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VIP Caesar’s Palace

Key Details

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

Tour Highlights

  • 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.
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



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.


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.


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!

Sites visited

  • Case Romane (special access)
  • Case Romane Museum
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus


  • Special access entry to the Case Romane & museum
  • Skip the line tickets & reservation fees for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Headsets
  • Handpicked Walks of Italy tour guide throughout


5-stars from over 966 Customer Reviews

Bruno was fantastic. The small group made this a very personal tour.
We were disappointed that our original tour time had been moved, but were happy to be accommodated on this different tour instead. Had a great tour with Tiberio!
One of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Francisco was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He brought ancient Rome to life. I highly, highly recommend this tour.

Important information

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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Valerio was an excellent guide and host for our day. We found him to be very knowledgeable about the area we toured, as well as a person who made us feel safe and well cared for. It was a very busy and long day because of the complication of distance and the requirements to meet train schedules accurately. His style of being early to locations was in harmony and agreement with us. It made us feel secure and lowered our anxiety about getting back to our home hotel in Rome easily. We are very grateful that even though we were the only clients to show up on the day, that you did not cancel the tour. Valerio became our private guide. We felt very lucky! In closing, one of the things we enjoy the most about travel is meeting the people! That includes the tour guides. Valerio was very kind, a wonderful conversationalist, professional and confident. We appreciate his laid back, calm personality, with a touch of sweet humor! Thank you for providing one of the very memorable days and destinations of our trip. It will remain in our memories as a high point of visiting Italy.
Bruno was fantastic. The small group made this a very personal tour.
Mariella is a wonderful guide! We had the luck of being the only people booked and ended the tour feeling like we had made a friend. My only regret is not exchanging phone numbers with her to keep in touch. Her knowledge and enthusiasm on the area and topics were endless, and we really felt that we could immerse ourselves in the history of the ancient Romans. Thank you Walks of Italy and Mariella for a great tour!
We were disappointed that our original tour time had been moved, but were happy to be accommodated on this different tour instead. Had a great tour with Tiberio!
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One of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Francisco was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He brought ancient Rome to life. I highly, highly recommend this tour.
Claudia was an amazing guide, she shared with us a lot of information and answered all our questions. Her stories made us travel back in time. I would highly recommend Claudia to any of my friends.
Tiberius was wonderful- very knowledgeable & personable- an excellent tour guide. We all loved him! Julianne
The tour was wonderful, Tiberius was dynamic, patient and willing to answer all our questions. The only thing I would change is the required 10 minute bathroom break. It comes way too early in the tour! We just left Cafe Oppio and got into the Coloseo. Maybe on the way out? Otherwise, it was cold and rainy so we just couldn't do the forum part of the tour but that was all about not wearing enough layers and not anything to do with Walks of Italy. We would definitely book a tour with you again!
Took great care to look after everyone .very knowledgable .
We appreciated communication about the closing of the houses of Augustus and Livia with the substitution of the Case Romane. Even though we had a day of steady rain, Felix never gave the feeling of rushing. He made attempts to keep us under cover when possible. His efforts in guiding this tour gave us a great sense of the Colosseum and the Forum/Palatine Hill with the highlights. We were happy to have booked this tour. Thank you!
Felix is a lovely and knowledgeable guide. Thank you for making the tour great, despite the rain! Greetings from Tord, Ingrid-Marie, Ida and Leo
Our tour guide, Giulietta, was knowledgeable and provided wonderful insights throughout the tour. She was also charismatic and enthusiastic. We fully enjoyed our tour with her and would highly recommend this tour to others. thanks.
Ettorre our guide was very informative, knew the history well and was very professional.
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The best tour ever! Our guide, Maurizio, was extremely knowledgeable & gave us the right balance of facts & interesting insights in the Roman world! Forget the cost, this is the best way to beat the queues & experience the Colosseum & the sites around Palatine Hill. Thank you.
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Loved the house we saw even if it wasn't Caesar's.
This was hands down our favorite tour while we were in Italy! We loved our tour guide, who was knowledgeable and interesting and will always remember this as a highlight of our trip.
Mariella was an amazing tour guide. I have been to the Colosseum many of times and I must say this was the best time ever. I learned so much and had fun. I will definitely do this tour again.
Wonderful Day and great restaurant recommendations from our Guide!!!
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Tanguy was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide and we loved the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Forum parts of the tour. The underground palaces part was disappointing since we didn't get any specific history of who had lived there, and the walk to get there was trash-littered and not so pleasant - I would rather have skipped that part to have a little more time and detail at the Forum.
In hindsight, a touch long for us personally. Probably would have skipped the very end. But truly enjoyed your guide and tours.
We loved our historian guide with the unique name I can’t remember. So very knowledgeable and entertaining. Brought the history of Rome to life for us. Even our 15 year old stayed interested for 4.5 hours! Amazing!
The guide was EXCEPTIONAL !!!!! Must be your best !!!
Dario possesses a wealth of information and my family and I felt were very fortunate to have him as our guide. He did an excellent job.
Dario is brilliant, articulate, passionate and well-informed. In short he is the archetype of the perfect guide. Really enjoyed and learned a lot on the tour.
Excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable. Very enjoyable.
Sev was the most knowledgeable and personable guide we have ever had on any tour anywhere. As a university professor, he basically provided an academic lecture on the sights, as well as any questions we had on history or tangential topics. What an honor to tour with him!
Vanessa was a great guide who explained things really well, and shared her knowledge with us.
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All our tours with Walks have been amazing but none of the guides matched Tiberius... he was so passionate about his home's history I wanted to learn simply because he was out teacher.
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Our VIP Caesar's Palace Tour was amazing! To be taken through the Colosseum with such a knowledgeable guide added so much value to our tour. Francesco was amazing, and we would highly recommend Walks of Italy!
Mariella was an exceptional guide. She provided the knowledge in a very passionate way and made this tour unforgettable for us. We enjoyed and learned a lot! THANK YOU MARIELLA!
A great tour hosted by a knowledgeable guide who brought the ancient buildings to life. We didn’t actually visit the Forum but there’s a lot to see and I was able to visit the Forum on another day.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable had a great personality and made the tour very worthwhile
Our guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and pleasant, we would definitely recommend her. In addition, Walks of Italy is a company we would definitely work with again.
Mariella was an astounding guide, highly professional and extremely well qualified. She answered all of our questions and provided a tour with the feeling that we felt we were almost present in Roman times!
The best way to see Rome. Would suggest considering the necklace speakers. Francesco was awesome!
Vanessa was very good and enjoyed her talk.
Very knowledgeable and friendly! Would take another tour with her.
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We LOVED Angela. We learned so much. It was such an intense educational immersion into history. A knowledgeable and vivacious personality.
Laura was a fabulous guide very passionate about ancient Rome, very friendly and helpful we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her