Guided Tours of Ancient Rome

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GUIDED TOURS OF ANCIENT ROME

Private Tours and Walks of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine and Ancient Rome

Guided tours of Rome and Italy on the footsteps of the Grand Tour Travelers

Educational and Cultural Touring: guided tours, excursions, private tours, tickets reservation.

Guided Tours of Ancient Rome

The Grand Tour Classic of Guided Tours and Walks of Ancient Rome. This itineraries are designed to offer you the best way to visit and understand Ancient Rome’s monuments. Understanding the way they were build and the way the were used, including stories and facts that will enrich your visit.

Standard Half Day Tour duration is 3 hours, and all the itineraries are designed in order to give you time to enjoy what you are visiting.

These tours only run privately, which means that the Guide will be at your complete disposal. There will be time for asking questions, taking pictures and shopping. You can make little changes according to the bookings. All the tours include the booking to skip any line, you won’t waste time on eternal queues or get ripped off by street agent which work on commission.

This is the unique experience of “The Grand Tour”, a lived experience of art and culture: prepare yourself for a relaxed, educational, and exciting discovering of Rome with our Official Guides.

Feel free to enquire for a tailored itinerary or send just a list of things you’d love to see. We will design the best itinerary for a tour of Rome that can maximize your time without being tiring.

Our tours are designed for a culturally curious traveler, not necessary highly educated, but interested in a deeper understanding. At the same time, they are easy and not exhausting, which makes them the perfect choice for families, aged travelers and people with special needs. Finally our tours are not for the rush-here-rush-there tourist, but for travelers which ask for a bit more from their experience of Rome.

The Ancient Rome Tours below are run only upon request, for individuals and groups.

All the tours are in English, some are also available in other languages, the participation fee normally includes all entrances and expenses, children under 6 do not pay any fee.

Please contact us and one of our guides will reply to you with all the information. We can also provide advanced ticket booking, transport, and all you may need during your stay in Rome.

CLASSIC GUIDED TOURS OF ROME

HALF DAY ANCIENT ROME – WALKING TOUR
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill.

Tour the archaeological heart of the eternal city. Starting from the Amphiteatrum Flavium, better known as the Colosseum (or Coliseum). Originally built under Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was opened to the public in 80 AD, where thousands of cruel fights between beasts and slaves took place. It is where Gladiators, slaves forced to fight, had their moments of glory and their death. The tour gives you the chance to understand and see how it all worked. Understanding where the arena area was and where spectators were seated, to the kind of shows and fights that took place. From the terrace on the first floor of the Colosseum you will have the chance to admire the majesty of the triumphal Arch of the Emperor Constantine. Nearby this arch, the Roman Forum is a journey into ancient roman history. From Romulus and Remo to the early Seven Kings, from deeds of the age of Julio Caesar to the decadence of the Late Empire. Every man who ruled Rome left a reminder of himself in Rome’s main public square. In the end you’ll enjoy the breath-taking view from Capitoline Hill, the main of the seven hills of Rome, where Michelangelo designed, during the Renaissance, a monumental square built upon the ancient roman ruins.

Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: at you Hotel if centrally located, at Metro Station Colosseo
Private Tour Guide Price (per group up to 10 people): €
Entrance Tickets including reservation (per Person):
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.

 

HALF DAY AGE OF THE EMPIRE – WALKING TOUR
Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Imperial Fora, Trajan’s Column.

The tour starts from the Amphiteatrum Flavium, better known as the Colosseum (or Coliseum). From here we will enter the Palatine Hill, the grand Palace of the Emperors, mainly build in the first century. It is the same age as the Colosseum. The Palace nearly covered most of the hill, and from the top you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rome and of the Roman Forum. We will descend from the Palatine to visit the Arch of Titus, and from there we will briefly explore the main buildings of the Roman Forum ending up along Via dei Fori Imperiali, where there are the impressive ruins of the monumental squares build by the early Roman Emperors to celebrate themselves. The tour will end up in Piazza Venezia by the Column dedicated to Emperor Trajan erected in 100 AD.

Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: at you Hotel if centrally located, at Metro Station Colosseo
Private Tour Guide Price (per group up to 10 people): €
Entrance Tickets including reservation (per Person):
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.

FULL DAY ANCIENT ROME – WALKING TOUR
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Imperial Fora, Pantheon, Porticus Octaviae, Forum Boarium, Circus Maximus.

Tour of the archaeological Ancient Roman heart of the eternal city. Starting from the Amphiteatrum Flavium, better known as the Colosseum, in which thousands cruel fights between beasts and slaves took place. We will then admire the majesty of the triumphal Arch of the Emperor Constantine. Journey on to the nearby Roman Forum, which is a journey into Ancient Roman History. Learn about the early Seven Kings to the Late Empire; every man who ruled Rome left a reminder of himself in Rome’s main public square. At the end you’ll enjoy the breathtaking view from Capitoline Hill, the main of the seven hills of Rome, where Michelangelo designed a monumental square, that was built upon the Ancient Roman ruins. Visit to the Forum of Trajan, with the large square, the public mall and the huge Column with the bas-reliefs of the Emperor’s Battles. Finishing with the public Fora built by Julius Caesar, Augustus and Nerva.

The Pantheon is the best preserved Roman temple and has the biggest concrete hemispheric dome built before XXth century, it was built near the Baths of Agrippa and near the Holy Area of Largo Argentina, the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Crossing the Jewish Ghetto, we reach the Foro Piscatorio, the fish market and the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor Augustus’ nephew. Then the two oldest marketplaces of the city, the Forum Boario and the Forum Olitorio. From there you will visit the two well-preserved Republican Temples of Hercules and Portunus built in the II century BC. The famous Mouth of Truth, a Roman relief representing a river-god, and the Circus Maximus, located between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill.

Duration: 8 hours plus a quick lunch break on the way.
Meeting Point: at you Hotel if centrally located, at Metro Station Colosseo
Private Tour Guide Price (per group up to 10 people): €
Entrance Tickets including reservation (per Person):
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.

HALF DAY ANCIENT ROME – SIGHTSEEING TOUR

From the Colosseum the tour crosses the Imperial Fora and the Roman Forum, reaching Piazza Venezia with the huge white altar called “Vittoriano”, designed in the late 19th century by Sacconi in an eclectic style recalling the elements of classical architecture. There the bus will stop to give you the chance to climb the Capitoline Hill and enjoy of the Roman Forum. Afterwards we’ll visit the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor Augustus’ nephew, then the two oldest marketplaces of the city: the Forum Boario and the Forum Olitorio. We’ll stop by the two well-preserved Republican Temples of Hercules and Portunus built in the II century BC. The Circus Maximus, between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill. Then we’ll drive along the ancient Walls of Rome built by the Emperor Aurelianus in 270 AD and the Gate called Porta Ostiense. Nearby stands the huge marble Pyramid which is the tomb of Caius Cestius dating back to 46 BC. Coming back to the city centre, we’ll pass by the Baths of Caracalla, the public bath and gym that could host up to 3000 people at any one time.

Duration: 4 hours.
Meeting Point: at you Hotel in Rome.
Private Tour Guide Price (per group, from 1 up to 7 people): €
Private Tour Guide Price (per group, from 8 to 15):€

Entrance Tickets including reservation (per Person):
Trasportation: included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel, all taxes and pay tolls included.

OTHER SITES

You may also discover other sites like the Domus Aurea – Nero’s amazing villa, the Mithraic temple under the church of San Clemente, Balbo’s Crypt, the Holy area of Torre Argentina, where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Even the huge Imperial Palace on the Palatine Hill, the Baths of Caracalla and the Baths of Diocletian, the Pantheon, the Temple of Hadrian, the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Ara Pacis. The monuments along the Appian Way, such as the Circus of Maxentius and the Tomb of Cecilia Metella. There is the Villa of the Quintili in which the emperor Commodus lived, or the Insula, blocks or apartments, in which the Romans used to live. There is the impressive Aqueducts, and much more.

THE APPIAN WAY

In Ancient Roman times it was called “Regina Viarum” or “Queen of Roads”. Appian Way is the first paved public road and was built by the Consul Appius Claudius Ciecus in the year 312 B C. It’s undoubtedly the best preserved ancient roman road. The first 8 miles, starting from the Gate of Saint Sebastian, are surrounded by the Roman Countryside, with many burial monuments of all shapes and sizes. We’ll visit the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, and overlook the Villa of the Emperor Maxentius, with its huge private Circus and the Tomb of his son Romulus. Along the same road the Christians excavated their cemeteries, called by the pagan Romans “Catacombs”, a Greek word meaning Caves.

“More vividly than all the written histories, the Colosseum tells the story of Rome’s grandeur and Rome’s decay. It is the worthiest type of both that exist. Moving about the Rome of to-day, we might find it hard to believe in her old magnificence and her millions of population; but with this stubborn evidence before us that she was obliged to have a with sitting room for eighty thousand more, to accommodate such of her citizens as required amusement, we find belief less difficult.”
Mark Twain, Innocents abroad, 1869

 

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