Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Appian Way Catacombs Tour

Rome: Colosseum and Appian Way Catacombs Tour

From US$ 134.68 per person

Visit Rome's symbolic monuments whilst learning about one of the most significant civilizations ever. Following that, uncover the roots of the early Christians with an in-depth experience of the Ancient Appian Way Catacombs.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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  • Bypass the queue to avoid waiting
  • Explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views
  • Marvel at one of the most important archaeological areas in the world
  • Enjoy an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way
  • Admire ancient frescoes, crypts, mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs
Full description
Go back in time with this combination Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Ancient Appian Way Catacombs guided tour. You'll bypass any queues to better enjoy your experience and take advantage of a professional guide trained in art and archaeology. Visit Rome's most symbolic monument, learning about the amphitheater's history and exploring the Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views. You will then walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, visiting one of the most important archaeological areas in the world which features some of the Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins. Along your path you'll also explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century B.C., learning about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control. Following your Colosseum tour you'll take a small break, before returning to the tour office for an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. You'll descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, inscription-rich crypts, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also discover the burial sites of famous people such as popes, martyrs, and according to legends, even some apostles.
  • All fees and taxes
  • 3-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome guided walking tour
  • 45 to 50-minute guided tour inside the catacombs
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headset system for the Colosseum
  • Transfer from the Colosseum to the catacombs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide's service during the transfer to the catacombs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

• The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi • Staff from the local supplier will wait next to the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign • Please make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your departure time • Departure from the meeting point will take place 15 minutes prior to the booked tour time • Late arrivals cannot join the tour, and no refund will be issued • The meeting point for the Catacombs tour is the same place, with a meeting time of 2:50 PM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Walking sticks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Group tickets are used for the tour, individual tickets cannot be issued
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a valid photo ID
  • Child discounts are applied only with a valid ID card
  • For safety reasons, the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at once (this can lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors)
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened
  •  Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum include bottles and glass containers, alcoholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys
  • Transportation to the catacombs will be lead by a professional driver (not a guide)
  • The catacomb temperature is about 60°F and the moisture content is high
  • This tour is not recommended for people with impaired mobility
  •  Any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment) or anything that might prevent regular attendance must be communicated in advance
Customer reviews

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Punctual and kind. The guide was very helpful and quickly resolved an inconvenience caused by me.

June 1, 2021

La guida Giovanni, molto preparata e disponibile a rispondere ad ogni domanda. Si vede proprio che lavora con passione. Consigliato

October 25, 2021


August 14, 2021

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