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  • Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    1. Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    Meet your private guide at the Colosseum. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. You'll then explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, buy refreshments and wander around before starting the second part of your tour. Next, learn about the daily life of ancient Rome with a visit to its most bustling center of activity, the Roman Forum – see the temples, squares and legal buildings that would have defined this area. Finally, continue onwards to the Palatine Hill, the mythological birthplace of Rome’s founder, Romulus. Admire a spectacular view of the modern city, the ruins of Nero’s Golden Hou...

  • Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    2. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

    With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

    With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romul...

    We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

  • Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    3. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colloseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and magestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” by foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Location highlights include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

    Rome is so big and the best way to save time and see all the attractions is to take the Big Bus.

  • Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

    4. Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

    Immerse yourself into a green archeological area a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and explore two of the ancient Romans’ favorite places of leisure. Save time with an express and complete guided tour featuring insider tips. Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an ancient Roman as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient spa for both the body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of the ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system, find out the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room, and admire the geometr...

    As I was the only person in the group the tour was not cancelled and became a private one for the same price. Samuele is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge. The tour was supposed to last 1h30. It ended up lasting 2h30 (!) and was most informative. I definitely recommend this tour. Thank you Samuele!

  • Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

    5. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

    Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Vi...

    Great tour with great people. The best way to experience Rome. We recommend the electrical bikes. Regards, Bas & Jeannette

  • Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

    6. Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

    Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour or 5-hour electric bike tour. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lungotevere delle Armi 44, where this wonderful adventure will begin. Your route is Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. You can follow your guide through imposing aqueducts, including landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, and will also cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. You have the option to take a 3-hour tour by electric or manual bicycle, or can instead opt to choose the 5-hour tour which also includes a visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

    My husband and I did the five hour bike tour, including the San Sebastian catacombs, with Alessio on June 23rd, 2020. Alessio is such an amazing guy…so nice and so fun and showed us all around Rome and educated us on the vast history of Roma. We stopped at a cafe and had a coffee and a panini with Alessio on the way. This was one of the best tours and one of our best days in Rome. Seeing Rome by bike is a great way to explore the city. We highly recommend this tour and we thank Alessio for such an amazing day!

  • Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    7. Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    Join this Best of Rome Private Day Tour to discover the Eternal City. You will be picked up at 9:00 (with exact time subject to change) and your private driver will drive you to the sightseeing historical center of Rome. See Piazza Venezia with its Wedding Cake marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II. Appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the charming Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, the silent flow of the Tiber River and the beautiful Pantheon. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo, to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo, and to the astonishing St. Peter's Square with its superb colonnade. Afterwards, enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill and see Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races with its evocative views of the sprawling ruins of the emperor's ...

    What an unforgettable day! Our guides were fantastic! We had the opportunity to see many sites we never would have had we not booked this tour. Not having to consider transportation, tickets, or any other logistics made the day so easy. All we had to worry about was snapping pictures and absorbing all of the amazing information. Our driver was so great with my girls and they had a wonderful time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. They all did a fantastic job of presenting interesting information and kept all of us ages 9-34 engaged the whole time. Start to finish what a wonderful day, there really is no better way to experience Rome.

  • Rome Driving Tour By Vintage Fiat 500

    8. Rome Driving Tour By Vintage Fiat 500

    Enjoy a panoramic 3-hour sightseeing tour of Rome from behind the wheel of an iconic vintage Fiat 500. Departing from a garage just meters from the Colosseum, you will set off in convoy to see many of the Eternal City’s most historic sights. But you are as much an attraction as the Roman Forum and narrow streets of Trastevere from the seat of your candy-colored car. Stop from time-to-time to take pictures of sites en route, such as the Arch of Constantine and Circus Maximus. See curious sights, such as the secret keyhole of Aventine Hill, and the charming Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Piazza of the Knights of Malta). Drive along the Lungotevere, following the banks of the River Tiber. And cross into Trastevere, where the tight streets are a breeze for vehicles as small as the Fiat 500! Your guide will give brief explanations in English or French, before you head off again, never going...

    A must do when in Rome. Our tour guide Mimmo is the best! Took nice photos for us as well

  • Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    9. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of A...

    I did this tour with my wife and we both loved it! It is a very nice option to explore a lot of the city quickly so we would recommend it as the first tour when arriving at Rome (especially when it is hot outside). The driver was very nice and knowledgeable! We had a lot of questions and he answered all of them with ease. We can highly recommend this tour

  • Rome: Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Game

    10. Rome: Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Game

    Experience an immersive and interactive VR experience dedicated to competitions held at the Circus Maximus, the largest monumental building reserved for performances in Roman times. Discover the history and various transformations of the Circus Maximus as the main protagonist on a journey through Roman history. Walk "live" through the streets of Rome surrounded by soldiers and ancient Romans, admiring the surrounding monuments such as the Arch of Titus, the majestic multi-story monumental fountain, the Settizodio. After a short break, staff will accompany you to the starting point of the chariot race. There you will put on the VR headset again to admire the impressive internal structure that could accommodate up to 385,000 spectators. Choose your favorite faction and compete to earn the Emperors favor!

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

It was so funny & exciting. Rome at night. It was beautiful, super romantic and something very special. Our wishes were also taken into account. We ate the best ice cream from Rome. It was amazing. 2 hours. No 3rd and forever a highlight for us. Mimmo was just great. Thanks for that. Unforgettable.

We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

Our guide, Vasco, made a well presented tour with a dash of humor, which made the 3hour walk pass very quickly.

A great experience. Everything is very uncomplicated as it should be on vacation. Gladly again

Awesome experience!! I absolutely recommend doing this tour.