Begin your tour with hotel pick-up before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles.
Continue your visit of some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you also jump the lines. Your guide explains the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. Visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta.
Delve into the mythological origins of Rome before concluding your tour.