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Virtual Reality Experience + Self-Guided Tour of Ancient Rome

Join us on this amazing and innovative VR adventure to explore ancient Rome in a revolutionary new way! Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a self-guided tour.

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Virtual reality experience & self-guided-tour
skip the line
40 min + Tickets hours


Adult: 43€
18-99 yrs.
Child: 29€
1-17 yrs.

Tour Description

Virtual Reality Experience + Self-Guided Tour of Ancient Rome

Join us on this amazing and innovative VR adventure to explore ancient Rome in a revolutionary new way! Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a self-guided tour.

The Colosseum in VR 


One of our staff will meet you near the Colosseum, where you will receive the latest in VR technology with Samsung’s ground-breaking Oculus Gear. This incredibly light-weight VR device gives you the opportunity to travel back nearly 2,000 years, to a time when the Colosseum was at its peak.

Just choose your desired language and the headset will do the rest. 

This interactive experience enables you to see what life was like in Ancient Rome.

View the infamous Statue of Nero, the Meta Sudans Fountain, the Temple of Venus and Roma, and, of course, the world-famous Flavian Amphitheatre (more commonly known as the Colosseum). 

Journey across the arena floor to witness a gladiatorial battle and go behind the scenes into the underground systems, which are considered the heart of the stadium. Learn how they housed the animals and contestants and how the trap doors worked. Discover how they disposed of the bodies and kept everything running, all while keeping the crowds entertained. 

This option is great for everyone but especially those with kids. It’s informative and educational but, more importantly, it’s entertaining.

Self-Guided Part

Once your virtual tour is over, you will receive your “Skip-the-Line Ticket” and be taken to the entrance of the Colosseum. Your priority ticket will enable you to avoid all the lines and explore the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own leisure. 

The Colosseum

Now that you’ve experienced the Colosseum in virtual reality, you’ll get to see it in person. Explore this world-famous arena that has withstood natural disasters, bombings and even lootings. Venture through passageways and scale ancient stairways to see the different tiers that were used for seating. Look down at the arena floor and imagine what it must have been like for the gladiators, slaves and animals who fought and died in this colossal amphitheatre. 

Roman Forum 

Once considered the heart of the Empire, the Roman Forum is the largest and most impressive archaeological site in the city. This outdoor museum is a cornucopia of intrigue, filled with temples, ruins, arches and basilicas. Walk down one of the oldest streets in the city, see the only Roman temple dictated to a married couple, visit the Curia (the ancient senate building), and discover the site where Julius Caesar was cremated.  

Palatine Hill

Well worth the visit for the views alone, the Palatine Hill is one of the oldest areas in the city and is considered to be the birth place of Rome. This multi-level complex, where Emperor Augustus was born, was home to aristocrats, kings and emperors, as well as a mythological cannibal. Explore this impressive hill, take some photos and get a bird’s eye view of sites like the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. 


  • Virtual 3D experience by the Colosseum
  • Colosseum (self guided tour)
  • Roman Forum (self guided tour)
  • Palatine Hill (self guided tour)
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What's Included

  • English-speaking VR Assistant
  • Audio guide (English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Oculus VR headset (Colosseum in VR)
  • Third-party insurance
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket


  • Explore the Colosseum like never before, through the first animated and interactive 3D glasses
  • Learn more about ancient Rome through an integrated multilingual audio system
  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum & the Palatine Hill

Available Languages

  • Audio guide (English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese)


"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017

"Best idea!!"

Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!

anahí C, Dec 2017