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Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine, and Circus Maximus Tour

1. Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine, and Circus Maximus Tour

Chart a course through the archaeological tribal beginnings of Rome and its evolution into one of the most powerful empires of all time. Start your journey by exploring one of the largest triumphal arches in Roman history: the Arch of Constantine the Great, before meandering through the sites of the Roman Forum. Walk the paths of the Roman citizens and emperors, and visit the hill where the legend of Romulus and Remus established the foundation of the city: Palatine Hill. Learn how it later became one of the most exclusive areas of Ancient Rome. Take a closer look at the archaeological ruins in the very heart of the empire. Hear about the Vestal Virgins and see their gardens and the pagan temple of the Goddess Vesta they served. Learn about the Basilica Julia and the penal system of Rome and it’s effects on Christianity. See the temple of Castor and Pollux and the Arch of Titus and learn about the sacking of Jerusalem. Later, discover the Senate House, where senators met to decide the fate of the Roman Republic and how that climaxed with the murder and cremation of Julius Caesar. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus and stay in the Roman Forums as long as you wish at the end of your official tour. During your booking, you may choose the option to extend your Ancient Rome experience by adding an extra 30-minute tour of the Circus Maximus, overseeing it from the scenic terrace of the Palatine Hill.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour through the heart of ancient Rome, encompassing the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. Follow your guide on an immersive journey into the history and grandeur of the mighty Roman Empire. Kick off your adventure amidst the timeless relics of the Roman Forum, where the essence of ancient Rome comes to life. Meander through its intricate passageways, immersing yourself in the profound aura of antiquity. Delve into the narrative of the Temple of Julius Caesar, an ancient monument constructed at the very site where Roman dictator Julius Caesar's remains were cremated following his fateful assassination. Continue your journey to the remarkable site of the Roman Senate, where pivotal political debates and discussions unfolded. Pause for a moment at the circular Temple of Vesta, dedicated to the guardian of the hearth and home, housing Rome's eternal flame tended by the Vestal Virgins. Venture deeper into the Forum to discover the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, a grand edifice employed for legal and administrative functions. End your journey at the Arch of Titus, a triumphal arch immortalizing Emperor Titus's military triumphs, including the conquest of Jerusalem in 70 CE. Scrutinize the intricate reliefs to glimpse depictions of soldiers carrying spoils from the Jewish Temple. Ascend the Palatine Hill, the dwelling place of Roman emperors and aristocrats, while your guide regales you with insights into its profound historical import. Revered as the birthplace of Rome, it's the very site where Romulus laid the foundation of the city. Expand your exploration to the Ludus Magnus, situated near the Colosseum. Explore the exterior of this ancient gladiator training school and delve into the history of the underground tunnels that connected the arena to the school. Walk amidst the remnants of imperial palaces, admire the gardens, and savor the panoramic vistas of the Eternal City. Colosseum Guided Tour Option Following an enriching guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, expand your journey by including tickets to the Colosseum. Enhance your exploration of ancient Rome by opting for an exclusive Colosseum guided tour. Step into the Colosseum, where your guide will narrate tales of emperors, gladiators, and legendary battles. Immerse yourself in the captivating history of this ancient amphitheater, led by a knowledgeable guide. Uncover the details of its construction, purpose, and the events that took place there, including gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Please Note: Entry into the Forum is not included in the price of this audio tour. You'll need to purchase entry tickets separately, and it's best to do this ahead of time to avoid disappointment. The Roman Forum is a treasure chest filled with history. Long a gathering place for the Roman tribes, the forum evolved with the city to become its seat of government. This process started 2700 years ago and continued for over a millennium. Through the ups and downs of all these years, buildings were destroyed and replaced, turning the forum into a temporally eclectic museum, where artefacts from prehistory are found beside Renaissance palaces. Join writer and historian Michael Anderson in imagining the passage of time here, where Caesar was assassinated and Cicero made speeches that echo through to the present. He'll connect you to the successes and failures of Rome, which is also a way of connecting with the with the civilizations that have inherited its culture.

Vip private Colosseum tour with Roman Forum & Palatine hill

4. Vip private Colosseum tour with Roman Forum & Palatine hill

The Vip Colosseum tour with Roman Forum and Palatine hill is the best way to live an unforgettable experience, immersing yourself in the glorious past of Rome. With a skip-the-line entrance, you will learn the fascinating history of the most famous amphitheatre of the world, reaching the first and second tiers of the Colosseum. Here, the panoramic terraces will give you an excellent opportunity to take more stunning photos and admire the monument from a privileged position. Learn more about its history, the bloody games it hosted, and loads of anecdotes and curiosities. For example, why is the Colosseum called Colosseum? Your knowledgeable guide then lead you on a journey through history, visiting the area of the Roman Forum, the political, administrative and social heart of Rome, today one of the most extraordinary archaeological areas, where the illustrious past of the city echoes in the suggestive ruins of its ancient monuments. Explore the public spaces, sacred temples and market areas where the daily life of the Romans unfolded. Admire the the Basilicas in the Roman Forum where the great administrative trials took place and the great orators made their famous speeches. Walk along the Sacred Way where the religious processions paraded; pause in the Temple of Vesta where the Vestal Virgins guarded the sacred fire of the city and kept it alight. History has never been so alive! Finish your journey through history among the majestic ruins of the Palatine Hill, where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. You will discover the glorious past of Rome, the life of Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, the luxurious residences of Roman emperors and their daily life. There is no more exclusive or entertaining way to step back in time and immerse yourself in Ancient Rome’s history.

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum with Private Guide

5. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum with Private Guide

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans on a walking tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with a private guide. Descend to the Colosseum’s underground area, walk on the arena floor, and admire the view from the 2nd tier. Explore the Roman Forum and learn about the rise of the Roman Empire. Enter Rome’s towering Colosseum and step back in time with your private guide. Explore all areas of the magnificent structure, including the underground tunnels where gladiators prepared for battle. This restricted area can only be accessed by a limited number of visitors each day. The underground features a central tunnel and other minor tunnels, where gladiators got ready for combat. The Romans used an old elevator to bring animals and gladiators to the arena floor, and the elevator has been reconstructed to give you an idea of how it once was. Walk across the arena floor where blood was shed and climb to the upper tiers to experience the same view the ancient Romans had. Hear stories from your guide about the Colosseum’s bloody history and those who achieved the remarkable engineering feat. Your walking tour continues at the fascinating Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the residential district of the emperors. Stroll amongst the remains as your guide brings ancient Rome to life with stories of emperors, politicians, and common folk, and the mythical origins of Rome. Please note the order of your itinerary may change depending on the availability of Colosseum tickets on the day.

Rome: 3 Full-Day Attraction Tours with Skip-the-Line Tickets

6. Rome: 3 Full-Day Attraction Tours with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Join on this three-day private sightseeing and historical tour to discover the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome and your driver will bring you away from the usual tourist itineraries to capture the unforgettable sensual atmospheres of charming squares like Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. You will then appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the silent flow of the Tiber River, and the beautiful Pantheon. Your promenade will continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo. After a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) you will have a skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries, the Gallery of Maps with views of the Vatican Gardens, the Tapestry Gallery, and eventually, the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo. On the second day, you will embark on a 45-minute tour of the mysterious catacombs, situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions. After the tour, you will have a small panoramic tour to reach Colosseum. After a 1-hour and a half break for lunch (not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour in the symbol of the Ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Discover the construction techniques invented by the Romans, and hear about the skills of the gladiators and the violent exotic animal fights. Afterward, explore the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors, and the Roman Forum, the center of political, religious, and commercial life at that time. You will see the old Senate House, Temple of Vesta, Triumphal Arches of Constantine, Titus, and Septimius Severus. On the third day, continue the journey in to the Castel St Angelo on a 2hr private tour to admire the impressive architecture of the castle and see the incredible masterpieces hosted inside. discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, with your private guide you will enter the Castel Sant'Angelo without queuing and admire the historical development of this important place which has been first a Roman tomb, then a papal residence, fortress, prison, execution ground and currently a museum offering one of the most amazing views over the city.You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Rome and a great place for selfies. After 1-hour and half lunch break you driver will take you to the Baths of caracalla the second largest public baths of Ancient Rome. meet your tour guide and embark on a 2 hour private guide tour to admire the best-preserved baths in Rome and a masterpiece of Roman architecture. See parts of the heating system and fragments of mosaic floors and discover imposing vaulted rooms and porticoes.

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What people are saying about Temple of Vesta

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

My wife and I were lucky enough to be traveling with Laura, a retired archaeologist. There were no other participants and so we were able to enjoy a private tour of 2.5 hours. Laura is very knowledgeable (she had worked as an archaeologist in the Roman Forum herself) and, as fans of Roman antiquity, gave us a lot of valuable information and entertaining stories. Thank you for this great experience.

My sister and myself were very happy that the German Group did not have so many people within the group compared to the english Groups. This way I was able to hear the guide as I have problems to hear properly. Additionally, I could admire the things he takkes about.

The guide Arturo was able to impart a lot of knowledge to me and always had comprehensive answers to my questions. His easygoing nature made the tour relaxed.

We booked and met at the meeting place to be advised we were the 9n of ones on the tour. So effectively had 1 guide to 2 people. No need for headsets…

Paul was an excellent guide with vast knowledge of the area - really enjoyed the tour.