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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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!

Erich H A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide was excellent with plenty of knowledge about the sites
And all around history of Rome she is a credit to your organization
the Emperor

David

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Being frequent visitors to Rome, we decided to take this tour as we usually don't go out to the countryside too often. Visiting the Catacombs, the ancient Via Appia and the Roman Acquaducts was very interesting. A great informative guide Jeanette provided us with a lively commentary throughout the half day experience. The tour was well organized and the departure point was just a few blocks from Termini.

Aubrey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was well worth the time and money.

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Janette, Janette, Janette how we wish you were our guide on all our Tours. Incredible interaction with her and her ability to get everyone involve by knowing 25 odd names and all the history she unleashed on us.we can say enought about this experience and our tour guide Janette !!

judithparr49

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was great! Janette was very informative and funny. It was a small tour and the rest of the group were very friendly.

mmollicone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed relief of air conditioned bus and smaller crowds. Guide was talented at blending ancient historical significance with comparisons to modern day situations. Bonus of seeing ruins of an acquaduct and walking on Appian Way were great.

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a different type tour. Very informative and interesting. In addition to seeing the catacombs no bodies you get to walk the Apian Way - very cool. The Aqueducts were also amazing. Highly recommended.

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