Walks of Italy

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3.5 hrs
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Step off the normal tourist trail for a full Caesar's Palace tour which lets you explore the ancient Roman villa of Caesar Augustus, featuring frescoes even more beautiful than those in Pompeii.

  • Skip long lines at the Colosseum to get straight inside. With a small group of 22 people or fewer and an archaeologist tour guide, you'll explore this incredible amphitheater for a full hour.

  • Enjoy an ancient Rome tour in the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
It's hard to believe these frescoes are over 2,000 years old. Originally, the frescoes would have covered the bricks and extended over the entire wall. A scene from Roman mythology is depicted in this fresco. After more than 2,000 years these Roman bricks appear freshly-laid. The houses also include a museum with the artifacts found inside them. Walks guides always have a visual aid or two helping bring the past to life. Some views of the Colosseum never get old. Inside the Colosseum on our VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Small groups mean easy interaction | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Small groups on the Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The garden of the Vestal Virgins, Roman Forum | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Ruins on the Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Walks of Italy small group tour on the Palatine Hill - part of a special VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Exploring the Roman Forum on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Roman Forum on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Arch of Titus at the Roman Forum, as seen on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Arch of Constantine, as seen on Walks of Italy VIP Ancient Rome Tour Beautiful paintings inside Casa di Livia, dating back to the 1st century BC! As seen on Walks of Italy's VIP Ancient Rome Tour

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

VISIT THE INCREDIBLE CASA DI AUGUSTO - THE HOME OF ROME'S GREATEST EMPEROR, CAESAR AUGUSTUS!

This ancient Rome tour unlocks the gates of the Caesar's Palace - the grand villa of Caesar Augustus - to give you a VIP experience of one of Rome's greatest ruins. Following an expert guide through closed doors, you'll see ancient living spaces and gape at 2,000 year-old frescoes as you'll learn the story of Augustus; from his rivalry with Mark Antony and Cleopatra to his ruthless pursuit of power, and even his tender relationship with his wife, Livia (who may or may not have poisoned him).

EXPLORE THE COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL WITH AN EXPERT, HANDPICKED GUIDE.

Use pre-reserved Colosseum tickets to skip the long entrance lines and explore the first and second tiers of this iconic structure with your guide. You’ll learn what a day at the games was like, from animal hunts and “halftime” executions to gladiatorial combat and even a bit of betting.

Next, enjoy a full Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour where you'll learn about day-to-day life in ancient Rome as you walk on the very same paving stones that men like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony used when this very spot was the center of Western Civilization. Although the ruins can be hard to decipher, your guide on this ancient Rome tour will bring the old stones to life with stories and anecdotes.

SMALL GROUPS OF 22 PEOPLE OR FEWER — AND SPECIAL ACCESS AREAS ALL TO YOURSELF.

The sights of an Ancient Rome tour shouldn’t be considered in isolation, but rather as individual stitches in the rich tapestry of Rome’s history. With groups of 22 people or fewe,r you'll have fantastic access to your guide As they immerse you in the wonders of the Eternal City.

Sites visited

  • Casa di Augusto (Caesar's Palace)
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus

Included

  • VIP entry to Caesar's Palace (or special access to the House of Livia or Case Romane if the Palace is closed)
  • Skip the line tickets & reservation fees for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Small groups of 22 people or fewer
  • Headsets
  • Handpicked Walks of Italy tour guide throughout

Reviews

5-stars from over 1064 Customer Reviews

Excellent tour,
Excellent tour,
Emma is fantastic, so much knowledge and extremely warm and friendly

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

On some days it will not be possible to visit the House of Augustus due to closures or restricted availability. On such occasions, you will visit House of Livia instead, where you will see many of the same features.”

On Saturdays the House of Augustus and the House of Livia will be closed to the public. On such occasions, you will visit the Case Romane instead, where you will see many of the same features.”

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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Excellent tour,
Excellent tour,
Emma is fantastic, so much knowledge and extremely warm and friendly
Amazing, the Best tour guide ever, she deserves a BIG RAISE
Francesco our tour guide was absolutely fantastic! The tour was the highlight too our visit of Rome. Thank you so much Francesco.
Tour was interesting except the visit at the house of Augustus. Was a little bit long and less interesting
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Tour was great, guide was even better. Wouldn’t change anything.
Fantastic guide. Very knowledgable. Had a amazing experience
Loved our guide. He was engaging, funny, and very knowledgeable.
Davide was an excellent guide! Very informative and made it so much fun. The tour did seem to backtrack a bit, which was rough on such a hot day.
Our family really enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Vanessa! She was very knowledgeable and her descriptions and stories made it easy to imagine what the Colosseum would have been like when people gathered to watch gladiators fight! Highly recommend this tour!
There were to many people in this tour
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This tour was well worth the money. Our guide was well-informed and passionate about history, and the sites couldn't have been more interesting.
What a great experience. Thank you so much.
Alessia was perfect. Excited, energetic and super friendly with the kids. If I came back, I would seek her out as a tour guide. She was wonderful!
The walk and the guide of the Colosseum were fantastic. My only regret was that I couldn't complete the tour to the Forum because I had to leave early to catch my flight. My only suggestion would be to have a predetermined meeting point if someone couldn't find the group again. With the crowds, it was quite easy to lose track of the guide and the ear pieces worked well, but not past about 10 meters or so.
Our guide was excellent, wished I could spend another hour learning from him. Thank you!
Superb😊
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Mariella is an amazing guide! She has a great sense of humor and her knowledge of the all of the sites visited is superior. I would definitely use this company again if I ever have the pleasure to return.
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Michela was terrific! This was an excellent tour despite the staggering heat. Michela was very engaging and showed great concern and consideration for our well being. Both tours we took with Walks of Italy will be highlights of our great adventure. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
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Mauricio was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and great with people.
I took my daughter ,who is 15, to Rome before meeting family in Tuscany. I was nervous about booking tours and being there on our own. The tour with Andrea was one of the highlights of our trip. He was so great at his job and we enjoyed it so much. It was very organized. It surprised me. Booking online can be tricky. But this was smooth and wonderful. Thank you!! Nikki
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Davide was great! Very knowledgeable and guided us around to the pertinent points of interest. Really appreciated his knowledge and passion.
Guido was so good! He explained everything very well, and made it all interesting! Very calm and cool demeanor, and we were able to get into all of the locations very quickly and efficiently. He's fantastic!
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Tiberio was a lot of fun! His passion for history was very apparent and infectious. He was attentive to the tour guests. I would take a tour from Tiberio to see anything!
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Andrea was our guide. He was WONDERFUL, Very relaxed. Very informative. Funny. We loved being with him and felt that he was a big part of our positive experience.
Mariella was a wonderful guide. She was friendly, charming, considerate and very knowledgeable. She clearly loved the subject she was talking about. She took special care to engage the children in the group and to attend to everyone’s needs. Taking the tour was a pleasure.
Maria Teresa was great - informative, very understandable, brought new perspectives to our understandings - I would highly recommend her
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Tiberious made the tour so informative. You can tell he is very passionate about his job!
Mr. T was a fantastic guide. He gave us great information and kept the group entertained. He certainly knows his way around the sights. We loved our tour. Thank you, Mr. T.
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This was a great tour. Bruno was a great tour guide and told us interesting stories about the places we were seeing. I was very happy with this tour.
Our guide was awesome and so knowledgeable about everything we saw on the tour. We loved our experience!
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Amazing tour. Loved the special access to Augustus's palace. Tour guide was awesome, it was obvious he was highly educated in art history. Would highly recommend to a friend
Overall I enjoyed the tour, although it often felt like we were spending more time getting to places than actually seeing them. Livia's Villa was quite impressive and worth the stop; unfortunately, with the new timed entrance, it seemed like the timing for when and how to get there is off, impacting the rest of the tour: it seemed like once we finally got into the Forum/Palatine Hill area, there was not enough time to see anything, even though it wasn't time for our tour of the Villa yet. And then once that was done, there was no time left to see anything else. In particular -- and maybe this was a misunderstanding on my part -- we spent zero time touring the Forum area, something I was quite interested in seeing: all we got were some pointers from an overlook. The tour guide was friendly, easy to understand, and was clearly knowledgeable; however, she had a tendency to ramble on without getting to the point, such that I sometimes felt like we were missing out on chances to learn more than we did. Overall a good tour, but the timing with the change at Livia's Villa definitely needs work.
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