Begin your tour with a visit to the Colosseum, one of Italy's most famous monuments. Learn about the bloody gladiatorial games that were once held in this arena, some involving wild animals, and of the naval battles during which the amphitheater was flooded.
Venture next to the Roman Forum nearby to walk along the cobblestone streets. See the ruins of structures such as the Temple of Saturn, House of the Vestal Virgins, Basilicas of Julia and Maxentius, and more. Learn about pivotal moments in ancient Roman politics as you walk through what was once the epicenter of the Roman Empire.
From there, climb to the top of the Palatine Hill overlooking the Forum to see where the nobility of ancient Rome once lived. Admiring the views from the gardens, it's easy to understand why it was so sought after for the villas of emperors and other members of the aristocracy.
Learn about the role Palatine Hill plays in the legend of Rome's founding as the location where Romulus and Remus were found and nurtured by the she-wolf. Explore the remains of Domitian's vast Flavian Palace and see what's left of the Stadium of Domitian and the Baths of Septimius Severus.
Enjoy plenty of personalized attention from your archaeologist guide with tour group size limited to no more than 13 people, and avoid waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets purchased in advance by your guide.