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

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.

Customer Reviews

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very informative. Would highly recommend.

blueboro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Jaimini A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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 with...it 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!!

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Sandra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide provided a lot of history and detail about the catacombs and this made our tour very interesting. A great tour for those people interested in history.

Tomme F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Just wow!! Fascinating history brought to life by our excellent guide. Highly recommend this tour!

Adam P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour with about 25 people started with a tour of Catacombs of San Callisto. There are no bones there anymore. The tour provided interesting commentary on these very old early Christian catecombs. We then drove to and walked on the Appian Way and then to the aqueducts, which we walked right up to

Donald W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The day was great. The coach was clean and comfortable and the driver made us feel safe. Our guide was informative and made my wife feel secure about going underground as she has problems with claustrophobia. We both really enjoyed the day.

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Enjoyed it very much. Great way to see Rome!! Viator never lets me down. Our guide was awesome!

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