Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Walking Tour
Reviewed by: Clifford Chua, Singapore, August 2014
I found the tour really inspiring and educational. The guides did a great job in giving us the history and the anecdotes of the lives of the early Christians. This is a hidden part of Rome that very few hear about or get to see. If you want something out of the ordinary, this is a fabulous choice!
Reviewed by: Sylvia L, August 2014
This was a great way to see the Crypts and Catacombs. It sounds a bit macabre but it provides an interesting education around the history of the Christians and Roman's. The tour is by tour bus and starts with a short trip to the catacombs which is about 20 min by tour bus just outside of the city walls. There are 2 more stops - both were equally fascinating especially as you walk down the different 'layers' of the history. Its quite amazing to walk down hundreds of years of development. The last stop is the most macabre with the various skeletons re - designed into art by the monks. We found it really interesting and the kids were engaged (16 and 13) in the whole tour. As always the tour guides knowledge of these places really helps to bring alive the history. It wouldn't be the same to tour these on your own unless you had really researched the history behind these places on your own. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Robyn R, August 2014
The guide was both informative and interesting. She made the effort to make sure that everyone on the tour, including children, were involved and had their questions answered. I would highly recommend this to anyone going to Rome, who would like a tour beyond that of the boring headsets and would like to see sites usually ignored by most guides.
Reviewed by: Megan, August 2014
We really enjoyed this tour with our amazing guide, Rebecca. She was so knowledgeable about ancient Rome, the crypts, San Clemente Basilica and the Capuchin Crypt. We loved her enthusiasm. After many tours, my teenage boys (ages 13, 15 and 18) found this one to be the most fascinating.
Reviewed by: Kent N, USA, August 2014
This is definitely the trip you take when you've seen everything else in Rome. Not for the faint of heart however and be prepared for many stairs. Seeing more of Roman history that is buried under the city or the churches was fascinating. The Capuchin Monastery was interesting and creepy at the same time. The guides, (there were 2 since there were 2 groups combined),were excellent; very knowledgeable about the history of Rome, including the churches, the emperors, and how the Romans dealt with their dead before and after the arrival of Christianity.
Reviewed by: Lisa B, August 2014
Great tour and very funny, but knowledgable guide. All very well orchestrated and tour kept moving enough that we saw a lot, but did not feel rushed. Thank you!
Reviewed by: Barry G, August 2014
The best tour and guide we have EVER had. The guide Rebecca was informative friendly knowledgable . A true pro. Please ask for her. The catacombs were amazing. At one point there were 500,000 bodies buried there. I am recommending Rebecca to anyone I know. She is with Rome Dark City Tours.