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 palaces on Palatine Hill. After a 1-hour break for lunch (which is not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour in the symbol of the ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to build the Colosseum.
Your tour will then continue exploring the Palatine Hill, residence of the Roman emperors, overlooking at one side Circus Maximus and on the other side, the views of the valley of the Roman Forum, ancient center of Roman political, religious and commercial life. At this important archaeological area, you will see some of ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins such as the Temple of Julius Caesar built in the same spot where his body was cremated, the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius and much more.