Tour code: 3058CATACOMBS
Experience the Roman countryside on this 3-hour tour that combines travel by vehicle and walking. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore the Appian Way (Via Appia Antica), an ancient road that leads out of the city. Visit the fascinating Catacombs of San Sebastiano or San Callisto, where you’ll walk through underground tunnels, and be wowed by the sophisticated engineering of the Roman aqueducts.


  • 3-hour morning tour along the Appian Way to Rome’s ancient Catacombs
  • Explore the Italian countryside outside Rome
  • Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano
  • Admire the mighty arches of Rome's ancient aqueducts
  • Your tour combines coach or minivan travel and guided walks

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This active tour is a nice break from the museums and ruins of Rome. Get away from the crowds and visit the picturesque Roman countryside, discover the ancient Catacombs and see a Roman aqueduct up close.

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What You Can Expect

Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour

Explore Rome's famous Appian Way

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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Customer Reviews

Curleypet Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. Would highly recommend this tour time and time again.

Kathryn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our friendly guide showed us the Appian Way and the aquaduct first, as the catacombs were quite busy with tourists. A smart move. Loved seeing the catacombs where the early Christians worshiped and were entombed.

Roger S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Brilliant guide in Jenette who involved all on the trip in her explanations - learnt all our names
Superb trip

Jeffrey A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was such a fun and interesting tour. Our guide, Mariah, was awesome! Very fun and very informative. She made us laugh a lot! The catacombs are so interesting and she took us into little rooms to tell us stories and history where we weren't overwhelmed by the other, larger tours. Well worth it and highly recommended!

sue-anne g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Awesome and an extremely informative tour.. Janetta was our guide historically knowledgeable, fun and very likeable She was fabulous, we all learnt, laughed, and were blown away with the history and sights of the catacombs, the apian way and the aqueducts. Photos are not allowed in the catacombs due to the religious site it is and because of this please dress respectfully. Small group size makes it easy to travel and listen to guide.

Marc P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour to take to hit three attractions: catacombs, Appian Way, and the aqua ducts. This tour is really all about the catacombs, with just a taste of the other two. Tour bus was small but comfortable, and our guide was fantastic! Made me wish that I had booked an Appian Way tour by itself! Guess that's for the next trip to Rome. This tour is definitely recommended!!!!

Martin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour on the outskirts of Rome: Quiet and very interesting.

Christine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a fabulous tour! We've been to Rome many times but never done this tour before, you get to see a completely different side of Rome, just outside the City. Tour guide was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, we had a great time.

Joyce T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good tour. Guide was excellent. We learned so much about the catacombs. Also saw a golf course along the aqaducts.

lucia m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great and Jeanette our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny!

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