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Rome: Colosseum Floor Twilight Tour & Imperial Forum Visit

1. Rome: Colosseum Floor Twilight Tour & Imperial Forum Visit

Discover the Colosseum at twilight and stand in the famous arena that hosted gladiator fights. Walk down the historical streets of Rome where major historical events happened. Learn about Roman emperors from your guide, and finish up your experience at Trajan's Column, a famous symbol of victory. Start your tour inside the restricted area of the arena. Then, follow your guide to the first and second-floor levels and marvel at the architectural splendor. Learn about the history of this amphitheater. Next, stand on the arena floor, where gladiators used to fight, enjoy a 1-hour colosseum tour before sunset. After this, follow your guide on a leisurely walk down Via de fori Imperiali, one of the most iconic roads of Rome. Stroll through these ancient streets and listen to stories about emperors and senators from your guide. See basilicas, triumphal arches, and temple ruins. Finally, visit Trajan's Column, which is known as a symbol of Roman power and victory. Admire the reliefs, which depict ancient battle scenes, and hear about their historical significance from your guide. Gaze at the beauty of the columns as the sun goes down. Finish up your tour.

Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

2. Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

Let us drive you around the city in comfort, showing you all the sites. With departures every evening for a tour with a guide at your disposal, you can really make the most out of your time in Rome. Highlights: Spanish Steps People’s Square Mausoleum Emperor Augustus Trevi Fountain Pantheon Navona Square Venice Square Victor Emanuele II Monument & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Trajan Column

Rome: Colosseum with Arena Floor Evening Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum with Arena Floor Evening Tour

Enjoy a hassle-free tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome during the evening and avoid the crowds. Your tour starts with a smooth stroll along the Roman Forum. As the light fades, you will see the heart of Rome’s historic center, with its temples, arches, and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins. On your way down Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will see the highlight of your tour: the Roman Colosseum. At this time, the Colosseum is virtually empty so you will have a rare experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make the place so fascinating. You will wander the arena floor and see centuries-old graffiti on the Colosseum’s walls. Your tour ends when the sunset is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum. Experience a more peaceful, beautiful, and atmospheric place at this time than ever.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Quality E-Bike

4. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Quality E-Bike

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! This itinerary aims to show you the Rome you can't afford to miss, and combine it with the more intimate corners of the city. Perfectly balanced, leisurely and safety-conscious, this tour will show you the following main attractions: 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

Rome: Catacombs and Appian Way Guided Tour by Golf Cart

5. Rome: Catacombs and Appian Way Guided Tour by Golf Cart

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: Under the Moonlight Evening Walking Tour

6. Rome: Under the Moonlight Evening Walking Tour

Explore the historic city of Rome with a walking tour through the moonlit streets in the late evening. Soak in the atmosphere of Piazza Navona and see iconic landmarks like the Pantheon and the Colosseum illuminated at night. Make your way to Piazza Navona to meet your guide and group for the evening. Listen to the calming waters of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the center of the square before setting off along Rome's charming streets. Get ready for your first stop at the Pantheon, built by the emperor Hadrian as a monument to the gods. Continue to the Trevi Fountain to toss in a coin and make a wish or take some atmospheric photos. Pass by the columns, statues, and temples that line the Imperial fora and arrive at the legendary Colosseum. Walk around the site as it glows under the moonlight and admire its ancient architecture before ending your tour in Piazza Venezia.

Rome: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Forum & Ancient Rome Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Forum & Ancient Rome Tour

Explore the city center of Rome with this guided walking tour and see from outside its main highlights, Bocca della Verità, the Church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, and the Theater of Marcellus, as well as less knows gems, such as the Arch of Janus and the Sant'Omobono Area. You will discover the historic center, learn about the ancient Romans' habits and culture through the centuries and stop at numerous sacred buildings, including the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere and the Temple of Hercules. Climb up the Capitoline Hill, where you will see the beautiful square designed by Michelangelo, and reach Via dei Fori Imperiali, where you will have the opportunity to get to know the social and political life of the past citizens while looking at the Roman Forum, the Forum of Augustus, the Forum of Caesar and the Forum of Nerva. The path of this Ancient Roman tour will also lead you to some of the most fascinating places of the Eternal City, including the Portico of Octavia, Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and Trajan's Forum, where you will admire the Trajan's Column, erected to commemorate the Emperor. No visit to Rome would be complete without a stop at the Circus Maximus, the famous chariot-racing stadium, and outside the Colosseum, the world's most famous amphitheater.

Colosseum & The Prison of St. Peter

8. Colosseum & The Prison of St. Peter

Begin your tour with one of the most fascinating yet little known sites of ancient Rome, just a few steps from the Roman Forum. Present your PDF ticket at the entrance and enjoy a visit with a multimedia video guide to the 7th-century BC Mamertine Prison. According to early Christian tradition, this is where Emperor Nero ordered the incarceration of Saints Peter and Paul prior to their executions. View the altar that commemorates the imprisonment of the two saints as well as the remains of the ancient cistern where St. Peter reputedly baptized his fellow captives. After a short break, meet your guide just steps from the Colosseum, where you’ll want to take some pictures of the spectacular view before we descend to the entrance. Enjoy fast-track entry to the Rome icon built in 72 AD to seat up to 50,000 spectators. Once inside, your guide will paint an accurate picture of the gladiator games that took place in the Roman empire’s most impressive arena, helping you to decipher between fact, fiction, and the images portrayed by big-screen Hollywood blockbusters. After walking around the perimeter of the Colosseum, gaze down onto the arena floor and beneath to the maze-like underground level where man and beast awaited their moment of glory or met their fateful death. Follow your guide outside the arena and travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum, the true heart of ancient Rome with monuments dating as far back as the 7th century BC. Learn of the legendary founding of Rome on the Palatine Hill and how a she-wolf rescued and nursed the young twins Romulus (the first king of Rome) and Remus after they washed up on the banks of the Tiber River. Hear how these famous twins would pave the way for future tyrants, emperors, and even Caesars who declared themselves gods throughout the rise and fall of the Roman empire.

Rome: City Walking Tour

9. Rome: City Walking Tour

Explore Rome on this walking tour through the Eternal City. Learn about the history of Rome from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to today. Follow your guide through the sprawling streets of Rome and visit Rome’s piazzas as you hear about Rome’s history and culture. Be engaged by gripping stories as you pass some of Rome’s monuments. Ask your guide for tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome when the tour comes to an end in Piazza Navona, home to the city’s best eateries, bars, and rooftop terraces.

Rome: Guided Golf Cart Tour at Night with Gelato Tasting

10. Rome: Guided Golf Cart Tour at Night with Gelato Tasting

Rome is one of Europe’s most magnificent cities, but its heat and crowds can be daunting. With this tour, take in its highlights in the cooler evening hours when most of the tourists have left. Zip through the city streets by golf car to marvel at sights like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, breaking up your sightseeing with stops for World champion ice cream along the way. Let us drive you around the city in comfort, showing you all the sites. With departures every evening for a tour with a guide at your disposal, you can really make the most out of your time in Rome. Highlights: Colosseum Trevi Fountain Pantheon Navona Square Orange Garden Column of Trajan Roman Forum ( outside) Venice Square Marcellus Theater Insula ( first condominium in the world) Spanish steps Mouth of Truth

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My two daughters and I had a very wonderful time on our evening golf cart tour of Rome since we didn’t have a lot of time to spare. Our tour guide Martini was very knowledgeable, funny, kind, super friendly and made it a very special and fantastic night in Rome, unforgettable! Thank you so very much!!!

Great tour. As with anything you book blindly, and online, I went in with low expectations. But have to say it was on if the best tours we took while in Rome.

Amazing Experience, Our Guide Francisco was very Patient and explain all... Definitely worthy of money...

Awesome way to see the city. Very informative and the gold carts was a great way to stay off the feet!

We had a great day with Caterina. Highly recommended!