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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

jimbpease

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour and great guide! Loved it.

gillian.maguire11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

what a way to see Rome outside of the city. our guide 'Maria' went above and beyond the call of duty and her knowledge and sense of humour dazzled us. the catacombs, Via Appia and the aqueduct made a great morning of sightseeing. Inwould highly reccomend Enjoy Rome as a company and will seek out their tours when next in Rome

Carol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful tour. The guide was terrific. She spoke English so well we had no trouble understanding her. She presented information with many fun facts and with enthusiasm. Love the tour.

Russell W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The best thing to do on an incredibly hot 39 degree day in Rome .Got out of the central tourist sites and into the countryside.Nice and cool in the catacombs A thrill to stand on the Apian way.

Tom B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing to see the catacombs and walk where ancient Roman's walked and were buried. And driving down the old Appian Antiqua that my father has talked about driving for years and years was special, especially since we had my almost 90 year old father with us to see it one more.

Stephanie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was very enjoyable.

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.

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