Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel

Roma, Italy

From USD 80.69

Select Date and Travellers

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


Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit Roman Catacombs, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks.
  • Delve into Roman history as well as its vast underground while an expert guide shares stories of its ancient and religious past
  • Marvel at Capuchin Crypt's incredibly artistic bone displays and explore its individual rooms, such as The Crypt of the Skulls and The Crypt of the Pelvises
  • Learn about the Mythraic, a secret religion whose mysteries remain largely untangled
  • Enjoy the personalized attention that comes with attending a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Transportation (Minibus with air conditioning)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs of Rome
  • Entrance ticket to Capuchin Crypt
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Small group of 18 people or fewer
  • Capuchin Crypt audio guide
  • Expert Catacombs guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Fontana del Tritone Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Piazza Barberini. Please meet by the Triton Fountain in the middle of the square. The closest metro stop is Barberini. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

End point

  • Piazza Barberini Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    The end point can be either Via Petroselli or Piazza Barberini depending on the day.

What To Expect

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Parco degli Acquedotti

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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.

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Traveller Tips

if you get cold easily, I recommend to bring a light sweater because it will be a little cold underground.


354 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Catacombs and Aqueduct tour
Dave_D, May 2023
The catacombs and the Roman aqueduct were the best stops on this tour. The crypts and museum felt a bit commercialized.
Great guide - friendly and full of energy
Shannon_M, May 2023
The guide was wonderful and full of energy. Learned a lot about Rome (not just what was on the tour)
Don't miss this amazing opportunity ❤️
Peter_K, May 2023
Silvia was an amazing tour guide who had an excellent knowledge. She spoke clearly, engaged with all members of the tour and ensured we all learnt about the catacombs, crypt and the aqueduct. We loved exploring the catacombs and listening to the guide It was extraordinary to see. The audio tour of the bone crypts was informative and at times gruesome. We loved it.
It was a nice tour and...
Stella_A, May 2023
It was a nice tour and guide was great . I did not give 5 stars because it was very much overpriced.
From the depths to the heights
June_G, May 2023
Kiera's humor added to the enjoyment of the information she delivers and keeps up all through this lengthy tour. Only one problem was that we were left off at a far distant location from the start so took me a long walk to find a taxi.
Easy way to see things that aren't easy to get to
Andrew_S, May 2023
In my opinion this is the easiest way to see the catacombs and the aqueducts, which are not close to the subway stops. The van was a new luxury Mercedes with AC and leather. Our guide, Sylvia, was very good. No complaints about anything.
Fantastic Tour....Bones and All! : )
Maria_M, May 2023
We were very excited about this tour. Hilaria our tour guide was brilliant! She was so knowledgable. The meeting place was easy to find. A very short walk got us to the bone museum.... a printed guide allowed us to take advantage of the best bits of the museum and then to the bone chapel. Very eerie but quite beautiful and intreguing! We loved it. A very short walk to a fabulous air conditioned bus which took us to the catacombs. What an amazing bones here, but the underground tunnels are amazing and we visited all three levels, the guide here was great too. Back on the bus, and we went to see the Roman Aquaduct....this was a nice addition we did not know we would be visiting. Its history was fascinating and again, Hialria was very knowledgable, the views were amazing. We really enjoyed this tour. Three adults and a 14 year old, and we all learned so much. It is defintely worth the money you pay and a little different to other tours.
I expected more bones
Kaitlyn_S, May 2023
So I will start by saying that I got more out of the experience than I expected. The Capuchin Crypt is surprisingly easy to visit and I could have gone to that and gotten the bones I was expecting to see. It was... Wow. The catacombs had all of the bones removed from them to respect the dead. That's where I expected to see all the bones. But it was still a neat experience. The final part was what really got me. We visited a park with an old aqueduct and not only were the photos magnificent, but we were allowed to climb on it! How's that for feeling a part of history?
We where both very impressed
Peter_Y, May 2023
The tour guide was great she was at the meeting point on time, information about the tour was great, was a good tour.
Superb Guide
Carl_S, May 2023
The catacombs, the guided mini bus tour and most importantly our guide as she was excellent, probably the best I have ever had.
Great tour guide
Julie_P, May 2023
Had a great time. Andreas was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Would totally recommend this to friends.
Seeing the Roman...
Catherine_B, Apr 2023
Seeing the Roman Aqueduct, it was viewing a blend of the past with the present . Our guide Federico was excellent. Engaging the visitors and providing information with passion. C.Buie
Wonderful excursion!!!
Beth_M, Apr 2023
Our tour guide was amazing and the history of the crypts and catacombs was great. Also, thoroughly enjoyed the aqueducts!
Great guide
Lisa_R, Apr 2023
Lovely guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Unable to take photos at the catacombs, which we did know beforehand, first museum was strange, second was better aqueducts where nice, beautiful countryside, it was just a strange tour
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Lisa_R, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel. We are pleased to hear that you found your guide to be lovely, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. Our guides are trained to provide an informative and engaging experience for all of our guests. We also appreciate your feedback on the museums visited on the tour and will take this into consideration when planning future itineraries. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the aqueducts and the beautiful countryside, and we hope that you were able to take away some great memories from your tour. If you have any additional feedback or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you for choosing to tour with us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Jhonas.
Exceeded expectations!
Richard_M, Apr 2023
Loved the bone chapel and the big bonus was a panorama tour of the main sights of Rome and then going through the countryside to see the aqueducts
Horrifyingly Beautiful
Caroline_J, Apr 2023
I had no idea what to expect but what a great, unusual, tour. The Capuchin Crypt was horrifyingly beautiful. The catacomb of san Sebastiano was many holes in many walls but gave such insight into ancient methods of burial and beliefs. The Pagan burial tombs towards the end of the tour resembled a scene from Raiders of the Lost Arch compared to the simpler burial plots of the Christians. We concluded with a tour of the aqueducts, who knew you could learn to love an aqueduct. Our guide Andy’s enthusiasm for them was infectious. Also thanks Andy for the tips on where to eat and which gelaterie to visit 10/10.
Save yourself the frustration and avoid this tour
sueeggert606, Apr 2023
Unfortunately there is no option to give this experience zero stars. This tour was scheduled for the last day of our 2-day, once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rome. Upon arrival at the meeting place we were informed the tour was cancelled due to a marathon race happening in the area that morning. The Walks tour company did not know of this race in advance? Or they did, and they just let us go ahead and book anyway? If they could have at least let us know the day before, or even earlier that morning by phone or email, we could probably have adjusted our tight Rome schedule. Unfortunately this wasted more than a half a day of our extremely short vacation. Of course the tour guide offered to reschedule, but that was not an option due to subsequent tour bookings we didn’t want to forfeit. We have requested a refund, but so far, just silence from the Walks tour agency. This incompetence gives both Walks and Viator a bad name, and we will not be using either of them for future bookings.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Sueegge, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the Small-Group Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel on your last day in Rome. We would like to clarify that we were not able to locate a booking for you under the name provided in your review. We take great care to ensure that all of our tours are running as scheduled, and any cancellations are communicated to our clients as soon as possible. We understand how disappointing it must have been to miss out on the tour, and we apologize for any impact this had on your vacation. We would like to assist you further with resolving this issue, and kindly ask you to contact us directly at with your booking information. Our team will be happy to review your case and provide a resolution. We hope that you will consider booking with us again in the future and give us the chance to provide you with an unforgettable experience. We hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Jhonas.
Crypts & Aqueducts
Randolph_T, Apr 2023
I know I'm going to butcher his Name, but our guide Frederico was amazing! We did the Capuchin Crypt, Catacombs and Aqueducts tour and it was fantastic! You can tell he is very passionate about Rome and very knowledgeable.
Great experience!
Richard_K, Apr 2023
Great guide from America with expert knowledge of both Rome and art. Excellent trip!!! Would definitely recommend!
Chanel_H, Apr 2023
This tour is really something unique. The descriptions and pictures do not do it justice. It is really indescribable. The tour itself was super informative and captivating. Our tour guide Chiara (hopefully spelled correctly) was delightful and so knowledgeable. Would 100% recommend her. 10/10 experience. Way more than anticipated, definitely a must.

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