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Roman Basilicas and Underground Catacombs on the Appian way

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Explore the ancient side of Rome on this visit that guides you through various Basilicas, ancient streets and, finally, the Roman Catacombs, the former hiding places and now resting places of Early Christians from that era.


  • Explore Rome’s famous basilicas, churches and catacombs with this whirlwind tour with an expert guide by your side.
  • Benefit from hassle-free pick up at hotels within the center of the city, along with a drop off service to the city center.
  • Soak in the beauty of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest church in the West.
  • Make your way up the Holy Staircase that many believe Jesus walked on.
  • Discover the underground chambers and mazes of the Catacombs to get insights into the history of the great city.
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Your Experience

Explore Rome’s Famous Basilicas, Churches and Catacombs on this Immersive Tour

Travel through Rome and visit its beautiful basilicas and the underground catacombs on this thrilling tour. An expert guide will first lead you to the Holy Staircase, a long line of 28 marble steps that are said to be the ones that Christ walked on while he was on his way to meet Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion. Next, visit the Basilica of St. John Lateran - the beautiful structure that's topped by exquisite sculptures. Inside, you can witness the colorful interiors of the oldest church in the West.

The St. Mary Major Church is also part of the itinerary before going over to the Appian Way, an ancient road from the Roman Empire. At the end of the tour, you will be guided through the underground Catacombs. Make your way through the underground maze, that was the burial spot in the early days and catch glimpses of rough paintings and sketches made by the early believers of Christ. After your tour, you will be dropped off in front of the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri nearby Metro Stop "Repubblica".

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  • Pick Up from centrally located hotels
  • Entrance Tickets to Catacombs
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Drop off in Rome city center
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  • Drop Off to hotel
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Know Before You Go


The tour runs every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, aside from religious holidays, with pickups beginning at 2 PM from centrally located hotels and the tour ending at or near your hotel approximately three hours later.

Guide Languages

English | Spanish | French | German

Meeting Point:

Your tour begins at the hotel you're staying at. If your hotel is not included in the pickup and drop off services, you will be picked up from Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace.


Please note that no sleeveless shirts, shorts or mini-skirts are permitted inside any of the churches.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your mobile voucher shortly. You can show the same on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID at the time of pickup.

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