Appian Way Tour: Aurelian Wall, Catacombs, Circus of Maxentius

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome
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Tour description

Explore rural Italy and discover ancient Roman ruins on this 4.5- or 6- hour Ancient Appian Way, catacombs and Roman Aqueducts electric-assist bicycle tour. Cycle on the Ancient Appian Way with an electric-assist bike with your guide. Marvel at Roman ruins such as the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, Caracalla's thermal baths and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella. Delve deep into the 2nd-century San Callisto or San Sebastiano catacombs (only in the 6-hour version of the tour) to learn of Roman burial traditions and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people. This tour comes in two variants: a shorter 4.5-hour version and a longer 6-hour one. The two variants are identical in itinerary, but differ in their inclusions. For more info please check the Important info section.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porta San Sebastiano, Rome, LazioMarvel at the imposing Porta di San Sebastiano, a gate in the 3rd century defensive walls of Rome.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Via Appia Antica, Rome, LazioRide on the "Regina Viarum", the Queen of the Roads - an ancient highway stretched between Rome and Brindisi (in its initial form, about 538 km long!)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Catacombe di San Callisto, Rome, LazioIn the 4.5-hour tour, a short pause to contemplate the massive burial underground, resting place to half a milion souls.In the 6-hour tour, a guided visit of these 2nd century catacombs, in all their complexity and mystery!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome, Lazio(alternative to the Catacombs of San Callisto, when the latter are closed)Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Circus of Maxentius, Rome, LazioStop by the monumental ruins of this Imperial Villa and its adjacent Circus (a private chariot racetrack), dating from the beginning of the 4th century AD.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Rome, LazioThe largest mausoleum ever built on the Ancient Appian Way - dedicated to a young noblewoman from the 1st century AD.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova, Rome, LazioWitness the sprawling remains of this 2nd century villa, which raised the envy of Emperor Commodus.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Parco degli Acquedotti, Rome, LazioA large park criss-crossed with the arches of several ancient Aqueducts supplying Rome with water. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Terme di Caracalla, Rome, LazioA view over the remains of one of ancient Rome's largest thermal baths.Duration: 5 minutes

What's included

  • Electric-assist mountain bike (or carbon mountain bike, if preferred)
  • Helmet
  • English / German / French / Spanish - speaking guide
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  • Electric-assist mountain bike (or carbon mountain bike, if preferred)
  • Helmets
  • English / German / French / Spanish -speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di San Callisto
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified