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Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.

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4 to 5 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
    • Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
    • Professional guide inside the catacombs (group)
    • Entrance tickets in the catacombs.
    • Private professional guide in the Basilicas
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
    • Entry/Admission - Via Appia Antica
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura
    • Entry/Admission - Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
    • Entry/Admission - San Pietro in Vincoli
    What's excluded :
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

    Rome's catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they became the official cemetery of the newly established Roman Church. In the 20km of tunnels explored to date, archaeologists have found the tombs of 16 popes, dozens of martyrs and thousands upon thousands of Christians. Tours of the seemingly endless corridors stretching underground.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    The Appian Way was Europe's first super highway and remains one of the best attractions in Rome. It was ancient Rome's most important military and economic artery and it's largely intact today! Called the "Queen of Roads", it was built in 312 BC!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Piazzale di San Paolo 1, 00146 Rome Italy

    The Basilica of St. Paul, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four major basilicas of Rome, and the second largest after St. Peter's Basilica. It was founded on the burial ground of St. Paul.On the basilica's walls, Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome Italy

    The Lateran Palace was handed over by Constantine to the Bishop of Rome. The Basilica is the "Mother of all Churches" because it is the first church of the world.The Cathedral of Rome is among the most beautiful churches in Rome and is a definite must-see.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome Italy

    The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is an ancient Catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore was built in the mid-century under the orders of Pope Liberius. According to legend, the Virgin appeared before the Pope with the instructions for building the church.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome Italy

    San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) was built during the fifth century to house the relic of Saint Peter's chains when he was imprisoned in Rome and Jerusalem. The church is also renowned because it houses Michelangelo's statue of Moses.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at 9:00 am at your accomodation (hotel, B&B, apartment). Please confirm us the pick up address.N.B .: If your accomodation is not in the area indicated on the above map, send us a message to arrange your pick up.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
    • Wheelchairs not allowed ONLY inside the catacombs
    • Wheelchair available on request. Please advise at booking if the wheelchair assistance is required
    • Security checks is obligatory for everyone entering the major Roman Basilicas
    • DRESS CODE required for catacombs and churches: knees and shoulder MUST be covered
    • Most travelers can participate
    • People with claustrophobia may find difficulties inside the catacombs.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Rome Italy Explora

Activity ID: V-120696P19

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