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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/06/20 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fontana del Tritone
    Piazza 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.
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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, 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
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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 21 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
  • Travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tony W wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our guide, Andrea, brought the tour to life with his energetic and encyclopedic knowledge of the catacombs and crypts. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about Rome beyond the main attractions.
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Karolina Gda wrote a review Sep 2020
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Despite some minor covid-related restrictions everything went smoothly. The guide shared lots of interesting facts about life in ancient Rome in general, not just about the visited sites. A very informative and pleasant experience, recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mandi M. wrote a review Sep 2020
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I’ve had a few guided tours on my 4 day trip to Rome and Andrea C. was by far the best! He arrived early at the meeting point and was very friendly from the very moment you approached him. During the tour he was personable, entertaining and VERY knowledgeable. His passion for
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johnszabo2015 wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York41 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I were so impressed by the passion and extensive knowledge of our guide, Andrea Galonghi, that we’re still talking about it. We got a deep, layered history of early Christian Rome and the development of the church in layers through time as we walked deep into the
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Steve V wrote a review Sep 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent guide, very knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommended and a great way to see the catacombs
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