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Tickets for VIP Ancient Domus of the Roman Forum & Colosseum: English Tour

Journey through the significant sites and central characters of Ancient Rome

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 72 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Starting time: 09:15
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Live guide: English
Max group size: 22
Smartphone tickets accepted

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Wearing a face mask is required, please bring your own
  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Tickets are only sold online to avoid ticketing queues
  • Reduced capacity to ensure a safe visit (a maximum of 600 visitors at any time)
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance
  • Temperature check upon entry; admission may be refused above certain levels

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Overview

Highlights

  • Walk through the gates of the House of Augustus for a VIP experience of one of Rome's greatest ruins
  • Enter the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, then ascend Palatine Hill to visit Augustus' 2,000-year-old abode
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access at all the sites you visit, with a group of 22 people or less and an experienced guide

Description

Thought the Colosseum was impressive? Wait till you see the recently-opened Domus Augusti. Located on Palatine Hill in Rome, this former residence of Emperor Augustus, son of Julius Caesar, boasts amazing architecture, well-preserved rooms, ancient decor, and floor to ceiling frescoes that pre-date the Colosseum by a century. Now that's old.

Learn about the life of Ceasar's adopted heir, Augustus, who became the first emperor of Rome, and see where he spent his formative years.

See frescoes that are over 2,000 years old and learn about Augustus' rivalry with Mark Antony and Cleopatra. His ruthless pursuit of power and his relationship with his third wife, Livia (58 BCE - 29 CE) is the stuff of legends. Rumor has it that she may have poisoned him in his old age!

This ticket also includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Travel back to the gory glory days of the Roman Empire, where blood sport was a national obsession! Thanks to vivid descriptions by your local guide, you too can re-live the days of gladiators and public executions.

See the VIP section where Caesar sat, the cheaper seats where crowds begged for bloodshed, and the trapdoors through which wild animals were raised into the arena. The odyssey continues to the spectacular ruins of the Roman Forum – the hub of ancient Rome. Here's where rousing political speeches were made, criminals were sentenced, goods were traded, and where angry mobs assembled.

From there, you'll be lead to the summit of Palatine Hill, where the legendary Romulus founded the city of Rome. The hill looks down over the Roman Forum and the Circo Maximo chariot-racing circuit.

Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can try seeing it in a day!

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Points of interest

Venues you'll visit:

What's included

Special-access entry to the House of Augustus (Caesar's Palace) or House of Livia or Case Romane
Skip-the-line entrance and reservation fees for the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
Tour with a small group of 22 people or fewer
Headsets
English-speaking Guide

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Additional info

Metro:

  • Please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro
  • The meeting point is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside
  • Once you arrive at the street above the metro, face the Colosseum and then walk to your left, about 150 meters, and you will find Oppio Caffè around the corner, with its entrance on the opposite side

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

1
Colle Oppio Park
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184, Rome
2
Colosseum
1, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome
  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite of the Oppio Caffè
  • Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the start if the tour. If you miss the tour, there'll be no refund
  • All guests must pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum
  • The tour will end at Palatine Hill

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