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Find your way to Rome's famous Colosseum at 9:30am to meet your guide and small group of just 6 participants. Upon booking the tour, your confirmation email will invite you to download a simple app. Bring your phone to the tour, and your guide will gift you a cardboard headset, yours to keep. After a brief introduction, slip your phone into the headset and get your fist peek of the magic of virtual reality: a reconstruction of the Colosseum and the surrounding valley from the outside.

Breeze past the often-long entrance lines and proceed directly into the Colosseum. Explore the first two rings of the arena while you listen to stories of Caesar, gladiators, games, and entertainment. Learn about the architecture and engineering of the arena, then don your glasses to view what it must have been like on the arena level and on Caesar's balcony. 

Continue on to Palatine Hill, climbing as you hear about the origins of ancient Rome, including Livia and the House of Augustus. Get a view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be, then don your glasses to see the reconstruction of Circus Maxiumus. 

Descend into the valley to visit the Roman Forum, where you'll see the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Antonino and Faustina. Once you reach the main square, you'll learn about the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Rostra, the Basilica Aemilia, and the Temple of Jupiter atop Capitoline Hill. After your guide fills you in on the history and architecture of the important structures, slip on your VR glasses, you'll be able to see some of the structures reconstructed in their original glory.
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Experience the Colosseum and Ancient Rome in virtual reality on this 3-hour Viator Exclusive tour. Skip the long lines at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, where you'll listen to your guide's engaging narrative, accompanied by 360° reconstructions of the sites with your phone and the provided cardboard headset. This small-group tour includes just 6 participants per group for guaranteed personal attention from your guide and can only be booked through Viator.
  • 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome with virtual reality reconstructions
  • Small group of just 6 people guarantees personalized attention
  • Skip the line access to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Explore the ancient structures, then slip on the headset to see the reconstructions
  • Viator Exclusive tour can only be booked here
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Good tour, but VR is a gimmick.

The tour of the colosseum and roman forum were pretty basic and as you would expect. I booked the tour with the VR thinking it would keep the interest of my 4 kids (aged8-14). BUT we only used them for 2mins at the beginning if...More

Thank Alpa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Unique Time in History: Walking in the Past

For a few hours, we were guided through the rich history of ancient Rome, Greek influence, and the lives of vibrant accent Romans. Our tour guide, Rachel, brought the dynamic and dramatic life, wars, victories, and political artistry of these marble ruins to life. With...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved by all three of us!

Giulia Pagliar made the Colosseum come to life for us. Our 11 year old son tends to get bored with long tours. He was fascinated by the site, of course, but really engaged with our guide (even in 95 degree sun). I highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolutely book this tour :)

We were a family of four consisting of two teenagers. Our guide Chiara did a great job engaging the teenagers including ourselves. She was friendly, informative, engaging and used a number of visual aids to educate us about the sites were visited. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Ghata12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Such an awesome tour!

We did the Coliseum VR tour 25th of July 2018, Our tour guide was Thomas, he was so fab and really made the tour fun and interesting especially for our 13-year-old son, who said he was 'a legend '. The VR really helped to imagine...More

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17 June 2018|
Response from ShelbyLeal | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There are places within and around and Colosseum to refill your bottle as well.
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