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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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Highlights
  • Visit lesser-known catacombs like the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla 
  • Travel with a small group in tunnels where larger ones simply can’t fit
  • Great way to escape the heat during the summer months
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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
US$82 per adult
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Tour with Expert, English-speaking guide
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Overview
Explore Rome’s many layers of history on this guided walking tour through some of its most religiously significant—and perhaps creepiest—sites. With visits to lesser-known catacombs and crypts, including the Capuchin bone crypt, you’ll see a different side of Rome that many travelers miss, hearing guide commentary along the way. A small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in one of the city’s most compelling and least-visited catacombs, Santa Priscilla, where persecuted Christians were once buried.

Your guide leads your small group and tells you about the early history of Christianity. Walk along atmospheric tunnels to see frescos and one of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Next, head to the Capuchin bone crypt, an underground cemetery festooned with the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars. Learn why monks consider the macabre sight life-affirming.

The next stop is Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, built on the site of Roman temples and markets dating back to the first and fourth centuries BC. See the original structures, which are built into the existing church and left exposed.

Head topside, and bid your guide arrivederci.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent all round

This was a great tour with our guide Anna. She was superb and extremely knowledgeable and made the tour unforgettable. I learnt so much. We were in a group of only 6 people which was great for seeing everything and being able to ask questions....More

Thank Bestreviewer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago
Easy half day tour and a must see

This is a great tour if you have time to do it. It's a shorter tour - about 3.5 hours with minimal walking compared to many other tours. The history of the crypts are quite interesting and being among all of those bones was quite,...More

1  Thank jsugimoto1010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Quite awesome

Our guide Rebecca was great : very talkative, we could listen to her for hours. I was a bit reluctant to discover the bones and the catacombs and she turned my fear into a great experience. I would certainly recommend this tour to others if...More

Thank vadius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent tour and guide

Great tour with superb guide Marta. Crypt was fascinating and catacombs interesting. Above all Marta was a superb guide, very knowledgeable and witty, and made the whole trip enjoyable

Thank sydmartin01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best tour company - read this before you buy from the other one!

During our month-long tour throughout Europe, we booked numerous tours through another well-known company, City Wonders. Almost every time we went with them, it was a complete disaster with technical problems and guides who spoke English but with thick accents. We just accepted that is...More

Thank Love2TravelLuxfromCA
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BlueOceanCruiser
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Ceva C |
My tour began at Piazza Barberini.
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Michelle F
April 17, 2018|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Duration will vary due to traffic since you'll be traveling by van between several sites. Allow 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
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