Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine, and Circus Maximus Tour

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Take a journey back in time from the 10th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. Marvel at the beauty of ancient temples at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and combine your experience with an optional tour of the Circus Maximus.

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Highlights

  • Visit the heart of the Roman Empire with a professional guide and walk the paths of Ancient Rome's citizens and emperors
  • Marvel at the beauty and history of ancient arches, gardens, temples, and basilicas
  • Learn how Rome became one of the greatest Empires of all time and why it declined
  • Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus
  • Receive an optional detailed tour of the Circus Maximus overseeing it from the terrace of Palatine Hill

Description

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.

Includes

Entrance fees to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Live professional guide Headsets to hear your guide clearly

Important Information

  • • You will need to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts • Your guides may not be able to accommodate, reschedule, or refund late arrivals and no shows
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved on this tour
  • The basic option of this tour does not include the Circus Maximus or Domus Aurea experiences, unless you choose them during booking
  • Strict security checks take place at the entrance of the monuments, please be aware that security-check lines are not skippable
  • Drones, knives, trolleys, large backpacks, and pets are not permitted
  • Participants younger than 18 years old need to carry an official ID card or passport (otherwise they may not be allowed through the security checks)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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