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 San Giovanni Metro Station in Piazzale Appio 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 St Sebastian Basilica, where you can see the final work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini - his sculpture "Salvator Mundi". Then we continue along the Appian Way, considered the first “highway” in Europe. And you’ll also marvel at one of the aqueducts that still supplies water to this day.
Then we'll explore the Roman imperial villa Villa di Massenzio and the ancient Circus of Maxentius stadium and the Mausoleo di Romolo Mausoleum contained within the complex.
Then the tour heads underground, to visit he catacombs underneath Rome. These subterranean burial sites offer a different perspective on the history of Rome, through its funeral rights and the wealth of early Christian art contained within. The tour normally visits the San Calisto catacombs and the San Sebastian catacombs on Wednesdays, although on occasions the tour may visit the Santa Domitilla catacombs.
Then you'll hop back into the climate-controlled coach and head back to Rome, where you will be dropped off in the city centre.
- Depending on the catacomb visited, the order of the visit may change slightly.
English-speaking guided tour
Students 12 - 18 years oldUS$ 38.50
Children 6 - 11 years oldUS$ 27.50
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Piazzale Appio 7, in front of the COIN shop.