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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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose 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.
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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, Sep 2018

This was a great way to the see the Catacombs and Appian Way. We thought of doing it ourselves but were glad we did a tour. It was a big area and without a tour, I could see us wandering about not knowing where we were supposed to go (like we saw others doing). Our guide, Marcelo, was great. He gave us tips about Rome and we sort of wished we had done this within our first few days there rather than towards the end.

, Apr 2018

Wonderful walking along the Roman road and viewing the countryside. Very informative excellent guide

, Mar 2018

This tour was well worth the money I would definitely do it again and the tour guide was brilliant

, Jan 2018

This tour started with a bus trip to the Catacombs. The trip was interesting to see other parts of Rome besides the central tourist bits. The Catacombs were interesting but not top level exciting. Still worth a look. Probably was expecting a lot of bones but none there. Then had a look at a bit of the Appian Way then to a section of aqueduct. All interesting and well presented and described. Not to much walking, about the right amount. Nice to sit in the bus for short trips as well. Big bus, only a dozen people on it so tons of room. A nice morning.

, Dec 2017

Very informative. Would highly recommend.

, Nov 2017

Office staff not friendly, but tour guide good. Arrived at catacombs early before crowds. Walked part and bussed part. Aqueducts amazing'

, Nov 2017

Mariah was a superb tour guide. She speaks several different languages and the tour was both informative and entertaining. She spoke individually to all the tour guests and even helped us find restaurants after the tour was finished. Would definitely recommend this tour and especially Mariah.

, Oct 2017

Tatia was amazing!!!! She was a history major and really knew her information. Patient, provided a great narration to all of us. What I liked most was the small group we were kept things on track and we felt as though we had personal attention. I would recommend this as one of the best tours of Rome!!

, Oct 2017

Excellent! Lots of interesting information from the tour guide, and beautifully organised. Lovely to be doing in Rome what Romans love to do!

, Oct 2017

Wonderful tour. Glad we booked. We visited the catacombs, Appian Way and the Aquaducts. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining well. We enjoyed the tour and recommend it to everyone. Not a lot of waking.

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