Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Appian Way and Catacombs Guided Tour

Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Appian Way and Catacombs Guided Tour

From US$ 165.62 per person

Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Subsequently, you will discover the roots of Christianity through an in-depth visit to the underground ancient catacombs.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Bypass the queue to avoid waiting to better enjoy your experience
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views
  • Marvel at one of the most important archaeological areas in the world
  • Learn about the history of Ancient Rome with your guide
  • Catacombs Admire 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

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Meeting point

The meeting point for the Colosseum tour is at Via Delle Terme di Tito 72 on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The Catacombs tour leaves from the same meeting point at 3 PM. Your host will wait next to the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign. Departure from the meeting point will take place 10 minutes before the booked tour time.

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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
  • Backpacks
  • Walking sticks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

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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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Tour Colosseum, via Apia and catacombs of 5 hours The booked excursion was very interesting. The competent tour guide with great experience and knowledge spoke a lot and quickly. It was a very tight pace. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time at the various locations (for me, the stay at the Colosseum was far too short, after 2 1/4 hours we were already through with the Colosseum and ruins). it went way too fast for me! I would have preferred less information for more time to take pictures or simply enjoy and marvel! For the booked tour of 5 hours we had 1 1/2 hours free time outside the walls between the ruins and the catacombs, a pity I would have preferred to have had and enjoyed this time in the Colosseum. The catacombs were explained in a very interesting and exciting way and guided by a tour guide. Larissa Turro

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August 6, 2022


September 11, 2022

The guide Giovanni, very prepared and available to answer any question. You can see that he works with passion. Recommended

October 25, 2021

Product ID: 357550