensuring you can hear your guide at all times - so you can forget headsets, they don’t work underground anyway!

Witness Rome's strangest sight - a crypt lined with the bones of 4,000 monks

In addition to the Roman Catacombs, we visit the Capuchin Bone Crypt - a cemetery literally built from bones! The chambers are decorated with the remains of some 4,000 friars. For kids, it’s a fascinating lesson in anatomy and for adults, a moving reminder of what we’ll all become. The message at the end...

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Visit the best, least-visited Roman Catacombs

There are miles of ancient Christian Catacombs under Rome, but most companies visit the same one. We go the extra distance to take you to one of the less-visited and most peaceful. For a unique experience, we cater for small groups ensuring you can hear your guide at all times - so you can forget headsets, they don’t work underground anyway!

Witness Rome's strangest sight - a crypt lined with the bones of 4,000 monks

In addition to the Roman Catacombs, we visit the Capuchin Bone Crypt - a cemetery literally built from bones! The chambers are decorated with the remains of some 4,000 friars. For kids, it’s a fascinating lesson in anatomy and for adults, a moving reminder of what we’ll all become. The message at the end of crypt says it all: “What you are now, we once were. What we are now, you will be.” However, the monks didn’t intend the site to be a morbid one – but you’ll learn all about that from your expert guide when you visit one of Rome’s most memorable sights.

Step back in time

Following in the footsteps of Ancient Romans, your guide will take you on a short stroll along the famous Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) - a road dating back all the way to circa 300 B.C - where you'll take a moment at the Tomb of Caecilia Metella, one of the most well-preserved mausoleums in the city dating back to 1 B.C.

Finally, en route back to the city centre, you'll stop off at the spectacular Roman Aqueducts - a part of the city sadly missed by many visitors. Here you'll learn all about the feat of enginering considered one of the greatest achievements of the ancient world - and of course snap a photo or two with the impressive construction as your backdrop!

With comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, you won’t have to worry about coordinating metros, buses and private transport from one site to the next. Our guides are handpicked not just for their knowledge, but also their enthusiasm and engagement, so they’ll be happy to answer any questions you can throw at them.

Take a walk with us as we peel back the many layers of Rome, uncovering the secret stories of Christian persecution, strange religious practices and the multi-layered history of Rome.

  • Sites Visited
  • One of the least-visited Roman Catacombs
  • The Capuchin Crypt aka ‘The Bone Chapel’
  • Appian Way
  • Roman Aqueducts
  • Included
  • Transport between sites in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Admission to all sites
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 2017 Customer Reviews

This was most fascinating. I learned a lot I thought it was spiritually enlightening as oppossed to being scary. We always use Walks. I did the "Day In Rome", The Pompeii and Amalfi also.

Denise

Jan 31, 2020

Reina was an incredible tour guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, and I could tell she loves the history of Rome. I highly recommend the tour, and if you can, Reina was excellent!!!!

Rob

Mar 01, 2020

Rhianne was a wonderful guide! Friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. She even helped us after our tour to navigate the Borghese Gallery website so that we could buy tickets for Sunday. She also gave us tips for visiting the gallery. If we had the chance to have her as a guide again, we would definitely sign up.

Janet

Feb 26, 2020

Melissa

Feb 26, 2020

Antonella’s enthusiasm and love for the topic and places we visited was truly infectious, it was one of the best tours I’ve had the pleasure of taking. A true view into the centuries of Roman history, both in terms of death, and life because we also got to visit the aqueducts. I highly recommend this tour and Antonella in particular!

Yekta

Feb 14, 2020

Andrea was a great guide. Personable, funny, and extremely well verses in the history and tradition of the Church. My wife and I really loved the tour, especially the Capuchin bones near the triton fountain.

Martin

Feb 07, 2020

This was most fascinating. I learned a lot I thought it was spiritually enlightening as oppossed to being scary. We always use Walks. I did the "Day In Rome", The Pompeii and Amalfi also.

Denise

Jan 31, 2020

Reina was an incredible tour guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, and I could tell she loves the history of Rome. I highly recommend the tour, and if you can, Reina was excellent!!!!

Rob

Mar 01, 2020

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Important Information

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

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