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Rome: Colosseum and Appian Way Catacombs Tour

Product ID: 357550
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Visit Rome's symbolic monuments whilst learning about one of the most significant civilizations ever. Following that, uncover the roots of the early Christians with an in-depth experience of the Ancient Appian Way Catacombs.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Bypass the queue to avoid waiting
  • Explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views
  • Marvel at one of the most important archaeological areas in the world
  • Enjoy an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way
  • Admire ancient frescoes, crypts, mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs
Full description
Go back in time with this combination Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Ancient Appian Way Catacombs guided tour. You'll bypass any queues to better enjoy your experience and take advantage of a professional guide trained in art and archaeology.

Visit Rome's most symbolic monument, learning about the amphitheater's history and exploring the Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views. You will then walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, visiting one of the most important archaeological areas in the world which features some of the Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins. Along your path you'll also explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century B.C., learning about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control.

Following your Colosseum tour you'll take a small break, before returning to the tour office for an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. You'll descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, inscription-rich crypts, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also discover the burial sites of famous people such as popes, martyrs, and according to legends, even some apostles.
Includes
  • All fees and taxes
  • 3-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome guided walking tour
  • 45 to 50-minute guided tour inside the catacombs
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headset system for the Colosseum
  • Transfer from Via della Polveriera to the catacombs
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide's service during the transfer to the catacombs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The office is in Via Della Polveriera N. 8, above the Colosseum Metro Station (Largo Gaetana Agnesi). Once you are in Largo Gaetana Agnesi, you have to cross the small pedestrian bridge and go to Via Della Polveriera N.8 just a few steps from the end of the pedestrian bridge. On-site Assistance: +39 0669332557 Emergency Number : +393288489092

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Walking sticks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
Know before you go
• Group tickets are used for the tour, individual tickets cannot be issued
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• You must have a valid photo ID
• Child discounts are applied only with a valid ID card
• For safety reasons, the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at once (this can lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors)
• For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened
• Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum include bottles and glass containers, alcoholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys
• Transportation to the catacombs will be lead by a professional driver (not a guide)
• The catacomb temperature is about 60°F and the moisture content is high
• This tour is not recommended for people with impaired mobility
• Any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment) or anything that might prevent regular attendance must be communicated in advance

From £98.10 per person

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