Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver

Badge of ExcellenceRome, Italy

From USD 185.03

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience two of Rome’s most interesting attractions, which most tourists miss, on a private 3-hour tour. Go beneath the bustling city to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano, where you can see ancient tombs and artwork. Then, follow your along cobblestone streets and under aqueducts one the Appian Way, once considered one of the most important roads in the Roman Empire
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Relax in complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dive deeper into the history of ancient Rome
  • See well-preserved Roman ruins

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • ticket
  • Guided grouptour catacombs

    Meeting And Pickup

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    Pickup details

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    What To Expect

    Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Via Appia Antica

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Traveller Tips

    The catacombs are a must for anyone interested in history or religious aspects.
    38 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    Nice tour & good guide
    Russ_H, Mar 2023
    Our guide Mario was great. He picked us up right on time and drove us down to the San Callisto catacombs. Fortunately it wasn't crowded so he bought our tix for the next time slot. Not sure what happens if it's crowded though? We really enjoyed the tour through the catacombs by one of their tour guides. Then Mario took us to an original section of the Appian Way and was generally very informative as we drove and he showed us around a little bit. We were headed to the train station right after he dropped us off, and there were 5 of us plus luggage. Instead of grabbing 2 taxis, we negotiated a price for Mario to take us to the hotel, collect our bags, and he drove us over to the train station. We appreciated that, even though it cost us more than taxis.
    Simply Amazing!
    Lisa_K, Mar 2023
    This was a Wonderful experience! Our Guide Patrick who pick us up from our hotel was Amazing! Once we arrived at the location of the tour, we then went with one of the Priest there walked us through the tour…. It was very informative and I highly recommend this tour! After the Catacombs, our tour continued with Patrick who was so Wonderful, he made the entire experience Amazing!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We are happy you were satisfied by our staff and you enjoyed our tour
    Amazing tour, highly recommend
    Tara_H, Jan 2023
    Constantin was a wonderful guide. He messaged prior to the tour and picked us up on time. He was very knowledgeable, showing us around Rome, and stopping at some extra stops along the way! Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to see those extra places in Rome that you may miss. The catacombs were phenomenal and visiting the Roman wall museum was also a highlight! An excellent tour!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you for your appreciation, it's very important for all of us!
    Ask for Mauro
    Jennifer_H, Dec 2022
    Mauro was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the history of everything Roman. We had a wonderful morning with him. We asked him if he could recommend a good local restaurant, and he dropped us at a restaurant owned by friends. It was great!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    We are proud of your satisfaction, thank you!
    Catacombs of Rome and Bacilica of St Paul tour is a must see!
    Roy_C, Nov 2022
    Loved this tour and learned so much about the Catacombs of Rome. Toured the Bacilica of St Paul and saw Ceasar's palace. We loved our driver!!!!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    We are happy to know you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again in Rome
    Awesome experience
    Cornelia_B, Nov 2022
    We were picked up and driven around by a very knowledgeable driver who went above and beyond his duty showing us the sights. The catacombs were pretty good too
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you for appreciating our Staff’s efforts to make your experience unforgettable
    Personal experience
    Diane_R, Oct 2022
    Lorenzo was a wonderful escort and guide. The car was very comfortable and Lorenzo got us to the catacombs and talking about important sites to and from. He also took us to San Paola Basilica which was beautiful. Wonderful and personal experience.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you for your careful and positive review
    Great tour
    Remington_D, Oct 2022
    What a great tour! Patrick facilitated the tour of the Roman catacombs and then showed us several things we were not anticipated especially St Paul’s cathedral in Rome and the ruins of a large villa close to the start of the Appian way. Patrick was very friendly and knowledgeable as he pointed out sites and explained history connected to those sites. He was so courteous and it was a great tour. A good way to get oriented in Rome. P.S. he has great candy 🍬 😉
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you for rating us, your appreciation is very valuable for our Staff !
    Excellent tour, great driver
    Izabela_B, Sept 2022
    We had a catocombs tour on 4/9/22. Everything was great despite the rain 😊. The transport to and from the catacombs was excellent. The driver was a fantastic companion and had a vast knowledge of ancient Rome. We learnt a lot, and had a good fun. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    thank you for your kind review
    Catacombs your plus
    LeonardScott_H, July 2022
    Awesome comfortable tour Patrick was great and accommodating Car was immaculate and made for a very comfortable outing
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We are happy you appreciated the professioanlism of our staff
    Ask for Patrick
    Barry_A, July 2022
    Patrick was an excellent guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable and made this an enjoyable tour. He brought these ancient sites to live for us
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Amazing feedback ! thanks
    Great tour and transport
    Sharon_B, July 2022
    Great tour with flawless pick up and drop off at our hotel. Catacombs were very interesting and we went to several some other amazing sites, St Paul’s Basilica, Cesar’s home etc etc that you don’t see on other tours.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We are happy to share our passion for the Eternal City with our Guests
    Great driver took us...
    Helen_P, July 2022
    Great driver took us where we wanted to go see the aqueducts and dropped us off near a specific spot. Catacombs were great but short tour.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We are happy you appreciated our experience
    Excellent Tour Experience! Highly Recommend!!
    Cathy_M, July 2022
    Excellent experience! Our guide Patrick was top-notch! He communicated with us prior to the tour regarding details about pick up. He was prompt in picking us up at our hotel. He was very informative, personable, and had a great sense of humor which we appreciated. We visited the Catacombs and he gave us the history of the area and stopped at various points for us to take photos on the way there and back to the hotel. The catacombs were very interesting, but know that at this catacomb you do not see any bones. But it was still an amazing experience. Our guide for the catacombs tour was fantastic and Patrick met us right at the end of the tour so we could get back in his car and continue to see different sights around the city. Having the private tour was a great choice for our family of 4 and I highly recommend Patrick and this tour.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Our Staff takes care of our Guests according to their needs to offer the best tailor-made experience. Thank you for your appreciation
    AshleyL, May 2022
    This is such a rip off!!! I scheduled a tour, and the third party provider calls me and says they won’t pick me up at the Rome cruise port. He says we will refund you. When I didn’t receive the refund, I called Viator. They said “the tour people are willing to reschedule, not refund.” I’M ON A SHIP in Rome for a day and they already refused to pick me up but charged me $303 Euros, the equivalent of $340. BAIT AND SWITCH. Sign up, get money, refuse to serve the client. Just wow. Still shaking my head over this experience.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    1 Star review for a 5 Star Tour? Customers asked to be picked up 80 miles far from the City of rome for this Tour. This Tour incl hotel pick up in the City of rome. Next time please read befor you book. If you remember... we called you to inform you about your mistake and asked you to cancel for a full refund. greetings from rome... Parisa
    Solid tour
    Will_P, May 2022
    Our driver was very knowledgeable and personable. He took us to places after the catacombs that were not included in the tour and I highly recommend him. The tour itself was short but our driver made it a great experience.
    Response from Host, June 2022
    Thank you for your appreciation
    Well worth it
    Robert_W, May 2022
    The catacombs were amazing. Such a great historical place with a great story behind it. Our driver, Ando was wonderful. Would recommend this trip.
    Response from Host, June 2022
    Thank you for your positive feedback !
    Amazing experience
    Victoria_R, May 2022
    Took so many photos. Unable to upload but it was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide was friendly and super helpful !!!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for taking the time for feedback, it is very important to us
    Easy way to experience early-Christian Rome
    Mark_B, May 2022
    Our driver/guide was wonderful - friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable; we also appreciated the easy way to reach the sites. The only reason this is 4 and not 5 stars was the catacombs themselves. They are fascinating, but the on site guide gave a talk to a large group outside of the catacombs instead of going in with us. That was a bit disappointing (and outside the control of the tour operator). We did get ample opportunity to enjoy the Appian way and to visit other sites.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for your review, we are very happy that you appreciated the professionalism of our staff. We are sorry for the inconvenience in the service at the Catacombs, we will mention it as much as possible.
    A Highlighted and relaxing experience
    Crystal_R, Mar 2022
    Tour guide kept a steady pace and had much interesting information to share. He knew which areas to highlight.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you, we hope to see you again in Rome!