What To Expect
Go on a historical tour of Rome by visiting some of the most important venues together with a knowledgeable guide! Explore around Caesar's Palace, Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia. Discover the area more by enjoying stops at the world famous Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
First off, discover the recently opened Caesar's Palace which has been closed off from the public due to restoration and preservation processes. Archaeologists and preservationists have worked hard to recreate the astounding frescoes and architecture that once gave beauty to the palace.
Learn about Julius Caesar and his accomplishments including the success of his heir, Emperor Octavian Augustus, the first emperor of Ancient Rome. The Casa di Augusto was discovered when palatine excavations revealed a piece of painted plaster than came from one of the house's walls. Through careful excavation, the palace was unearthed. Marvel at the breathtaking frescoes that bring beauty to the palace's walls.
Next, come to Casa di Livia, a 2,000-year-old structure that belonged to Emperor Octavian Augustus' wife, Livia. Her house boasts of its impressive frescoes and artistic mosaic floors. Located at the Palatine Hill, this two-storey residence is decorated with frescoes of flowers, plants, trees, exotic birds, Italian cypresses, strawberry trees, and the bay laurel which bears significance to Livia.
After a tour of the palaces, head over to the Colosseum where several gladiator matches, mock sea battles, dramas, and animal sacrifices were held. Learn about the architecture and the events that had occurred at the colosseum's arena. Using the skip-the-line ticket, you will have easy access to the colosseum, avoiding the long queues.
Then, visit the Roman Forum, a rectangular forum where the ruins of Rome's ancient government buildings can be found. The forum once functioned as a place where the locals could meet their friends, buy and sell things, hear the news, and even go to school. The area was once lined with shops, temples, triumphal arches, fancy buildings, and basilicas.
Finally, tour around the Palatine Hill, the centermost hill of the Seven Hills of Rome. This ancient hill became the residence of several Roman emperors who lived in luxury. Notable structures in this area are the stadium, the grandstand, and the Domus Flavia (imperial palace). This hill served as the exclusive neighborhood for the wealthy Roman families as well as Emperor Augustus who had lived here since his birth.
Caesar's Palace tour
Casa di Augusto visit
Casa di Livia visit
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill ruins tour
Expert English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and dropoff
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
E-vouchers and paper vouchers can both be accepted.
This tour runs with a maximum of 15 people in a small group per tour guide.
During certain days, the order of sight visitation may be reversed.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
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2 hours and 30 minutes