Rome: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Guided Tour with Coach Transfers

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Skip the Line Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Guided Tour with Transfers

From USD 62.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Catacombs of Rome are a popular attraction—bypass the long lines outside with this Roman Catacombs and Crypts Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour. This tour also gives you skip-the-line access to Capuchin Crypt and Basilica San Martino Ai Monti, making it a great pick for travelers short on time. See Rome's mysterious side with a guide who knows the history well so you can get more out of your visit.
  • Skip the line at three eerily wonderful attractions in Rome
  • Explore the Catacombs of Rome in a small-group tour limited to just 16
  • Go inside the Capuchin Crypt, which houses the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks
  • Learn about the history of Basilica San Martino ai Monti from beneath the church

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Visit the Capuchin crypt and two lesser-known gems—all with priority access.

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Roman Catacombs tickets
  • Entrance to the Basilica San Martino ai Monti
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Fontana del Tritone Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at centre of the square.

End point

  • Fontana del Tritone Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    The end point can be either Viale del Monte Oppio or Piazza Barberini depending on the day.

What To Expect

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Basilica dei Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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
  • This activity is not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Traveller Tips

There is a good amount of walking involved so if you have mobility issues, beware.


3,520 reviews
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Interesting Tour
Connie_M, Oct 2023
Very interesting tour. Our guide Francesca at the catacombs was very informative. Happy we took the tour.
Truly unique!
Pamela_D, Sept 2023
This was one of the most unique tours we've done in Italy so far! Each guide on the tour (there was 3) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The Crypt was an audio tour but our guide was very helpful before and after to answer any questions and provide further context. At the end of the tour Migle was kind enough to offer restaurant recommendations in the area.
Interesting tour of the...
Cheryl_D, Sept 2023
Interesting tour of the various crypts and catacombs. The third century villa by the Crypts of the Martyrs was a great extra.
Cool and unique your!
Maria_T, Sept 2023
Loved this tour! Our guide, Alain was wonderful, so knowledgeable and very funny! He brought us to some great places and he gave us a lot of fun, unknown facts. Would def recommend!
Skip the Catacombs, go to the Crypt!
Timothy_H, Sept 2023
We enjoyed the Capuchin Crypt the most. The guide for the Catacombs (not the tour gude from the bus) could be a bit long winded, but was interesting. They could have cut out some of the Catacombs as it was just holes in the wall. This tour was sort of a one and done--would have liked just going the the Crypt and the church instead. The tour gude was wonderful and had a great sense of humor. I believe her name was Meriam?
Not in my top 10 of things to do in Rome
Thomas_C, Sept 2023
The Franciscan monks rearranging the bones of the dead colleagues is just plain weird. The catacombs are interesting, but not a must see. The Basilica was very cool, but you could do that on your own at no cost.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello Thomas_C, Thank you so much for taking the time to book our Rome: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Guided Tour and for sharing your thoughts with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us continuously improve our offerings. We're delighted to hear that you found the catacombs interesting. They indeed hold a unique historical significance and provide a glimpse into ancient Rome's past. We understand that the experience of the Franciscan monks rearranging bones might not be everyone's cup of tea, as it can be quite unconventional. However, it's an aspect of history and culture that some find intriguing. We're glad you enjoyed the Basilica, which offers a different perspective on Rome's history and architecture. While it's true that you can visit it independently, our guided tour aims to provide a deeper understanding and context that might enhance the experience for some. Your valuable feedback will help us ensure that we continue to offer tours that cater to various interests and preferences. We hope you have many more memorable travel experiences, and if you ever decide to explore Rome with us again, we'd be thrilled to have you. Warm regards, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
So information and the tour guides were excellant
Laura_C, Sept 2023
The tour guide (Don) was absolutely excellent 👍👍 we enjoy this tour the most. So interesting! All the guide were very helpful, and very knowledgeable
Interesting and once of a lifetime experience
Laura_M, Sept 2023
Very good tour of multiple places! And two different guides and both were amazing plus the guide at the catacombs. Would absolutely do it again!
Awesome tour with Heather!!!
Kristian_B, Sept 2023
This tour was absolutely fantastic, having an opportunity to visit the crypt, catacomb, and underground basilica was really a unique and interesting experience. Heather was our tour guide and she truly made a great tour even better with her deep historical knowledge, passion for her work, jokes and friendly demeanor. Take this tour, it is well worth it!!!
If you have limited time this tour isn’t worth doing as there really wasn’t much to see
DimiB, Sept 2023
The catacombs were somewhat disappointing as all we saw were holes of where the bodies were once buried. We could have done without this tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi DimiB, Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Rome: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Guided Tour with Coach Transfers. We appreciate your input, and we're glad you took the time to share your thoughts. We're sorry to hear that certain aspects of the tour were disappointing for you. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'll use it to continually improve our offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more satisfying experience in the future. Thank you for choosing us for your Crypts & Catacombs tour. Kind regards, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
Heather was a great tour guide
Robert_U, Sept 2023
Heather was a delightful guide and had us laughing the entire tour with her witty jokes. She was also very knowledgeable and spoke great English.
Highly recommended
yamen_H, Sept 2023
The guider was awesome, she explains everything in a very elegant and funny way. The place also was fantastic
Alexander_D, Sept 2023
Very knowledgeable guides. Highlight of the tour was the catacombs outside the Hadrian walls but the other sights were very interesting.
Great tour to do
mouldyoldy, Sept 2023
tour and tour guide great . really enjoyed it all and would recommend. the amount of time for tour was just right
Interesting and well organised tour.
michaeljohnporter, Sept 2023
Great guide and good coach transfers to three very interesting and remarkable venues. Recommend for an interesting and not too exhausting afternoon out.
Not recommended, poor experiences.
Jan_S, Sept 2023
Well, the locations were certainly interesting, there were three things we definitely did not like about the City Wonders guide experience. First, we bought tickets to a small group tour, maximum of 16 people. The group had 30 or more, just in our group. As a result, with other groups, it was very crowded in the catacombs. Second, our guide in the catacombs spoke very softly and did not project. Her English was also not very good. We were in the middle to the back of the group in narrow tunnels, underground, and because she did not project, we missed much of the tour. They should have had smaller groups and audio sets. Third, although the website said the tour would end where it started, it did not. Instead, they left us in the middle of town, far from our original site at a church. We had to pay for a taxi, ourselves, to get back to our original site. When I asked about this, I was told that they needed to change this on their website. I asked for a ride back, but they declined my request. Before forewarned. For these reasons, we would not recommend this to this company. We also had a less than satisfactory tour with them the next day because of the inability of the guide to communicate well.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Jan_S, We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your Rome: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Guided Tour with Coach Transfers. Your feedback is invaluable, and we appreciate your patience. To clarify, our tours typically have a maximum group size of 16 participants, but during certain parts of the experience, two groups of 16 may be combined. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. We also apologize for the challenges with your catacombs guide's communication and the unexpected ending location. We understand the importance of clear narration and will work to ensure better audibility for all guests in such environments. Regarding the change in the tour ending location, we will update our website to reflect this accurately and provide clearer information to our guests. Your comments will be shared with our team for further improvement, and thank you again for leaving us with your detailed thoughts. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Eleanor_C, Sept 2023
The Capuchin Chapel was really impactful - our guide Vanessa’s explanation before we went in helped enhance the experience and understand what we were about to see. I wasn’t expecting a slightly longer coach ride with a bit of explanation of sites we’d walked past but not visited in the city which was a nice surprise. The catacombs were very creepy but the guide’s knowledge of the area was great. It was great to spend an afternoon in Rome doing something a bit different!
Interesting tour
Wendi_D, Sept 2023
It was an interesting tour! I missed the note about knees being covered and was made to do that but there were at least 6 other people who were not forced to cover up. It should be enforced for all or none. However, the tour itself was great.
Interesting and fun tour
Rashmi_H, Sept 2023
The crypts were very interesting and unlike anything I had seen before and the short tour of the catacombs was fun. A good way to spend the morning if you have an extra day in Rome.
The Catacombs tour was...
Valerie_G, Sept 2023
The Catacombs tour was amazing, and we had a wonderful tour guide. I believe her name was Vanessa. She really had a passion for her job and was very knowledgeable. She was so cute with her little quirky jokes. She really made our experience memorable. She told us she was getting married in October, so we want to wish her all the best. Thank you!

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