Skulls wall in the Capuchin Crypts in Roms
Priscilla Catacombs Rome
guided tour of the Capuchin crypts in Rome
Tunnel in the catacombs of Rome
Couple visiting the Capuchin Crypts in Rome

Crypts & Catacombs After-Hours Exclusive Tour

(87 Reviews)
2.5 h.

  • As the crowds go home for the day come with us to visit some of the eeriest and most unusual sites in the Eternal City. With exclusive access after closing time City Wonders can promise you an experience like no other!
  • Your enthusiastic English-speaking guide will first take you to the Capuchin Crypt, with the bones of over 4,000 monks lining the walls. Then sit back as a private air-conditioned coach brings you to the Catacombs of Priscilla, outside the city walls.
  • Your small group of 20 or less will arrive at the catacombs after closing time, where you will be led down into the endless tunnels experiencing an uncanny silence that most visitors today can only try to imagine! This is an experience you’ll remember!

Tour Description

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

Complete 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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