Circus Maximus Caracalla Bath And Aventine Hill Tour In Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via del Circo Massimo, 79, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Via di Santa Sabina, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Meet your guide for this 3 hour small group tour and walk through the Bath of Caracalla, the second largest thermal bath of Rome. Next is Maximus Circus, the famous stadium where the ancient chariot races took place. Then, onward to the seven hills of Rome, Aventine hill.

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Informative, friendly and professional guide

Small-group tour

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Circus maximus, Rome, Lazio

Carry on inside the Maximus Circus. This grand stadium was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century AD. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century AD. It was partially excavated in the 20th century AC and then remodelled. Located in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine Hills, it is the oldest and largest public space in Rome and legend says that the Circus was originally laid out in the 6th century AC by the first Roman kings, although, it first took on its distinctive shape under Julius caesar. Its principal function was as a chariot racetrack and host of the Roman Games (Ludi Romani) which honored Jupiter. These were the oldest games in the city and were held every September with 15 days of chariot races and military processions. In addition, Rome had many other games and up to 20 of these had one day or more at the Circus maximus. Other events hosted at the site included wild animal hunts, public executions and gladiator fights, some of which were exotically spectacular in the extreme, such as when Pompey organised a contest between a group of barbarian gladiators and 20 elephants.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Terme di caracalla, Rome, Lazio

Be welcomed by your professional and licensed guide at the Bath of Caracalla where your small group tour starts. Your guide will give you a full description of the Bath of Caracalla while walking inside this wonderful ancient second largest thermal bath of Rome. The Baths of caracalla located by the ancient Appian Way in Rome were named after the Emperor Caracalla who reigned from 211-217 AD. His father Septimius Severus commissioned the baths and after his death the project was completed by his son Caracalla in 216 AD. This building is among the most monumental and imposing archaeological complexes of the entire Imperial epoch. The reign of Caracalla donned an age of cruelty absent from Imperial Rome since perhaps the Emperor Domitian or Nero in the 2nd century. Surviving busts of Caracalla portray a scowling and determined man capable of great evil. Indeed, he killed his younger brother to secure his throne. Despite however his personal deficiencies, Caracalla proved to be an apt administrator.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Colle Aventino, Rome, Lazio

Terminating this part of the tour, your guide will lead you up to one of the seven hills of Rome, Aventine hill. The Aventine hill is best-known to visitors for its magnificent views over the city, but there are also some interesting sights, including several churches and a couple of gardens. According to the myth of Rome's foundation, Romulus wanted to found a new city on the Palatine hill, while his twin brother Remus preferred the Aventine. This disagreement led to a fight in which Romulus killed his brother. As a result the city, of Rome was founded on the Palatine, while for centuries the Aventine remained outside the city limits. It was first populated in the 7th century BC by refugees of cities that had been conquered by Rome. From 494 BC on, it became a preferred residential area for plebeians, the common working class. In 456 BC, a law even assigned the area to the working class. The hill was still outside the city walls until the end of the 4th century BC, when the Servian Wall was built around Rome.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa sabina, Rome, Lazio

here are however plenty of churches on the Aventine, the most notable being Santa sabina. This basilica was built in the 5th century on the summit of the hill, on the site of the former house of the Roman martyr Sabina. The church was restored in 1936 to its original appearance. The interior of the church resembles that of a Roman basilica and contains three naves. Of note is the 5th century wooden door in the narthex, which contains panels with carvings that depict scenes from the bible.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Giardino degli aranci, Rome, Lazio

Walk up to the Orange Garden and admire one of the most wonderful views over Rome from the Terra and see how St. Peter's Dome dominates the city

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Il buco della Serratura, Rome, Lazio

Then, you will move to the famous keyhole which, the St. Peter's Basilica can bee seen from this tiny hole but, the most lovely view of this, is the St. Peters Dome which is perfectly centered in the keyhole

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Entrance fees will be paid directly to your guide in cash only. 15EUR/person (age 10 and over), 3EUR/person (age 6-10)

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Public transportation costs

Entry/Admission - Terme di Caracalla

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

All guests must have proper identification, including children

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

All health and safety measurements place by the Italian Government have been placed on our tours.

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    Missed this tour as the Uber driver was not able to find where the meet up sight was. I also kept asking people too, but they were unable to point me in the right direction.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Great tour, Judy, our guide was very knowledgeable- it was great to get away from the more busy areas of Rome - the highlight was the Caracalla Baths - the only slight negative was that there were no earpieces making it difficult to hear along some parts of the tour where the road noise was a distraction

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Tour did not happen, guide had a family problem. Rescheduled for the afternoon, but I didn't receive the email and met another couple at the meeting place at 9:45am. , could not make the new time due to conflicts. Toured the Bath on our own, fabulous site. The operator has set a refund in process, so no complaints there.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Guiden kom ikke! Vi var på mødestedet, Circo Massimo Station kl. 9:45 og ventede foran Gusto Massimo Bar i 30 minutter, men forgæves. Guiden kom ikke, og vi forlod stedet 10:15. Mvh Hanne Nicolaisen

  • 13-Sep-2022

    Lamentable après 15 minutes d'attente, retour de MEA TOUR: le guide est malade, je demande le remboursement on me propose une autre visite au sujet et à l'horaire qui ne me conviennent pas quand je demande à nouveau le remboursement plus de nouvelles. Je me suis rendu au bureau de MEA TOUR tout est fermé, aucune plaque de la société rien: ce sont des arnaqueurs, voleurs, menteurs.

  • 07-Sep-2022

    Tour was canceled because tour guide got covid. Should have had backup tour guide. I don’t have anything else to sa

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Bonjour, je vous ai envoyé des mails… le guide n’est jamais venu, nous avons attendu au point de fendez-vous (un quart d’heure avant l’heure dite et une heure ensuite) pour rien. N’avons pas été prévenues d’une quelconque annulation ou autre. Le numéro de téléphone inscrit sur la résa ne répondait pas. Merci de me remboursez ce que j’ai payé et de répondre à mes mails. Je suis très déçue et mécontente. Florence BRIDIER

  • 01-Aug-2022

    The guide for Circus Maximus Caracalla Bath excursion did not showed up and not even try to let us know that excursion is canceled.

  • 29-Jul-2022

    L'absence du guide qui ne s'est jamais présenté au rendez-vous, la visite ayant déjà été annulée une première fois deux jours avant Aucune explication sur cette défaillance 3 billets non remboursés à ce jour A fuir absolument

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Don’t book this tour the company is no longer in business. The guide never showed and the contact number was disconnected. Viator should remove this from their offerings.

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