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Rome: Nero's Golden House Underground Tour and Colosseum

Product ID: 106369
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Start your unique tour in the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Have a short break and the descend into Nero’s buried “Golden House”. Visit the underground rooms and corridors of Rome’s Domus Aurea on a virtual reality tour using 3D glasses.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Nero's buried "Golden House" at the Domus Aurea
  • Experience the Golden Vault Room in virtual reality
  • Visit the first and second levels of the Colosseum
  • Take a tour of the legendary Palatine Hill where Rome began
  • Visit the Roman Forum and walk along the Via Sacra
Full description
Travel back in time to Ancient Rome as you journey through its landmark monuments and get in-depth insights into the city during the Roman Republic. Explore its very foundations to the sites where political decisions were made, through to the amphitheater where crowds would gather to watch the legendary battles by the gladiators.
Join a guide and a small group of no more than 12 people to explore the Colosseum, built by the Emperor Vespasian on top of Nero’s palace with the intent of pushing his predecessor into oblivion. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit to watch the blood-curdling gladiatorial spectacles.
Next, go to the Roman Forum and walk along the Via Sacra to reach the very heart of the ancient capital and see the remains of the main religious and political buildings. Venture to Palatine Hill at the conclusion of your tour and discover where the she-wolf nursed the founders of the “Eternal City” in an area later favored by Rome’s richest families as a place to build their luxury villas.

After a short break continue with a virtual reality experience at Nero’s “Golden House” using 3D glasses on a unique tour of the Domus Aurea. Visit the room of the Golden Vault and see it in all its magnificent splendor, just as it was when it was built. Admire the exterior of Nero's palace and build a detailed idea of it was like during the Roman Empire from its luxurious terrace.

Tour in a small group of no more than 24 people, led by the official archaeologist of the Domus Aurea, as you journey through the frescoed corridors and nympheums of the emperor's private residence. See the Octagonal Room, Cryptoporticus, Nympheum of Polyphemus and more. Enter the famous Golden Vault with your 3D glasses to get an all-round sense of Nero’s power.
Includes
  • Skip-the-Line entrance tickets to all sites
  • 3D glasses
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Transportation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, by the large red "M" sign just outside the "Colosseum" metro station (upper level). Please note that there are 2 exits/entrances at the station, one at street level and the other at the upper level. You want the upper level exit/entrance.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This walking tour is only available in English
• Please carry a valid form of photo ID with you: copy or photo of original document is allowed
• This tour does not accommodate people with limited mobility or walking difficulties due to uneven surfaces and steep stairs along the way
• Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Liquids/sprays are prohibited from entering, as well as knives and weapons of self-defence
• As this tour takes place outdoors, comfortable footwear is recommended and participants are expected to take weather appropriate precautions
• Part of this tour is located underground, therefore it is recommended to bring along a sweater/jumper
• Water bottles can be refilled along the route at the public water fountains
• Backpacks and large bags are not permitted inside the Colosseum, and there is no cloakroom service at the site
• This tour requires a moderate/advanced level of fitness
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 36 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Roma Experience Tours

Product ID: 106369