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Rome: Catacombs & Appian Way 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

Rome: Catacombs & Appian Way 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

From US$ 268.41 per person

Visit one of the Christian Catacombs of Rome, the ancient Appian Way, and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum, and enjoy skip-the-line entry on this private 3-hour tour that also includes pickup and drop-off.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Rome.
Private group


  • Visit one of the Christian Catacombs of Rome
  • Avail of the services of a private, local guide and an English-speaking driver
  • Learn the story of the early Christians of Rome and explore their burial chambers
  • Go to the Ancient Appian Way and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum
Full description
Explore the early Christian history of the "Eternal City" on a tour of the Catacombs of Rome. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to explore the burial chambers of your choice, with skip-the-line access all the while. Benefit from the services of an English-speaking driver and avail of a small group tour by official staff upon arrival. Go to the Catacombs of Domitilla and learn about the burial rites of the early Christians and see the bones of the deceased. Visit a former mine to discover the burial chambers of the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, or see the Crypt of the Popes in the Catacomb of Callixtus. Proceed to the ancient Appian Way and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum and stop to take souvenir pictures.
  • Private tour (except inside the catacombs)
  • Entry ticket and guided tour for one of the catacombs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned, fully-insured and licensed vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Licensed guide
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You can start the tour in the morning or in the afternoon
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not recommended if you suffer from claustrophobia
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly
  • Tours may be operated by a multilingual group guide inside the catacombs
  • The tour is private with the exception of the visit inside the catacombs, which will be in a small group organized by the catacombs staff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Our driver Giovanni and guide Francesco were very hospitable and gave us what was within their means to make the tour memorable. But please note that the catacombs are not open throughout the year and only a scheduled opening is made in winter. Through no fault of our guides, we were unable to see the catacombs but were given an alternate site and still provided for to the best of the guides' abilities.

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December 31, 2018

Way too little return on investment. This was a very expensive hike.

Our guide walked us through the area and for the most part and only commented, a little, when we asked questions. In the car, he noted places of importance, but did not seem to have strong enough command of English language to properly guide or explain much to us. This was far too expensive for a guided hike versus tour. He was friendly and we assumed knowledgeable, but unable to articulate importance, beyond "this stuff is ancient," in English. Morning tour with different company was far better.

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October 16, 2017


Really nice tour.

August 29, 2017

Product ID: 83205