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Nero's Golden Palace: with Colosseum and Ancient City

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    Make your way to a meeting point by the Colosseum for a 1:15pm departure, then head to the nearby Domus Aurea to go below ground with Italian archeologist guides. You’ll don a pair of 3D glasses to explore Nero’s palace, which he built in AD 64 with golden facades and glittering interiors that were seen as a symbol of Imperial excess. The archeologist guides will help transport you into Nero’s Rome, lost for centuries after being buried beneath Oppian Hill.
    When your Domus Aurea tour concludes, head back above ground to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, two of ancient Rome’s most fascinating landmarks. You’ll explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum with a small group that’s limited to 12 people, so you don’t miss a word of the tour. Take in the seats overlooking the ancient arena, walk the Via Sacra that was ancient Rome’s main street, and climb Palatine Hill for views of the surrounding ruins.
    This 5-hour tour of ancient Rome concludes at the entrance to the Roman Forum.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I have toured the Colosseum and forum previously, but wanted my husband to enjoy the experience as well. I was excited about the additional Domus Aurea tour, as I have never seen it. This tour blew the last one (EFT) straight out of the water....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tieah G
    Reviewed 6 September 2018

    I was not sure about signing up to this tour at first. 100 Euros per ticket seemed a little expensive. It was showing as sold out on some of the travel advice sites. But I really wanted to see Nero's palace. So, I found the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank SteveB3437
    G T, Director of Sales at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    First of all, I would like to emphasize that we are very thankful you took the time to write this detailed review! At Roma Experience Tours we try to deliver small group and private experience with maximum comfort, meaning skip the line entrances, no additional...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2018

    We did the Colosseum tour led by Santi on 21st July. He was interesting, knowledgeable, entertaining, very personable, patient, a great ambassador for Rome and for your company. We highly recommend him as a tour guide.More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Bronwyn T
    G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

    Dear Bronwyn T, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we are glad you appreciated Santi's guiding and that he managed to make your stay in Rome unforgettable. We will let him know you enjoyed your time with him. Please let us know when...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2018

    We loved our visit to the Colosseum and Roman forum led by Khitska Nadiya. I used to live in Rome and have visited these sites on multiple prior occasions, both alone and with other guides, but there was still much for me to learn. It...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank levm90
    G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

    Dear levm90, Thanks for your enthusiastic review, it made us very happy to know you enjoyed your time in Rome with our guide Nadiya! We will let her know you appreciated her service and her professional but still friendly attitude. Please feel free to keep...More

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    Rob T
    16 May 2018|
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    Response from miricohuff2 |
    I pre-booked a 2-hour tour (1:00-3:00 pm) on a Saturday which included the Colosseum. I was told the site is open on Saturday and Sunday.
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    Radine
    14 April 2018|
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    We spent about 1 hour in Nero's palace. It is still in the excavation stage and you are required to wear a hard hat. The place is dark with scaffolding everywhere but it is still a magnificent site and a great experience to... More
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