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Small-Group Colosseum Tour and Cesar's Palace Virtual Reality

Enjoy special access to sites not open to the general public, skip the massive ticket lines, and allow our fun guides to bring to life the most important Roman ruins in the world.

This small group tour allows you to skips the long ticket lines at the Colosseum with a licensed guide, and then special access to explore forgotten ruins in the ancient city of Rome.

The Colosseum hosted 70,000 bloodthirsty Romans to watch deadly combat sports, executions, and wild beast hunts. Your local guide will be there to take you in the path of the gladiators, and to explain every gory detail.

Following the Colosseum, you'll get access to 5 restricted sites in Palatine Hill (Cesar's Palace) and the Roman Forum (Ancient City). You'll walk in the footsteps of Rome's most brilliant and psychotic emperors, and restricted access to sites not open to the public. You'll also be given virtual reality goggles to provide a complete visual understanding of this ancient Imperial palace.

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Domus Transitoria
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

      You'll pass the masses waiting for tickets and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum through a privilaged entrance. Once inside the ancient stadium, you'll visit the first and second levels while our enthusiastic guide provides fun, interesting, and relevant information. The Colosseum could host 70,000 Romans in ancient times, all who gathered there to watch blood sports. Exotic animal hunts, beheadings, and Gladiator battles were just among a few of the deadly games held here, and your guide will explain every violent detail.

      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Stop At: Domus Transitoria, Via della Domus Aurea, 1, Rome Italy

      The crazed emperor Nero built his first palace on top of the Imerial heart of Rome: Palatine Hill. However a deviating fire made him abandoned the palace and build a new one on top. The result was his original palace was forgotten and sealed shut for 1,400 years! The Domus Transitoria is Nero's forgotten palace and only made open to the public since April of 2019. You'll be provided Virtual Reality goggles to reimagine how this palace would have looked in its height, and also visit the connecting underground dungeons (with a stop at the servants toilets!)

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

      You'll walk in the footsteps of Rome's most brilliant and also psychotic Emperors as we discover Cesar's Palace, officially called Palatine Hill. Palatine Hill is where Rome was founded nearly 3,000 years ago, and hosts structures dating from B.C. times, through the Renaissance, and most recently buildings built by Benito Mussolini.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

      The Roman Empire stretched from Iraq to Scotland, and the Roman Forum is where the decisions to control all of their territory took place. The Forum is the epicenter of the ancient world, and along with your licensed guide you'll visit the most important pagan temples and tombs, the house of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate house, and Julius Cesare's tomb.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Arch of Constantine, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
      Return Detail :
      Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Atlas Tours & Experiences

    Activity ID: V-233718P9

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