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Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

2. Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Immerse yourself into a green archeological area a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and explore two of the ancient Romans’ favorite places of leisure. Save time with an express and complete guided tour featuring insider tips. Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an ancient Roman as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient spa for both the body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of the ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system, find out the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room, and admire the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics all over the place. Then, head toward what is considered to have been the largest structure for public games ever built by mankind. Standing where the Circus Maximus once existed, learn about the glorious Roman “Ludi,” the spectacular multi-venue celebrations held for up to several days. Let your guide drive your imagination through chariot races, gladiator fights, and the clamor of the public while walking on the soil where they used to take place. Finally, travel back in time to a quasi-legendary era before Rome itself and find out the circus’s foundations in the early myths and gods.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

4. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

5. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the second largest Roman baths called the Baths of Caracalla. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. When you reach the Capitoline Hill you'll see the beautiful Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. When you reach the Althar of the Fatherland, you will see the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum. Then you'll be able to observe the Traian’s Forum, and continue to the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin into the water to ensure that you’ll return to Rome one day! Next on the itinerary is a break for a quick lunch or just an ice cream (gelato), if you prefer. Admire the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon, built as a temple with a massive dome. You may enter to see the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. You’ll see Piazza Navona with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the Civitavecchia port.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

6. Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society. Benefit from fast track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political heart of ancient Rome. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Caesar, the Senate and many other important buildings to fully understand the daily life of the Roman citizen. You will end up this fascinating tour with spectacular views from the top of the Palatine Hill.

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

7. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

“All roads lead to Rome” goes a Roman saying; then enjoy the city and explore it on our open buses, it will be amazing to discover all the monuments from the Imperial Rome to Baroque Rome along the route. Buying one of our tickets, valid for one day or one run, you can listen to an exciting tale about Rome, thanks to our 8 languages audioguide. You can also Hop-on and Hop-off at any of our stops whenever you want for the entire validity of the ticket you bought. Our buses have a 30 minutes frequency from 9am to 7pm every day. These are the stops: TERMINAL VIA MARSALA (Termini station) - LARGO DI VILLA PERETTI - SAINT MARY MAJOR CHURCH – COLOSSEUM - CIRCUS MASSIMUS – VENICE SQUARE – VATICAN – SPANISH STEPS - BARBERINI/TREVI’S FOUNTAIN. In addition to the Hop-on Hop-off tour, through our app you can visit Rome walking on your own, thanks to special tours created especially for you. Staying on the bus you can admire Termini station, Republic Square and Santa Maria degli Angeli cathedral, Viminale Palace, Saint Mary Major , Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Eliseo theatre from the outside, Trajan’s column, Venice Square and the Vittoriano, the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum and Constantine’s arch, the Circus Maximus, the Mouth of Truth, Marcello’s theatre, Largo Argentina and its archeological finds, Saint Andrews church, the fountain called “la zuppiera” (the soup tureen), Sant’Angelo Castle, the Ara Pacis, Villa Borghese entrance, Porta Pinciana , Via Veneto famous during 50s/60s for “la dolce vita”, God Neptune’s fountain and Moses’s fountain.

Rome: Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Game

8. Rome: Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Game

Experience an immersive and interactive VR experience dedicated to competitions held at the Circus Maximus, the largest monumental building reserved for performances in Roman times. Discover the history and various transformations of the Circus Maximus as the main protagonist on a journey through Roman history. Walk "live" through the streets of Rome surrounded by soldiers and ancient Romans, admiring the surrounding monuments such as the Arch of Titus, the majestic multi-story monumental fountain, the Settizodio. After a short break, staff will accompany you to the starting point of the chariot race. There you will put on the VR headset again to admire the impressive internal structure that could accommodate up to 385,000 spectators. Choose your favorite faction and compete to earn the Emperors favor!

Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

9. Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

Explore the streets of Rome on a stylish Vespa scooter with this simple rental service. Get free assistance inside the highway belt of Rome (Grande Raccordo Anulare - GRC). Pickup your Vespa at the rental shop and get fitted with a helmet. Listen as the staff gives you some helpful tips on how to use this model of scooter. Use your complimentary map to help you navigate around the city. Find out hotspots and routes and let a local tell you the fastest way to get to the sights in this vast city. Start exploring with major attractions that are less than 15-minutes away like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and Vatican City. Return the Vespa before your 24-hour rental period ends or make arrangements to extend your rental contract.

Rome: Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

10. Rome: Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Explore the city of Rome aboard open-top buses. Hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops whenever you want for the entire validity of your ticket. Visit monuments from Imperial Rome to Baroque Rome along the route. Stay on the bus to admire many landmarks from the Colosseum and Circus Maximus to the Mouth of Truth, Marcello’s theatre, and more. Listen to the history of Rome with the audio guide available on your phone in 8 languages. Use the app to visit Rome on foot thanks to the special tours created especially for you.  These are the bus stops: • Terminal via Marsala (Termini station)• Largo Di Villa Peretti • Saint Mary Major Church • The Colosseum • Circus Maximus • Venice Square • The Vatican • Spanish Steps • Barberini/Trevi Fountain

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

Heel veel leuke en goede informatie gekregen van gids Pedro Paulo, ik snap nu pas een beetje hoe het werkte met d spelen en de gladiatoren in het Colosseum. Ook veel informatie over het leven in het Forum Romanum en zeer veel mooie legendes. We konden zoveel vragen. Ook leuk en gezellig en nergens wachten

Lorenzo was a wonderful, funny and knowledgable tour guide, good English, easy to follow/understand. Very clear and knew his history well! He also managed to keep us entertained with a few jokes. Grazie

It was quite full, but the guide always found good solutions. In the end we experienced an impressive tour

Cool thing. After two days of walking around the city, you can comfortably see a lot ...

Had an amazing time. The guide was very informative and friendly