Semi Private Tour of Roman Catacombs and Bone Chapels

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From USD 105.12

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Rome’s storied catacombs and crypts are among the city’s most fascinating sights, but most tourists never discover these unique attractions hidden below ground. With this tour, explore the eerie bone chapel in the Capuchin Crypt and visit the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, Rome’s oldest and largest. Learn about the history and significance of the crypts decorated with human bones and the warren of ancient burial tunnels and chambers.
  • Transport between the Capuchin Crypt and Santa Domitilla Catacombs
  • Skip-the-line tickets to spend more time exploring the burial chambers
  • Visit with a guide for insights into these mysterious historic sites
  • A small-group experience for plenty of time to ask the guide questions

What's Included

  • Your accredited guide will take you to places you are not allowed to visit on your own.
  • Your group will never be larger than 6 people which is perfect to visit crypts and tunnels.
  • Tickets and transportation fees are included in the price of the tour.
  • This tour is for the curious travelers who are willing to go further than the rest.
  • Every experience is personally curated by the founders of More of Rome, Dimitri and Emanuela.
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not mandatory, however are very much appreciated.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Capuchin Crypt
    Via Vittorio Veneto, 27, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Your guide will be waiting for you at the entrance to the first venue - Capuchin Crypts located at 27 Via Veneto, Rome. We cannot wait for latecomers. Please be there on time!

Start time

09:50 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code! Knees and shoulders must be covered!
  • No photos allowed at the venues!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour is available in English only!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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44 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 44 reviews
Worth paying for a guide
Carole_P, May 2023
Dmitri was polite, good English and very informative about the history of catacombs and bones crypt. Defo worth paying to have him show you round otherwise all you would really see is tunnels and a load of bones .✔️
SIMON_M, May 2023
A fascinating, interesting and enjoyable tour. Excellently explained by our tour guide, Dmitry. A must experience, and piece of the puzzle, to expand on the other areas of roman history. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience what most visitors do not get to see.
Response from Host, May 2023
Simon, thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was so great having you guys on our tours. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future! Dimitri @ More of Rome
Great tour and guide
Clifford_G, Apr 2023
Fascinating tour, outstanding guide! We brought our children, and we all had a great time and learned so much.
Kevin_P, Apr 2023
Guide was great and shared his knowledge and passion for the work he does. More time can be spent in the museum after tour is done if the catacombs are visited first. Would recommend the museum list so you can stay more time.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you, Kevin, for the great review! It was so much fun having you guys on our tour. Dimitri and Emanuela @ More of...
Passionate tour guide
Rachel_R, Mar 2023
Dimitri was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. He was very passionate and it really came through in this tour! We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Rachel! It was a great pleasure to have you on our tour. Dmitri.
A great guide for this 5 person tour
Shelley_H, Feb 2023
Dmitri was a great guide for this tour. En route to the catacombs (in a new 6-passenger van) he provided info of the sights as we drove past them. It was a small 5 person group which was perfect for this tour as the catacombs are a tight space. His English is perfect and he made the tour enjoyable all around.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Shelley, thank you very much for the wonderful review! I enjoyed your company immensely! Thank you!
Great time, learned alot
Michael_W, Feb 2023
Demetrius was an excellent guide. He made our trip very enjoyable by not only demonstrating a tremendous amount of knowledge but also a great deal of passion and how he enjoys the sights visited. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you, Michael! Thank you for allowing me to share my passion with you guys! Dmitri @ More of Rome
Dimitri was a wonderful...
Carmella_P, Nov 2022
Dimitri was a wonderful and informative guide. On our last visit to Rome we did not have the time to get to see catacombs. We were very happy we went with this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you, Carmella! You guys were wonderful ❤️
Best tour guide we had in Italy.
Jenny_G, Oct 2022
Dimitri owns his own tour company and books through Viator. He was by far the most organized and most knowledgeable tour guide we had in Rome. Our tour group only had 4 people in it, which was THE BEST. We weren't waiting on a million people like other tour groups, and he was able to answer my many questions. If I had to do it over again, I would have booked every experience with Dimitri (Vatican, Colosseum, etc.) I cannot say enough how awesome he was and how much I enjoyed our tour. He's an awesome guy, and so smart.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, Jenny! I am happy you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you back in Rome in the near future. Dmitri & Emanuela
Standout tour and tour guide experience - it's a must!
Deborah_Y, Oct 2022
The bone chapel and catacombs are a must -see and this tour was a perfect way to learn about them. Our tour guide Angela was super knowledgable about everything we saw, as well as being funny and interesting, and the small group size made it really easy to ask questions. She did everything she could to enhance the experience for us by personalising the tour to include exactly what we wanted to see. Originally, I thought the tour was quite pricey when booking, but the actual experience was worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Deborah, thanks for the wonderful review! We're happy you loved your experience.
Coached up at the Catacombs and Bone Chapel by our Fantastic guide
Dane_W, Oct 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our Roman Catacombs and Bone Chapel: Small Group and Skip-the-line tour with Dmitri M. as our guide. He was OUTSTANDING! His passion for the history and deep subject knowledge made this one of our most educational and enjoyable tours we have ever done.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dane, Thank you for the kind words! I am happy you enjoyed your experience. You are absolutely right, I am passionate about Rome's history, and am eager to share it with our guests.
Excellent tour with a great tour guide!
Alan_L, Aug 2022
Excellent tour with a very experienced tour guide. Dmitri was extremely knowledgeable and did a fantastic job of bringing the catacombs to life. If you haven't done this tour you are really missing out. A first class experience.
Great guide; and wonderful creepiness
Corrianne_B, July 2022
Our guide was absolutely AMAZING! I can't remember his name but he was from Montreal and had fallen in love with Italy. He spoke french, english, and Italian all very well, and was incredibly knowledgeable and communicative, a fountain of information. Also funny and friendly, made everyone laugh. The tour contents were well worth the price and it was spellbinding to witness the art of the bone chapel. The transportation between locations was very luxurious, a private van, and our guide would point out interesting landmarks as we drove around. Would recommend to anyone!
Great visit
Claire_M, July 2022
Very good guide with excellent knowledge of the catacombs and all the sites around Rome we passed. Very friendly too.
Guide makes all the difference
Megan_B, Apr 2022
The tour guide was informative and friendly and really made the experience. It was a little rushed so we didn't have a chance to buy souvenirs but everything else went smoothly. The guide even offered some tips about what we could do afterwards that were appreciated.
Response from Host, May 2022
We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us!
Amazing experience!
Marina_M, Aug 2021
This is a very cool tour! I did not even expect it to be so interesting (came with a teenager who is into spooky stuff and boy did we get one!). I will not ruin the surprise for new visitors, let me just say - it is very interesting and unexpected. Bone Chapel is crazy unique place, catacombs are very interesting from historic point. Also it's cool (literally) so nice to visit on a hot summer day! Out guide, Dmitry was wonderful, very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of new and interesting facts from him. Tour was very well organized, transportation and all. I definitely recommend this even for kids and teenagers.
Great guide
Noah_B, July 2021
The guide was awesome. He tols a lot and he liked it by hemself. Wherefor it was is so interest! Great
A great way to spend the morning!
Elena_C, May 2021
What a personalized experience. Sara did such a wonderful job and we really learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves. The catacombs are so interesting and the history is just amazing.
A Wonderful Afternoon
Joseph_S, Mar 2020
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken! Dimitri was an amazing tour guide and was so knowledgeable. It is clear that he loves Rome and sharing its charm and culture. The tour company keeps the groups small and it was very personal. We got a great sense of history, culture, religious history and Roman life with a few added stops to the itinerary. A family member booked this tour for me and I'm so glad! i would heartily recommend it to everyone!
Wow, amazing
Jane_G, Feb 2020
Fantastic and very informative tour of 3 amazing underground places in Rome. Tour guide Dimitri was excellent.

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