Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Travel along Rome’s ancient Appian Way and explore its ancient aqueducts, Catacombs and countryside on this 3-hour tour. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle to discover the surrounding countryside with your guide. Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano — widely considered to be among Rome’s finest remaining burial sites — and explore their labyrinthine underground tunnels. Admire feats of engineering from a past civilization in the antique arches of Rome’s mighty aqueducts and gain valuable insight into one of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilizations.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Combining coach or minivan travel with on-foot exploration, your morning guided tour departs from central Rome and takes you beyond the city walls and out along the rustic Appian Way — one of the earliest and most strategically significant roads of Rome’s ancient republic.

Stop first for a walk with your guide through the countryside near the southern edge of ancient Rome. Admire the attractive Italian scenery outside the city and perhaps take time to capture the landscape through the lens of your camera.

Continue on to Rome’s ancient Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano. The Catacombs of San Callisto were built in the 2nd century and named after the deacon Saint Callixtus, while San Sebastiano is a small Christian cemetery and one of Rome’s most accessible catacombs. Explore the underground tunnels with your guide, hear of their history and gain insight into the burial techniques prevalent those centuries ago.

Leaving the Catacombs behind and travel onward to admire Rome’s remaining aqueducts. The Romans were masters of engineering and the aqueducts still standing today are testament to their skills. Listen as your guide explains how and why the aqueducts were built here and marvel at the amazing feat of engineering they represent.

After three hours exploring the Catacombs and countryside along Rome’s ancient Appian Way, return to your original departure point to conclude your tour.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • A dress code is required to enter the catacombs. Both shoulders and knees MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Departure Time

9:45 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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David M

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He kidded with the group and made it very pleasurable. Be prepared to walk about 4 hours in the sun.

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rathe.travels

Our guide, Marcello, was excellent! He had a sense of humor and was very knowlegeable about thehistory of the sights. The Catacombs were amazing and it was helpful to see the drawings before we went down. We also enjoyed seeing the aquaducts and the Appian Way.

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Brenda V

Marcelo our guide was very informative and entertaining. Great sense of humor and made us feel very comfortable while answering all of our questions.

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boarmankm

This was a great way to the see the Catacombs and Appian Way. We thought of doing it ourselves but were glad we did a tour. It was a big area and without a tour, I could see us wandering about not knowing where we were supposed to go (like we saw others doing). Our guide, Marcelo, was great. He gave us tips about Rome and we sort of wished we had done this within our first few days there rather than towards the end.

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Roderick C

Wonderful walking along the Roman road and viewing the countryside. Very informative excellent guide

User's Picture Gallery

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Standing on the ancient Apian Way. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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iconic

skyline outside Rome

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Die Katakomben

Es war nicht los!

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Am Aquädukt

Ein schöner Abschluss

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Appian Way

A photo of the road sign of the Appian Way.

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Roman Pines

Photo by the aqua ducts.

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Roman pines

A photo taken by the aqua ducts.

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Hello

A photo of a roman pine surrounded by an aqua duct.

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Appian way

Photo taken by the Appian way.

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Aquaduct 2

Stopped to see the aqua ducts.

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Entrance to the Catacombe

Excellent tour

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Our tour guide and myself

We are on the Appian Way, which was one of the main ancient roads into Rome.

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Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Catacombs of St. Callixtus

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Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct

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Ancient Appian Way

Stopping to stroll along the Ancient Appian Way outside Rome.

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Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct

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Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct

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Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct

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Countryside scenery

Umbrella pines near the Roman aqueduct

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Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct

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