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Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

1. Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Uncover the secrets hidden the dark depths of the the Domitilla catacombs on this guided tour in Rome. Enjoy the convenience of a transfer from a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Learn about early Christian history and see the underground Basilica of Nereus. Meet your guide in the city center and head towards the Appian Way in a comfortable minivan. Reach one of the largest and oldest catacombs of Rome and venture 52 feet (16 meters) below the surface into the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla. Explore its endless maze of underground burial chambers, spread across 4 levels. Be captivated by ancient wall paintings of mythological and biblical figures and discover the religious symbolism of the frescoes. Learn about the shift from paganism to Christianity and hear about early martyrs and persecutions. Live the excitement of gradually exploring different layers of history. Complete your underworld experience in the 4th-century subterranean Basilica of Nereus and Achilleus. Then jump back in the minivan return to the city center.

Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Stroll Semiprivate Tour

2. Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Stroll Semiprivate Tour

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

3. Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour or 5-hour electric bike tour. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lungotevere delle Armi 44, where this wonderful adventure will begin. Your route is Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. You can follow your guide through imposing aqueducts, including landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, and will also cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. You have the option to take a 3-hour tour by electric or manual bicycle, or can instead opt to choose the 5-hour tour which also includes a visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

Rome: Catacombs & St Clement's Underground Semi-Private Tour

4. Rome: Catacombs & St Clement's Underground Semi-Private Tour

Explore 2 contrasting underground sights with an expert guide. Discover a hidden gem 14m below St. Clement’s Basilica and descend into the twisty tunnels of the Roman Catacombs. Meet your guide in front of St. Clement's Basilica and venture deep underground below its foundations into a mystical world of ancient cults and legends. Journey through several layers of history and earth, down to 14 meters below ground. Live the excitement of gradually exploring the later structures built on top of it on your way up to the surface. Go back in time down to the deepest point and discover the best-preserved Mithraic temple of the city. Touch the waters of an underground stream before going higher into the remains of the 4th Century Basilica, built on top of the martyr’s house and below the actual one. Walking along its imposing walls, you will be fascinated by the ancient frescoes while learning about the scenes and lives of the martyrs they portray. Then you will journey outside the city walls to one of the largest and most ancient catacombs, the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla. Descend 16 meters below the surface and explore the accessible part of its vast labyrinth of underground burial chambers and galleries revealing the shift of faith from paganism to Christianity.

Rome: Appian Way to the Countryside and Catacombs

5. Rome: Appian Way to the Countryside and Catacombs

Get out of the city and into the countryside foe a few hours in the evening. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Rome and see what remains of the ancient roman aquaducts, catacombs and the Appian Way. Cycle along this ancient Roman road that runs out into the countryside as the sun starts to set over the fields, stopping to visit the Catacombs of St Callisto. Once your tour of the Catacombs is finished, rejoin the group to continue cycling to the Park of the Aquaducts. Get up close to these magnificent structures, following their path back into Rome. Along the way back we will cycle through the Cafarella Valley where we find remains of a a pagan temple dedicated to a deity Egeria, a water goddess. Stop in the area near the Ninfeo Egeria to make your own Mojito, using fresh mint picked from the fields. We will provide everything else required. Some snacks and crisps will be made available as well. Return to the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Guided Underground Tour

6. Rome: Guided Underground Tour

Find the concealed side of the ancient city of Rome on a guided tour of the Catacombs. Descend into the Navona Underground and explore the former circus in all its glory. Look at unpublished photographs of the Stadium of Domitan and examine discovered artifacts from the days of the Roman empire. Begin in Venice Square, next to Town hall and step into a VIP minibus ready to transport you to the Catacombs. Learn of this second century response to the land shortage for burial sites. Snake through the extensive network of tunnels, once a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome. Enter Navona Underground by descending 5 meters below street level to explore it in all of its dimensions. Receive details about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances, away from the towering monuments of the above ground city. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photos, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Access many artifacts found during archaeological excavations like fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli. Finish the day at Venice Square to explore the upper grounds.

Rome: Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

7. Rome: Appian Catacombs Guided Tour

Come along with us to discover the Appian Catacombs escorted by your private driver. The incredible Catacombs among the greatest and most important of Rome became the official cemetery of the Church of the city. beginning from the meeting point near the colosseum, relax on a transfer in an air conditioned vehicle to the one of the most interesing places in rome, the Catacombs. This tour is an in-depth experience; recreate the context and stories of the past, which have left a long last legacy, the guides and the drivers are selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and for sharing their passion for Rome with you. With this tour, you can maximize your time enjoying this amazing experience. The specific catacombs visited are San Calisto, San sebastiano or Santa Domitilla, will depends on the day. in any of these catacombs you will see the anticent frescoes, crypts, niches with the remains of skeletons, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs and small chapels which still today afterabout 2000 years are used to celebrate religious rites. after the tour your driver will take you back to the original starting point.

Rome: Colosseum Appian Way and Catacombs Guided Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum Appian Way and Catacombs Guided Tour

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.

Rome: Guided E-Bike Tour & Catacombs of Saint Sebastiano

9. Rome: Guided E-Bike Tour & Catacombs of Saint Sebastiano

It’s time to go under the ancient city and have a different Roman story to tell your friends and family. Not many places in Rome are off the beaten track so we’re going underground to witness the wonders of the Ancient Appian way. This thrilling site is something that you would have never seen before: nature, art and history converge at their best. The epitome of Rome! The Aurelian Walls will pave the way to the most exciting tour our company will offer to its guests. Riding professional e-bikes through the meadows and archaeological sites of the Appia Antica Regional Park. You will descend 40 feet down a Roman Quarry that witnessed the passing of time. You will hear a long untold story. Quiet yet fascinating galleries which once hosted ancient roman catacombs were later turned into air raid shelters during the World War ll; you would not be able to witness such incredible and exclusive places without us. Furthermore, the perfectly preserved Saint Sebastian catacombs are one of a kind. They were accidentally discovered only 100 years ago. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Rome in a non-traditional way.

Rome: Appia Antica and Aqueducts Private E-bike Tour

10. Rome: Appia Antica and Aqueducts Private E-bike Tour

If you are looking to get away from Rome for a while and breath fresh air, then join this Private Bike Tour of the Appian Way with a visit to the Park of the Aqueducts and a Picnic Lunch. You can choose from a menu of freshly made food for a sit down lunch at a natural spring just outside of the city, where the remains of Roman temple can be seen. But first you need to navigate the basalt blocks of the ancient Appian Way, of which we cover approximately 3/4 miles before turning towards to the Park of the Aqueducts. Cycling from Rome out into the countryside is quite an experience and will remain an amazing memory when you see the rolling fields and trees of the Appia Antica Regional Park. On our way back into Rome, we can stop to visit the Catacombs. Whilst the entry ticket is not included in the price there is not any extra charge from us if you want to include this site.

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We went on a 7 person cycling tour of the Via Appia and catacombs on a very hot day in July. Overall, the experience was fantastic. The group was a mix of people with varying physical conditioning levels but the easy to use e-bikes leveled the field, making the 5 hour tour pleasurable for all. Our guide, Alessio, was enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable when it came to both ancient history and navigating the city. We had a good sprinkling of break times, information stops and a very good refreshment stop at a cafe. I came away feeling enriched and happy.

Jason was fantastic! Incredibly knowledgeable about history, beyond just facts and dates. He shared insights about how events and circumstances came together to contribute to major events in ancient Rome. Driving through these places with him you could really envision what it might have be like that be in those spaces in ancient times. This tour was a highlight of our trip for sure!

This tour was so fun!!! After walking around in the heat in Italy for 12 days straight, a golf cart tour was just what we needed! And the catacombs were so fun! Our tour guide was so welcoming and friendly and we had a great time! Definitely do this tour!!!

Even on the hottest of days, what a beautiful day! Emanuele was a fantastic host, we're all so happy we went... Rome is glorious from the seat of a bike with a breeze on your face ❤️

Guy was great, small group. Wish there were more time and creepy stuff, but overall a great trip.