Roman Catacombs and Ancient Appian Way Skip-The-Line Included Halfday from Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Go beneath the surface to Rome’s Christian Catacombs on a 3-hour, private tour, and choose the burial site that interests you most. Step back into early Christian history at the sprawling catacombs of St. Domitilla, and see a 2nd-century fresco of the Last Supper. Explore the remains of the catacombs of St. Sebastian, where ruined sarcophagi and ancient arches are all that remain of the cemetery. Visit the catacombs of San Callixtus to see the burial sites of martyrs and pontiffs, and return to your hotel via the Appian Way.
  • 3-hour tour of Roman Catacombs
  • Choose one of three destinations
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Entrance fees not included

Hotel pickup and dropoff
Dedicated Local expert tour guide
Skip-The-Line entrance tickets to one of the Catacombs
Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English Speaking Driver
Lunch, Food and drinks
Tipping is not included in our service fees,It is never mandatory although it is always appreciated

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your accommodation in Rome
Return point: Your accommodation in Rome
In Shared Tour Option only: Your Driver may make a few stops (usually 2/3 stops) along the way to pick up, or drop off, fellow passengers. This means that your Driver could arrive within 15-30 minutes of your scheduled pickup time.

Stop At:  
Via Appia Antica
Halfday tour 3 hours in total. You will visit one among the following Catacombs: St. Callixtus or St. Sebastian or St. Domitilla. Visit duration is about 1 hour. Skip-The-Line Tickets included. Once you get to the Catacombs you'll start your visit inside with a small-group tour in your preferred language given by the Catacombs staff (available in English, French, German and Spanish). After the Catacombs visit, with your licensed guide, you to will see: -  Ancient Appian Way  - Cecilia Metella Mausoleum (from ouside) At the end of the tour your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Catacombs of San Callixtus: The Crypt of the Popes, or the Catacombs of Callixtus, were built after AD 150. It takes its name from the deacon Saint Callixtus, proposed by Pope Zephyrinus in the administration of the same cemetery - on his accession as pope, he enlarged the complex, and soon it became the official one for the Roman Church. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs were buried, form part of a complex graveyard that occupies 15 hectares and is around 12 miles (20 km) long.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Catacombs of St. Domitilla: These are the oldest of Rome's underground burial networks, and the only ones to still contain bones. They are also the best preserved and one of the most extensive of all the Catacombs. Included in their passages are a 2nd-century fresco of the Last Supper and other valuable artifacts. There are around 4,000,000 bodies buried in St. Domitilla. They are the only Catacombs that have a subterranean Basilica.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Catacombe San Sebastiano
Catacombs of St. Sebastian: One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, the Catacombs of San Sebastiano have always been some of the most accessible catacombs and are thus some of the least preserved (of the four original floors, the first is almost completely gone). On the left end of the right hand wall of the nave of the primitive basilica (rebuilt in 1933 on ancient remains), arches to end the middle of the nave of the actual 13th-century church are visible, along with the outside of the apse of the Chapel of the Relics; whole and fragmentary collected sarcophagi (mostly dating from the 4th century) were found in excavations.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
The Tomb of Caecilia Metella (from outside): It was built during the 1st century BC to honor Caecilia Metella who was the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, a roman consul. The Tomb of Caecilia Metella is one of the most well known and well preserved monuments along the Via Appia and a popular tourist site.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Via Appia Antica
The Appian Way was Europe’s first super highway and remains one of the best attractions in Rome. Possibly the oldest road still in existence, it was ancient Rome’s most important military and economic artery and it’s largely intact today!
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver
  • Option Private Tour: This is a private Tour. Only your group will participate. Private Tour can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour). Except inside Catacombs where you'll start your visit inside with a small-group tour mandatorily organized from Catacombs Staff.
  • Option Shared Tour: Solution with a lower price dedicated to travelers sharing the vehicle with a small group (up to 8 people per vehicle). Not customizable. It is not possible to include attractions tickets purchased by your own
  • Christian Catacombs ticket includes the small group tour guide (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French).
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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