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The Dark Side of Rome: Catacombs & Mysteries Combo Tour by Night

Duration 8h 15m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is SG$135
Amazing! 4.4/5 Expedia guest rating View all 14 Expedia-verified reviews

Discover Rome’s dark side with an afternoon tour to some of its most sinister sites – the tunnels of the Catacombs, the street beneath Basilica San Clemente and the eerie Bone Chapel. After the sun goes down, dig deeper into the little-known history of the Eternal City on a story-filled night tour.

Your tour begins at the Catacombs, a network of subterranean tunnels once used as a burial ground and hiding place for Early Christians, who went underground to escape the wrath of the tyrannical emperor Nero.

Emerge back into the light of day and head to the Basilica San Clemente. Hear the tale of a priest driven mad by the sound of running water who dug into the floor of the church to uncover a first-century Roman aqueduct. Continue on to the grotesque Capuchin Crypt, also known as the Bone Chapel. The exhumed bones of over 4,000 monks adorn the walls and ceilings here in a macabre display of deathly décor, including dangling chandeliers made from vertebrae and skeletons still wearing their habits.

Take a break to grab a drink, a bite to eat or spend some time strolling the streets as darkness falls and then meet back up with your guide for a 90-minute guided night tour. Delve into the city’s spine-tingling history as you hear Rome's terrifying tales murders, executions and hauntings. Follow your guide across the Tiber and cobbled piazzas, standing in front of the home of Rome's most notorious killer and seeking out the ghost of Donna Olimpia beneath a shadowy bridge.

Discover Rome’s dark side with an afternoon tour to some of its most sinister sites – the tunnels of the Catacombs, the street beneath Basilica San Clemente and the eerie Bone Chapel. After the sun goes down, dig deeper into the little-known history of the Eternal City on a story-filled night tour.

Your tour begins at the Catacombs, a network of subterranean tunnels once used as a burial ground and hiding place for Early Christians, who went underground to escape the wrath of the tyrannical emperor Nero.

Emerge back into the light of day and head to the Basilica San Clemente. Hear the tale of a priest driven mad by the sound of running water who dug into the floor of the church to uncover a first-century Roman aqueduct. Continue on to the grotesque Capuchin Crypt, also known as the Bone Chapel. The exhumed bones of over 4,000 monks adorn the walls and ceilings here in a macabre display of deathly décor, including dangling chandeliers made from vertebrae and skeletons still wearing their habits.

Take a break to grab a drink, a bite to eat or spend some time strolling the streets as darkness falls and then meet back up with your guide for a 90-minute guided night tour. Delve into the city’s spine-tingling history as you hear Rome's terrifying tales murders, executions and hauntings. Follow your guide across the Tiber and cobbled piazzas, standing in front of the home of Rome's most notorious killer and seeking out the ghost of Donna Olimpia beneath a shadowy bridge.

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 8h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
SG$134.43

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The Dark Side of Rome: Catacombs & Mysteries Combo Tour by Night

Activity Location

Roma

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Afternoon Tour

    Triton Fountain Piazza Barberini

    Roma 00187

  • Evening Tour

    San Andrea della Valle Church Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

    Roma 00186


Highlights

  • 2 spooky tours to delve into Rome's dark history & mysteries

  • Exploration of the Catacombs buried beneath the Appian Way

  • Eerie decorations of human bones in the Capuchin Crypt

  • Walking tour with tales of murders, executions & hauntings

  • Small group of 20 or less for a more intimate experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Rome's crypts and catacombs

  • Admission fees


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Transport between tours


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate pushchairs and baby carriers.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


The Dark Side of Rome: Catacombs & Mysteries Combo Tour by Night ratings based on 14 verified reviews

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4.4 out of 5

5/5 Jul 08, 2018

Makeila, John, and Blitch were awesome!!! Very passionate and knowledgeable about the tour. Great speakers and were very captivating. Blitch was funny and made us jump with some great stories. This is a hidden gem that people need to take!

1/5 Apr 11, 2018

First things first; the Catacombs are brilliant and definitely go on that tour. It is well organised and well worth the money. However... The mysteries by night, my gosh it was dreadful and boring. As per my post on Tripadvisor. Our pickup was on the steps right by a busy road, surrounded by the dirt and rough sleepers. Unlike the Day tour Jacamo the guide had no visible signs that he was from City Wonders. It wasn’t until other guests overheard us question whether we were in the right place that the guide can over and did the check in. And once everyone was there off we went. First Square was ok. A story about an execution. But gosh did it go on a bit. Several people in our group started to get distracted. A bit more walk and we looked at the architecture of the French embassy. I mean really? If I wanted a history or architecture tour I would have booked one and do it during the day. Our guide Jacamo went into great details about the red brick. Just don't book it.

Nov 26, 2017

Extremely interesting, seeing the dark side of Rome. Ricardo our guide for the first tour was extremely knowledgable and made the tour memorable.