• Rome Catacombs
    & Crypts Tour

    "Fun and energetic guide who wowed us with their knowledge
    of the history of Rome and the sites we visited."

    Anabelle

  • Rome Catacombs
    & Crypts Tour

    "Fun and energetic guide who wowed us with their knowledge
    of the history of Rome and the sites we visited."

    ANABELLE

Rome Catacombs & Crypts Tour

Rome Catacombs & Crypts Tour

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  • Fascinating History
  • Fat Tire Tours Approved
  • Expert Tour Guide

Tour Ancient Roman Catacomb Tunnels and Crypts

Rome is a city that has built and rebuilt upon itself for thousands of years. Our Roman Catacombs & Crypts tour is designed to take you deep down into the layers of Roman history in order to uncover the spell-binding story of this city through the ages. We do so in the most dramatic way possible; by exploring the underground cemeteries and temples that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.

The tour starts in one of the city’s most interesting catacombs. The catacomb contains miles of tunnels and the world’s oldest collection of bones. Your expert guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group through these wonderfully historic and atmospheric tunnels, while telling you the story of early Christianity. Large groups simply can’t fit into these areas, so take advantage of this truly unique access.

Next, you’ll head to one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, the Capuchin bone crypt. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of some 4,000 Capuchin friars is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, you’ll learn why the monks actually consider the display life affirming.

This tour ends by taking you down into the Case Romane to gape at the extraordinary frescoes that adorn the walls and see the relics of Roman life that were unearthed in these very rooms. With an expert guide to help you decipher everything you see, you’ll feel as if you have stepped back 2,000 years into the height of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known.

We provide all entrance tickets and comfortable, air-conditioned transport between sites, so your only responsibility is to immerse yourself in the thrills and wonder of underground Rome. Our expert guides have been hand-picked for this experience based on both their knowledge and love of history. They make the perfect escorts through our eeriest and most mysterious tour

  • Approximately 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Afternoon
    • Expert tour guide
    • Entry to the Roman Catacombs
    • Entry to the Capuchin bone crypt (Museum and Crypt of the Capuchin Friars)
    • Entry to Case Romane frescoes and relics
    • Air-conditioned transportation between sites
  • Adults €69.00
    Children (age 2-14) €64.00
    Infants (age 0-1) €0.00
  • This tour meets in Piazza Barberini, just by the Triton fountain in the middle of the square.  The closest metro station is Barberini (Line B). 

    If you are traveling by public transport there is a metro station that stops here called "Barberini," which is two stops west of Termini train station. The fountain in the center of the piazza is called the Triton Fountain, by Bernini, and the street that descends from it is Via del Tritone.

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    • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re‐bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
    • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
    • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour due to their religious nature.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Fat Tire Tours cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.

Tour Highlights

  • Roman Catacombs
  • The Capuchin Crypt, 'The Bone Chapel'
  • Case Romane del Celio, an ancient villa

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse What does Fat Tire Approved mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered throughout Rome to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.

    With anything Fat Tire Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a dress code for the religious sites on tour?

    Yes, sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Fat Tire Tours cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.

  • Expand/Collapse I am claustrophobic, will I be okay on this tour?

    Visiting the Catacombs is not advised to anyone suffering from cardiac or respiratory weakness or tendencies of claustrophobia.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I take photos during the tour?

    Photography is not allowed inside the sites visited on this tour due to their religious nature.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How early do I need to arrive at the meeting point?

    The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re‐bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets in Piazza Barberini, just by the Triton fountain in the middle of the square.  The closest metro station is Barberini (Line B). 

    If you are traveling by public transport there is a metro station that stops here called "Barberini," which is two stops west of Termini train station. The fountain in the center of the piazza is called the Triton Fountain, by Bernini, and the street that descends from it is Via del Tritone.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    There are no age requirements for this tour. Most children find this tour thrilling but please note the nature of this tour features real human remains, spooky stories, and involves walking through compact, dark spaces. We are also unable to accommodate strollers on this tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for this tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    This tour operates in groups of 18 people maximum.

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