Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

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Discover the dark side of Rome on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one fascinating and fearsome sightseeing experience. You’ll start with a tour to the Appian Way to visit Domitilla Catacombs, where you’ll skip the line with priority admission. Learn about burial customs in Ancient Rome, and visit the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt for a look at a chapel made entirely of bones. Then explore central Rome...
Discover the dark side of Rome on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one fascinating and fearsome sightseeing experience. You’ll start with a tour to the Appian Way to visit Domitilla Catacombs, where you’ll skip the line with priority admission. Learn about burial customs in Ancient Rome, and visit the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt for a look at a chapel made entirely of bones. Then explore central Rome on a night tour that introduces you to the Eternal City’s many ghosts and mysteries.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome Italy

Your afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket and descend into the tunnels with your guide.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy

As you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome Italy

Your afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket and descend into the tunnels with your guide.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy

As you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up of three structures built on top of one another.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome Italy

Visit

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome Italy

Your last destination is the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, home to the Capuchin Crypts. Inside the crypt museum, you can see St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts related to Italy's patron saint, St Francis. Then enter the crypts themselves, where you’ll be perhaps awed, appalled, fascinated or revolted by a chapel made completely of human bones.

Your tour ends outside the chapel. At this point you have about three hours of free time to have dinner on your own and relax however you wish before the second half of your Super Saver begins.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy

Passing by during the walking tour

Stop At: Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 00186 Rome Italy

When the sun goes down on the city, start your evening tour of Rome’s ghostly sites at Sant’Andrea della Valle, a church near the Tiber River. Meet your guide and set off on foot to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks under the enigmatic cover of night.

Follow your guide along the historical center’s winding lanes, listening to spine-tingling tales about spirit sightings and eerie legends while you admire the illuminated cityscape. Walk by Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, through Campo de’ Fiori and past Palazzo Farnese, and stroll along Via Giulia and Via del Governo Vecchio on your way to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s liveliest squares.


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Piazza di Campo de' Fiori, 00186 Rome Italy

Passing by during the walking tour

Pass By: Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50, 00193 Rome Italy

Passing by during the walking tour

Important Details

Included
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (Crypt and Catacombs tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio
2:30 PM
Return Details
02010 Castel Sant'Angelo, Lazio, Province of Rieti, Italy
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 76 reviews

Reviewed: December 25, 2019

Olga Golikova W

We really enjoyed both tours. It was a long day, but full of great discoveries, places beyond "top 10".
The sights were amazing, relatively close to each other with min time on the bus. Our afternoon guide Kamila was very personal and knowledgeable. Our evening walking tour guide Alithia did an amazing job combining mysterious and historical


Reviewed: August 23, 2019

mrsmirandadavis

After reading up on the description of the tour thought this would be ideal to cover 3 attractions with transport thrown in, firstly each site was really interesting definite must see whilst in Rome. Now with regards to transport and organisation - yes there was a coach transfer between attractions, however the Catacombs is the only attraction you are dropped at the door for, the other two the coach parks up away from the entrance and you have a walk to get to it, indeed after the initial meet up you have to walk to the coach! English speaking guides were ok but to be honest pronouciation and knowledge was limited. In hindsight I wouldn't do all these things on the same day. With regards to the Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour - the guide was great but it wasn't what we thought it would be - more a walking tour with guide and no typical funny ghost stories, all in all no sure this is worth the money!


Reviewed: August 5, 2019

Melissa D

Both the Crypts and Catacombs and Ghost/Mystery Walking Tour were something different to do on vacation and gave a different view of the history of Rome. There was a lot of variety in the sites we visited and the two tours dove tailed nicely with one another.
Both tour guides were well versed and did a nice job including the group in their overviews.
If you have visited other catacombs, like in Paris, this experience is very different. Aside of the Order of Cappuccino Monks, there are no bones to view. Everything has been cleared out.


Reviewed: July 15, 2019

JENNIFER V

My guide was Isa from Sweden and she spoke perfect English, but what was even better about her was she was phenomenal guide and really brought the history and tour alive. We were blown away the entire time and her comment of the architecture Lasagna that is Rome, has stuck with me and has been a fascinating fact to explain to everyone this tour; as we were not allowed to take pictures. THANK YOU ISA for the tour and making sure that even with my broken foot, I was with everyone and not falling behind!


Reviewed: September 2, 2018

charmainedemarco

Rebecca was fantastic and passionate about the crypts and catacombs and the church of skulls and skeletons was amazing.