visitor max num
3.5 hrs
meeting time
Thursday, Friday
Week days
Piazza Repubblica
meeting point

Unique Tour of Two Catacombs Of Rome & Bone Chapels

Beat the crowds and the heat of summer on this early morning tour of 2 Catacombs of Rome and Bone Chapels. Visit 3 fascinating sites of Rome with an expert guide in a small group (15 people maximum) before the crowds descend into the streets of Rome. Explore underground of Rome and some of the most unusual places like ancient catacombs of Domitilla and Callixtus as well as the Capuchin Crypts (The Bone Chapel). This tour requires minimum amount of walking as you are driven to and from the venues on an air-conditioned coach.Β With us you will have the right to take photos inside the Catacombs of Saint Domitilla, and bring home something more than just a memory.

What you can expect

Meet your guideat 8:45am, at Piazza della Repubblica, the central location near Roma Termini and Boscolo Hotel Rome. After a quick check-in you will join your small group and embark on this unique tour. We offer skip the line to all 3 venues on the itinerary. We begin with a 30-minute ride to the countryside of Rome to visit the catacombs located along side the Appian Way, the most ancient paved road in the world. You will head underground to explore two ancient burial complexes containing relics of martyrs, saints and early Popes as well as the most ancient Christian frescoes and sacred works of art in the western world.

You will spend 2 hours (approx) in the Roman countryside visiting the Catacombs after which you will head back to the very heart of Rome to visit one of the most macabre, yet fascinating places of Rome; The Bone Chapels. These are the Capuchin Crypts decorated with the bones of the monks. Listen to your guide as you walk the corridor of this sobering place and learn the meaning of the symbols made up entirely of human remains.

Your expert English-speaking guide will show you the most important highlights at all three venues, you’ll be able to take plenty of photos at the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, as well as skip the line and enjoy the ride on board of an air-conditioned bus.

Please Note:

  • Photography is allowed only in Santa Domitilla Catacombs
  • No photography allowed in the Catacombs of San Callisto and Capuchin Crypts
  • Dress code: VATICAN (knees and shoulders must be covered)

Step 1

8:45AM- Piazza Repubblica

Step 2

9:00AM-Catacombs Of Callixtus

Step 3

10:00AM-Catacombs Of Domitilla

Step 4

11:20AM Capuchin Crypts

Step 5

12:00PM – End of the tour

morning tour of rome catacombs

  • Small groups
  • Expert guide
  • Skip the line
  • Tickets to the venues
  • Transportation
catacombs of rome
Catacombs of Rome

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 15 reviews
May 22, 2018

Sara was excellent, very easy to understand and passionate.

May 16, 2018

It’s a sightseeing, city, archaeology, history and off the beaten path tour in one. A bit unusual and macabre, but great. The guide clearly loves what he does, and his passion and enthusiasm were contagious. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

May 16, 2018

Outstanding! We spent three and a half hours in a great company of our wonderful guide. The passion and the knowledge, and the way he ran the tour were outstanding.
The group was small, as advertised on the website, the coach new and clean. Great experience!

May 16, 2018

This tour was absolutely SPECTACULAR! The guide did an amazing job from start to finish.

May 6, 2018

We started early and were first at the Catacombs followed by huge groups of students and pilgrims. Our guide Dimitri was extremely knowledgeable and well prepared to handle the group and the crowds. Early morning is a perfect time slot to see these venues.

May 6, 2018

Very interesting tour, I especially loved the crypt of Popes in the catacombs of Callisto. Meeting point is a stone’s throw from Termini, very convenient.

April 11, 2018

Excellent tour!

January 25, 2018

Such a great tour! Our guide was enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. We picked morning option because we know that in the afternoon the city and the venues become too crowded. We were right, it was almost like a private tour. Absolutely wonderful.

January 23, 2018

Our flight was later that evening and the timing of the tour was just right. Very unusual, but memorable tour. We loved the catacombs and especially san clemente basilica.

January 21, 2018

Morning tour of the catacombs was a great option, we skipped all lines as promised, and beat the crowds. Great tour!


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