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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Combine visits to Rome’s most popular catacombs and crypts
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
From US$80.17
Overview
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this half-day guided walking tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, the Capuchin Crypt, and Appian Way. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Head to Capuchin Crypt while your guide tells you about ancient Rome. At the crypt museum, see one of Caravaggio’s famous paintings, St. Francis in Meditation. Hear about the crypt’s unusual chapels made entirely out of human bones.

Heading toward Appian Way, listen to commentary about the road’s history, including the hundreds of miles of underground space beneath it that were used as burial grounds and secret worship spots for persecuted Christians. Skip the long lines at this popular attraction, saving valuable vacation time.

You’ll skip the line again at Basilica of San Clemente, comprised of three 12th-century structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Crypts and Catacombs

If you have not gotten into the underbelly of some of the really old churches, you must see this. The crypts are a bit creepy (who knew bones could be so artistic!). The catacombs are something - I dare you to turn out the lights!!...More

1  Thank kinghenry2575
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mesmerising

This tour was very capably guided by a couple of enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellows. The crypts and catacombs proved to be emotive and informative venues, and I would recommend the tour as essential as part of a trip to Rome. Superb.

Thank Vacation707739
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Educational, fun, and funny!

I didn’t know what to expect on this tour. My husband booked it with skeletons and creepiness in mind but instead we took away so much more than we could have ever imagined! Our tour guide, Angela, was incredibly enthusiastic about what she does. She...More

Thank kaydeecee1127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
One of the best tours I’ve been on

We had a great guide that spend a good deal of time discussing the exhibits. We found Migle, (our tour guide), had a great deal of knowledge of the crypt and catacombs.

Thank terrybA6925MW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
See another side of Rome

Tourists get guides all the time… it is part of modern travel. These tours are always hand picked - people pick the tour that interests them - but what they don’t get to do is pick the guide. So even though you might have been...More

1  Thank Renny W
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ggca2015
4 November 2018|
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Response from srjadmin | Reviewed this property |
There is a bit of walking at slow pace. Uneven surfaces. Once you get in to the Arena you can sit down.
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Toni P
4 November 2018|
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Full 4 hours. Have a bus ride to catacombs, bus to St. Clements church, bus to the Capuchin crypts.
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Kevin B
11 October 2018|
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Response from _dale_j_bergman | Reviewed this property |
Due to the tight quarters and uneven floors, I would not recommend you attempt using a stroller. In the Catacombs, lighting is very dim at certain areas. Having said all that, it’s a fabulous tour. Get Mike if possible.
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