Roman Countryside Walking Tour of the Catacombs, Aqueducts and Appian Way

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Trade the crowds and bustle of central Rome for a tranquil morning on the edge of the city during this walking tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location, board a bus, and head to the Appian Way: one of ancient Rome’s most important thoroughfares. Follow the route and admire a number of history-rich landmarks, from the Catacombs of San Callisto and Circus of Maxentius to the Aqua Claudia aqueduct. As you go, learn more about the history of the sights.
  • Round-trip bus transportation from central Rome makes getting around easy
  • Get off the typical tourist trail, and discover a quieter side of the city
  • Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, Aqua Claudia, and other key sites
  • Learn more about the history of ancient Rome from your guide

Expert Guide
Bus transfer
Internal visit of the Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
Pick up and drop off

Departure Point

Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Circus Maximus
The sightseeing tour begins with a comfortable bus ride to the Roman countryside. Here you will discover the beauty that lies outside of Rome, starting with the infamous Catacombs of San Callisto- among the largest and most important in Italy. This underground cemetery and the burial site of 500,000 Christians and dozens of martyrs and popes is divided into two areas – the crypt of St. Cecilia and the Crypt of the Popes. We continue by bus through the Roman countryside to the next destination – Circus of Maxentius. Although not as renown as Circus Maximus, this well-preserved structure can be found in the lush Caffarella Park.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
Next stop on this undiscovered Rome itinerary is an external visit to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. Located at the top of a hill along Via Appia, this monumental tomb was built to honor the Roman noblewoman during the 1st century B.C.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
The last stop on this unique Rome tour is the Claudian Aqueduct. Built in 38 A.D. and completed only 14 years later, it existed as a main water source for Rome, an engineering marvel with arches stretching nearly 70 kilometers. Now part of the Aqueduct Park, Acqua Claudia is regarded as one of the four great aqueducts of Rome.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Via Appia Antica
We continue with a walk through one of the oldest and most significant streets in the world - the Appian Way. Referred to by Romans as the “Queen of Roads”, Via Appia connected Rome to Brindisi in Southern Italy, serving as the main trade route with Greece and the East. Which is why the Appian Way of 300 B.C. is considered one of the greatest engineering works of Ancient Rome civilization.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.
  • Please note, this tour is mostly underground in very narrow spaces, which may be an issue if you or anyone in your party suffers from claustrophobia.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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