Rome, Italy

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Time3 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Venture beneath the Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) in Rome to see the catacombs of St Sebastian with a knowledgeable guide. During this 3-hour tour, you’ll walk along one of the most historic roads of ancient Rome to discover the ancient underground cemeteries, along with the aqueducts of Appian Park. Your small-group tour is limited to no more than 13 participants in order to offer a more intimate experience. Ride in air-conditioned comfort round-trip from central Rome to the Basilica of St Sebastian.
  • 3-hour tour of the Catacombs of St Sebastian from Rome
  • Walk along the ancient Roman road Via Appia
  • Visit the Basilica of St Sebastian
  • Go underground to take in the the catacombs
  • Learn about the ancient Christian burial chambers and their importance as a pilgrimage site
  • See the Aqueducts and the Appian Way
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people allows for a more personalized experience
Make your own way to the predetermined departure point in central Rome where you meet your guide. Step aboard the climate-controlled coach and head to the catacombs, which are located underneath the Basilica of St. Sebastian.

Your guide explains the significance of the church façade, then takes you inside to see the tomb of St Sebastian. Next, descend to the catacombs, the first burial site of the Appian Way. As you look around, your guide shares informative commentary about the catacombs, such as the legend that they once held the bodies of the apostles St Peter and St Paul.

Continue along the Via Appia to the tomb of Cecilia Metella, which dates to the first century BC and was made to honor the daughter of the Roman Consul. It later became a castle for the Caetani family, an aristocratic family with close ties to the papacy.

Head to the magnificent Aqueduct Park to take in the largest aqueducts of the Roman Empire. Gaze over aqueduct arches that stretch over miles and see one that supplies water to this day.

Your tour ends with return to the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, which is located in the Piazza della Repubblica.

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P
, 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.

A
, Jul 2018

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

l
, 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.

A
, 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.

M
, 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

R
, 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.

P
, 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.

T
, Nov 2017

This tour was really great. We really loved our tour guide, she was amazing. This is a great 1/2 day tour, totally worth the money and your time. So much interesting information, and I loved getting out of the city to see something different.

C
, Nov 2017

The tour was well organized and the guide really knew her stuff. We talked about roman history well beyond what we were looking at. Highly recommend!

S
, Oct 2017

Interesting, but not worth the money.


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