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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour provided by City Wonders

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

Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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About
Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this guided tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, and the Capuchin Crypt. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
  • Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
  • Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Heading toward the 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 centuries old structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving Head finally to the 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.you on your own to explore further if you wish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
  • Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
  • Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Heading toward the 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 centuries old structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving Head finally to the 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.you on your own to explore further if you wish.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3731CRYPTS
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-line access to the Christian Catacombs of Rome
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small groups of up to 20 people or fewer
  • Access to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Access to the Basilica San Martino Ai Monti
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - San Martino ai Monti
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Fontana del Tritone, P.za Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
  • No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
  • Please note this tour involves a fair amount of walking, as well as a large number of stairs, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
  • Please note that the visit to the Basilica of San Clemente will be replaced by a visit to the Basilica of San Martino Ai Monti until further notice.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-line access to the Christian Catacombs of Rome
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small groups of up to 20 people or fewer
  • Access to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Access to the Basilica San Martino Ai Monti
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - San Martino ai Monti
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Fontana del Tritone, P.za Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required for entry into some of the sites on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered
  • No photos can be taken inside the venue during the tour
  • Please note this tour involves a fair amount of walking, as well as a large number of stairs, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
  • Please note that the visit to the Basilica of San Clemente will be replaced by a visit to the Basilica of San Martino Ai Monti until further notice.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jul. 2021
A note from Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fontana del Tritone
    P.za Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square. For Spanish Guided tour Arrive at 8:45am to start your tour at 9.00am. For English Guided tour Arrive at 2:15pm to start your tour at 2.30pm.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    San Martino ai Monti
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gabriel Guerrero
Palm City, FL3 contributions
Not worth the time
Very little information ,not a lot of explanation about the past and the catacombs
Compared to all our other tours where the guide explained a lot, I don’t think it was worth the time or money
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear V5030EWgabrielg, Thanks for sharing your review. At City Wonders we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. However, we have passed on your feedback to our Guide Manager and our Product Management teams and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward and to ensure that other customers do not encounter similar issues. City Wonders regards feedback from our customers as invaluable, because it allows us to adapt our tours to be the best that they can be. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for taking the time to contact us. Best regards, Simona B. City Wonders
Written 27 November 2021
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Jennifer D
Southampton, UK27 contributions
Wonderful tour with Alan
Nov. 2021
Wonderful tour with Alan. This is really great value for money as you get to see so much and a coach takes you between the spots and drops you off where you started. The tour itself was incredible and not something you'd think of when travelling to Rome. Alan was wonderful - friendly, patient and knowledgeable about his subject. Would highly recommend
Written 17 November 2021
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Vacationer95446
Dallas, TX20 contributions
Crypts tour. Great guide
Our tour guide was fantastic. Knowledgeable shared tons of history. Kept a great pace indium’s highly recommend. He was originally from Maryland. Great recommendations after tour as well. You can’t take photos I’m done places but great time to hit souvenirs shop to help the monks etc
Written 8 November 2021
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Erica F
5 contributions
Interesting experience
Oct. 2021
I think the name of our guide was John, sorry if I got that wrong but he was great. He is funny, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. The tour is really interesting, especially the crypts at the end.
Written 3 November 2021
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Eileen O
4 contributions
Highly recommended
We booked this to fill up an afternoon and are so glad we did! Our guide, Alain, was super; friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The Catacombs were fascinating, the church was beautiful and it was lovely to listen to the priest telling us the history and having Alain and his colleague translate. The crypts were quite shocking and utterly fascinating! Death quite literally staring you in the face. Amazing experience!
Written 29 October 2021
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Phillip S
3 contributions
Spooky Funny and Informative
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great guide with lots a knowledge and a good way of tying everything together. Two thumbs up 👍🏽 👍🏽
Written 16 October 2021
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Rebecca R
15 contributions
Amazing! Highly recommend. Well worth the price & lots of information!! Great for first time visitors to Rome- easy meet
Highly recommend this tour!! Max was an amazing tour guide. 10/10 book this tour! Our first time I Rome. One of our favorite tours :)
Written 25 September 2021
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CristenHoover
Auburn, AL3 contributions
Crypts and Catacombs 09/2021 Review — City Wonders
Spouse and I participated in the Crypts and Catacombs tour through City Wonders, and it was well worth the cost. Our guide, Alain, was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, a great teacher, and clearly loves Rome. He gave us all a wonderful tour! Easy and safe tour, and would recommend to family and friends at any future time
Written 13 September 2021
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John B
4 contributions
Ancient Rome
Aug. 2021
A fascinating trip. The guide was very helpful in explaining why the skeletons were on display and the political message intended by the monks.
Written 20 August 2021
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Kayla E
1 contribution
Simple Good Tour
Aug. 2021 • Couples
This tour was simply good. Left thankful to have taken it, but not overly impressed by any means. Tour guides were kind and informative; however, they were not very personable, and information given felt like something out of Wikipedia and was hard to follow at times. There are no microphones/earphones provided so you’ll need to stay up front to hear everything. What was not exactly clear prior to departure was you will be taking a bus and ~30-45minutes is spent on a bus. For the crypt only you will need to have your knees and shoulders covered, or pay 1€ for a coverall. You cannot take any photos except at the church. The crypt is just a couple rooms set up along a hallway that you pass through - interesting but the overall presentation is more fake like a museum setup and less like something natural. The actual museum is NOT included in your ticket, only the crypt hallway is. Not exactly worth the price but a good experience if this interests you.
Written 15 August 2021
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