Appian Way, St. Sebastian catacombs and the Aqueduct Park coach tour
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Appian Way, St. Sebastian catacombs and the Aqueduct Park coach tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the underground burial chambers of early Christians in Rome
  • See the stunning aqueducts along the Appian Way
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Cecilia Metella tomb
What to expect

Discover a secret world beneath the streets of Rome on this 3-hour coach tour of the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Travel along the Appian Way, one of the most historic roads of Ancient Rome, and see the stunning aqueducts of the Appian Park. You will also get to see the tomb of Cecilia Metella and the Aqueduct Park.

Depart for the catacombs in an air-conditioned coach, traveling in groups of no more than 16 people. Drive into the beautiful Latium countryside; you will stop at the Basilica of St. Sebastian. According to the legend, the basilica’s catacombs once held the bodies of the apostles of St. Peter and St. Paul during the persecutions.

Your guide will give you an introduction to the church façade, before taking you inside to see the tomb and sculpture of Saint Sebastian. Then, descend to the catacombs, the first burial site of the Appian Way. See where the bodies were buried in 5 levels called 'loculi'.

Continue along the Via Appia, looking for the marks of chariot wheels from the Roman Republic. Reach the tomb of Cecilia Metella, built in the 1st century BC to honor the daughter of the Roman Consul, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus. Learn how it later became a castle for the Caetani family, a princely family with close ties to the papacy.

Next, go see the largest aqueducts of the Roman Empire at the magnificent Aqueduct Park. See an aqueduct that still supplies water to this day, and gaze at the aqueduct arches as they stretch over miles.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Professional, licensed guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets
    • Headsets to be able to hear your guide at all times
    • Transportation with modern, air-conditioned coach
    • 3-hour guided tour
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Piazza della Repubblica, 10, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, close to the "Repubblica" subway station (Metro). Your guide will hold a "Mea Tours" sign.

    What to remember
    • Please note that this tour operates with a maximum of 16 guests per tour guide
    • Good walking shoes are strongly recommended
    • Please bring an umbrella, in case of rain
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Mea Tours&Events
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
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