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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: 2-Hour Gladiator School

2. Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

Walk through history's footsteps on a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Listen to stories about gladiators and the gruesome games that took place. Learn about the intricate engineering systems of the arena floor and see the arches of two grand emperors during your visit. Smell the blood and taste the fear as you step through the Gladiators’ Gate into one of history’s deadliest arenas: the Colosseum. Follow your guide along the arena floor, listening to gladiator tales. Next, learn about the feats of engineering performed by the ancient Romans. Thanks to your exclusive access to the arena floor, observe first-hand the complex systems that made wild animals seem to appear out of thin air, as well as the conditions where man and beast spent their final hours before becoming part of the show. Then, visit the nearby triumphal arches of emperors Titus and Constantine, two of only three remaining in the city, and stunning witnesses to the growing power of one of history’s greatest empires. Best of all, choose between a private and group tour for your visit so you experience the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill in the exact way you wish.

Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

4. Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

Give your whole family the chance to experience a new way of visiting the Colosseum. Get priority access to avoid the chaos and the long waiting lines. Once inside, discover history in a fun way and enjoy this unique experience with your children. Learn from your official guide all about the glorious deeds performed by the Gladiators in this majestic amphitheater. The tour will be dynamic and interactive and will certainly remain a long-lasting and educational memory for your kids. The whole family will be captivated by the life story of Flavius Attilius in an interactive way and with a quiz in stages. The children will be involved and actively participate in answering the questions through the use of smartphones lent to them by their parents.

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

5. Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Enjoy a guided walking tour and skip-the-line entry to the most iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum. Explore the least viewed parts of this monument, including the Underground, Arena Floor, and Roman Forum. Hear the history and stories from your guide and get the full Roman experience. Meet your guide and skip-the-line to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Step out onto the Arena Floor and hear the legends of the gladiators that once fought for their lives. Gain true perspective of what it might've been like for those that were chosen for this gory game. Walk through the Gate of Death, where defeated gladiators and animals were carried away and learn ancient secrets from the past. Take in panoramic views of the Amphitheatre, with plenty of space to move around and take pictures. Explore the Colosseum Dungeons to find out more about the monument’s bloody history. Imagine walking through the tunnels where animals and slaves were stored, a place where gladiators awaited their frightful fate. Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn of the many historical and civic events that occurred here and how this place decided the fate of Europe for many centuries.

Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Learn about ancient Rome's history from an official tour guide while exploring the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine hill on this small-group day tour. Walk through the old city center, the Roman Forum, and see the ruins and the still standing temples. Move on to the Palatine Hill, learn about the imperial Palaces, and enjoy an amazing View of Rome and of the Roman Forum from above. Enter the Colosseum last, and enjoy access with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourelf in the history of the gladiators fights and the architecture of the over 2000 years old stadium while the guide leads the group through the first and second level.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

Immerse yourself in Roman history with a licensed guide and exclusive access to the Colosseum's arena floor and underground level. You won't miss out on anything when exploring the two levels of the Colosseum and walking through the ruins in the Roman Forum and the Imperial Palaces on Palatine Hill. Go underneath the Colosseum and explore the tunnels of the hypogeum, the Latin word for underground. See the tunnels in the underground level of the Colosseum where the animals and the gladiators were held before the fights. Move on to the reconstructed arena floor where your guide will tell you about the gladiator fights and the wild animals that used to be found there during the Roman imperial period. Finish off this portion of the tour inside the Colosseum by visiting the first and second ring of the Colosseum. From the Colosseum, walk to the Roman Forum where everyday life took place in ancient Rome. Admire the ruins of Ceasar's Temple and the Arch of Titus. Then visit Palatine Hill and check out the Imperial Palaces. Learn about the Domitian Palace, the Domus Augusti, the Temple of Apollo.

Rome: Colosseum Express, Access Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill

8. Rome: Colosseum Express, Access Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill

The Colosseum is one of the most famous archaeological monuments in the world, attracting thousands of visitors every day. You'll need to book your ticket in advance, and a guide is a must to hear the museum's intriguing history. Let us handle all the details for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You just have to worry about introducing yourself! Using the SKIP THE LINE ticket, your professional guide will transport you back in time through the 1st and 2nd levels of the Colosseum. It will be a 60-minute experience filled with history of emperors, stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights and executions in front of 50,000 people. This 60-minute journey ends at the Colosseum leaving easy access to local restaurants, cafes, and public transportation options. We'd love to share any suggestions.

Fast-Track Colosseum Arena, Roman Forum, Navona Private Tour

9. Fast-Track Colosseum Arena, Roman Forum, Navona Private Tour

Explore Rome's fascinating 3,000-year history on a 3.5-hour walking tour. See it all, from venerable monuments built by the Ancient Romans to more recent pieces of history from the great days of the Renaissance.  You will start from the eternal Flavian Amphitheater, also called the Colosseum, the monument that was used for public shows and gladiatorial combat.  Then you will visit the Roman Forum, site of all businesses, religions, and political gatherings in Ancient Rome. Wander through the Imperial Forums and piazza Venezia and explore the beauty of the Trevi Fountain. See also the Pantheon, the temple once dedicated to all the Gods of Ancient Rome. End the tour by visiting the neoclassical Piazza Navona one of the most important squares in Rome, built on the remains of the Roman Stadium of Domitian.

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

10. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check. Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games. Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide. Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket can be used to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins at your own pace or with the guide with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

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Lots of different tour guides/people in location, get there in plenty of time to locate the right guide/preparation prior to start the tour- labels, earphones etc. Well paced tour. Easy to book. Well organised. Informative and thoroughly enjoyed.

Excellent tour. Bianca, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patience. I believe without her guide we just go around without knowing the areas and what represent it. Thank you Bianca!

Lumi, our guide was really fun and kept our attention on the entire period of the tour. It was the best decision to book this tour. Entertaining, interesting and joyful.

Excellent guide tour! Her name was Samantha and she was very knowledgeable. Loved everything about the tour! Just be ready to walk a LOT!

Our guide Lumi was fantastic. The tout was not boring and had lots of interesting facts. Would highly recommend this to anyone.