Nero's Palace Tour With Colosseum And Ancient City Tours - Rome

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Descend into Neros Golden House (Domus Aurea) with your professional guide to see it in all its splendor, as it was 2,000 years ago using 3D glasses on this 5-hour, small-group tour. Then, explore the Colosseum and the Roman Forum before climbing Palatine Hill to see the very sites where ancient Rome was founded.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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After meeting near the Colosseum, we will explore the Colosseum and the Roman Forum before climbing Palatine Hill, the very site were Rome was founded,in a small group of up to 12 people. We will walk along the Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome and reach the heart of the ancient capital, where the main religious and political buildings were erected some of which still standing including the Senate and the Temple of the Vestals, where Romes never-ending fire was tended by virgin priestesses, ensuring Romes glory.

Your guide will thenlead you into the Golden House to explore Neros palace.
Using 3D glasses provided during the tour, you will experience the famous Room of the Golden Vault as it was when it was built. You will also see the exterior of the Golden House and gain a detailed idea of what the palace was like as well as see ancient Rome from its luxurious terrace.

During your visit, you will be in a group of up to 24 people and will be led by the official archaeologists of the Domus Aurea who will provide you with information on the frescoed corridors and rooms. We will visit the Octagonal Room, the Cryptoporticus, the Achilles on Skyros Room, the Nympheum of Polyphemus and much more. You will enter the famous Golden Vault Room with 3D glasses that will allow you to have an all-round experience of Neros stunning power and wealth.

Your tour will conclude at the entrance to the Nero's House.

Inclusions for Nero's Palace Tour With Colosseum And Ancient City Tours

  • Entrance fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people (except in the Domus Aurea where groups have a maximum of 24)

Exclusions for Nero's Palace Tour With Colosseum And Ancient City Tours

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

There will be a 30-minute long break to eat and rest

It will be possible to stop to use the restroom along the way, as needed

Dress code is smart casual. Bring a sweater to wear in the underground area as it can get cold

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Strollers are allowed, but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven. Children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk

It is recommended that you bring a hat and sunscreen

All drink bottles must be empty when entering the Colosseum (fountains available). It is possible to bring in refillable empty bottles, as the water springing from the fountains on the path is drinkable

This is an intense 5-hour walking tour as the area to cover is vast. On the way there are vending machines where people can buy drinks and quick snacks to eat while walking

Food is allowed in the archeological area

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. All objects (including mobile phones) must be put in a bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening

Large backpacks, camping equipment, bulky bags, luggage and trolleys are not allowed. Medium and small size backpacks must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security

Minimum age is 14 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very informative. However, she was very cold and lacked any form of personality. I also wish we could have stopped at a bookstore while there. Nero's house is not work seeing. It is mostly underground with essentially nothing to see. Unless you are an archictural student or have a vivid imagination, you cannot envision what is being explained.

  • Incredible!!! We love this tour. I couldn't say enough about it. Highly recommend it. It's chilly in the palace as it's underground, you need layers.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • The portion of the tour that was Nero's Place was great very interesting and informative. Unfortunately the tour guide for the Colosseum was not that great. Very, very slow paced. It started with no allowance for a bathroom break between Nero's Palace and the colosseum, she then took us to a couple of the displays inside the structure and gave us very little time in the outside area of the colosseum where we stood in one spot, not able to walk about or look at anything beyond the single spot she took us to. We mentioned that we wanted to leave the tour and she persuaded us to stay until we reached the Palatine where she would direct us to the restrooms. After reaching that area and another 15-20 minutes without regard to our discomfort we were forced to make it very clear that we could wait no longer and left the tour. I've had other tours of the colosseum and this was by far the least interesting, slowest paced of them all any tour actually.

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