Ancient Appian Way - Roman Basilicas & Underground Catacombs
Ancient Appian Way - Roman Basilicas & Underground Catacombs by Dave Hamster
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Ancient Appian Way - Roman Basilicas & Underground Catacombs



On a guided tour in Rome, visit the influential basilicas of Saint John in Lateran and Saint Mary Maggiore, and venture into the underground catacombs


  • Pickup from selected Hotel and transport
  • Journey inside and explore the Catacombs on the ancient Appian way
  • See the primitive Basilicas
  • Walk through the famed Basilica of St. John in Lateran


  • Pickup (only in hotels listed in central Rome)
  • Entrance ticket to Catacombs
  • Expert local guide
  • Headset
  • Drop off in Rome city centre (at the stops)


  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
  • Tour includes a drop off service in Rome City centre. you can drop off at one of the following I Love Rome stops: Stazione Termini, S.Maria Maggiore, Piazza Barberini, Via Ludovisi, Largo Santa Susanna

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4.2 / 5   overall customer review rating
Jan 05 2019
Tour guide spoke English very well
reviewed by Donald Saxon
Mar 23 2018
This tour was informative, fun, and took us to some beautiful places. The catacombs were amazing and well preserved.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Apr 24 2017
We were taken to the front of the line. Skipped the crowds.3 guides were under ground. Then we had a tour of different site around Rome.
reviewed by Mr Art Paterson
Feb 08 2017
Guide had a very good knowledge of the history & was able to answer any questions
reviewed by Mr Wayne Mitchell
Feb 16 2016
Very good trip and excellent guide
reviewed by William
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After being picked up from your hotel (if centrally located and accessible), begin your day with a visit to two of the most important Basilicas in the world; the Basilicas of Saint John in Lateran and Saint Mary Maggiore.

The Basilica of Saint John in Lateran is the oldest of Rome's four main basilicas, and is home to the Holy Steps, one of the city's most important pilgrimage sites. From there, head to the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, which houses an amazing collection of historic and religious artifacts. Admire 5th century mosaics and the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity.

Then continue along the historic Appian way with your guide, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the ancient Roman underground Catacombs. Explore these remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some of which were started in the 2nd century. See amazing historic artwork in the catacombs, and learn about how these underground passageways give a window into the early days of Christianity.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.


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