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Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

1. 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: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

2. Rome: Appian Way Catacombs and Aqueducts Private Bike Tour

Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour or 5-hour electric bike tour. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lungotevere delle Armi 44, where this wonderful adventure will begin. Your route is Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. You can follow your guide through imposing aqueducts, including landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, and will also cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. You have the option to take a 3-hour tour by electric or manual bicycle, or can instead opt to choose the 5-hour tour which also includes a visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Go back in time to the glorious days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour with fast-track entry. Explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate House, Palatine Hill, and Stadium of Domitian. Breeze past the crowds and enter the Colosseum with your guide. As you explore this Roman structure, your guide will set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was like. Discover the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, areas that were reserved for Rome’s most elite. Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. Spend an hour inside the Colosseum, which is perfect for families or those who want to cover the most ground in little time. Next, follow your guide to Palatine Hill, the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. Admire the opulent palaces characterized by detailed artifacts and mosaics. Besides being the residence of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves. See a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct. Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum. Be escorted around what the locals like to call “ancient downtown Rome.” Discover the cultural hub of ancient Rome where all the action happened, from senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

4. 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: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

5. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world. Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican. Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

6. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of Ancient Rome, the iconic Colosseum, the majestic Imperial Forum, and the massive remains of the Caracalla Bathhouse. Stop for a coffee break on the way to the next attractions, and learn interesting stories about the Eternal city and its inhabitants. End your tour at your hotel or anywhere within the city center. Tour guide in English or Italian. For other languages, please contact us after the booking

Rome: Private 3-Hour Tour by Chauffeur-Driven Vehicle

7. Rome: Private 3-Hour Tour by Chauffeur-Driven Vehicle

See the highlights of the "Eternal City" by luxury, chauffeur-driven vehicle and get as close as possible to the main attractions to avoid the need for long walks. Following pick-up from your hotel or chosen location in Rome, experience the beauty of the city in comfort. Get historical and archaeological information about the city and its monuments as you drive to landmarks such as the Colosseum. See sites that date back to the Roman Empire, including the ruins of the Circus Maximus and Roman Forum. Travel to some of the legendary "7 Hills of Rome," including Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill and Capitoline Hill. See the temple to all the gods at the Pantheon, and follow in the footsteps of poets at the Spanish Steps. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, and admire the Baroque ornamentations of the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi. Benefit from drop off at your hotel or other central location in Rome suitable to you.

Rome: Golf Cart City Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs Visit

8. Rome: Golf Cart City Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs Visit

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

9. Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

They say that a lifetime is not enough to see Rome, but you sure can cover a lot of it with a 3-hour private golf cart tour. Rome is full of small and narrow streets and limited driving zones. With a golf cart, the city becomes more manageable, and you will learn about the monuments and neighborhoods from your private guide.  The tour will begin at your hotel and from there take you on a 3-hour adventure throughout the city. See the marvelous fountain at Piazza della Repubblica, then it's off to the Santa Maria Maggiore church, before a ride down Via Cavour and on to the grand Via dei Fori Imperiali, towards the Colosseum. Pass the Palatine hill and the Circus Maximus. A tour on a golf cart allows you to zigzag around the city and truly get off the beaten path, and see one of the secrets of Rome: the keyhole! Circle down to the Piramide Cestius, through Testaccio, and arrive at the Mouth of Truth. Watch as visitors slip their hand into the famous mouth and learn the story behind this Roman legend. Remember, you can always stop for a coffee or a gelato and learn the trick to ordering these Italian delights. You will pass by Largo Argentine, where Julius Caesar was murdered, and visit the thriving market at Campo di Fiori. See the locals bargain over vegetables, fruits and flowers. Just around the corner you'll find Piazza Navona, a Baroque gem and the location of Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. And of course, your tour would not be complete without seeing the historic highlights of the Pantheon, the delightful Trevi Fountain, and the towering Spanish Steps. After three intense hours, your driver will head back to your hotel. Take some time to contemplate all the amazing sights and amusing stories your private guide has shared with you throughout the tour.

Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

10. Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

Visit the most important sites in Rome on a 3-hour guided golf cart tour. Ride to all the main historical monuments, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. See the Aventino and Villa Borghese Pincio Balcony, and enjoy the elegance of Corso and Condotti streets and the Spanish Steps. Admire the beauty of the Baroque era at Bernini's fountains and sculptures, such as the Trevi Fountain and Navona Square. Stop for a cup of coffee or a cappuccino at one of the oldest cafés in Rome, in the Villa Borghese Gardens. Make your holiday in the Eternal City a memorable one with this unique tour in the comfort of a golf cart.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

What a fabulous way to see some of Rome city then you are taken into the quiet beautiful countryside full of history and along with the visit to the catacombs. This excursion would be the highlight to our latest visit to Rome. Massimo was a fantastic tour guide, extremely knowledgeable about all we saw along the way and just a great guy

The Appian Way provides a beautiful respite from the city. There’s much to see and do. Our guide Alberto knew a lot and was friendly, had great pacing, and gave us an excellent tour. Unfortunately one of the bike sprockets broke with an uphill gear change, but he was able to figure out a fix and get us home safely.

A glorious ride down the River Tiber, past the Roman Circus, onto the Appian Road, into the Catacombs, to a natural spring, and through a forest. Of course, none of this would have meant half as much without our charming, informative, and entirely entertaining guide, Alessia. A wonderful day for my son and me.

Marco was such a delight. He was very informed( born and raised in Rome) and so accommodating. It was our first night in Rome and he made is spectacular! Highly recommend!

The knowledge and love of Rome really showed through with our guide. We had fun and learned an incredible amount. I would highly recommend this tour.