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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.