Catacombs And Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour - Rome

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel along Romes ancient Appian Way and explore its ancient aqueducts, Catacombs and countryside on this 3-hour tour. Escape the citys 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 Romes finest remaining burial sites and explore their labyrinthine underground tunnels. Admire feats of engineering from a past civilization in the antique arches of Romes mighty aqueducts and gain valuable insight into one of the worlds 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

Know More about this tour

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 Romes 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 Romes 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 Romes 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 Romes 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 Romes 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

Additional Info

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Sep-2019

    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.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    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.

  • 03-Jul-2019

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

  • 06-May-2019

    The first part of the tour to the catacombs was great, the appian way and the Aquaducts were ok nothing to write home about. However we will give Marcello five stars he was informative, and fun.

  • 27-Sep-2018

    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.

  • 02-Apr-2018

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

  • 25-Mar-2018

    This tour was well worth the money I would definitely do it again and the tour guide was brilliant

  • 07-Jan-2018

    This tour started with a bus trip to the Catacombs. The trip was interesting to see other parts of Rome besides the central tourist bits. The Catacombs were interesting but not top level exciting. Still worth a look. Probably was expecting a lot of bones but none there. Then had a look at a bit of the Appian Way then to a section of aqueduct. All interesting and well presented and described. Not to much walking, about the right amount. Nice to sit in the bus for short trips as well. Big bus, only a dozen people on it so tons of room. A nice morning.

  • 12-Dec-2017

    Very informative. Would highly recommend.

  • 18-Nov-2017

    Office staff not friendly, but tour guide good. Arrived at catacombs early before crowds. Walked part and bussed part. Aqueducts amazing'

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