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Halloween Special: Private Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Tour - Transfers Included

The Capuchin Monks say their crypt isn't meant to be creepy - You decide!

Category: Uncategorised
History
Archeology
Religion
Off the beaten path
Adventure&Fun

Price from: $370

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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We are indeed tour guides but first we are travelers. We understand there might be last minute unforeseen circumstances that might cause a change of plans. When we sat down to write our cancellation policy we decided to think to what Cancellation Policy we would like to have for ourselves for our trips.

Halloween is not an Italian or Roman tradition, but that won't stop Eyes of Rome from celebrating it with you! We designed a tour for this fall to keep your Halloween spirits high, while accompanying you into the creepier side of Rome.

As you descend into the Catacombs of Priscilla, your guide will show you Rome's most important underground archeological findings, bringing these quiet tunnels alive with the bloody stories and legends of early Christianity and Christian martyrdoms during the days of Roman persecution. Located on the Via Salaria, an ancient road leading north out of Rome, the Santa Priscilla catacombs are among Rome’s most famous. Many controversies surround the catacombs' burial chambers, and it is said they were destroyed because the cursed crypts were haunted by ghosts who wanted privacy. These angry spirits were said to have pushed many visiting carriages above the catacombs into a nearby river. 

Next, you will explore the suggestive Capuchin 'Bone' Crypt, a narrow space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini. You'll be amazed by the strangely decorated Capuchin Chapels, which are filled with thousands of human bones, elaborately stacked against the walls and organized into disturbing Baroque patterns- even crafted into chandeliers!  But not everything on display is bare bones. In one room, two severed, mummified arms cross one another to make the form of the Capuchin’s coat of arms. 

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Summary
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Layer 1 Kid-friendly tour
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    09:00
    14:00
  • Not available on Mondays
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets (Guaranteed to skip the long lines) | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Transportation to the sites (only available for centrally located accommodations) | Private Tour
  • Not Included 
    Return Transportation (available upon request) Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request) 
Standard itinerary
Catacombs of Priscilla
Cappucin Bone Crypt
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Extra Hour

US$80

Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.

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Kid-friendly

US$0

Request a Kid-friendly Tour Guide at no extra cost.

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Castel St. Angelo

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be charged separately. ($25.00 per person)

As you exit St. Peter’s Square, your guide will lead you along a quiet street that follows ‘Il Passetto’, the passageway connecting the Vatican to Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pope’s fortress. You can opt to visit the castle for breathtaking views of the city or cross over Bernini’s famous bridge of angels for scenic views of the river. A beautiful addition to the Vatican Tour, Castel Sant' Angelo is a great bookend to your day.

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Famous Piazzas & Fountains

US$70

Don't miss Bernini’s Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini or Rome’s twin church domes in Piazza del Popolo. You can opt to go up the Pincio hill for one of the best views in the city. Or maybe you want to see the famed Piazza Navona? You will get plenty of ideas of where to eat and shop as you walk through these famous neighborhoods with your expert guide. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Gelato Class

US$350** Please note: Price is up to 4 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

Enjoy a short walk in the city center before heading to your gelato class. Reach a typical roman "gelateria", an artisanal workshop that has recently been renovated. Engage in a funny, entertaining activity and learn how italian people prepare the famous gelato. Make your own ice cream following the traditional Italian techniques and recipes and enjoy it! An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day

US$120** Please note: Experience is intended for up to 6 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

In the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will take part in the workshop of an Italian artist. This activity is fun for the whole family!. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. Take home your creation to make your Roman holidays even more memorable!

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Pizza Class

US$265** Please note: Price is up to 4 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

Accompanied by your private guide, head to a historical trattoria in Rome and meet the chef, who will teach you the main techniques to bake a pizza according to the traditional Italian recipe. Season your own pizza with delicious, fresh ingredients and put it in a wood-fired oven for a perfect cooking. Enjoy the pizza you’ve prepared with your family and friends, accompanied by a soft drink.

These optional extras can be selected during check-out.
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    Info about your Halloween Special Tour:

    • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
    • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
    • Tour Start Time: 9:00AM or 2:00PM
    • Tickets: Admission tickets for each participant are included in the total price. We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites.
    • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. However reduced tickets are required for children aged between 6 and 17. Kids between 0 and 5 do not require a ticket.
    • Dress Code: Modest attire is required – knees and shoulders must be covered.
    • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
    • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
    • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
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