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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.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Tour with Circus Maximus

2. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Tour with Circus Maximus

Chart a course from the tribal beginnings of Rome to 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 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. Finally, enjoy a 30-minute tour of the Circus Maximus.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Private Tour with Circus Maximus

3. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Private Tour with Circus Maximus

Chart a course from the tribal beginnings of Rome to 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 a guided tour around the Roman forum.  Walk the paths of Roman citizens and emperors, and visit Palatine Hill, where Romulus and Remus are said to have founded the city. Learn how it later became one of the most exclusive areas in Ancient Rome. Take a closer look at the archaeological ruins in the very heart of the empire. Hear about the Vestal Virgins, and see the pagan temple of the Goddess Vesta where 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. Finally, your guide will tell you all about the Circus Maximus, as you look over it from the scenic terrace of Palatine Hill. Hear about the chariot races and entertainment events that took place there. After the tour, you can stay in the area as long as you wish.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Tour

4. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Tour

After meeting your tour guide, explore Palatine Hill, the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC. Enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control. Next, visit the Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological areas in the world. The site is home to ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus, and the Basilica of Maxentius. Finally, admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.

The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. 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.

Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

6. Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

In this special two-day private sightseeing and historical tour, you get to discover the best of the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome, though the exact departure time may vary—the final program will be sent to you via email a few days before the tour. Your private 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.

Rome: Colosseum and Roman Empire Private 3-Hour Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum and Roman Empire Private 3-Hour Tour

Travel back through history to experience the aura of Ancient Rome on a tour of its main monuments, and learn how it became the cradle of western civilization and capital of the world. Start at the Colosseum, otherwise known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Imagine the bloody shows of the Roman Republic, when gladiators and wild beasts entertained the cheering crowds. Built in just 8 years under the Flavian emperors of Rome, it could hold up to 70,000 spectators on completion, making it the largest amphitheater ever built. Next go to the Arch of Constantine to see the triumphal arch that the Senate built in 315 AD to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius. Your guide will lead you into the Imperial Forum so that you can stand in the main square of Ancient Rome and see where people met to do business and discuss the politics of the day. Marvel at the ruins of Senate House, the Altar of Caesar, and the Temple of Vesta, before going up Palatine Hill. According to legend, this is where Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC. Admire views across the ruins of the Empire as you explore where Emperor Augustus ruled from, and learn how Emperor Domitian radically transformed the “Mons Palatinus” after he'd built the majestic Flavian Palace there.

Rome: 3-Day Private Tour, Transports & Skip the line Tickets

8. Rome: 3-Day Private Tour, Transports & 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.

From Rome: Tivoli and Villa d'Este Private Tour

9. From Rome: Tivoli and Villa d'Este Private Tour

Explore the ancient town of Tivoli with a live guide. Marvel at the stunning Villa d'Este, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Rome. Meet your driver and board the awaiting private vehicle. From there, you will drive to the city of Tivoli. Visit the gardens with their famous fountains. Admire the Italian and French-influenced design of the gardens inside of the Villa. The nearby Aniene River provides the water to all the fountains and waterfalls. Next head to the Roman countryside. Admire the beauty of vineyards and rolling hills as you go. Visit the Temple of Vesta, home to the ancient Goddess of the Romans. On request and not included in the price of the tour, you can visit a local trattoria and take the opportunity to try out local wines such as Bianco Frascati, and dry red wine of Olevano, as you savor a local lunch. Afterward, jump in the car and enjoy the drive back to your hotel.

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