Make your way to a meeting point by the Colosseum for a 1:15pm departure, then head to the nearby Domus Aurea to go below ground with Italian archeologist guides. You’ll don a pair of 3D glasses to explore Nero’s palace, which he built in AD 64 with golden facades and glittering interiors that were seen as a symbol of Imperial excess. The archeologist guides will help transport you into Nero’s Rome, lost for centuries after being buried beneath Oppian Hill.
When your Domus Aurea tour concludes, head back above ground to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, two of ancient Rome’s most fascinating landmarks. You’ll explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum with a small group that’s limited to 12 people, so you don’t miss a word of the tour. Take in the seats overlooking the ancient arena, walk the Via Sacra that was ancient Rome’s main street, and climb Palatine Hill for views of the surrounding ruins.
This 5-hour tour of ancient Rome concludes at the entrance to the Roman Forum.