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Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your half-day tour into the Roman countryside starts as you leave the city by coach or van to travel along the ancient Appian Way, a road whose history dates back to 312 BC to provide strategic access in and out of the Rome republic.

    You’ll make stops to explore the historical sites around the Appian Way on foot, starting with a walk as you leave the southern edge of the city. With your guide, enjoy the scenery and snap a few photos before continuing in your vehicle to one of Rome’s ancient burial sites, either the Catacombs of San Sebastiano or the Catacombs of San Callisto. Follow your guide through the underground tunnels, learning about the burial process during this period of history.

    Next, head to the remains of a Roman aqueduct, where you’ll be wowed by the Romans’ masterful use of engineering to bring water into the city. Hear from your guide about why this area was chosen as the site of the aqueducts, and enjoy time for photos before the drive back to Rome, where your tour ends.
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    Departure Point
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano
    • Entry/Admission - Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    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.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    This is the BEST way to see the catacombs. Convenient meeting point in center of Rome and comfortable, air conditioned transportation to all the sites on the Appian Way. Marcello was an excellent guide! Extremely friendly, great sense of humor, very knowledgeable, and full of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tricia C
    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    We booked this tour as we wanted out friends, who were first time visitors to Rome, to get out to see the Appian Way, as well as the catacombs and aqueducts park. If you look at the pictures posted by the tour operator in the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank CTWanderers
    Reviewed 31 August 2018

    Super great tour! Marcello was one of those great tour operators who seems to love telling people about Rome in a fun and sometimes very funny way. He seemed to know how to pace the tour so everyone had time to see and hear about...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank al K
    Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

    Marcello was so knowledgeable. He gave us an overview of Rome in addition to the wonderful info about the catacombs, Aqueducts and Appian way. It felt like a private tour. Catacombs were a nice break on a hot July day. Highly recommend this tour guide!

    Thank Vacation423451
    Reviewed 14 May 2018

    This was only a 3 hour tour, but it covered a lot of ground. We traveled by bus and did a bit of walking. These are three important historical sites to see just outside of Rome, and are all definitely worth visiting.

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank hlew123
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