Ancient Rome Virtual Tour with Expert Local Guide

An immersive Colosseum tour from your home with live Q&A

4.9 / 5 See All 15 Reviews · 1.0h · Rome, Italy

What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video.  There is also a live Q&A at the end satisfying all your questions about Rome and Italy. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in Italy, enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home.

Tour Details
  • Colosseum
  • Colosseum Underground
  • The Closed Off Upper Levels
  • Palatine Hill
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Senate House
  • Circus Maximus

All Start times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). You can use this timezone converter tool to verify what the start time is in your city. Change the city on the right to "New York" and insert the time you are considering. The tool will compute what time that is in your location.

Do you want to spend an hour with one of Rome' top guides, learning about the Colosseum and Roman History? Curious why women had to watch gladiator battles from the top tier? Was Commodus really as wicked as the character played by Joaquin Phoenix in the film Gladiator? During this hour long online experience, you'll be transported back to ancient Rome from the comfort of your your own living room. This online experience includes: 

- An expert English speaking licensed Colosseum Guide

- A 1 hour online experience touring the Colosseum and Roman Forum

- A live Q&A session to answer any questions regarding the content and visiting Rome

Please consider purchasing a guest spot on the tour, for each additional person watching, as a tip for your guide. All of the proceeds will go directly to the guide and they will surely appreciate the support!

Colosseum

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Colosseum held gladiator battles and events for nearly 500 years after it was opened in 80 AD. Still intact nearly 2,000 years later it is the marvel of Roman Architecture. Your guide will take you on a visual journey through the Flavian Amphitheater onto the Arena Floor, where the original gladiators fought for their lives. Your guide will relate knowledge about the legendary Underground and the elevators used to lift gladiators, animals and more up to the Arena floor. Learn about not only the architecture but the tales of gladiators, citizens and even slaves who played an integral role in the games that the Romans so loved. 

Roman Forum 

The next stop on this virtual journey is ancient Rome's downtown- the Roman Forum. Your guide will debunk the myth that Julius Caesar was killed at the Senate House ( Curia) in the Roman Forum and share where the ruler really met his demise. See the ruins of temples and markets and hear depictions of how they would have looked and what their purposes were millennia ago, as the former center of Roman commerce and daily life. Visit the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, Temple of Romulus and the Temple of Julius Caesar. Immerse yourself in the city of Rome as it was 2000 years ago at the dawn of what would go on to be a 500 year Empire. 

Palatine Hill

Head up the Palatine Hill to the Beverly Hills of Rome where the rich and powerful kept their villas. Your guide will impart stories of Emperors from Augustus to Constantine and Nero to Marcus Aurelius during this one of a kind Ancient Roman online experience. One of Rome's seven hills, it plays an integral part in the founding of Rome as Romulus stood atop it before killing his brother Remus. We hope that you enjoy your time on your escape to Ancient Rome with TTG.

What you get with this tour
An Expert Licensed Colosseum Guide
Live Q&A with your Guide
A 60 minute interactive online Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
All tours are listed in EST (Eastern Standard Time)
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4/5/2020
Ancient Rome Tour

This was one of the most interesting and fun experiences! Franco was so knowledgeable and made the audience feel engaged the whole experience! I will be doing other tours in the future!

4/5/2020
Virtual Tour Ancient Rome

I was skeptical about the whole "virtual tour" idea, but this was an amazing experience that brought back many memories. It was very informative and educational. Franco was an awesome guide, and I loved his tour! I know nothing can replace actual travel, but this is the next best thing. Would recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about the Colosseum and ancient Rome.

4/2/2020
Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome with Polls :)

I have just completed a virtual, interactive tour of Ancient Rome with Franco. It was excellent! I was able to add significantly to the experience my husband and I had when visiting in February, before the lockdown, by getting a better idea of where things were and how things operated in Ancient Rome. It also gave me better insights into the structure of the Colosseum and where significant events happened, like the assassination of Julius Caesar. Franco was very good, making good use of pictures and diagrams with arrows pointing things out and he responded to my questions very quickly. This was my first interactive, virtual tour and I enjoyed it. Being able to ask questions via the chat box at the side was useful. The various polls asked along the way was a bit of a surprise, and challenge, but I managed to answer all the questions correctly. They were not too hard thank goodness :) I appreciate the effort Franco put in to make the tour interesting and informative.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Online, exact instructions will be sent upon booking

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

Where to meet?

Online, exact instructions will be sent upon booking

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

What are the minimum computer requirements?

All you need is access to the internet, laptop or ipad are recommended for screen size. Casting to a TV should work as well

Do I need to download a separate program or anything?

No, we will send you the link to access the experience upon booking with all instructions

What age group will be best suited for this experience?

We welcome those of all ages, there will be certainly be nothing beyond PG in the experience

Can my family join?

Absolutely! If you would like to huddle around the computer and watch we would love have them join! There will only be one login per booking though, therefore it cannot be accessed on multiple devices

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

What time are the tours?

Tours will be at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm EST on the Weekend and at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm EST Monday - Friday. All tours are listed in Eastern Standard Time

What time are the tours?

Tours will be at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm EST on the Weekend and at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm EST Monday - Friday. All tours are listed in Eastern Standard Time

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