Half-Day St Sebastian Catacombs and Appian Way Tour
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Half-Day St Sebastian Catacombs and Appian Way Tour

3 h
Half Day
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Pass By: Piazza della Repubblica, Rome Italy

Meet your guide and group near the Repubblica Metro station in central Rome. From there, board the awaiting air-conditioned coach and depart for the catacombs.

Stop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome Italy

Drive into the Roman countryside, stopping en route at the Basilica of St. Sebastian. According to legend, the basilica’s catacombs once held the bodies of the apostles of St. Peter and St. Paul during the persecutions. The guide will give you an introduction to the church façade before taking you inside to see the tomb and sculpture of Saint Sebastian.

Descend to the catacombs, the 1st burial site of the Appian Way to see where the bodies were buried in five levels of the 'loculi' and niches.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Via Appia Antica, Via Appia, Rome Italy

Continue along the Via Appia, looking for the marks of chariot wheels from the Roman Republic

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome Italy

Arrive at the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, built in the 1st century BC to honor the daughter of the Roman Consul, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus. Learn how it later became a castle for the Caetani family, a princely family with close ties to the papacy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parco degli Acquedotti, Via Lemonia, 256, 00174 Rome Italy

Next, see the largest aqueducts of the Roman Empire at the magnificent Aqueduct Park. See an aqueduct that still supplies water to this day, and gaze at the aqueduct arches as they stretch over miles.

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Small-group tour (maximum of 13)
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Peter C
4 | 2019-04-03

Our guide provided such interesting information on Ancient Rome - enjoyed this tour more than I expected to

1 | 2018-09-26

Tour guide RAN thru catacombs. 5 people left behind not knowing which way to go because we couldn't get down steps fast enough. NO time to look at things and definitely no time for pictures.

2 | 2018-07-10

Only 6 people, nice small group. Pleasant guide. Nothing to really get excited about seeing on this tour. But the vehicle that took the English group was a minivan that had a row of rear facing seats, so 3 people were always looking out the back and could never see what the guide mentioned “on your right” or “on your left” The vehicle that took the non-English group had a van with all normal seats.

Aimee B
5 | 2018-04-03

Serena was great and knowledgeable! The catacombs tour was really neat, but more walking than hearing about the catacombs. Aquaducts park was a great park and up close experience with the aquaducts.

Maureen Y
5 | 2018-01-03

David our guide was knowledgeable and humorous and added so much to our visit. He knew everyone's names and kept the small group together on a very busy day. Also he added so many interesting things about the city, the country and the language such as the derivation of the word 'salary' amongst others. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would give his name and your company site to anyone who asked. Terrific. Barry and Maureen

Sabrina C
3 | 2017-10-28

Interesting, but not worth the money.

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