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

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

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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
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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
Province of Rome , Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

**Crypts and Catacombs Tour** – Departure 2:30pm (meet strictly at 2:15pm): Meet your guide in the center of Piazza Barberini, by the large Triton (Tritone) fountain. Piazza Barberini is located at the metro stop “Barberini” on metro line A (red line). **Ghost and Mystery Tour** - From 01/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 Departure time at 9:15pm (meet strictly at 9:00pm) From 27/10/2019 - 31/12/2019 Departure time at 8:00pm (meet strictly at 7:45pm) Meet your guide on the steps of the church San Andrea della Valle, which is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II about 150 meters from Largo di Torre Argentina, on the left-hand side heading towards the Tiber river. The church is located right next to Piazza Vidoni and Piazza Sant’Andrea della Valle.

2:30 PM
Castel Sant'Angelo, Lazio , 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
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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.
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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.

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star-4
Not my cup of tea.
Jennifer_P
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed the tour guide, she was fabulous, friendly and funny. The catacombs are morbid. I’m more of a Paris Catacombs were more interesting to hear reason/story. Not my thing to see art from individuals displaying human bones as art.
star-5
Ghost tour, worth it!
VictoriaSitters
, Jun 2022
The five stars is strictly for the ghost/myth tour portion. Elisthia was amazing. The catacombs and crypts was disappointing. No bones any where despite the advertisement and the guides Andrea and Claire were okay but didn’t seem to know their information.
star-5
Wonderful!
Breann_R
, Aug 2021
The tour of the crypts was really spectacular and Divan was a wonderful guide. It's really obvious that he is passionate about Rome's history and that comes across in your experience on the tour. The ghost and mystery walking tour wasn't what I was expecting, it was much, much better. Rob is incredible and a great story teller -- I was enthralled with each story, the walking rate was very easy, and I feel like I have a whole new appreciation for Rome at night. I strongly, stronly recommend these tours and particularly a tour with Rob!
star-5
Best guide
Tammy_W
, Aug 2021
Divan was a fantastic guide full of knowledge, stories and humor. He gave us tips on what places to see and where to eat in Rome. Our 20 year old daughter really enjoyed the tour, too.
star-5
Discover a new side of Rome
OlgaGolikova_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.........
Miranda_D
, 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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
DO NOT think about this Tour - DO IT!!!!
JENNIFER_V
, 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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
star-5
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_S
, 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.
star-5
Our guide was American and very Cris...
Christa_W
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
star-3
I loved the crypts and catacombs...
Toni_S
, Oct 2017
I loved the crypts and catacombs tour! Rebecca, our guide was wonderful. She even remembered everyone's name. She was so passionate about the sites, I could have listened to her for hours. Make sure you bring a jumper, it gets very cold down in the catacombs. I can not share the same passion for the ghost and mystery walking tour. One word would sum up the tour 'appalling'. We were given no headsets, so it was near impossible to hear our guide speak. Which in hindsight was probably a good thing. I have never been so bored in my life. I have no idea who wrote the tour, but I'm sure that Rome has more interesting stories than people throwing their rubbish on the streets or the need for a candle to light an alley. We were lead through countless back streets of Rome, which didn't feel safe at all. After an hour and a half, we arrived at Castel Sant'Angelo, where my mother and I broke away from the tour to catch a taxi. I don't feel that I'm being overly harsh that this tour was horrible because we were quickly joined at the taxi rank by 3 other couples, all desperately wanting the night to end.
star-5
Really great experience. Tour guides...
Lena_C
, Oct 2017
Really great experience. Tour guides were passionate and very informative.
star-5
Very interesting! Wish we could...
Yvonne_H
, Oct 2017
Very interesting! Wish we could have gotten pictures, but no pics in Catacombs! Mystery Walking Tour was very interesting! John was originally from the US and has such a PASSION for the telling of the history and such knowledge! Had a wonderful time!
star-4
The Crypts and Catacombs tour was...
Michael N
, Sep 2017
The Crypts and Catacombs tour was great, very cool to be underground in Rome! The mystery walking tour was ok, not bad to have a guide show you around at night, but nothing too great as afar as mystery
star-5
Both tour guides were terrific and the...
Greg_G
, Sep 2017
Both tour guides were terrific and the tours were interesting. We enjoyed both tours
star-5
This trip was truly fantastic, our...
Ruth B
, Aug 2017
This trip was truly fantastic, our guides, Melanie and John were great, really bought everything to life and really knew thier stuff. Both tours were interactive, informative and fun. They could easily be double the length as I really felt we did not even scratch the surface of the places.

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