Rome Catacombs & Capuchin Crypts Small-Group Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Centrally located near Barberini Station, the Capuchin Crypts are one of Rome’s most popular religious sights, while the Catacombs of Saint Domitilla are just outside the city. With this tour, visit both ancient burial sites and the Via Appia Antica in just a few hours without stressing about transportation. Travel with a small group and an art historian guide giving historical context to some of Rome’s most unusual attractions.
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypts, Saint Domitilla Catacombs, and Via Appia
  • Listen to historical and cultural context from your art historian guide
  • This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with air-conditioning—a must in summer

What's Included

  • Guided Tour of the Capuchin Crypts
  • Guided Tour of the Catacombs of St Callixtus
  • Admire the Ancient Via Appia Antica & Aurelian Wall
  • Enjoy Round-Trip Transportation from/to the Catacombs
  • English-Speaking Expert Guide
  • Small Group Setting of Maximum 15
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Barberini Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early. Piazza Barberini - in front of the Fontana del Tritone. A representative will be there holding a sign with ''The Tour Guy'' on it.

End point

  • Piazza Venezia
    Piazza Venezia, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Piazza Barberini

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Via Appia Antica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to traffic regulations all children must be seated. Car seats available upon request. Must be requested at least 72 hours in advance.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any walking impairments that require special assistance on our group tours. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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63 reviews
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Great catacombs experience
Stefan_B, June 2023
Great experience to see how kapucins started and then deep dive into beginning of Christianity. You will take a walk around St. Calixtus catacombs which take around 40 minutes. You will also see little bit of via appia, first road in Rome.
Love the catacombs!
Sydney_D, June 2023
Wonderful tour! Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the catacombs and general history gossip! Had a great time!
First Class Experience & Highly Recommended
Carmen_M, June 2023
Our tour was amazing and memorable, thanks to our Guide, Fiona. The tour was filled with interesting facts, well organized, and provided transportation was first class. My husband and I highly recommend Viator and look forward to more tours.
Excellent tour and guide
Meredith_L, June 2023
Fiona was an excellent guide! We’ve learned not only about the catacombs, but a lot of Roman history, and stories that made the tour even more memorable. Our favorite part was the crypts in Rome, where the bones were displayed as works of art, which was eerie but fascinating at the same time.
Crypts & Cool Catacombs
Michelle_D, June 2023
We started the tour with our very knowledgeable guide Michael. Who was warm, personable, informative & friendly. We walked a short distance to the Capuchin crypts. Michael gave us a short overview and we did a small audio tour. These crypts are not to be missed. We then jumped in our vehicle and went to the Catacombs, Michael pointed out paces of interest on the way. Told us about food and the roads and various helpful hints and information. We arrived at the Catacombs for a tour with another guide, this was in a very large group of about 30, still good and informative. We then drove back via other places of interest ie, the first Roman road. Well worth the money .
Interesting and unique
David_F, May 2023
This was a fascinating tour with an excellent guide. A side of Rome not often or easily seen. Very glad we decided to visit these sites
Crypt and Catacombs
William_D, May 2023
After seeing the catacombs in Paris, we knew we had to see the ones in Rome. We were disappointed that we could not take pictures. At the first stop, Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, we had an audio guide that was very informative. We could have used another 15 to 20 minutes at this stop. The fanciful decoration of bones was as surprising as the mummified monks. We did buy a book in the gift shop to show pictures to our friends. We travelled by van to the catacombs. Our guide, Fiona, was very knowledgeable and guided us through a couple of levels. Unfortunately we were the last group so we were not able to get a book or postcard to show our friends.
Response from Host, May 2023
It's great to hear that you were able to see the catacombs in Rome after experiencing the ones in Paris. It's understandable that you were disappointed about not being able to take pictures, but it's good to know that the audio guide at the Museum and Crypt of Capuchins was informative. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Rome!
Fiona is a wonderful guide!
Sarah_G, Apr 2023
Fiona did a great job and I learned a lot of the history. The Capuchin Crypts were fascinating. The catacombs tour is run by the catacombs - our guide, Fiona, was not allowed to join the tour. It was very, very busy at the catacombs with twice as many people in our group as was reasonable for the spaces we were in. I would recommend the tour with the knowledge that you need to be comfortable with being squished into very small spaces.
It was fascinating, but,...
MaryAnn_D, Apr 2023
It was fascinating, but, the catacomb part of the trip was a little disorganized. The transportation from Capuchin crypt to catacombs was easy
Recommend the tour and our guide (Fiona)!
manu_s, Apr 2023
Highly recommend our guide Fiona, she was informative and entertaining. Our group included kids and older adults however, Fiona was adept in keeping everyone engaged - Rating 10/10
Very interesting tour. ...
neha_b, Apr 2023
Very interesting tour. Good info on history and architecture of the burial grounds. Kids enjoyed as well
Very interesting. Worth the money! Ask for tour guide Franchesca
Christina_M, Mar 2023
Franchesca was amazing!! So sweet and so informative. Very understanding of our little boy who has autism. Ask for her when you do your tour!
Good, but not quite what you expect
William_W, Mar 2023
I would have added photos but in either location these were not allowed. Had photo's outside the attractions but not within, that was with the exception of the Capuchin Chapel. Overall the driver and tour guide were very good. The Catacombs may not be what you expect, they are all empty but that's just the way it is.
Gayle_T, Mar 2023
A really interesting experience! The Capuchin museum and crypts were intriguing (and a little creepy….). The Catacombs were simply awesome! Huge. So many people were entombed here! The narrow tunnels and the surviving artwork were fascinating. My only “complaint” would be that we got here too late - the gift shop was closed when our tour was over, so we couldn’t get postcards or other documentation of the visit (and pictures are not allowed inside). A minor issue, really, because we’ll never forget it! Our visit to the Appian Way was also interesting and awe-inspiring! All-in-all a great afternoon!
Underground to the Appian Way
suzanne_t, Mar 2023
Our guide Michel was energetic and informed. A lot to think about on this tour. We enjoyed going out to the Appian Way after and would love to see more of that!
Fiona the best
Margaret_M, Mar 2023
Fiona was an excellent guide. She added so much depth to the experience. She showed us little extras along the way. She was engaging and so informative. The only negative was the guide at the catacombs. He was very hard to understand because he spoke so quickly. When he slowed down he was understandable.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Margaret! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review and for booking with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed the tour and time with Fiona. She does a stunning job. We hope to see you again on a tour with us soon.
Interesting One of A Kind Experience
Coletta_A, Oct 2022
The history of the Capuchin monks, how the crypt came about, and the artistry created with the bones we’re so interesting. The extent of the catacombs, actually seeing the scale of the site, the depth and the work done to create them is astounding! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Ciao Coletta! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for booking with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed the tour of the Catacombs and learned a lot from the tour. Thanks for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon in the Eternal City!
Guide was very...
Wendy_R, June 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Only concern was she didn’t like Catholics (even asked if any of us were so she could talk more bluntly).
Probably wouldn't do again.
Catherine_J, Apr 2022
Unfortunately, I don't remember the tour guides name. She was very nice, but difficult to understand at times.
Christiana is the best
Nate K, Jan 2020
A fantastic start to our visit in Rome. Christiana was extremely knowledgable and kind, the tour itself was educational and fun. I highly recommend to anyone visiting Rome!

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