Guided tour

Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
Guided tour

Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 37.66 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Domus Aurea, the sumptuous home built at the behest of Roman Emperor Nero, on a guided walking tour. Visit what remains of the site and learn about its colorful history with an official guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Audio guide included
Italian, English


  • Visit Nero’s Golden House, the Domus Aurea, and marvel at its luxurious past
  • Get the most out of your experience on a walking tour with an official guide
  • Learn about the site's wild history and the excavations taking place there today
  • See the remains of former luxuries including intricate frescos and marble walls
  • Hear about the site's underground lakes, spa baths, and rotating dining room
Full description

Join an expert guide and discover the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, designed purely for pleasure by Emperor Nero. Hear about the history of the site and its former riches on a walking tour.

Meet your guide at the meeting point and exchange your voucher for your entrance tickets.

Then, enter the Domus Aurea and discover what must have been one of the most aesthetically overwhelming buildings ever created, home to luxuries like mosaics, marble furnishings, and even a rotating dining room. Enjoy the 15-minute introductory video that will tell you the history of the Domus Aurea. Immerse yourself in history through 3D viewers, which will allow you to clearly see how the Domus was in the past.

As you walk with your official guide, learn about the extravagance of Nero and the Golden House, which included a colossal 120-foot statue of Nero in the vestibule.

Marvel at the tales of luxury in a house where everything was coated with gold and adorned with gems, shells, and ivory.

Find out about the on-site lake, fields, vineyards, pastures, and woods filled with all kinds of wild and domestic animals.

At the end of your tour, you'll understand why Nero was so pleased with the house, declaring, "Finally I begin to live in a house worthy of a man."

  • Reserved entrance to Domus Aurea
  • Guided walking tour
  • Archaeologist guide
  • 15 minutes of introductory video of the history of the Domus Aurea
  • Introductory part with 3D viewers
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher with TOURISTATION staff who are located next to the gate of Via di Domus Aurea. Look for staff with a red jacket and an orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Inside the domus the temperature is around 10 degrees. Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
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4.6 /5

based on 216 reviews

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This tour was amazing and one of our favorite parts of the trip! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and the site itself is just so unbelievably incredible! There was a really cool VR part of it where you get to see what the Domus would have looked like when it was built, and the amount of history surrounding it is just phenomenal.

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March 25, 2023

It is a remarkable archeological site - hard to wrap my head around how large and ornate the original complex was. I liked the small group size and the guide was excellent. There was a short movie and a virtual reality portion that greatly helped in filling in the history and provide a sense of what the original above ground domus aurea of Nero was like. Would recommend.

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March 25, 2023

This was one of the best tours we went on in Rome. I cannot recommend it enough, we had Christina as our tour guide. We had a mix up with the booking and the tour was double booked. But our guide came from the coliseum and gave a tour to remember. The virtual reality part was by far breathtaking and beyond unbelievable, so good I was trying to book it straight afterwards to see it all again. It’s a rich piece of history that not only is still a work in progress that when you buy a ticket a part of that money goes towards further excavation on the entire domus.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 411719