Explore the monuments of Ancient Rome on a private 3-hour tour, and learn why it was known as "Caput Mundi" (“Capital of the World”) for centuries. Stand in the footsteps of gladiators at the Colosseum, and walk in the shadow of emperors at the Forum.
What to Expect
Travel back through history to experience the aura of Ancient Rome on a 3-hour tour of its main monuments, and learn how it became the cradle of western civilization and capital of the world.
Start at the Colosseum, otherwise known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Imagine the bloody shows of the Roman Republic, when gladiators and wild beasts entertained the cheering crowds. Built in just 8 years under the Flavian emperors of Rome, it could hold up to 70,000 spectators on completion, making it the largest amphitheater ever built.
Next go to the Arch of Constantine to see the triumphal arch that the Senate built in 315 AD to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius. Your guide will lead you into the Imperial Forum so that you can stand in the main square of Ancient Rome and see where people met to do business and discuss the politics of the day. Marvel at the ruins of Senate House, the Altar of Caesar, and the Temple of Vesta, before going up Palatine Hill.
According to legend, this is where Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC. Admire views across the ruins of the Empire as you explore where Emperor Augustus ruled from, and learn how Emperor Domitian radically transformed the “Mons Palatinus” after he'd built the majestic Flavian Palace there.
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
• Please advise if anyone in your group is under 18 years old, and how many