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

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

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

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 16 people or less
  • 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

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

15 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
  • 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
  • Not recommended for those who are effected by claustrophobia
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

There is a good amount of walking involved so if you have mobility issues, beware.
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History re told….
Julie_V, Apr 2023
I went with my husband and friends, I loved it! The catacombs were very interesting. Peter our guide was very knowledgeable and was a great guide. My husband and friends were unsettled at the bone museum at the end. I thought it was well explained and I was fascinated by it. Each to their own I suppose. Only real issue is that there is no leg room in the bus. My husband is quite tall and found it a bit uncomfortable. The bus trips were not long so he didn’t suffer too badly.
Catacomb tour
LAURA_L, Mar 2023
Great guide but bus did not show up for about 90 minutes we had to wait standing on street . No bus was scheduled!
Was a great Tour. Vanessa...
Morgan_M, Mar 2023
Was a great Tour. Vanessa was wonderful and super knowledgeable. Loved the variety of Crypts you get to see.
Vanessa was an awesome...
Eleanor_S, Mar 2023
Vanessa was an awesome tour guide, really knowledgable and super friendly! Having her there to answer any questions we had was fantastic and she made everyone feel really comfortable
Great tour!
Blake_R, Mar 2023
The tour was awesome, our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. She really enhances the experience with details and background on all the sights we saw. Highly recommend
Lauren_S, Mar 2023
Good trip. Guide was knowledgeable and bus driver nice. Crypts we’re eerie and authentic. The catacombs were a bit disappointing as you do not see anything in there. You are taken u deerhound to empty catacombs as all the bones were stolen many many years ago. Despite this, it was a good trip and I would recommend
Barbara was AMAZING!!!...
Stephanie_B, Mar 2023
Barbara was AMAZING!!! She was wonderful with my 5 year old daughter. She was intelligent, animated and kept the entire group engaged for the full length of the tour. The tour itself was interesting and entertaining.
Great experience!
Brett_L, Mar 2023
Claire was great, she was informative and nice! We had a wonderful time and would recommend this tour.
Excellent tour if a little macabre!
Andy_D, Mar 2023
I find these tours are only as good as the guides and Alain was very knowledgeable and made this an enjoyable experience. A fine asset to represent the company.
Great Experience
Nicole_A, Mar 2023
Our guide Gabriel was great! Super informative and linked everything together very well. We learned so much, even on the bus rides between locations!
Mike_B, Mar 2023
The guide, Heather did a great job. She was friendly and had so much energy and passion for the topics.
Really interesting with a great guide (Vanessa)
Lottie_L, Mar 2023
I went on this tour on my first day of my first solo trip abroad. I was a little anxious about finding the tour but the guides were easily visible with their Blue flags with the tour company name on it. My tour guide Vanessa was amazing. She was so knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. I loved chatting to her about my trip and she was more than happy to answer lots of my questions. She was honestly exactly what a tour guide should be, incredibly bubbly and lovely. Another tour guide, Heather, who was on our transfer coach was also very knowledgeable and had a wonderfully bubbly and infectious personality. The tour itself was really interesting. I've always wanted to do some kind of catacombs/crypt tour and glad I picked this one. The Capuchin Crypt was quite morbid even for someone who has studied and handled human bones but also fascinating beautiful. The catacomb of Domitilla was incredible, an absolute maze of wonderment. We were taken to a 3rd site, Basilica dei Santi Silvestro Martino ai Monti, which again was fascinating being a church which spans 3 different time periods all immaculately preserved at different levels due to fluctuations in the street level throughout history. It was so interesting to see the changes in style. Couldn't recommend this tour more. Very much worth and visit with the added bonus of wonderful guides who provide lots of fun facts
Kellie_P, Mar 2023
This was a amazing. It’s so surreal I couldn’t sum it up in words how fantastic it is. You have to visit this tour if you go. Vanessa the tour guide was great
A walk back time.
Sal_D, Mar 2023
Tour guides were fantastic. They were both funny and knowledgeable. They answered all questions. Those who enjoy church history will find this tour especially interesting.
Awesome guides bring out the best
David_D, Mar 2023
Our guide, Vanessa, was fantastic. Her information was right on point, entertaining and succinct. She prepared us well for each location and highlighted key information. Her humor kept everyone smiling.
Too many proe
Kimberly_F, Mar 2023
Our guide, Angela was incredible. Very knowledgeable, passionate, and knew what she was talking about. The tour itself is described as "small group" but it was 3 groups of 16 or 17 people, which was just way too many. Our group had some rude Americans from Georgia that talked over the guide constantly, and I wish she had kicked them all out. The bus was crowded. The experience would have been amazing with less people (or maybe different people that weren't so gross). Five Stars for Angela though.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Kimberly_F, Thank you for reviewing your tour of the Crypts and Roman Catacombs with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your amazing guide Angela, however we must offer our apologies as you felt the tour was crowded. We usually only run this tour with two groups, however this last minute change was forced upon us. This was made worse by the experience you shared with some of your other group members, and know that we work to ensure all our tours run at a comfortable group size for all. Thank you again for your review. It was our pleasure exploring the underbelly of Rome with you. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Anita_P, Mar 2023
Lovely tour. The guides were fantastic. We learned alot and they have a great sense of humor. My teen loved it. Thank you for a great experience. 💚🤍❤️
Wonderful day and amazing guides!
Pamela_C, Mar 2023
This tour was wonderful!! Our guide was sweet, knowledgable, funny and made the whole adventure that much more exciting.
Has to be seen to be appreciated
Anne_B, Mar 2023
The highlight for me was standing in a third century chapel. Was mind blowing. Also, sarcophagi I’m the church above with the bodies preserved in wax, the original second century mosaic on the floor in the chapel beneath. Was an honour to visit this.
Incredible site to see....
Chris_D, Mar 2023
Incredible site to see. Guides were very informative. Just enough time without getting too long. You cannot believe that these things exists. Really blows your mind.