VIP Caesar's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Roman Forum

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3 hrs 30 mins

Max 22

Why take this tour?

Step inside one of Rome's most exclusive ruins for a VIP experience with an expert guide. The Casa di Augusto was the 1st-century villa of Rome's greatest statesman, Caesar Augustus. See his old bedroom and gape at the beautifully-preserved frescoes, while learning how he changed the course of history, vanquished his rivals, and still managed to be a loving husband to his wife, Livia. This is a truly intimate look at the life of one of history's most important leaders.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit the Casa di Augusto, home to Caesar Augustus
  • Created with Sketch.Learn about the life of one of Rome's most legendary leaders
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the legendary Colosseum and Ancient Roman Forum
  • Created with Sketch.Skip-the-line access to all sites
  • Created with Sketch.Small groups mean a more personalized experience

Get ready for a VIP visit to the Palace of Caesar Augustus

Travel back in time with an expert guide and small group as you explore one of Rome's most fascinating ruins, The Casa di Augusto. Home to Rome's most famous statesman, Caesar Augustus, discover the real life history behind the walls as you explore his amazingly well-preserved 1st-century villa.

N.B.: The Casa di Augusto is closed on Saturdays. If you book a tour on a Saturday you will visit the Case Romane del Celio, the 3rd-century century villa of a wealthy patrician family who had the walls frescoed by some of the finest artists of the day. These lavish decorations have survived with astounding clarity and color, meaning you can still see the decorative figures, tricks of perspec...

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Travel back in time with an expert guide and small group as you explore one of Rome's most fascinating ruins, The Casa di Augusto. Home to Rome's most famous statesman, Caesar Augustus, discover the real life history behind the walls as you explore his amazingly well-preserved 1st-century villa.

N.B.: The Casa di Augusto is closed on Saturdays. If you book a tour on a Saturday you will visit the Case Romane del Celio, the 3rd-century century villa of a wealthy patrician family who had the walls frescoed by some of the finest artists of the day. These lavish decorations have survived with astounding clarity and color, meaning you can still see the decorative figures, tricks of perspective, ceiling moldings and floor tiles. The Casa di Augusto is also subject to unforeseen ticket shortages. If we do not get tickets to the house on the day of your trip we will visit the Casa di Livia next door.

After learning about Rome's first emperor, what better place to visit next than the Roman Forum - the heart of the empire and the civic centre of the ancient city. Here you will be immersed in the daily life of Rome during the first century BCE. As you examine tombs, temples, government buildings and shops, your guide will tell you stories that bring the old stones to life and immerse you in the daily dramas of the ancient civilization.

The cherry on the top is a full, skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Rome's most iconic landmark. As you explore its cavernous interior, your guide will detail the mass executions, decadent animals "hunts" and one-on-one combat bound to thrill young and old alike.

With skip-the-line access at all sights, a local expert guide, and a small group of 22 people or fewer, you won't find a more intimate and engaging way to learn the epic story of Ancient Rome in a single day.

  • Sites Visited
  • Casa di Augusto/Casa di Livia
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus
  • Tour Includes
  • Special access to Casa di Augusto
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Small group of 22 people max
  • Expert Walks Guide
The Roman Colosseum
A Walks guide will take you back in time with stories and visual aids.
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FAQ

Does Skip the Line Access mean no waiting?
During busy periods (May - October) there is sometimes a short wait to get inside the Colosseum. This is because the Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. It's rare that we have to wait for more than a few minutes but if we do, it's unavoidable.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at info@walksofitaly.com.
Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is there anything I should bring/wear on my tour?
Because there is a lot of walking on this tour, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in particular, so we would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter. As there are water fountains with (delicious) drinking water dotted throughout the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, we would highly recommend bringing a bottle that you can refill.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.