The Emperor’s Tombs Private Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Step back into ancient Rome on a 3-hour, small-group tour of the Imperial Forum, the Pantheon, and the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, which houses a remarkable altar to the goddess of peace You’ll learn about Rome’s fascinating history and colorful characters along the way, while following in the footsteps of Caesar, Augustus, and Nero. This 3-hour Roman history tour is limited to 13 people for personal service, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • 3-hour ancient Rome tour
  • See the Imperial Forum
  • Visit the Pantheon and the Theater of Pompey
  • Guided visit at the Museo dell’Ara Pacis
  • Small-group tour limited to 13
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Professional guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Fori Imperiali, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Make your way to a meeting point in Rome’s city center, where you’ll join a guide and small group for the .25-mile (.4-km) walk to the Imperial Forum, once the vibrant heart of the Roman Republic. Hear stories about the politics, religion, and commerce that filled the forum during the Roman Empire, and then continue to the Pantheon, 1 mile (1.7 km) from the Imperial Forum.

Take in the massive entrance to the Roman temple, see the nearby Temple of Hadrian, and visit the Largo Argentina, a sacred square with four temples. Largo Argentina is also the site of the Theater of Pompey, where Caesar was assassinated by Roman senators in 44 BC.

The final walk is a .5-mile (.8-km) stroll to the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, where you’ll find a Roman altar dedicated to Pax, the goddess of peace (admission is not included in the tour, and must be paid to the tour operator in cash). Take in the elaborate frieze carvings that line the Ara Pacis, and see the enormous circular tomb were emperors were laid to rest. This tour concludes at the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, which you may continue exploring at your own pace.
Stop At:  
Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Begin your tour with a short walk to the Imperial Forum; once the center of the Roman Republic. Discover this smaller forum and learn of its importance as a center of commerce, politics, and religion during the Roman Empire. Walk in the footsteps of emperors Caesar and Hadrian, who are credited with the creation of this landmark. Learn about the distinctive architecture and the artistry of the Imperial Forum.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Marvel at the stunning entrance of this monument with its massive interior
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Tempio di Adriano
See the Temple of Hadrian; this temple was completed during the reign of its namesake
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Largo di Torre Argentina
Reflect on the beauty of Largo Argentina, a sacred square with four temples and the Theater of Pompey. Your tour will take you to the Theater of Pompey; the site of Caesar's infamous assassination. Hear the story of that night and the 23-stab wounds that led to the emperor's death.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Mausoleo di Augusto
Learn about the Mausoleum of Augustus, built in 28BCE. See the largest circular tomb where emperors such as Augustus, Tiberius, Nero and Nerva were laid to rest.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Visit the Ara Pacis Museum, which houses the Altar of Peace that celebrated the reconciliation of the Mediterranean areas. See the mythological scenes that decorate the altar. Your tour concludes at the Ara Pacis Museum.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • All guests must have proper identification, including children
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All museums and monuments are interior visits except the Mausoleum of Augustus
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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