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Rome: Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis Skip-the-Line Entry

1. Rome: Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis Skip-the-Line Entry

Be among the first in 15 years to see the mausoleum of Augustus, the largest circular tomb in the world. Skip the line for an exclusive 2-hour tour with a multi-language audio guide app. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history and learn about the life and death of Augustus, son of Caesar, the man who defeated Cleopatra. Listen along to your audio guide as it explains the secrets of the tomb, like the urn with the Emperor's ashes under the statue. Continue your visit with entry to the Ara Pacis Museum, where you can see the altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace.

Rome: Guided Bike Tour

2. Rome: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the most iconic monuments in Rome's city center on this guided bike tour and discover the city in an eco-friendly and comfortable way. Begin the tour in the city center, where you will collect your bike and meet your professional guide. Then, the real fun begins as you ride around the historical center. Following your tour guide, stop at monuments to hear informative and interesting insights and pose for some memorable pictures. During your bike ride, visit sights such as Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna, Bocca della Verità, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and many more.

Rome: Modern Architecture VIP Tour by Private Car

3. Rome: Modern Architecture VIP Tour by Private Car

Discover contemporary architecture by Zaha Hadid, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and more on a private half-day tour of Rome. Best known for its ancient monuments, the city also has much to offer in dynamic new buildings. Your private driver will chauffeur you to some of the most artistic and innovative sites in the Eternal City, remaining at your disposal throughout. Drive to the multi-functional Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome’s "City of Music." Situated on the site of the 1960 Olympic Games, the complex includes spaces for commercial, recreational, exhibition and study activities that take nicknames such as the “computer mice” “turtle” and “blob.” Go to the MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts), designed by Zaha Hadid after an international design competition. The multifaceted space blends art and cutting edge architecture to create an innovative complex for music, photography and film. Next, admire Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis Museum, built to house the ancient Ara Pacis altar commissioned by Emperor Augustus. Conclude at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), housed in a former brewery and former slaughterhouse. Its permanent collection includes a selection of abstract art that is among the finest examples of the Italian art scene since the 1960s.

Private Tour of Rome's "Piazze" + Ara Pacis Museum

4. Private Tour of Rome's "Piazze" + Ara Pacis Museum

Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour of the most iconic places in the Eternal City. These include the "Piazze", those picturesque and beautiful squares that are among the most representative symbols of the city. Walking around Rome, you'll discover the super famous Piazza Navona with its ornate fountains, baroque palazzi (mansions) and colorful casts of street artists.  You can also simply people watch and see the world go by. You'll then see the Pantheon, a striking 2,000-year-old temple, now a church, that also represents the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments, and one of the most influential buildings in the western world. This tour can't skip the wonderful Trevi Fountain: A flamboyant baroque ensemble of mythical figures, and wild horses, that takes up the entire side of the 17th-century Palazzo Poli. Don't forget what the legend says: throw a coin with your back facing the fountain, and you'll come back to Rome, sooner or later! Of course, your guide will show you Piazza di Spagna, with its very famous Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti).  You will then have the chance to enjoy Ara Pacis Museum at your own pace. This was the first architectural space to be created in the historical center of Rome following the end of the Fascist era. Discover its rooms and secrets, and travel back in time.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Right on time, all was perfectly organized. Our guide Nicolo knew all the facts and fun stories arround the city. He presented us with some choices where we would rather want to go. He really took all the time to explain and make sure there were no more questions. He also gave some pointers where to go for a nice dinner or a good wine, as he is a local and knows all the good none touroustic spots. I would certainly recommend doing this tour as the first thing in town. You get to know the size and history of the city. This knowledge is important when you want to further explore this beautiful city and its historic sites! With Compliments to Nicolo!

Perfect The tickets for the Mausoleum and for the Ara Pacis were sent to me by the organizer without my having to go to the meeting point