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  • Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    1. Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    Meet your private guide at the Colosseum. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. You'll then explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, buy refreshments and wander around before starting the second part of your tour. Next, learn about the daily life of ancient Rome with a visit to its most bustling center of activity, the Roman Forum – see the temples, squares and legal buildings that would have defined this area. Finally, continue onwards to the Palatine Hill, the mythological birthplace of Rome’s founder, Romulus. Admire a spectacular view of the modern city, the ruins of Nero’s Golden Hou...

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    2. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. 

    Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a bett...

    I loved the tour of Colosseum and our guide. I just wish I had more time to experience the Palatine Hill before it closed.

  • Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    3. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

    With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

    With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romul...

    We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

  • Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation

    4. Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation

    Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one! Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace.

    The OMNIA Card includes: 

    • Fast track entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - fast track entrance needs to be booked when collecting the pass, not before.  • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio guide  • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica - including a free...

    Perfect for us, very helpfull. Still, I would find very useful a meeting point at Termini Station, where are all the connections for the city. Nevertheless, I think it was a good idea to take the offers.

  • Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    5. Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    Join this Best of Rome Private Day Tour to discover the Eternal City. You will be picked up at 9:00 (with exact time subject to change) and your private driver will drive you to the sightseeing historical center of Rome. See Piazza Venezia with its Wedding Cake marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II. Appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the charming Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, the silent flow of the Tiber River and the beautiful Pantheon. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo, to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo, and to the astonishing St. Peter's Square with its superb colonnade. Afterwards, enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill and see Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races with its evocative views of the sprawling ruins of the emperor's ...

    What an unforgettable day! Our guides were fantastic! We had the opportunity to see many sites we never would have had we not booked this tour. Not having to consider transportation, tickets, or any other logistics made the day so easy. All we had to worry about was snapping pictures and absorbing all of the amazing information. Our driver was so great with my girls and they had a wonderful time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. They all did a fantastic job of presenting interesting information and kept all of us ages 9-34 engaged the whole time. Start to finish what a wonderful day, there really is no better way to experience Rome.

  • Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

    6. Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

    Visit the most important sites in Rome on a 3-hour guided golf cart tour. Ride to all the main historical monuments, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. See the Aventino and Villa Borghese Pincio Balcony, and enjoy the elegance of Corso and Condotti streets and the Spanish Steps. Admire the beauty of the Baroque era at Bernini's fountains and sculptures, such as the Trevi Fountain and Navona Square. Stop for a cup of coffee or a cappuccino at one of the oldest cafés in Rome, in the Villa Borghese Gardens. Make your holiday in the Eternal City a memorable one with this unique tour in the comfort of a golf cart.

    James was an amazing guide and we learned so much about Rome as we zipped around in the golf cart. It was by far the best way to get around the city and see all the major sights without waiting in long lines.

  • Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

    7. Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

    Spend 3 hours exploring Rome on your own by bike. Choose to combine your cycling adventure with a unique virtual reality experience at the Circus Maximus. Alternatively, combine your E-bike rental with entrance to the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Catacombs, or the Trevi Underground.  Circus Maximum Virtual Reality Experience Combo Add a ticket to your bike rental and relive the ancient splendors of the Circus Maximus. Put on your VR headset and go on a 40-minute, time-traveling journey back to the imperial period of Rome through augmented and virtual reality. See one of the most important monuments in Roman history, the Circus Maximus, in all its historic phases. Experience this groundbreaking project, which uses interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area.  see how images of the past are overlapped...

  • Rome: Half-Day Panoramic Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

    8. Rome: Half-Day Panoramic Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

    Climb up Aventine Hill, the Janiculum Hill, the Capitoline Hill and enjoy the best panoramic views of the city. A tour that allows you to view the most important domes and monuments of Rome from a suitable distance to perceive them as a whole. An itinerary that allows you to observe well-known monuments like the Palatine and the Roman Forums from different perspectives, and to grasp the most evocative and unusual views.

    Great ride. Excellent views. Excellent overview of history. I have had one knee replacement with another pending so to be able to get around on an ebike was a real bonus for me. I haven't missed out.

  • From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

    9. From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

    See the highlights of Rome on a private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port, with round-trip transfers directly from and to your cruise ship. With the option of skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican City. Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 for the 80-minute drive to the Eternal City, stopping at the Colosseum; site of legendary gladiatorial contests. Once able to seat up to 50,000 Roman citizens, to skip the long lines, your guide can reserve tickets in advance. Drive to the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill. With views across the Roman Forum, continue to Capitoline Hill, once the citadel of Ancient Rome. Next, go to Piazza Venezia to see the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II. Other highlights include the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Go inside the best preserved monument of the Imperial City and ...

  • Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museum Private Sightseeing Upgrade

    10. Rome: Colosseum & Vatican Museum Private Sightseeing Upgrade

    Join this full-day tour including the highlights of Rome. If you only have a short time to spend in Rome, this itinerary will be perfect for you. Your day will start at the Colosseum, the monumental symbol of ancient Rome. Hear about the gladiatorial battles, the mad emperors and the everyday life of Romans. Continue on to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, which used to be the center of the Roman social life. After the ancient Rome tour, have a short break for lunch (not included) and you will meet your guide again directly in the Vatican City, where you will be guided through the intriguing history of the Vatican Museum and the lives of the popes. See the unique art exhibition of the Vatican Museum collected or commissioned by the popes through the centuries. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Raffaello and other world-famous artist of the Italian High Ren...

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,458 reviews

More informative, thrilling and exciting than expected! Big compliments to Berk, great information is also accompanied by pictures, seems very well informed and can pass on his knowledge well. Organizationally great too! Definitely recommendable! The package with underground is worth booking if you are interested in the subject!

We were very happy with Sylvia, our German-speaking tour guide. We can only recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit the Coliseum from bottom to top and wants to be fully informed. I also recommend booking the Palatino Hill with a guide. Thanks again to Silvia our tour guide for this successful tour.

This tour is highly recommended if you want to fully explore the Colosseum. Our guide Zenda took us on an excellent journey through the underground sections and to the arena and upper levels. She provided lots of info and made the tour extremely enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

Fantastic tour of the Colosseum, the underground Colosseum, Roman Forum etc. A lot told in an interesting way by our guide Serena!