Half-Day St Sebastian Catacombs And Appian Way Tour - Rome

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Repubblica, 10, 00185 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

Discover a secret world beneath the streets of Rome-italy">Rome on this 3-hour small-group tour of the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Travel along the Appian Way, one of the most historic roads of ancient Rome, and see the stunning aqueducts of the Appian Park. See the Cecilia metella Tomb and Aqueduct park, accompanied by a group of no more than 13.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Piazza della repubblica, Rome, Lazio

Meet your guide and group near the Repubblica Metro stationin central Rome. From there, board the awaiting air-conditioned coach and depart for the catacombs.

Stop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome, Lazio

Drive into the Roman countryside, stopping en route at the Basilica of St. Sebastian. According to legend, the basilicas catacombs once held the bodies of the apostles of St. Peter and St. Paul during the persecutions. The guide will give you an introduction to the church faade before taking you inside to see the tomb and sculpture of Saint Sebastian.
Descend to the catacombs, the 1st burial site of the Appian Way to see where the bodies were buried in five levels of the 'loculi' and niches.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Via appia antica, Rome, Lazio

Continue along the Via Appia, looking for the marks of chariot wheels from the Roman Republic

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mausoleo di cecilia metella, Rome, Lazio

Arrive at the Tomb of Cecilia metella, built in the 1st century BC to honor the daughter of the Roman Consul, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus. Learn how it later became a castle for the Caetani family, a princely family with close ties to the papacy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parco degli acquedotti, Rome, Lazio

Next, see the largest aqueducts of the Roman Empire at the magnificent Aqueduct park. See an aqueduct that still supplies water to this day, and gaze at the aqueduct arches as they stretch over miles.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Small-group tour (maximum of 13)

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 13 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Dec-2019

    Good tour of the Appian Way, Roman aqueducts and the St. Sebastian Catacombs. We walked part of the Appian Way to the St. Sebastian Catacombs. This tour does involve walking over uneven surfaces and up and down some narrow stairs.

  • 04-Dec-2019

    Our tour guide was Serena of Mea Tous. She was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Very happy with the tour.

  • 03-Apr-2019

    Our guide provided such interesting information on Ancient Rome - enjoyed this tour more than I expected to

  • 26-Sep-2018

    Tour guide RAN thru catacombs. 5 people left behind not knowing which way to go because we couldn't get down steps fast enough. NO time to look at things and definitely no time for pictures.

  • 14-Jul-2018

    Great tour! Thank you. This a comfortable tour, very educational, and our kids loved learning more about the aquaducts.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Only 6 people, nice small group. Pleasant guide. Nothing to really get excited about seeing on this tour. But the vehicle that took the English group was a minivan that had a row of rear facing seats, so 3 people were always looking out the back and could never see what the guide mentioned “on your right” or “on your left” The vehicle that took the non-English group had a van with all normal seats.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    Serena was great and knowledgeable! The catacombs tour was really neat, but more walking than hearing about the catacombs. Aquaducts park was a great park and up close experience with the aquaducts.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    David our guide was knowledgeable and humorous and added so much to our visit. He knew everyone's names and kept the small group together on a very busy day. Also he added so many interesting things about the city, the country and the language such as the derivation of the word 'salary' amongst others. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would give his name and your company site to anyone who asked. Terrific. Barry and Maureen

  • 29-Dec-2017

    The tour was great! The aqueducts, and catacombs were fantastic. However, at one point our guide Judy went off on a tangent and talked with another person for at least for 15 minutes about a celebrity which had nothing to do with the tour. We spent all of one minute on the Appian Way because we were late for the catacombs tour. Again, a great tour but would have rather had a different guide.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    Very knowledgable guide, although he did have a little difficulty with finding the correct English word at times. Those of us on the tour were always able to help him out. The history of the aqueducts was interesting and a marvel of engineering for their time. The Catacombs were a highlight for my wife and was at the top of her sites to see while in Rome. Being on the original Appian Way was amazing to me. Standing on an over 2300 year old road, used by the ancient Romans and with chariot ruts still visible was history in action.

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