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Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

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Lazio, Italy

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Overview

Discover the dark side of Rome on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one fascinating and fearsome sightseeing experience. You’ll start with a tour to the Appian Way to visit Domitilla Catacombs, where you’ll skip the line with priority admission. Learn about burial customs in Ancient Rome, and visit the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt for a look at a chapel made entirely of bones. Then explore central Rome on a night tour that introduces you to the Eternal City’s many ghosts and mysteries.
  • Unearth Rome’s underground attractions and spooky past on this Super Saver
  • Combine two intriguing Rome tours at a discounted price
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Domitilla Catacombs and the Basilica of San Clemente
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypt and the subterranean chapel decorated by human bones
  • See top Rome attractions at night during a ghost and mystery walking tour
  • Hear blood-curdling stories about Rome’s most sighted ghosts and mysterious happenings
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (Crypt and Catacombs tour only)
Skip the Line Access
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

02010 Castel Sant'Angelo, Lazio, Province of Rieti, Italy
Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Tour (3.5 hours)

Your afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket, and descend into the tunnels with your guide.

As you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up of three structures built on top of one another. 

Your last destination is the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, home to the Capuchin Crypts. Inside the crypt museum, you can see St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts related to Italy's patron saint, St Francis. Then enter the crypts themselves, where you’ll be perhaps awed, appalled, fascinated or revolted by a chapel made completely of human bones.

Your tour ends outside the chapel. At this point you have about three hours of free time to have dinner on your own and relax however you wish before the second half of your Super Saver begins.

Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome (1.5 hours)

When the sun goes down on the city, start your evening tour of Rome’s ghostly sites at Sant’Andrea della Valle, a church near the Tiber River. Meet your guide and set off on foot to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks under the enigmatic cover of night.

Follow your guide along the historical center’s winding lanes, listening to spine-tingling tales about spirit sightings and eerie legends while you admire the illuminated cityscape. Walk by Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, through Campo de’ Fiori and past Palazzo Farnese, and stroll along Via Giulia and Via del Governo Vecchio on your way to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s liveliest squares.

Your tour ends outside Castel Sant’Angelo, a daunting structure that was commissioned as a private mausoleum but has also spent time as a prison and a pope’s residence. Hear about its shadowy history before your guide bids you goodnight, leaving you at a central location to continue your night out in Rome on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Your afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket and descend into the tunnels with your guide.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of San Clemente
As you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up of three structures built on top of one another.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
Your last destination is the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, home to the Capuchin Crypts. Inside the crypt museum, you can see St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts related to Italy's patron saint, St Francis. Then enter the crypts themselves, where you’ll be perhaps awed, appalled, fascinated or revolted by a chapel made completely of human bones. Your tour ends outside the chapel. At this point you have about three hours of free time to have dinner on your own and relax however you wish before the second half of your Super Saver begins.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Piazza Navona
Passing by during the walking tour
Stop At:  
Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle
When the sun goes down on the city, start your evening tour of Rome’s ghostly sites at Sant’Andrea della Valle, a church near the Tiber River. Meet your guide and set off on foot to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks under the enigmatic cover of night. Follow your guide along the historical center’s winding lanes, listening to spine-tingling tales about spirit sightings and eerie legends while you admire the illuminated cityscape. Walk by Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, through Campo de’ Fiori and past Palazzo Farnese, and stroll along Via Giulia and Via del Governo Vecchio on your way to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s liveliest squares.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Campo de' Fiori
Passing by during the walking tour
Pass By:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Passing by during the walking tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure you bring a jumper, it gets very cold down in the catacombs." See review
  • "If you love history and intrigue, THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU!!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Discover a new side of Rome
David W
, Dec 2019
We really enjoyed both tours. It was a long day, but full of great discoveries, places beyond "top 10". The sights were amazing, relatively close to each other with min time on the bus. Our afternoon guide Kamila was very personal and knowledgeable. Our evening walking tour guide Alithia did an amazing job combining mysterious and historical
star-3
Great Attractions, organisation.........
MrsDavis2017
, Aug 2019
After reading up on the description of the tour thought this would be ideal to cover 3 attractions with transport thrown in, firstly each site was really interesting definite must see whilst in Rome. Now with regards to transport and organisation - yes there was a coach transfer between attractions, however the Catacombs is the only attraction you are dropped at the door for, the other two the coach parks up away from the entrance and you have a walk to get to it, indeed after the initial meet up you have to walk to the coach! English speaking guides were ok but to be honest pronouciation and knowledge was limited. In hindsight I wouldn't do all these things on the same day. With regards to the Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour - the guide was great but it wasn't what we thought it would be - more a walking tour with guide and no typical funny ghost stories, all in all no sure this is worth the money!
star-3
A different history lesson
melissahB307AY
, Aug 2019
Both the Crypts and Catacombs and Ghost/Mystery Walking Tour were something different to do on vacation and gave a different view of the history of Rome. There was a lot of variety in the sites we visited and the two tours dove tailed nicely with one another. Both tour guides were well versed and did a nice job including the group in their overviews. If you have visited other catacombs, like in Paris, this experience is very different. Aside of the Order of Cappuccino Monks, there are no bones to view. Everything has been cleared out.
star-5
DO NOT think about this Tour - DO IT!!!!
Jenrenv
, Jul 2019
My guide was Isa from Sweden and she spoke perfect English, but what was even better about her was she was phenomenal guide and really brought the history and tour alive. We were blown away the entire time and her comment of the architecture Lasagna that is Rome, has stuck with me and has been a fascinating fact to explain to everyone this tour; as we were not allowed to take pictures. THANK YOU ISA for the tour and making sure that even with my broken foot, I was with everyone and not falling behind!
star-5
Rebecca was fantastic and passionate...
charmainedemarco
, Sep 2018
Rebecca was fantastic and passionate about the crypts and catacombs and the church of skulls and skeletons was amazing.
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Um, interesting...
Cynthia D
, Aug 2018
We really enjoyed the catacomb visit and explanations. The Capuchin portion of the tour was interesting, odd, macabre but understandable. Still a little set aside with what we took in. The ghost tour was very much fun. Our tour guide, Bleck(?), sorry if I slaughtered your name, was really a delightful part of this evening tour!
star-5
Louise Kennedy was our tour guide...
Luisana D
, Jan 2018
Louise Kennedy was our tour guide for the Crypts and Catacombs and she WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I will never forget the tour and the information she gave us. If you love history and intrigue, THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU!! Thank you so much Louise, my mother and I had an unforgettable evening with you. We unfortunately didn't make it to the ghost and mystery walking tour.
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Our guide was American and very Cris...
christa.walker
, Jan 2018
Our guide was American and very Cris Angel like, he was a fabulous entertainer and very knowledge about the stopping spots along the way.
star-5
WOW!! Super cool tour! Great guide...
Todd W
, Nov 2017
WOW!! Super cool tour! Great guide and the crypts were amazing to walk through.
star-5
A great value! So happy to have...
L
, Oct 2017
A great value! So happy to have found this tour and that it was our introduction to Rome. For the Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs tour, we were directed to Piazza Bernini at the Triton fountain were there was other groups meeting up at the same time. It got a little confusing, but as soon as everyone got checked in, it was all good. According to our host, the tour group was larger than expected and offered guests refunds or to book for another date. Everything in the description of the tour was delivered, and of the 3 sites we visited, the Capuchin Crypt was amazing. For the Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour, we met our host Sabrina on the steps of the SantAndrea della Valle at 9pm. Very fitting. Our animated host shared a lot of history of the popes and city, and interesting, spooky stories at Campo deFiori, Castel SantAngelo and Santa Maris dellOrazione e Morte. The ended close to midnight around the same location from where we started.

Product code: 3731MYSTERYROME

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