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The Appian Way, St Sebastian catacombs & the Aqueduct Park coach tour

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Disponibilités: Monday-Saturday
Durée: 3 hours
Langue(s): English, French, German
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  • Discover the underground burial chambers of early Christians in Rome
  • See the stunning aqueducts along the Appian Way
  • Travel along one of the most historic roads of the Roman Empire
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Cecilia Metella tomb
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Discover a secret world beneath the streets of Rome on this 3-hour coach tour of the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Travel along the Appian Way, one of the most historic roads of Ancient Rome, and see the stunning aqueducts of the Appian Park. See also the tomb of Cecilia Metella and the Aqueduct Park.


Depart for the catacombs by air-conditioned coach, traveling in groups of no more than 16 people. Drive into the beautiful Latium countryside; you will stop at the Basilica of St. Sebastian. According to the legend, the basilica’s catacombs once held the bodies of the apostles of St. Peter and St. Paul during the persecutions.

Your guide will give you an introduction to the church façade, before taking you inside to see the tomb and sculpture of Saint Sebastian. Then, descend to the catacombs, the firs burial site of the Appian Way. See where the bodies were buried in 5 levels called 'loculi'.

Continue along the Via Appia, looking for the marks of chariot wheels from the Roman Republic. Reach the tomb of Cecilia Metella, built in the 1st century BC to honor the daughter of the Roman Consul, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus. Learn how it later became a castle for the Caetani family, a princely family with close ties to the papacy.

Next, go see the largest aqueducts of the Roman Empire at the magnificent Aqueduct Park. See an aqueduct that still supplies water to this day, and gaze at the aqueduct arches as they stretch over miles.

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  • Professional, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets to be able to hear your guide at all times
  • Transportation with modern, air-conditioned coach
  • 3-hour guided tour
Non inclus
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Food & drinks
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Meet your guide in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, close to the "Repubblica" subway station (Metro). Your guide will hold a "Mea Tours" sign.

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Please note that this tour operates with a maximum of 16 guests per tour guide.
Good walking shoes are strongly recommended.
Please bring an umbrella, in case of rain.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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Tour departs at 9am for all languages. Each tour is given in one language only.

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