Crypts, Bones & Catacombs: An Underground Tour of Rome

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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.5 hours
Trip difficulty:
Max Group Size: 18
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Visit the best-preserved and least-frequented catacombs in Rome.
- Gape at the Capuchin Bone Crypt, a cemetery literally built from the bones of 4,000 Capuchin friars.
- Enjoy a spectacular view of the Roman Aqueducts - one of the city’s most impressive landmarks.
- Travel in style with an air-conditioned, private vehicle with the company of an elite catacomb guide, hand-picked for their extensive knowledge of these amazing tombs.
- Drive along the ancient, airy Appian Way (Via Appia Antica), and follow in the footsteps of Romans as far back as 312 B.C
- With a small group of 18 people or fewer, your experience will be relaxed and intimate and your guide easy to hear.
Summary
Rome is a city that has built and rebuilt upon itself for thousands of years. Our Crypts, Bones & Catacombs tour is designed to take you deep down into the layers of Roman history, in order to uncover the spell-binding story of the 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. 

Description
The tour starts with 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. 

Next, you’ll head to one of the city’s most interesting catacombs. The catacomb contains miles of creepy tunnels and the world’s oldest collection of bones. Your expert, guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group of 18 people or fewer 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.

Before our final stop off for the day, we’ll drive the Appian Way. Along Via Appia, your expert guide will explain the historical significance of the fascinating area. To finish out the day in style we’ll visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts, where you’ll be given time to enjoy and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.

With comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, and a small group of 18 people or fewer, your only responsibility is to immerse yourself in the thrills and wonder of 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. 



Commentary English: Guide
Included Transport between sites in an air-conditioned minibus
Admission to all sites
Expert Walks tour guide
Small group of 18 people or fewer
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
In case the San Sebastiano Catacomb is closed we will replace site with another Catacomb located always on the Appian Way
This tour is not recommended if you suffer from claustrophobia
Know before you go 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.
Sites on this itinerary includes holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees.
Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
In case the San Sebastiano Catacomb is closed we will replace site with another Catacomb located always on the Appian Way
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Dress Code: 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. Walks 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.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
May 01, 2021 May 31, 2021 Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM
June 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays at 2:00 PM (except 29th of June and 15th of August)

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.8756791, 12.4800925
Address: Piramide, Rome , Lazio, 00154, IT
Notes:
End Location Address Piramide, Rome , Lazio, 00154, IT
Start Location Notes Triton fountain, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Lazio, 00187, IT
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.9036601, 12.4884782
Address: Triton fountain, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Lazio, 00187, IT
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1k8paHQebSfgn0seMUP8sYUKlG4c&ll=41.90358705934579%2C12.488983195718447&z=18
Notes: 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.
End Location Address Piramide, Rome , Lazio, 00154, IT
Start Location Notes Triton fountain, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Lazio, 00187, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €65.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €60.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

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

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ I am claustrophobic, should I take the tour?

Our Crypts, Bones & Catacombs Tour includes a visit to the Rome Catacombs, which are a series of long underground passages. While they are quite open and moderately well lit (and perfectly safe), they may not be suitable for anyone with particularly bad claustrophobia. If you think are likely to experience panic in these situations we would recommend that you do not opt for this particular tour.

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