Crypts & Catacombs After Hours: Exclusive Access

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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 165.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Gain exclusive access to the Roman Catacombs after closing with the original after-hours tour. Alone in these subterranean tunnels, you’ll have the peaceful and eerie experience that every guest should have but few do.
- Visit the intriguing Capuchin Bone Chapel to see the bones of 4,000 friars made into wall decorations.
- Enjoy a small group of maximum 18 people and transport by private bus: For a more intimate experience.
Summary
This world-first walking tour takes you into the Catacombs after closing, introducing you to one of Rome’s most important cities of the dead. You’ll also get to see the chilling Capuchin ‘Bone’ Chapel, decorated with the remains of some 4,000 deceased monks. Not a tour for the easily spooked, but a wonderful exploration of early Christianity in Rome and Ancient Roman beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife that informs as much as it thrills. 

Description
As visitors disperse for the evening, a peaceful atmosphere settles over Rome's San Sebastiano Catacombs. It's then - as the doors officially close to the public - that you and your small group will step inside for a VIP visit like no other...

The bodies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thrill of excitement as you become one of the first people to descend into the Catacombs after closing since the era of Imperial Rome. And because you’ll be there out-of-hours, you’ll have the passageways to yourself and won’t have any trouble hearing your guide as they divulge the dark stories of the birth of Christianity. 

Learn why the Romans chose to take their burials ‘off site’ and discover some of the most intriguing artifacts and decorations that adorn the tombs with the help of a dedicated, expert Catacombs guide. 

Following your fascinating VIP visit you’ll have time to reflect on all you’ve learned as you hop on a private, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Capuchin Crypt, better known as the “Bone Chapel”. 

Festooned with the remains of some 4,000 deceased monks, the Capuchin Crypt is one of Rome’s most divisive destinations. Not for the faint of heart, the burial site is an eye-opening experience that is only truly understood - and, dare we say, enjoyed - with the help of a knowledgeable guide. 

As you take it all in with your small group of 18 people or less, your expert guide will explain the monks’ interesting beliefs on life and death which motivated the creation of such a macabre memorial. 

This special, VIP experience of Rome’s most interesting burial sites will no doubt leave a lasting impression - and one you’ll likely meditate on for years to come! 




Commentary English: Guide
Included Exclusive after-hours entrance to Rome Catacombs
Tickets for Capuchin Crypt & Museum
Private, air-conditioned transport
Small groups of max 18 people
Expert tour guide
Expert Catacombs guide
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.
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 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.
Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 18 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 4:15 PM Departure - Daily (except Sundays +05 Apr 2020, 29 Jun 2020)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.8770625, 12.4821857
Address: 100% BIO, Piazza di Porta San Paolo, 6a, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/100%25+BIO/@41.8770625,12.4821857,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x37ad6d1a46589854!8m2!3d41.8770625!4d12.4821857
Notes: If travelling by public transportation, take the B line to Piramide. With your back facing the metro exit, walk towards Porta San Paolo (the ancient structure with 2 towers in the middle of the square). Our meeting point will be across the street on the right hand side.
Start Location Notes 100% BIO, Piazza di Porta San Paolo, 6a, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT
End Location Address Rome City Centre, Rome , Lazio, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.909986, 12.3959135
Address: Rome City Centre, Rome , Lazio, IT
Notes:
Start Location Notes 100% BIO, Piazza di Porta San Paolo, 6a, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT
End Location Address Rome City Centre, Rome , Lazio, 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 €85.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €80.00 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 Crypts, Bones & Catacombs in Rome: 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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