Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

From $58 per person

Discover two of the Roman Empire's best leisure places with an expert guide. Feel like an ancient Roman at the colossal baths and former games site.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the ancient Romans' two favorite leisure sites
  • Explore the monumental ruins of the Caracalla complex
  • Discover the largest stadium ever built by mankind
  • Feel like an ancient Roman for an hour at the colossal baths
  • Choose an affordable private or small-group tour
Full description
Immerse yourself into a green archeological area a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and explore two of the ancient Romans’ favorite places of leisure. Save time with an express and complete guided tour featuring insider tips. Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an ancient Roman as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient spa for both the body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of the ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system, find out the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room, and admire the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics all over the place. Then, head toward what is considered to have been the largest structure for public games ever built by mankind. Standing where the Circus Maximus once existed, learn about the glorious Roman “Ludi,” the spectacular multi-venue celebrations held for up to several days. Let your guide drive your imagination through chariot races, gladiator fights, and the clamor of the public while walking on the soil where they used to take place. Finally, travel back in time to a quasi-legendary era before Rome itself and find out the circus’s foundations in the early myths and gods.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the Caracalla Baths
  • Sterilized headsets to hear clearly your guide
  • Live archeologist guide
  • One mask per person, if required
  • Use of hand-sanitizing gel during the tour
  • Full on-site assistance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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      Meeting point

      Meet your guide at the exit of the Metro Station "Circo Massimo" in front of the FAO building. Look for a yellow label with the local partner's name written on it.

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      Important information

      Not allowed

      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • This activity might be canceled in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
      • It is very important that participants younger than 18 years old and European citizens under 25 carry an official document (or a digital copy of it).
      • This tour will have a maximum of 8 participants.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      5 /5

      based on 9 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        5/5
      • Value for money
        4.5/5
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      The guide was very nice and friendly, and explained everything to us very well. The good thing about this area is that there is little tourism, and it is somewhat quieter, but it is a pity that there is almost nothing left of the Circo Maximo.

      June 26, 2021

      Excellent experience, very prepared guide, kind and available to all questions .. super recommended for those who want to enter a piece of history and get to know what they visit.

      June 21, 2021

      The Baths of Caracalla were an unexpected surprise.A collective tour that became private made unforgettable by the sympathy and great preparation of the guide Samuele! Our son, almost 11 years old, was won over!

      June 20, 2021

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