VIP Rome Catacombs Night Tour with Capuchin Crypts

Explore ancient tombs closed to the public

5 / 5 See All 4 Reviews · 2.5h 20 max · Rome, Italy

Few people can access the Rome Catacombs after night. But you can. See the Priscilla Catacombs and Capuchin Crypts after dark with almost no crowds in sight.

Tour Details
  • Capuchin Crypt After Hours
  • Private Luxury Transportation
  • VIP Access to Priscilla Catacombs

This after-hours visit to the Capuchin Crypts and Rome Catacombs will give you an insightful overview of the burial methods of ancient Rome. Uncover the skeletal remains of more than 3,700 bodies and witness some of the catacombs’ most ancient frescoes. This 2.5-hour tour includes:

  • Friendly English-speaking guide
  • Maximum group size of 20 people
  • Guided tours of Capuchin Crypts and Priscilla Catacombs
  • Luxury transportation between attractions

Please note: Because some of the sites on this small group tour are religious, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women at all times. We know that Rome gets quite hot during the summertime - it's always a great idea to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you to cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

Capuchin Crypts

From the outside, it just looks like a church. But on the inside, discover something entirely different. You’ll descend the steps of the Santa Maria della Concezione church to discover five chapels, each dedicated to a different area of the body. You may think that the bones and skeletal remains you’ll find are organized in a macabre art form; however, this was not at all the intention.

As you explore the Crypt of the Resurrection, Crypt of the Skulls, Crypt of the Pelvises, Crypt of the Leg Bones and Thigh Bones and Crypt of the Three Skeletons, your guide will explain the purpose of the Crypts. Symbolizing mortality and passage of life through the Earth, the Crypts will set the stage for your next experience: the site of ancient Roman burials.

Transportation to Priscilla Catacombs

Once you’ve learned all about the lives of Capuchin friars and their skeleton remains, it’s time to head to your next destination. Not to worry, we have all the logistics planned for you, so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. Board our luxury coach with your guide and soon arrive at one of Rome’s most ancient roads, the Appian Way.

Priscilla Catacombs

Burial practices in ancient Rome were one of the most controversial topics of that time period. Christianity was a new religion at the time, with a fundamental belief that your spirit ascended to heaven after death. While the city did not allow burials within the city limits and most people, Pagans, were cremated after death, the Christians needed a new solution.

They decided to build a system of underground tunnels where they could bury their dead in a legally and religiously sound manner. On this after-hours visit, you’ll see what are often known as the “Queen of Catacombs,” which stretch for over five miles. 

After entering the almost entirely empty Catacombs, your guide will provide insight on the biblical art inside. Most famously, you’ll see early inscriptions such as Moses striking water from a rock, the Madonna and Child and the Sacrifice of Isaac.

Tripadvisor Logo
See what people are saying

4 total reviews

Leave a review
Average customer rating
5.00 / 5 based on 4 total reviews
5 star 4
4 star 0
3 star 0
2 star 0
1 star 0
12/12/2019
Highly recommended

I couldn't have asked for anything better than this this. Experiencing the Catacombs at night was chilling and exciting. Such an incredible experience that me and my family will never forget.

J
Reviewed by
Joshua J.
12/11/2019
Unforgettable experience

My daughter and I had the most wonderful time on this tour. As history lovers and lovers of thrill, we thoroughly enjoyed the creepy experience. This evening tour was also a great way to dodge the crowds.

S
Reviewed by
Sara Spark
10/30/2019
Creepy but cool

Capuchin crypt was really interesting to see all of the bones. A fun Halloween activity for my family! Organized company and great guide.

S
Reviewed by
Sarah V.

See more

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Piazza Barberini - in front of the Fontana del Tritone. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Wear comfortable shoes. In summer, bring sunscreen. In spring and autumn, bring a light jacket.

Q: Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

A: We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise you may be refused entry to religious sites and miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Rome can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. 

Q: Why does my kid 6 or under have to pay? C'mon!

A: Sorry about this. We're parents too and we understand! Unfortunately, they must be seated due to traffic regulations so they take up a seat in our vehicle. We even bring a car seat for children who require one. If it makes you feel any better, we don't make money off your kids for this tour.

Q: Why doesn't this tour run on Sundays?

A: Via Appia Antica, the road we travel on to access the Catacombs, is closed on Sundays.

Q: Will we see bones? 

A: Yes! This tour visits the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione which houses a 17th-century ossuary under it. There you will see the bones of around 4,000 Capuchin friars!

Q: What Catacomb does this tour visit? 

A: Usually the Catacombs of San Domitilla, although if there is any closure we will substitute the site with another catacomb site nearby.

Q: I have trouble walking?  Is this tour for me?  

A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Catacombs Private Tour.

Total: $84.64

available days discounted days

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before on all small group tours.

Reserve Now $84.64 / per person
$84.64 / per person Reserve Now
You may also like
SKIP THE LINE
Up to 25 % off

SKIP THE LINE

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine ...

3.5h 24 Max Rugged

$128.68 as low as $96.51

4.8233 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 18 % off

Skip the Line

Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum Arena Floor and Vatican...

7.0h 15 Max Rugged

$156.91 as low as $128.67

5.0103 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

3.5h 14 Max Active

$101.58 as low as $86.34

4.8235 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Pete...

3.0h 18 Max Active

$69.96 as low as $59.47

4.8216 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 25 % off

Skip the Line

Colosseum Underground plus Belvedere Top Level Tour

4.0h 24 Max Rugged

$158.04 as low as $118.53

4.745 reviews

SKIP THE LINE
Up to 25 % off

SKIP THE LINE

VIP Colosseum at Night Tour with Underground and Arena Floor

2.5h 25 Max Active

$90.28 as low as $67.71

4.792 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 20 % off

Skip the Line

First Entry Vatican Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h 13 Max Leisurely

$90.28 as low as $72.22

4.977 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

2.5h 15 Max Active

$73.34 as low as $62.34

4.9201 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Detailed Itinerary Vatican in a Day Tour with Sistine Chapel

5.0h 13 Max Rugged

$112.87 as low as $95.94

4.991 reviews

Transportation Included
Up to 23 % off

Transportation Included

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

12.0h 18 Max Active

$191.92 as low as $147.78

4.539 reviews

Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood
Up to 11 % off

Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood

3.0h 12 Max Active

$94.80 as low as $84.37

4.998 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 20 % off

Skip the Line

Vatican Highlights Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's...

2.5h 16 Max Leisurely

$84.64 as low as $67.71

4.994 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Rome Catacombs Tour With Capuchin Crypts

3.0h 15 Max Active

$78.99 as low as $71.09

4.869 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Colosseum Highlights Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

3.0h 18 Max Active

$58.66 as low as $49.86

4.823 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Pre-Opening Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter...

3.5h Private Active

$66.57 + $344.36 base price

4.925 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Vatican Night Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h 13 Max Active

$78.99

5.025 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Ac...

3.0h Private Rugged

$66.57 + $237.09 base price

4.821 reviews

Rome Walking Tour with Pasta Making Class and Lunch
Up to 25 % off

Rome Walking Tour with Pasta Making Class and Lunch

3.5h 15 Max Leisurely

$73.34 as low as $55.01

4.920 reviews

Skip the line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the line

Flash Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

1.5h 16 Max Leisurely

$56.41 as low as $47.95

5.012 reviews

Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

4.0h 10 Max Active

$67.70

4.946 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Flash Colosseum Tour

1.0h 18 Max Active

$50.76 as low as $43.15

5.011 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Ancient Rome in a Day: Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Ro...

8.0h 15 Max Active

$138.84

5.02 reviews

Dome Climb
Up to 15 % off

Dome Climb

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb

1.5h 16 Max Rugged

$50.76 as low as $43.15

5.010 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Vatican Highlights with Rome Walking Tour

5.5h 16 Max Rugged

$101.58

5.05 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens & Pope's Summer Home Day ...

11.0h 15 Max Active

$119.64

5.020 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

1.0h Private Leisurely

$45.11 as low as $40.60

5.02 reviews

PRIVATE HELICOPTER DAY TRIP

PRIVATE HELICOPTER DAY TRIP

Luxury Helicopter Tuscan Wine Day from Rome

8.0h Private Leisurely

$846.94 + $7,848.29 base price

5.05 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Privileged Entrance Colosseum with Rome Walking Tour

5.5h 16 Max Rugged

$93.67

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Tour with Local Trastevere Food Tou...

8.0h 12 Max Rugged

$146.75

5.02 reviews