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Adult $108.00

Child (2-12) $93.00

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Catacombs & Appian Way Golf Cart Tour

Travel from central Rome to the Roman Catacombs in the comfort of an Electric Golf Cart. Descend into the Catacombs, walk on the famed Appian Way and get the best view of the Circus Maximus, all in 2.5 hours! Catacombs tour and tickets are included.

Highlights

  • Travel from Rome city center to the Roman Catacombs in the comfort of an electric Golf Cart.

  • Get the best view of Circus Maximus, see the Baths of Caracalla and Rome's very own ancient Pyramid.

  • Descend into the Christian Catacombs on a 30 min walking tour with a resident expert guide (catacombs tour and tickets included in the driving tour price).

  • Explore the magical Appian Way, the "Queen of Roads", with your expert local guide and driver,

  • Walk on the original, ancient Roman paving stones of the Appian Way,

  • Drive along the impressive Aurelian Walls, the ancient Roman defense walls of the city.

Inclusions

Engaging English-speaking guide and driver 

Electric Golf Cart (7 seats per cart)

Entrance ticket and 30-35 minute guided tour of Roman Catacombs

1 Bottle of water per person

Headsets to clearly hear your guide's voice

Exclusions

Gratuities (tip for your driver)

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Food and additional drinks

What we will see

Traveling out of the city center to the Roman Catacombs, via an electric golf cart, is one of the easiest ways to get there — and surely the most fun! Join our team of expert local guides on a fun-filled tour as we step back in time and discover some of Ancient Rome’s most impressive sites.

 

Your 2.5 hour adventure starts at our Rome office where you will meet your driver guide, and collect a bottle of water for the road.

 

We will then take a panoramic route out of the city and stop at the best viewpoint overlooking the Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman site for the most popular of the ancient sports: chariot races. We’ll see the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, a gigantic, lavish Roman public bath complex dating to the 3rd century. The baths were not just a place to wash, they were an integral part of Roman social life.

 

We then leave the ancient city limits and drive to the church of Quo Vadis, where St. Peter was said to encounter the resurrected Christ, and continue along the Appian Way. This ancient Roman road is simply beautiful —  lined with parks, archeological sites, and luxurious villas. You’ll walk on the original Roman paving stones, admire the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, and see the remains of a medieval palace complex.

 

Our most important stop will, of course, be at the Roman Catacombs. These ancient burial grounds were dug from the 2nd to the 5th century AD and serve as the most intact early Christian sites in the world. The early Christians created dozens of catacombs, which comprise hundreds of miles of tunnels, lined with millions of tombs. We will visit one of the best catacombs, led by an official local Catacombs guide to explore this ancient labyrinth! The tour will take about 30-35 minutes and the cost of the tour, booking, and Catacombs entrance tickets are included in our tour price.

 

We’ll then see the ancient church of San Sebastiano, where you’ll learn about the martyrdom of Sebastian and see Bernini’s last work, a stunning sculpture of Christ.

 

Finally, on our return to Rome we will drive along the spectacular ancient Roman defensive walls, the Aurelian walls, and get to see Rome's very own Pyramid. Built in the first Century BC as a mausoleum for Caius Cestius and his family, it is one of the best-preserved buildings from Imperial Rome!

 

Our tour concludes at our Rome office.

Please note:

  • The tour inside Roman Catacombs requires walking on uneven ground and climbing down and up steep stairs. Furthermore, the temperature inside the Catacombs is around 16°C / 61°F with high humidity; please dress accordingly.  

  • Please notify us ahead of time of any mobility impairments so that we can advise you accordingly. 

  • The church of St. Sebastian is open every day but occasionally is closed to visitors due to special church services and weddings. 

  • Please note that there are 7 seats per vehicle and tours are run with up to a maximum of 2 vehicles and 14 participants. Vehicles will travel together (like connected train carriages) on tour and guests all listen to the same tour guide through the use of earpieces. In some occasions guests who book together may be asked to separate between the two vehicles.

  • Please also note that it is very easy to get lost in Rome and it can be at times difficult to find a free taxi, especially if you are 5 or more people and need 2 taxis. As this is a group tour, we cannot delay the tour for late participants. Please give yourself plenty of time and arrive early to our office, the tour meeting point. If you know you will be late, please call us so we may find a suitable solution. 

  • The tour information will be given in English.

  • Where is the tour meeting point?
    Our small group tours meet at our centrally located Rome office located in Via Monterone 19. This is very close to the Pantheon and to Largo di Torre Argentina.
  • Do you offer hotel pick-up?
    We do not offer hotel pick-up on tours, unless this is specified in the tour title and description. We do not offer hotel pick-up on our small group tours. For these tours we meet at one of our two central Rome offices. You will find the address on your confirmation voucher. For Private tours hotel pick-up can be arranged for all hotels located within the Roman Aurelian Walls.
  • Do tours operate in the rain?
    Yes, our carts are equipped with rain covers and all tours run rain or shine. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, riots, strikes, etc. whereby the tour cannot operate as promised, we will contact you to reschedule your tour date/time or provide a full refund.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Group Tours canceled up to 24 hours ahead of the tour departure time receive a full refund. Tours canceled within 24 hours are non refundable. Private Tours canceled up to 5 days ahead of the tour receive a full refund. Tours canceled within 5 days are not refundable but we will strive to rebook you where possible.
  • Can children safely participate in these tours?
    Unfortunately, due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept infants under 2 years of age. Children from 2 to 12 years old are welcome and Biga tours can provide car seats or boosters for free. Please notify us of each child’s age so that we can provide the appropriate seat size.
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