Guided tour of Nero's Golden house

Guided tour of Nero's Golden house

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On Saturday and Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the Domus Aurea, Roman Emperor Nero's luxurious golden house
  • Admire stunning frescoes and rooms like that of Achilles and Skyros and that of Hector and Andromache
  • Learn more about the place's history from your archeologist guide and through a Virtual reality experience
What to expect

Descend into the lost world of ancient Rome and relive the opulent life of antiquity’s most notorious emperor on this exclusive tour of Nero’s Golden House. The emperor’s vast palace, known as the Domus Aurea because its surface glitters with gold, was ancient Rome’s most spectacular building, and scarcely believable highlights included a rotating dining room open to the starry night sky and a massive artificial lake.

Nero’s immense party pad was bulldozed and buried to make way for the Colosseum shortly after his suicide, but on this tour, you’ll have the unique opportunity to wander its soaring halls again accompanied by an expert archaeologist. With the aid of high-tech virtual reconstructions and augmented reality, you’ll be able to envisage the palace in all its original glory just as it was in the time of Nero himself.

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What's included
  • Exclusive access to the Domus Aurea
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Youth (5-17 years old): reduced
  • Infant (0-4 years old): free

Via Nicola Salvi, Rome, RM, Italy

Meeting point:

At the pillars at the entrance of the path leading up to the Golden house

What to remember
  • Large bags, backpacks and luggage cannot be brought into the Domus Aurea. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings, therefore, it is recommended to leave such items at your hotel
  • As the Domus Aurea area is a humid place, you might experience a cool climate once you are inside. It is suggested to take a light sweater or vest
  • Glass bottles, alcoholic beverages or spray canisters (such as suncream) are not permitted into these sites so please leave such items at your hotel or they will be confiscated by security at the entrance
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On Saturday and Sunday at 3.30pm

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Through Eternity
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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