PRICE

$82.97

(1275)

Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: Times vary

Highlights

  • Step off the beaten path 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 expert tour guide, you'll explore this incredible amphitheater for a full hour

  • Enjoy a tour of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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 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 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).

N.B.: The Casa di Augusto is closed on Saturdays. If you book a tour on a Saturday you will visit the Case Romane del Celio, the 3rd-century century villa of a wealthy patrician family who had the wa...

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Visit the incredible Casa Di Augusto - the home of Rome's greatest emperor, Caesar Augustus

This ancient Rome tour unlocks the gates of 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 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).

N.B.: The Casa di Augusto is closed on Saturdays. If you book a tour on a Saturday you will visit the Case Romane del Celio, the 3rd-century century villa of a wealthy patrician family who had the walls frescoed by some of the finest artists of the day. These lavish decorations have survived with astounding clarity and color, which means you can still see the decorative figures, tricks of perspective, ceiling moldings and floor tiles. The Casa di Augusto is also subject to unforeseen ticket shortages. If we do not get tickets to the house on the day of your trip, we will visit the Casa di Livia next door.

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and 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 thrilling stories and anecdotes.

Small groups of 22 people or less - and special access areas all to yourself

The sights of Ancient Rome 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 fewer, 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 and 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 1275 Customer Reviews

The tour was really great, and the guide was really friendly & amusing, very informative, knowledgeable and helpful. A really good tour & guide, and the early start helps beat the worst of the crowds.

Robert

Oct 01, 2019

We enjoyed this tour very much. Augustus' house was especially interesting.

Daniel

Oct 13, 2019

Constance

Oct 08, 2019

We really loved our guide and the tour, overall. I think the only part we did not feel was worthwhile was the time spent at Caesar's Palace. It was a long time to spend, looking at the murals and the audio tour offered at the site was quite slow...and the person at the site made us feel like little kids, telling us where to move to next, and constantly telling people to move away from the walls. We really did not like this part of the tour and would have been quite happy to miss this altogether. Our guide was wonderful! I loved how she told us about her experience when she was younger, going into the Colosseum with her friends to hang out! Sadly, I forget her name...but she was really great. :)

Jennifer

Oct 07, 2019

Guide was fabulous! Great tour!

Joanne

Oct 06, 2019

Francesca

Oct 04, 2019

The tour was really great, and the guide was really friendly & amusing, very informative, knowledgeable and helpful. A really good tour & guide, and the early start helps beat the worst of the crowds.

Robert

Oct 01, 2019

We enjoyed this tour very much. Augustus' house was especially interesting.

Daniel

Oct 13, 2019

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Important Information

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