Rome
3.5 hours
3:30 PM
Max 16

Highlights

  • Step off the beaten path on Palatine Hill and explore the ancient Roman villa of Caesar Augustus, featuring frescoes even more beautiful than those in Pompeii.
  • Get ahead of the crowds at the Colosseum and head straight inside. With a small group of 16 people or fewer and an expert guide, you'll explore this incredible amphitheater for a full hour.
  • Explore the Roman Forum, the remarkably preserved center of life in the ancient city, and immerse yourself in thousands of years of history.

Tour description

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with a knowledgeable expert in ancient history.

On this exclusive VIP tour of Rome's one and only Caesar's Palace, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Palatine Hill's most prominent landmarks away from the usual tourist crowds. Step off the beaten path and delve deep into one of the site’s most privileged ruins: the former residence of Caesar Augustus himself. Along with a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum, this immersive adventure will guide you in the footsteps of everyone from typical Roman citizens to the famous gladiators and even the emperor himself.

You'll start your Caesar's Palace tour at the Roman Forum, where you'll get a crash course in day-to-day life in ancient Rome. Walk on the very same stones where Julius Caesar and Mark Antony once stepped when this 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.

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

Next, you’ll step through the gates of the original Caesar's Palace—the grand first-century villa of Caesar Augustus—for a VIP experience of one of Rome's greatest ruins. Following your 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).

After your visit to Caesar's Palace, no ancient Rome tour would be complete without a trip to the Colosseum. With pre-reserved tickets, you’ll slip past the crowds. From there, you’ll head up to explore the first and second tiers and learn all about what a day at the games was like, from animal hunts and “halftime” executions to gladiatorial combat and even a bit of betting.

Small groups of 16 guests or fewer and special access areas all to yourself offer an unforgettable experience.

This tour of the House of Augustus, along with more of ancient Rome's most iconic landmarks, gives you a rare glimpse into the life of one of history's greatest leaders. With groups of 16 guests or fewer, you'll have fantastic access to your guide as they immerse you in the wonders of the Eternal City.

Please note: The Casa di Augusto is subject to unforeseen schedule changes. If we are unable to enter the house on the day of your trip, we will substitute the House of Augustus with other special access sites on the Palatine Hill of equal historical importance.

Sites visited

  • Casa di Augusto (Caesar's Palace)
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill special access sites

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Tashia

May 10, 2024

Guided tour makes all the difference when visiting so many unique historical places. The tour guides were absolutely phenomenal and so knowledgeable.

Oshetisi

May 06, 2024

Fast-paced, lots of walking. Early morning times still packed during shoulder season. Time for photos after tour ends.

Paul

Apr 18, 2024

Appreciated the quality of the hearing pieces but you might consider dual ear system for those with poor hearing.

Jessica

Oct 10, 2023

Walks made it easy to enjoy the exact sites I wanted to see. Loved our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I will definitely be using Walks tours again!

Bram

Sep 06, 2023

Our VIP Caesar's Palace tour with Christina to the Colosseum with Special Access to Palatine Hill & the Forum was first class. Christina had a passion for these places and the knowledge to back it up. We were the beneficiaries. There is so much history packed into this area and Christina knew it backwards. A memorable experience!

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