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Rome: Baths of Caracalla Entrance Ticket and Pemcards

1. Rome: Baths of Caracalla Entrance Ticket and Pemcards

Explore the remains of the second largest public baths of Ancient Rome with an entrance ticket to the Baths of Caracalla. Travel back to the days of the Roman Republic and learn the history of the thermal baths built in 216 AD during the reigns of the emperors Septimius Severus and his son Caracalla. Explore at your own pace and see the ruins of notable buildings used by the Romans during the thermae experience, including the cold water frigidarium, the hot water plunge pool of the caldarium, and the tepidarium, warmed by underfloor heating.

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. 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.

Rome: Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts e-Bike Tour

3. Rome: Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts e-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 includes the option to visit the Aqueducts Park or the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

4. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided sightseeing bus tour of the Eternal City from the port of Civitavecchia. Discover the city's hottest locations like St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port and board a spacious coach. Relax on the drive to your first stop in Rome that is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. Take time to admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby, 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 to pay for an optional tour of the inside of St. Peter's Basilica and go beyond its Baroque and Renaissance façade.  Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Board the bus for a panoramic ride. Cross the Tiber near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and view the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest Roman baths. End your scenic bus ride with a stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. Reach the Capitoline Hill to see the Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. Arrive at the Althar of the Fatherland and view dei Fori Imperiali roade to the Colosseum.   Observe Traian’s Forum and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Take a break for a quick lunch or to grab a gelato. Enter the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon temple built to see its massive dome and the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. End your tour in Piazza Navona where you can see the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the port in Civitavecchia.

Rome: Caracalla Baths Express Small-Group or Private Tour

5. Rome: Caracalla Baths Express Small-Group or Private Tour

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 for an hour 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 times spa for the wellness of body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system and the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room. Have a close look at the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics.

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, the heart of the glamorous shopping district.  Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Visit the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market.  Afterward, 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.

Rome in One Day Private Tour

7. Rome in One Day Private Tour

This is a special private tour, carefully organized, which guarantees a fascinating view of the city of Rome and its major sites.  From hotel pick-up your journey will include stops at the following sites: • Pyramid of Caius Cestius • Ruins of Caracalla Baths • The Capitol • Piazza Venezia • The Coloseum • The Forum • Trevi fountain • The Pantheon • Piazza Navona • The Vatican • The Basilica of Saint Peter It is also possible to order the skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museum and the Coloseum and to visit the Catacombs under Piazza Navona and experience Rome's underground world. The order of the tour can vary based on traffic conditions, and the amount of time spent at each stop can be tailored to your interests and time available. In addition to the expected stops, you can decide to stop whenever you want to take photos during your tour. The tour is customizable, and the driver is at your disposal.

Rome: 3-Hour City Tour by Vintage Fiat 500

8. Rome: 3-Hour City Tour by Vintage Fiat 500

Experience Rome from a unique perspective on a scenic driving tour by vintage Fiat 500, and travel the streets of the “Eternal City” enjoying panoramic views through the car’s sunroof. Following a pick-up from your hotel, enjoy 3-4 hours capturing “La Dolce Vita” of the Italian capital in an iconic car with seating for 3 people (including the driver). There’s even the chance to get behind the wheel and drive the manual transmission vehicle for those that want to! Access areas that tour buses and larger vehicle can’t reach, and breeze around the historic sights such as the Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla and St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy panoramic views from Aventine Hill and the Janiculum. Drive down historic Via Cavour and around the Colosseum. Travel along the famous Appian Way, and more.

Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

9. Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.

Appian Way, Aqueducts Park, Tor Fiscale and Caffarella Park

10. Appian Way, Aqueducts Park, Tor Fiscale and Caffarella Park

This half-day bike tour through the Roman countryside begins when you get on the bike path that runs parallel to the Lungotevere. Leave the bustling city behind to travel along the ancient Appian Way. You’ll be traveling along a path whose history dates all the way back to 312 BC! During your journey, you will take breaks to explore the historical sites along the Appian Way, enjoy the beautiful sights, and continue your ride to the Roman burial sites. Follow your expert guide to gain first-hand experience of the ancient aqueducts of Rome in the Parco degli Acquedotti. This tour will provide a deeper understanding of the history, nature, and art of the Eternal City - what the Roman poet Tibullus called Rome in the 1st century BC. Then you will head to Parco della Caffarella and the Parco Tor Fiscale. Here, you will be immersed in the lush nature of the Roman countryside while exploring the historical remains of Ancient Rome. Pay attention to your guide as he fascinates you with the many rich stories of Ancient Rome. Make sure to utilize the free time allotted for taking pictures before heading back to the meeting place, where the tour will end.

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Amazing! The electric golf cart tour is the way to go especially in the Summer. We saw everything and the tour guide was phenomenal. He was enough history and info without being awkward and he definitely vibes with people to do what you want. Hands down the best tour and way to see the city. This was a great way to kick start Rome and from there you can pick a few sites to go back and further explore. I really can’t say enough and give this 5 stars. I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone. The golf cart allowed easy access and got places the cars can’t but quicker than walking. Book it! Do it! No regrets!

We had a wonderful day (about 6 hours). Great tour guide (Emanuele) . Very interesting surrounding and historical monuments. Lovely time at the Oil and Wine tasting. The bikes were good and with electricity this was a easy tour although we covered over 50 km

The best day ever, highlight of our stay. Emanuel was an excellent guide, passionate and knowledgeable. Felt totally safe following him on the roads when we had to use them. Cant recommend enough!

I almost get late on my cruise because they put to sale food on the tour and that made coming 1 hr late, need to be on the port 1 hrs early to be the perfect tour

Such a relaxing and interesting site to visit in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the very busy attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican.