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Ancient Rome tour with Catacombs and Appian Way

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Duration: 1 day
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the remains of the Roman empire and the catacombs
  • See the old Appian Way and the Roman aqueducts
  • Explore the city's most important sites, with no line at the entrance
  • Admire also the Roman Forum and the Trevi Fountain
What to expect

Enjoy a six-hour tour that provides a unique perspective on ancient Rome, in an atmosphere that you will not experience in the city center! This combination tour includes a three-hour Catacombs and Roman Countryside Tour and a three-hour Ancient & Old Rome Walking Tour, skipping the lines at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

The Catacombs and Roman Countryside Tour is done by bus and by foot. It will take you beyond the city walls, through the ancient tunnels of Rome's catacombs, along the rustic Appian Way and under the arches of the aqueducts of antiquity. A tourist bus will take you from the start of the Appian Way and continue to the southern edge of ancient Rome. With your guide, you will have three stops along the way, giving you an opportunity to walk in the ancient Roman countryside, explore the underground catacombs and examine the masterful structure of Rome's remaining aqueducts.

The Ancient & Old Rome Walking Tour covers all the well known sites of the city, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. While the city is breathtaking on its own, these sites are best seen with an experienced guide who will paint for you in words the complex and fascinating history.

Sites visited

  • Catacombs of San Callisto (interior visit)
  • Tomb of Cecilia Metella (exterior visit)
  • Old Appian Way
  • Aqueducts
  • The Colosseum (interior visit)
  • The Roman Forum (interior visit)
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona

Important: The admission fee for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum is not included in the tour price. It will be paid in cash to the tour guide.

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What's included
  • Bus ride
  • Guided visit
  • Admission fee for the catacombs
What's not included
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum admission fees - to pay directly on site (16EUR per adult 18+, 4EUR for under 18 and under 25 EU citizens with valid EU ID card)
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  • Children: 0 – 5 years: free
  • Under 26: reduced
Meeting point:
  • Catacombs & Roman Countryside:

tour meeting time at 09.35 am - Via Cavour 224 at the bus stop - nearest metro station: Cavour - B LINE.

  • Ancient & Old Rome:

tour meeting time at 01.35 pm - outside Colosseum metro station, ground exit, behind the green newsstand

Please arrive 25 minutes before the tour starts

What to remember
  • The tour will be held only if the minimum number of 6 participants is reached. In case the number is not reached, clients will be contacted for an alternative in terms of time, date, or language. A refund will be granted if no agreement is reached. Dress code: shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Important: The admission fee for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum (total 16 euro per person) is not included in the tour price. It will be paid in cash to the tour guide.
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  • Catacombs & Roman Countryside Tour starting time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.00am
  • Ancient & Old Rome Tour starting time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2.00pm
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