Imperial highlights half-day small-group tour
Excursions & day trips

Imperial highlights half-day small-group tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn the story of the Roman Empire at the imperial monuments of Rome
  • Go up Palatine Hill to hear stories of the temples to Roman emperors
  • See the Circus Maximus from the main terrace of Palatine Hill
  • Marvel at the greatest amphitheater of the Roman Empire at the Colosseum
What to expect

Discover the main monuments of the Roman Empire in Rome on a 3-hour small-group tour of the imperial city. Bring history to life at landmark sights, such as the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Enjoy panoramic views from one of the 7 hills of Rome.

Learn the story of one of the world’s great empires on a 3-hour tour of Rome, and travel back to the days of the Roman Republic at the city’s main imperial monuments.

Meet your guide by the Colosseum to start your tour at the Flavian amphitheater, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD. Your guide will bring history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for the Roman citizens.

Next, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum, and learn how it was once the center of all religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Concord and Temple of Saturn and Vesta, and learn about the Tabularium, an impressive temple to Antoninus and Faustina.

Ascend Palatine Hill, one of the 7 Hills of Rome, where Augustus moved his sumptuous villa in 44BC. Hear how the Temple of Victory was used to house Cybele's sacred stone between 204 BC and 191 BC, and learn about the Temple of Jupiter Stator, founded by Romulus after a battle with the Sabines.

Go to the main terrace of Palatine Hill for a full insight into the Maximum Circus, where the legendary chariot races of the Roman Republic were held.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 3-hour guided tour
    • A professional and licensed guide
    • Entrance fees to monuments
    • Headsets to be able to hear your guide at all times
    What's not included
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5 years): free
    • Children (6-17 years): reduced
    Where

    Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide by the Arch of Constantine. From Colosseo Metro Station, look across the street and you will see the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be on the right-hand side of the arch. From Via di San Gregorio, walk towards the Arch of Constantine, keeping to the left-hand side of the arch

    What to remember
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the monuments
    • This service can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to tour departure. Failing to do so will incur full charge
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    When
    • All languages starts at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Mea Tours&Events
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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