Explore not only the Colosseum, but all the major sites of Ancient Rome on this small-group tour that will provide context, history and fascinating anecdotes to bring the ruins to life.
The tour will start by skipping the long lines at the Colosseum and diving right into its bloody but politically-important history. As you wander the first and second tiers, your passionate expert guide will help separate fact from fiction that is often fed to tourists. From the lives of gladiators to the real hand signals that emperors used to condemn combatants, you’ll never get a more thorough and enjoyable lesson than this.
From entertainment to its business, you’ll head to the Roman Forum to learn about the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way, you’ll pass the titanic arch of Constantine, the final resting place of Julius Caesar, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome.
Finally, you’ll ascend the Palatine Hill and learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythological twin founders of Rome who were raised by a she-wolf. Explore ancient palaces and learn how the word 'palace' actually originated right here, in the home of Caesar’s heir - the first emperor of Ancient Rome, Emperor Augustus. As you hear tales of the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history, you’ll come to understand the importance of this once-great empire like never before.
In a small group of no more than 15 people, you’ll have incredible access to an expert guide. There's no better way to immerse yourself in the legends and facts of Ancient Rome.
- The Colosseum
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill