Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Exclusive After-Hours Access

Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Exclusive After-Hours Access

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Capuchin Crypt, lined with the bones and skeletons of thousands of monks
  • Venture underground to the Catacombs of Priscilla, traversing tunnels and inspecting tombs
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Catacombs minus the crowds
  • Hear your guide recount the history of these iconic and macabre burial grounds
  • Transport between sites on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Groups of 20 people or fewer

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Uncover the ancient secrets hidden beneath the surface of modern Rome by visiting the spectacular Capuchin ‘Bone Chapel’. Enjoy the thrill of our Exclusive After Hours Access, being alone in the Priscilla Catacombs, where early Christians buried their dead and practiced their forbidden faith.

Tour Description

Explore the curious history of Rome’s Crypts and Catacombs with Dark Rome’s Exclusive After-Hours Access and discover what lies beneath the modern city of Rome. Gain exclusive after-hours access to the Catacombs of Priscilla and discover the hidden parts of Rome with an itinerary combining two of the most intriguing and mysterious sights that the Eternal City has to offer.

Your tour will with the impressive Capuchin Crypt – known locally as the ‘Bone Chapel’. Here, Capuchin monks used the bones of thousands of their brothers to decorate the interior with detailed designs. You’ll see a real skull and crossbones, vertebrae chandeliers and full skeletons clad in their original robes before concluding on the meaning of this macabre place of prayer.

Then, you'll travel by air-conditioned coach to the ancient Catacombs of Priscilla. You'll have privileged access to the Catacombs when their doors are closed to the public. Enjoy the perks of a Dark Rome tour as you discover this incredible treasure without having to share it with the usual large crowds.

With an expert guide on hand, you’ll explore extensive tunnels lined with tombs carved out of the rock, and hear the fascinating history of this sacred spot. Dating back almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this series of tunnels snaking underground was both a place of worship and a burial ground for Rome's first Christians.

Get ready to have your assumptions about Rome turned upside down on this incredibly unique journey of discovery.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Exclusive After Hours access to the Catacombs of Priscilla

Sites Visited

  • The Capuchin Crypts
  • Priscilla Catacombs

FAQs

  • I have mild/moderate claustrophobia, is this tour claustrophobic?

    Yes. Please note that the Crypts and Catacombs are located in small, dark areas , with narrow paths and low ceilings. As the venues are underground there are no windows. We do not recommend this tour if you are claustrophobic.

  • How far in advance should I book my tour?

    Our tours are very popular amongst visitors to Italy, Paris and London, so we suggest booking your place on them at your earliest convenience. If you are not ready to book yet and have some questions, we would be happy to help over the phone, via email and Live Chat. It is our mission to ensure that you get the most out of your visit!

  • Do you accept last-minute bookings?

    We are happy to accommodate all last-minute bookings - availability permitting. You can check our website for availability, or get in touch with our Customer Care Team directly. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the tour may be sold out. Perhaps we can recommend something else, or offer you a suitable alternative, so please do get in touch!

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special

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