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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Private Tour with Circus Maximus

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: Private Tour with Circus Maximus

From US$ 95.13 per person

Marvel at the beauty of the ancient temples at the Roman Forum on this private tour. Discover Palatine Hill, and hear all about the Circus Maximus.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Glass objects
  • Learn about one of the most powerful empires of all time
  • Discover the Arch of Constantine the Great
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Colosseum
  • Meander through the streets of the Roman Forum
  • Explore the Palatine Hill and learn about the Circus Maximus
Full description
Chart a course from the tribal beginnings of Rome to its evolution into one of the most powerful empires of all time. Start your journey by exploring one of the largest triumphal arches in Roman history, the Arch of Constantine the Great, before a guided tour around the Roman forum.  Walk the paths of Roman citizens and emperors, and visit Palatine Hill, where Romulus and Remus are said to have founded the city. Learn how it later became one of the most exclusive areas in Ancient Rome. Take a closer look at the archaeological ruins in the very heart of the empire. Hear about the Vestal Virgins, and see the pagan temple of the Goddess Vesta where they served. Learn about the Basilica Julia and the penal system of Rome and it’s effects on Christianity. See the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the Arch of Titus, and learn about the sacking of Jerusalem. Later, discover the Senate House, where senators met to decide the fate of the Roman Republic and how that climaxed with the murder and cremation of Julius Caesar. Finally, your guide will tell you all about the Circus Maximus, as you look over it from the scenic terrace of Palatine Hill. Hear about the chariot races and entertainment events that took place there. After the tour, you can stay in the area as long as you wish.
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Tempio della Pace
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the green kiosk on the right as you exit the Colosseo metro station. Look for a member of staff carrying a yellow label with "Touriks" written on it. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please find your guides downstairs.

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    based on 5 reviews

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    Nice and relaxing Claudia was wonderful at sharing all sorts of details and giving us a different tour, one to really live the forum, and imagine it as it once was

    May 8, 2022

    We had one of the first tours since it reopened. We were very happy with the choice. We have two children, aged eight and ten, whom we had already put on a lot. But they also thought the tour was good. Our guide Silvia really knows everything about Rome and the Romans. I was a little educated but without the guide I would not have appreciated the Roman Forum and the hill.

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    May 25, 2021

    A great tour and my guide Mario was perfect!

    April 5, 2022

    Product ID: 393391

    VA ID: 393391