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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

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was one of the most enjoyable tours we took during our time in Rome. Very interesting.

Trevor W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My guide was Jeanette, and she was fantastic! I recommend this to everyone. Only problem I had was at the book store at the Catacombs. They took cash only, and lost over a €60.00 sale because all I had was cards.

Harlan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Interesting tour. Our guide made us feel like we knew the early Christians and Jews that used the catacombs. Well educated and very knowledgeable on the time periob.

Martha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, and a great tour guide as well!! Highly recommended!

JOEY R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a great tour. Jeanette was very knowledgeable and helpful. She helped make the best of a rainy day. I highly recommend the tour

Blanca United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My boyfriend and I have been to Rome a few times and we wanted to get off the beaten track. Really enjoyed especially the aqueducts and the views of the countryside. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Would definitely recommend!

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

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