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Explore Rome’s ancient sites on a 5-hour, small-group tour of Domus Aurea, or Nero’s ‘Golden House,’ the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Step into buried history with archeologist guides and use 3D glasses to see Nero’s palace as it once was, then hear stories about Rome's golden age as you walk through the heart of the ancient Roman Republic and Empire. This small-group tour includes all entrance fees and skip-the-line access.

  • 5-hour ancient Rome tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Visit Domus Aurea with archeologist guides
  • Small-group tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Skip the line
  • Entrance fees included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The inclusion of the ancient Domus Aurea sets apart this Colosseum and Forum tour from others.
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.


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, Dec 2018

What could be better than having a tour of ancient Roman sites with an archeologist as tour guide? The amount of information was as great as the sites are overwhelming. You can't go wrong with this tour.

, Jan 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very informative. However, she was very cold and lacked any form of personality. I also wish we could have stopped at a bookstore while there. Nero's house is not work seeing. It is mostly underground with essentially nothing to see. Unless you are an archictural student or have a vivid imagination, you cannot envision what is being explained.

, Nov 2017

Incredible!!! We love this tour. I couldn't say enough about it. Highly recommend it. It's chilly in the palace as it's underground, you need layers.

, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

, Sep 2017

The portion of the tour that was Nero's Place was great very interesting and informative. Unfortunately the tour guide for the Colosseum was not that great. Very, very slow paced. It started with no allowance for a bathroom break between Nero's Palace and the colosseum, she then took us to a couple of the displays inside the structure and gave us very little time in the outside area of the colosseum where we stood in one spot, not able to walk about or look at anything beyond the single spot she took us to. We mentioned that we wanted to leave the tour and she persuaded us to stay until we reached the Palatine where she would direct us to the restrooms. After reaching that area and another 15-20 minutes without regard to our discomfort we were forced to make it very clear that we could wait no longer and left the tour. I've had other tours of the colosseum and this was by far the least interesting, slowest paced of them all any tour actually.

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