Ancient Rome doesn't get much closer than this. This 3.5 hour tour includes a virtual reality tour of Rome's Domus Aurea - an ancient villa built by Emperor Nero. Stretching a whopping 200 acres, the "Golden House" even included a private lake. With the help of cutting-edge virtual reality technology, experience the colors and opulence of the palace as it once existed. The Domus Aurea is a work-in-progress archaeological site, so we provide you with a hard hat upon entry. Plus, enjoy a skip the line Colosseum tour and access to the Roman Forum.
Virtual Reality Domus Aurea Tour
Two thousand years ago, this labyrinth, now under the city of Rome, was the sprawling home of Emperor Nero. Stretching the size of three football fields, the palace took three years to finish. While the unsuspecting site might look like just a pile of rocks now, inside it’s a completely different story. With the help of cutting-edge virtual reality technology, experience the colors and opulence of the palace as it once existed. The Domus Aurea is a work-in-progress archaeological site, so we provide you with a hard hat upon entry. Gladiator Training School
Once you exit the Domus Aurea, pass by the Ludus Magnus on the way to the Colosseum. Most visitors to Rome aren't aware of what this site is, and simply walk by unaware. But not you - learn about how this the site of the biggest gladiatorial school in Ancient Rome. Historians claim that over 1,000 gladiators could be housed in the school at the one time. Men would train intensely for two years before they fought in front of the roaring crowds on the Colosseum's Arena Floor. Skip the Line Colosseum Tour
Used for gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal hunts and fights, mythology drama shows and even public executions, The Roman Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome. Witness the incredible history of this 2,000 year old building up close and personal on a skip the line Colosseum tour. Use a separate entrance than the general public and go straight inside the Colosseum with no wait at all. Visit the first and second levels of the Colosseum. All our tour guides are experts in the archeology and history behind the historic sites we visit - including the Colosseum. Walk through the Heart of Downtown Ancient Rome
After you’ve explored the Golden House, enjoyed a birds-eye view down into the gladiator school, now it's time to leisurely stroll through the ancient Roman Forum. If you want to explore the Roman Forum, follow your guide and skip the line to enter the archeological remains of downtown ancient Rome. Then, after a brief introduction to the site, bid farewell to your guide and enjoy the Roman Forum at your own pace. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and much more. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman philosophers and emperors.