Ultimate Appian Catacombs & Skip-the-line Colosseum Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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The Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica are two of Rome’s most important attractions. Combine visits to both in one day with this tour that begins with time-saving skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum. Learn about this ancient arena’s history and architecture from your guide before moving on to Vatican City. Explore the underground Vatican Necropolis and Vatican Grottoes and end with a tour of the magnificent Basilica.
  • Take in the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica in one tour
  • Priority entrance to the Colosseum for more time to explore inside
  • Exclusive access to the Vatican Necropolis beneath St. Peter’s Basilica
  • A guided visit of the basilica both below and above ground

Colosseum guided tour
Professional, English speaking guide
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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An expert English-speaking guide will take you on a journey back in time, recreating the amazing history and mysteries of the largest amphitheater ever constructed in the center of ancient Rome.
Admission Ticket Free
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An expert English-speaking guide will take you on a journey back in time, recreating the amazing history and mysteries of the largest amphitheatre ever constructed in the centre of ancient Rome. On your tour, you will beat the crowd skipping the long ticket lines to venture deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its many secrets and gory past. You will visit the ground floor and the second level giving you a great view inside the Colosseum. Join us on this Skip-The-Line Colosseum Guided Tour and discover the secrets held within the walls of this incredible monument. Your guide will entertain you with tales of sea-battles, and tell you about the cages where the lions were kept. Imagine the roar of the crowd as their blood-lust was met. Continue by your own to the 2nd tiers for the best views of the Colosseum.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Via della Polveriera, 8
Please arrive at our office at 1:45 pm. Starting, with a small group, from the same agency, near the Colosseum, you will be comfortably transported on an air-conditioned vehicle, in one of the most interesting and visited places in Rome, the "catacombs" on the Via Appia Antica.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Definitely an exclusive tour, accompanied by an expert guide, for those who want to appreciate the true story and the mystery, an experience guaranteed to excite young and old. With this tour, lasting about two hours, we will guide you through time to discover a subterranean and parallel world in which for centuries Jews and Christians have looked after and venerated their dead. Walk along the majestic Aurelian Walls and come to the archaeological area of ​​the Via Appia Antica, immersed in the green Roman countryside, you will descend into the ancient world of the Catacombs, a complex network of underground tunnels among the longest in the world, which occupies an area of about fifteen hectares, consisting of about 60 kilometres of tunnels on several levels.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 MINUTES PRIOR to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive 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.
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependent on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • A current valid ID is required on the day of travel
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • We do not recommend visiting the catacombs if you are claustrophobic.
  • It is forbidden to consume food and / or liquids into the catacombs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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