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Rome: Small-Group Domus Aurea and Colosseum VR Tour

Rome: Small-Group Domus Aurea and Colosseum VR Tour

From US$ 98.08 per person

Step back into ancient times on this tour and discover an unknown world as you learn the history of Rome and its people at the Colosseum and Emperor Nero's Palace.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Marvel at the Colosseum and Emperor Nero's Palace
  • Watch as Ancient Rome comes to life before your eyes with your VR glasses
  • Skip the long lines of tourists at the Colosseum
  • Benefit from a small-group experience with a local tour guide
Full description
Start your tour by skipping the long lines and heading straight into the Colosseum. Here, witness what was once a site for gladiator battles, animal fights, and mass crucifixions. With your Virtual Reality glasses, enjoy 360-degree views of this impressive arena to fully comprehend its former grandeur. As you climb up the stairs, enter the seating areas where over 50,000 cheering Roman spectators sat as they watched the dramatic battles below.  Next, head down the street through the Colle Oppio park towards Emperor Nero’s Golden Palace – the Domus Aurea. In the company of an expert art history or archaeology guide, walk through the palace which is currently an active excavation site. Witness Ancient Rome's extreme wealth and power as you admire Nero's pavilions, lakes, parks, and temples through impressive Augmented Reality reconstructions. Walk through the many rooms and corridors and discover ancient artifacts and frescoes still adorning the walls of the palace today.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • VR goggles
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper and lower floor: your guide will be at the lower floor SOS sign, right across the street and on the same ground level as the Colosseum itself.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours are capped at a maximum of 6 participants, however, group size may vary by 1-2 participants in order to accommodate larger families or tour groups
  • Please keep in mind the group size will increase to 22 in the Domus Aurea as per policy
  • One pair of original VR cardboard glasses will be distributed and gifted to every 2 people on the tour
  • In order to use the glasses, you are required to download an app (via Apple or Android store) prior to the tour and bring the smartphone with the app on the day of the tour.
  • VR cardboard glasses by no means replace your tour guide's efforts and descriptions and serve only as an enhancement to the tour.
  • The glasses are not a video game, but instead, offer 360-degree visual reconstructions of the architectural wonders that surround you
Customer reviews

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Unique and new experience. Deborah is an exceptional guide, passionate, knowledgeable and engaging. A truly original dive into the past.

January 11, 2022

Product ID: 364155