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Semi-Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Arena Floor, Gladiator Entrance and Virtual Reality

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    Find your way to Rome's famous Colosseum at 9:30am to meet your guide and small group of just 6 participants. Upon booking the tour, your confirmation email will invite you to download a simple app. Bring your phone to the tour, and your guide will gift you a cardboard headset, yours to keep. After a brief introduction, slip your phone into the headset and get your fist peek of the magic of virtual reality: a reconstruction of the Colosseum and the surrounding valley from the outside.
    Breeze past the often-long entrance lines and proceed directly into the Colosseum. Explore the first two rings of the arena while you listen to stories of Caesar, gladiators, games, and entertainment. Learn about the architecture and engineering of the arena, then don your glasses to view what it must have been like on the arena level and on Caesar's balcony. 
    Continue on to Palatine Hill, climbing as you hear about the origins of ancient Rome, including Livia and the House of Augustus. Get a view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be, then don your glasses to see the reconstruction of Circus Maxiumus. 
    Descend into the valley to visit the Roman Forum, where you'll see the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Antonino and Faustina. Once you reach the main square, you'll learn about the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Rostra, the Basilica Aemilia, and the Temple of Jupiter atop Capitoline Hill. After your guide fills you in on the history and architecture of the important structures, slip on your VR glasses, you'll be able to see some of the structures reconstructed in their original glory.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide Guilia was amazing. She was very knowledgeable. She did a great job of educating us on the history of the colosseum and the ancient city. She even managed to keep my 9 year old engaged. She also gave us an excellent recommendation...More

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    Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

    First off, it was SO NICE spending only a little bit more money for a private tour (although with a max group size of 6, all tours would have felt private.) Giulia G. greeted us near Piazza Venezia and immediately took to my kids (one...More

    Thank Megh1031
    Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

    Federico did an EXCELLENT job touring us and our grandchildren (ages 12 and 10) at the Colosseum and Forum. She was energetic and made the history come alive. She engaged the children in the experience and they enjoyed the scavenger hunt and bag of information...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    Louise, our tour guide, was amazing. She was knowledgeable and full of fun historical facts. Definitely our favorite tour guide while in Rome. Very small group of five. We definitely got our money’s worth with this tour.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank randyo752
    Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

    My 80 year old mother, 11 year old son, and I took a tour with Francesca. We signed up for the small group tour, but it ended up being a private tour for us! The 3 hours flew by! Francesca is so knowledgeable, personable, and...More

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    June 17, 2018|
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    Absolutely. There are places within and around and Colosseum to refill your bottle as well.
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