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Key Details

City: Rome

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start Time: Times vary


  • 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 drive 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

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

One of the eeriest places in Rome is 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. After a brief introduction from your guide, you'll pick up an audio guide to explore this fascinating burial ground at your own pace.

Visit the Roman Catacombs

Next, you hop on a private bus toward the Roman Catacombs. There are miles of ancient Christian Catacombs under Rome. Your expert Catacombs guide will take you on an underground journey to discover the birthplace and deathplace of the early Christians. For a unique experience, we cater for small groups ensuring you can hear your guide at all times.

Step back in time

Following in the footsteps of Ancient Romans, you will drive along the famous Appian Way (Via Appia Antica)—a road dating back all the way to circa 300 B.C.

Finally, en route back to the city center, 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 engineering 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 most impressive 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
  • Capuchin Crypt audio guide
  • Expert Catacombs guide
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer
From $90
Free Cancellation


5-stars from over 2351 Customer Reviews


Mar 16, 2023

Silvia is an amazing tour guide with a vast love of Roman culture and history. She was respectful and patient and made our Catacombs and aqueduct tour both fulfilling and memorable. Grazie!

Important Information

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