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Skip-the-Line Archaeological Wonders, Basilicas & Catacombs Tour

by Gray Line - I Love Rome
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Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to Rome's archaeological wonders

  • Expert guide paints a picture of ancient Roman times

  • Incredible underground passageways of the Catacombs of Rome

  • Famous Holy Stairs at the Basilica of St. John in Lateran

  • Delicious pizza lunch in a traditional Roman restaurant

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to Rome's archaeological wonders

  • Expert guide paints a picture of ancient Roman times

  • Incredible underground passageways of the Catacombs of Rome

  • Famous Holy Stairs at the Basilica of St. John in Lateran

  • Delicious pizza lunch in a traditional Roman restaurant

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Skip-the-Line Archaeological Wonders, Basilicas & Catacombs Tour

Activity Location

Rome

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Arch of Constantine

    Via di San Gregorio

    Roma 00184

  • Hotel Pickup

    Rome


Description

Uncover treasures of history and archaeology on this full-day tour in the heart of Rome. Skip the lines to see the wonders of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill without the hassle, visit 2 of the world's most important basilicas, and venture down into the incredible Catacombs of Rome.

Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up, and then begin your day with a jaw-dropping journey back in time to the glory of the Roman Empire. Gaze upon the engineering genius of the Colosseum as your guide illuminates its bloody past, and then discover the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum, where many grand structures remain intact. Next, climb Palatine Hill to survey one of the most ancient parts of the city. Learn about the myth of Romulus and Remus, and visit sites once inhabited by Rome's elite.

After a break for a typical Italian lunch with tasty pizza, bruschetta and soft drink, continue on to 2 ancient basilicas that have been visited by religious pilgrims through the ages. Climb the famous Holy Stairs at the Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran, and then visit the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to view fifth-century mosaics and the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity.

Stroll along the historic Appian Way to reach the Catacombs of Rome, the final stop on your tour. As you explore these subterranean cemeteries, see amazing ancient artwork, and find out how these underground passageways offer insights into the early days of Christianity.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

  • Admission to the Catacombs of Rome

  • Headset for tour commentary

  • Lunch with pizza and bruschetta

  • Hotel pick-up from most centrally located Rome hotels


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Rome hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel pick-up service starts 30–60 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Skip-the-Line Archaeological Wonders, Basilicas & Catacombs Tour ratings based on 2 verified reviews

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4.9 out of 5

5/5 21 Apr 2019

Very good tour! We waited a bit for the tour to start after being picked up at our hotel, but chatted with other tourists. Coliseum was amazing and our tour guide was very interesting and informed. Was definitely the only way to see the coliseum, as we were able to join the tour line instead of the unbelievably long regular line!