After-Hours Access: Crypts & Catacombs Tour

After-Hours Access: Crypts & Catacombs Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Discover the ancient bone-lined Capuchin Crypt of Rome
  • Gain privileged access to explore the Catacombs of Priscilla
  • Learn the history and religious habits of Rome's first Christians
  • Enjoy privileged after-hours access to both sites minus the crowds
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small 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, venturing into the Priscilla Catacombs alone, where early Christians buried their dead and practiced their forbidden faith.
Crypts and Catacombs Evening Access

Exclusive After-Hours Access

Our original Crypts and Catacombs tour with Exclusive After-Hours Access to the Catacombs of Priscilla.

Catacombs in Rome

An Intimate Experience

Privileged access to the catacombs exclusive to City Wonders for an intimate experience with no other visitors.

Bone Chapel Rome

Visit the Capuchin 'Bone Chapel'

Visit the Capuchin 'Bone Chapel': a spectacular chapel hidden and decorated with the bones of some 4,000 Monks.

Tour Description

City Wonders' Crypts and Catacombs tour with Exclusive After-Hours Access takes you deeper into the unusual history of what lay under the modern city of Rome. Gain exclusive after-hours access to the Catacombs of Priscilla, visit the hidden parts of this ancient city with an itinerary combining two of the most uncommon and mysterious sights that the Eternal City has to offer.

Discover the Ancient Capuchin Crypt

We begin with the impressive Capuchin Crypt – known locally as the ‘Bone Chapel’. Here, Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate the walls and ceilings in intricate designs. You’ll see a real skull and crossbones, vertebrae chandeliers and full skeletons in their robes before drawing your own conclusions on the meaning of this macabre yet intriguing place of prayer.

Explore the Catacombs of Priscilla After Hours

After being transferred by air-conditioned bus, you begin by visiting the ancient Catacombs of Priscilla. Here you have the privilege of experiencing the Catacombs when their doors are closed to the general public, as the site is only open to City Wonders during your visit. This allows for a special experience while you discover this incredible treasure in a small group.

Learn More with Our Expert Guides

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

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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