Guided tour

Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 53.28 per person

Discover two of the Roman Empire's best leisure places with an expert guide. Feel like an ancient Roman at the colossal baths and former games site.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the ancient Romans' two favorite leisure sites
  • Explore the monumental ruins of the Caracalla complex
  • Discover the largest stadium ever built by mankind
  • Feel like an ancient Roman for an hour at the colossal baths
  • Choose an affordable private or small-group tour
Full description

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. Listen as your guide tells tales of 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.

Includes
  • Entrance fees to the Caracalla Baths
  • Sterilized headsets to hear clearly your guide
  • Live archeologist guide
  • One mask per person, if required
  • Use of hand-sanitizing gel during the tour
  • Full on-site assistance

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the exit of the Metro Station "Circo Massimo" in front of the FAO building. Look for a yellow label with the local partner's name written on it.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This activity might be canceled in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • It is very important that participants younger than 18 years old and European citizens under 25 carry an official document (or a digital copy of it).
    • This tour will have a maximum of 10 participants.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 172 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
      4.4/5

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    When I first looked out at Circo Massimo, I was disappointed. This tour reversed that assessment and explained my initial reaction: almost all of the stadium is still underground! I learned so much--Circus Maximus was built 500 years before the Colosseum and held far more attendees. The Baths of Caracalla are or at least seem more massive and hulking than the Colosseum and have a fascinating story. Chiara is the reason I walked away with a new appreciation for the Circo Massimo and with a jaw-dropping wonder of the Baths of Caracalla.

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    October 22, 2022

    The best visit of our stay. In a small committee at the end of the afternoon far from the crowd. We really traveled with the stories and anecdotes of the guide on Roman society and its relationship with the thermal baths and the circus. In addition, the guide spoke French very well. Perfect Guide!!!

    May 30, 2022

    A superb place which offered us a great moment of calm and serenity in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. We had the chance, thanks to our guide Mario, to make, better than a visit, a real walk in the daily life of the Romans of the time. He was able to transport us into this universe. Many thanks to Mario for this shared moment,

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    May 22, 2022

    Product ID: 391234