- City: Rome
- Duration: 3.5 hrs
- Start Time: Times vary.
Step off the trodden trail for a “new” experience of Ancient Rome! Led by an expert guide, you'll explore the Case Romane - an ancient Roman mansion dating back to the 3rd century, with frescos that are better-preserved than those in Pompeii!
Skip long lines at the Colosseum to get straight inside. With a small group of 15 people or fewer and an archaeologist tour guide, you'll explore this incredible amphitheater for a full hour.
- Your Skip the Line Access extends to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, where you'll explore the birth of Ancient Rome with Remus & Romulus, through to its triumph as a world superpower.
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VISIT THE INCREDIBLE CASE ROMANE - A WEALTHY ROMAN HOUSE DATING BACK TO THE 3RD CENTURY!
Far beneath the Basilica of Saints John and Paul, lies a group of 20 rooms almost 2,000 years old, decorated in incredible frescoes and so well-preserved that they transcend much of Pompeii.
Originally the shops and storefronts of a working-class area, the space was renovated in the 3rd century to become a single upper class home. The result is astounding; room after room of ancient fresco paintings have survived, the original colors still intact. Decorative figures, tricks of perspective, ceiling moldings, and floor tiles are all still there 2,000 years after their creation.
On this special access, VIP Ancient Rome tour you’ll walk where few visitors have walked before. With your handpicked Walks of Italy guide, in a small group of 15 or fewer, you’ll travel back 2,000 years to the birth of the Roman Empire, to learn what life was like under the rule of its emperors.
EXPLORE THE COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL WITH AN EXPERT, HANDPICKED GUIDE.
Of course, we’ll explore the heart of Ancient Rome too! With pre-reserved Colosseum tickets, you’ll skip the regular entrance line and explore the first and second tiers of this iconic structure with your expert, fully-licensed guide. You’ll learn what a day at the games was like, from animal hunts, to “halftime” execution, to gladiatorial combat and hear of the political and social function the building played in the Roman Empire.
Your walk continues to the Roman Forum, undoubtedly one of the most historically important areas in the Western World. It was here where Marc Antony spoke at Julius Caesar’s funeral and his body cremated, where the Vestal Virgins tended the sacred flame, where politicians debated publicly and the Senate met, where currency was exchanged, and where many of the most sacred temples once stood. Its stones and ruins are replete with history but may not seem like much to the casual observer. Your guide will speak their stories, help you mentally reconstruct their fragments, and connect their influence to the world today.
SMALL GROUPS OF 15 PEOPLE OR FEWER — AND SPECIAL ACCESS AREAS ALL TO YOURSELF.
The sites of Ancient Rome shouldn’t be considered in isolation, but rather as individual stitches in the long and rich tapestry of Rome’s history. With an expert guide leading the charge, you’ll step into this story, following its twists and turns while being illuminated along its path.
With groups of only 15 people or fewer throughout your tour, you’ll have no trouble hearing, questioning or following your guide. Walk with us for an experience of Ancient Rome worthy of an Emperor!
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
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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