This catacombs tour takes you outside of Rome during a 3-hour half day-trip, heading to the Basilica of Saint Sebastian and its Catacombs. Then walk down the magnificent Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important Roman roads, and possibly the oldest artery that still exists.
Rome Catacombs Tour & Appian Way
Greet your guide near the Barberini Metro Station in Piazza Barberini at 10 am and climb on board an air-conditioned coach and depart with a small-group to the Basilica of St Sebastian.
Upon arrival, make your way into the Catacombs of St Sebastian, located underneath the Basilica with the same name and discover the caves, tunnels and tuff mines, where thousands of years ago pagans and Christians worshipped and were buried. In the Catacombs, you’ll be shown by your expert guide where the bodies of the apostles St Peter and St Paul once lay according to the legend.
Afterwards, continue along the Appian Way, considered the first “highway” in Europe, to the impressive Aqueduct Park, which houses seven ancient Roman aqueducts. You’ll also marvel at one of the aqueducts that still supplies water to this day.
Hop back into the climate-controlled coach and head back to Rome, where you will be dropped off in the city centre.
If you prefer to discover the surprising Catacombs and the momentous Via Appia Antica just with your family and/or friends, you can book our private tour that departs at the same time every day. For more information, get in contact through the form found at https://www.civitatis.com/en/contact/.
- The St. Sebastian catacombs are generally closed on Sundays but if this is the case we will visit the St. Callisto or St. Domitilla catacombs.
- From the 1st of June 2019 onwards, the meeting point will change to piazzale Appio 7, in front of the COIN shop, metro San Giovanni (the red, A line).
English-speaking guided tour
Students 12 - 18 years oldUS$ 39.4
Children 6 - 11 years oldUS$ 28.1
Children less than 6 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Return transportation by passenger vehicle.
Knowledgeable English speaking guide.
Admission to the Catacombs.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Rome).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Piazza Barberini. Near the Barberini Metro Station.