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Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

1. Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Immerse yourself into a green archeological area a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and explore two of the ancient Romans’ favorite places of leisure. Save time with an express and complete guided tour featuring insider tips. Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an ancient Roman as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient spa for both the body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of the ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system, find out the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room, and admire the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics all over the place. Then, head toward what is considered to have been the largest structure for public games ever built by mankind. Standing where the Circus Maximus once existed, learn about the glorious Roman “Ludi,” the spectacular multi-venue celebrations held for up to several days. Let your guide drive your imagination through chariot races, gladiator fights, and the clamor of the public while walking on the soil where they used to take place. Finally, travel back in time to a quasi-legendary era before Rome itself and find out the circus’s foundations in the early myths and gods.

Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

2. Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour or 5-hour electric bike tour. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lungotevere delle Armi 44, where this wonderful adventure will begin. Your route is Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. You can follow your guide through imposing aqueducts, including landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, and will also cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. You have the option to take a 3-hour tour by electric or manual bicycle, or can instead opt to choose the 5-hour tour which also includes a visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

Rome: Caracalla Baths Express Small-Group or Private Tour

3. Rome: Caracalla Baths Express Small-Group or Private Tour

Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an Ancient Roman for an hour as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient times spa for the wellness of body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system and the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room. Have a close look at the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics.

Rome: A Night at the Opera - Baths of Caracalla

4. Rome: A Night at the Opera - Baths of Caracalla

Spend an unforgettable evening at the opera at the Baths of Caracalla open-air-theatre. Experience a classic night of music in front of breathtaking ruins from 216 A.D. Dress up to the nines or come as you are for a classy yet laid-back night at the opera. Grab a drink from the bar and settle into your seat as the acclaimed Rome Opera perform from their famous repertoire. Marvel at the incredible backdrop of ruins behind a stage where the Three Tenors gave their famous 1990 concert. Explore the historic site during intermissions, and take in the atmosphere and history. Spend a memorable and classy evening under the stars, enjoying world-class music at one of Rome's most celebrated sites.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

5. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of Ancient Rome, the iconic Colosseum, the majestic Imperial Forum, and the massive remains of the Caracalla Bathhouse. Stop for a coffee break on the way to the next attractions, and learn interesting stories about the Eternal city and its inhabitants. End your tour at your hotel or anywhere within the city center. Tour guide in English or Italian. For other languages, please contact us after the booking

Rome: 3-Hour City Tour by Vintage Fiat 500

6. Rome: 3-Hour City Tour by Vintage Fiat 500

Experience Rome from a unique perspective on a scenic driving tour by vintage Fiat 500, and travel the streets of the “Eternal City” enjoying panoramic views through the car’s sunroof. Following a pick-up from your hotel, enjoy 3-4 hours capturing “La Dolce Vita” of the Italian capital in an iconic car with seating for 3 people (including the driver). There’s even the chance to get behind the wheel and drive the manual transmission vehicle for those that want to! Access areas that tour buses and larger vehicle can’t reach, and breeze around the historic sights such as the Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla and St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy panoramic views from Aventine Hill and the Janiculum. Drive down historic Via Cavour and around the Colosseum. Travel along the famous Appian Way, and more.

Rome: Wine & Oil Tour along the Appian Way by E-bike

7. Rome: Wine & Oil Tour along the Appian Way by E-bike

Discover the historic olive grove that embraces the Azienda Agricola Regina Viarum on an e-bike. Escape the noise of the city and relax with a breathtaking view of ancient Roman ruins, with the calming breeze blows through your hair. After the tour is finished, enjoy wine and oil. Grab your helmet and take the Via Appia (Appian Way), one of the most important access routes to the city of the historical Roman Empire. Follow your guide through extraordinary aqueducts, landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto. Cross the Appian Way Regional Park until you reach the reserve, where you will begin to delight your palate with excellent wine and oil accompanied by local food tastings. Inside the reserve, experience a sense of well-being and relaxation upon your arrival. Begin your visit to the reserve in the historic olive grove, passing through the organic vegetable garden, up to the garden of the farmhouse. Here, taste a glass of wine and local oil, accompanied by local specialties.

Rome in One Day Private Tour

8. Rome in One Day Private Tour

This is a special private tour, carefully organized, which guarantees a fascinating view of the city of Rome and its major sites.  From hotel pick-up your journey will include stops at the following sites: • Pyramid of Caius Cestius • Ruins of Caracalla Baths • The Capitol • Piazza Venezia • The Coloseum • The Forum • Trevi fountain • The Pantheon • Piazza Navona • The Vatican • The Basilica of Saint Peter It is also possible to order the skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museum and the Coloseum and to visit the Catacombs under Piazza Navona and experience Rome's underground world. The order of the tour can vary based on traffic conditions, and the amount of time spent at each stop can be tailored to your interests and time available. In addition to the expected stops, you can decide to stop whenever you want to take photos during your tour. The tour is customizable, and the driver is at your disposal.

Rome: Baths of Caracalla Private Tour

9. Rome: Baths of Caracalla Private Tour

Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire and explore the ruins of Ancient Rome’s second largest public baths. A historian guide will tell you stories of life in the Roman Empire and bring the baths back to life. Built between 212 and 217 AD, during the reigns of Septimius Severus and Caracalla, the Baths of Caracalla could accommodate up to 1,500 people at any one time. They were more than just a place to bathe as the vast complex also featured a library, gym and public gardens. 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.

Roman Countryside: Private e-Bike or MTB Tour

10. Roman Countryside: Private e-Bike or MTB Tour

This half-day bike tour through the Roman countryside begins when you get on the bike path that runs parallel to the Lungotevere. Leave the bustling city behind to travel along the ancient Appian Way. You’ll be traveling along a path whose history dates all the way back to 312 BC! During your journey, you will take breaks to explore the historical sites along the Appian Way, enjoy the beautiful sights, and continue your ride to the Roman burial sites. Follow your expert guide to gain first-hand experience of the ancient aqueducts of Rome in the Parco degli Acquedotti. This tour will provide a deeper understanding of the history, nature, and art of the Eternal City - what the Roman poet Tibullus called Rome in the 1st century BC. Then you will head to Parco della Caffarella and the Parco Tor Fiscale. Here, you will be immersed in the lush nature of the Roman countryside while exploring the historical remains of Ancient Rome. Pay attention to your guide as he fascinates you with the many rich stories of Ancient Rome. Make sure to utilize the free time allotted for taking pictures before heading back to the meeting place, where the tour will end.

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What people are saying about Baths of Caracalla

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What a fun and amazing tour this was! Our guide, Alberto, was so easy to talk to, and had lots of good information and stories to share. Riding the ebike was just fun - amazing how manageable the hills of Rome are with an assist on the bike! The catacombs were incredible to see - and the views from the property housing the catacombs were stunning. I don't think we would have seen any of this part of Rome had we not done this trip, this way. Even the ride from the river, through Rome to get to the Appian way was full of incredible sights. There was a great little restaurant where we stopped for lunch - delicious! Highly recommend this tour if you like bikes and want to see a lot of things in just 5 hours!!

Amazing day out! Our tour guide Tiziano was superb and really made the day! He took us where ever we wanted to go, and was knowledgable on everything we saw and was really helpful with some our more obscure questions! To top it off he dropped us off where we requested at the end! Honestly I would recommend Tiziano and this tour for anyone visiting Rome!

TopBike’s tour of the Appian Way with our guide Alessandro, was a highlight of our Italian trip. Safe, informative, and fun- Alessandro guided our small group through city streets, ancient roads, and country side with ease and humor. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome, and we would absolutely do it again.

The thermal baths were magnificent, and the visit was extremely interesting and lively thanks to our guide Mario who immersed us in the time of ancient Rome!

Excellent performance from our guide Mario who gave us a fascinating picture of life in the time of Ancient Rome. Very good time, we recommend