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

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

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Fontana del Tritone
Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, ItalyIn 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.
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  • 1
    Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Basilica of San Clemente
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Fontana del Tritone
Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, ItalyIn 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.
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Group of 22 people max
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thomas G wrote a review Mar 2020
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If you are looking to get immersed in the history of Rome when a part of the Roman Empire and its aftermath the crypts and Roman Catacombs is it! The two tour guides on our tour (Devan and Jonathan) were outstanding. Both brought insights and comic relief throughout the event.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Iriome H wrote a review Mar 2020
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I booked this tour with my family and we all enjoyed the tour! The guide Andrea C, did great job! The crypts are a little bit creepy but really interesting
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Richard W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Serena and Sean were fantastic. Their knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious. It was a fantastic tour and contained much more than I expected. Would thoroughly recommend x
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Julia D wrote a review Feb 2020
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My friend and I took the tour with Devan & Jonathan a little over two weeks ago. First off the starting point was easy to find as well as the person dividing us in to our tours, just look for the blue flag! The tour itself was very interesting. The crypts and catacombs are
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Andrew Simpson wrote a review Feb 2020
Peterhead, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
Well done to Serena for leading us on an amazing tour. After several trips to Rome this was our first time visiting the Capuchin crypts. Fascinating and just the right amount of commentary to understand and respect the monks. The catacombs are well worth visiting as was St
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Gréât!
Gréât visit with Our guide Alessandra who took time to engage with all family members in a very nice way
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Awesome guide. Great tour.
G was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history. It was a great experience having him as our tour
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We booked the Colosseum, forum and Palatine hill tour. Our guide Sarah was really informative and looked after our
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Micky was an amazing guide!!
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Fantastic tour, fantastic tour guide
CityWonders is a well oiled machine that is well worth using for all your tours. Our guide was Kylie(I think! Sorry
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Worth it
It is always worth skipping the line. ALWAYS. Just do it. The audio guide was also really fantastic and enhanced th
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Great guide , misleading advertisement
Our tour guide was great, however it was poorly advertised. It appears to include St. Peter's Basilica, but it does
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Long day, but rewarding
Took this in late July, visiting from the UK, and booked only a few days before travelling. Rome was quiet due to C
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Pelin was a great tour guide!
Pelin was a phenomenal guide, her explanations made us appreciate the Forum, Palatine and Colisseum much more. She
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Amazing: engaging and entertaining
My wife and I did a semi private tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in English with Marco. He was so knowle
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Skip the line does not work anymore !!
This is a forgery. We bought some « skip-the-line » tickets, but because of the Covid-19 security checks we still
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Left early - without us
Got a call at 15:17 for a 15;20 tour. I missed the call looking for the guide (confirmation just says Metro Station
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Truly amazing once in a lifetime with a once in a life time guide
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