The Appian Catacombs & Private Enchanting Rome City Experience

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Discover a new perspective of the Vatican in Rome during this half-day tour. Go beneath Vatican City and explore the excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica. See the art and architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica before meeting a driver for a tour of city landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain.
  • Visit the historic excavations beneath St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore underground tunnels and galleries
  • Learn about the art and architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • See popular landmarks like the Colosseum during a city tour

Professional art historian guide(first part of the tour)
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Private Driver
2hours Private chauffeured sightseeing tour
On site assistance
Food and drinks, unless specified
Guide for the driving tour

Departure Point

Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Please send us your Hotel/Location name and address in order to organize the pickup.

The pickup is available only inside the Aurelian walls.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Pass By:  
Explore Italy Tours
Address: Via della Polveriera 8 The Agency is located above the Colosseum Metro Station( 2nd floor ). You have to cross the small pedestrian bridge, we are nearly 100 meters (about 300 ft), straight ahead from there.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Explore the incredible Catacombs of St. Callixtus among the greatest and most important of Rome. They originated about the middle of the second century and are part of a cemeterial complex which occupies an area of 90 acres, with a network of galleries about 12 miles long, in four levels, more than twenty meters deep. In it were buried tens of martyrs, 16 popes and very many Christians. Venture deep underneath the Catacombs which at the beginning of the third century, became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome. Embark on a subterranean tour through the Catacomb’s underground cemetery In the area of the Popes, the most important and venerated crypt of the cemetery, called "the little Vatican" as it was the official burial place of nine popes. In the walls, you can still see the original inscriptions, in Greek, of five popes. Journey below the Crypt of St. Cecilia: the popular patron saint of music. Of a noble Roman family, she was martyred in the 3rd c. and entombed where the statue now lies. The crypt was all covered with mosaics and paintings. Passing through imposing galleries full of loculi, we reach five small chambers, truly family tombs, commonly known as the cubicles of the Sacraments, and particularly important for their frescoes.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Colle del Gianicolo
Prepare to be dazzled by the charming afternoon atmosphere of Rome. Along the way around the city, you may have some short stops in order to take some photos, as well as get a closer look at some of the spectacular monuments, such as the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Saint Peters Basilica and many more. Be astounded by the lights of the various bridges arched over the River Tiber and travel down the elegantly & enchantingly picturesque streets of Rome. The tour will end with the absolutely breathtaking views of Rome from the terrace of Gianicolo before being taken back to your accommodation.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you arrive/show late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Those with serious mobility issues are warned of the walking difficulties in the catacombs: 50 irregular steps to descend, as many to climb; no chance to sit on the way; no lift (elevator).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour of the catacombs takes about 40 minutes. The temperature in the catacombs is about 16 ° C / 60 ° F with a high humidity: please dress accordingly.
  • The catacombs can only be visited in groups and there is no possibility for a private tour inside the Catacombs
  • 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. Learn more about cancellations.

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