Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour
Attractions & guided tours

Crypts and Catacombs of Rome skip-the-line tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take a step back in time as you explore the early Christian art, crypts and catacombs
  • Tour the Capuchin Crypts, Basilica San Martino Ai Monti and the San Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs
  • Hear the history and legends of the places and relics from your expert English-speaking guide
What to expect

This tour is the first of its kind! This original Crypts and Catacombs tour will take you to explore early Christian art in the Catacombs. Your guide will lead you through the dark tunnels of the Roman catacombs and show you hundreds of burial chambers. As you continue your mysterious journey, your group will explore Basilica San Martino Ai Monti and feel as though you are going back in time with every different level of the Basilica you visit as you hear your guide's in-depth commentary, bringing it to life.

You'll wrap up your tour with a visit to the truly eerie Capuchin Crypt, fascinating chapel hidden away in central Rome decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks.You'll spend time discovering the intricate decorations and the official museum which will give you a chance to see Caravaggio’s magnificent canvas ‘St. Francis in Meditation’ and relics from the life of St. Francis himself.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 20 people or less
    • Entrance ticket to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
    • Entrance ticket to the catacombs
    • Entrance ticket to the church and undergrounds of Basilica San Martino Ai Monti
    • All transfers in an air-conditioned bus
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 2-14)
    • Infants (age 0-1): free of charge
    Where

    Via di S. Nicola da Tolentino, 32-38, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton (Tritone) fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop Barberini on metro line A (red line).

    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs so please wear comfortable shoes
    • Please note that entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
    • Please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
    • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
    • Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted on this tour
    • This tour will end at around 6.00pm at Piazza Barberini or Piazza della Repubblica depending on the itinerary
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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