See the main monuments of Imperial Rome on a 3-hour guided tour, with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Learn about life in the Eternal City of the Roman Empire, and get breathtaking views of the Circus Maximus.
What to Expect
Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a fully guided 3-hour walking tour of the Imperial City and see all the main monuments, starting with the mighty arena of the Colosseum.
Go inside the grand amphitheater, built in the valley between the Palatine, Esquiline, and Caelian Hills. Despite damage by fires, earthquakes, and looting, the Colosseum has survived the centuries and is still the most impressive monument of the Roman period.
Learn about the commercial, religious, political, and legal center of Ancient Rome in the Roman Forum, lying between the Palatine, Capitol, and slopes of the Viminal and Quirinal. A licensed guide will give you a full introduction to the Tabularium, Temple of Concord, Temple of Saturn and Vesta, and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.
Next, go to Palatine Hill, the city's sacred birthplace. The history of the Palatine is obscure, and apart from the Temples of Victory, Temple of Jupiter Stator, Temple of Jupiter Victor, and Temple of Magna Mater (Temple of Cybele), no public buildings were erected there. Emperor Augustus built his home on the magnificent hill in 44 BC, followed by other Roman Emperors, gradually transforming it into a single sumptuous residence.
From the terrace of Palatine Hill, your guide will give you an insight into the Circus Maximus down in the valley, built for chariot races and considered the largest building built for public entertaiments.
- Skip-the-line entrance
- Headsets to hear your guide at all times
- Admission fees
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and drink
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• This tour operates with a maximum of 20 guests
• It is recommended to bring a raincoat and/or umbrella in winter; and drinking water, sunscreen and/or an umbrella for shade in summer
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes