Ancient Rome Tour
Private car/minibus - 4 Hours
This awe-inspiring tour of ancient Rome is the highlight of any visit to the capital city. With your private driver-guide, see the Colosseum, an iconic symbol of the period and one of the finest surviving examples of Roman architecture. Inaugurated byTitus in 80 A.D. it is the largest ampitheatre ever built with seating for 50,000 spectators where gladiators fought to the death, mock sea battles were held and public executions carried out. Close by the Roman Forum were the political and commercial heart of ancient Rome where you will marvel at the sophistication of the Romans. Wander among the impressive ruins and feel the place come to life as your guide regales stories of the daily rituals and activities that took place 2000 years ago.
See the imposing Triumphal Arch dedicated to Constantine, a classic monument constructed from parts of earlier buildings, and the Palatine Hill the most central of the seven hills of Rome and one of the most ancient parts of the city. The view from the top is to one side the magnificent Roman Forum and the other the Circus Maximus,an ancient hippodrome and mass entertainment site where deadly chariot races would take place. Then on to the Pantheon, the most unique and well-preserved of the ancient Roman monuments. This remarkable structure is a perfect sphere and its excellent state is owed to it's becoming a Christian Church in the 7th century. Wonder at the colossal granite Corinthian Columns and the sheer magnitude of a building that looks more like the work of god than of man. Raphael, the famous Renaissance painter and Vittorio Emmanuel II, the King of united Rome are both buried here.
Whilst your tours in Rome are by private car, please note that many of the sites require some walking to fully appreciate the sights.
|Large||up to 4||£290.00|
|Extra large||up to 6||£345.00|
Prices are per car/minibus not per person and include your private tour guide, collection and return to your central Rome hotel and tax but not entrance fees where applicable, parking or meals unless stated. Please add £20 for collections from Rome Train Stations.