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Rome - Caracalla’s thermal baths

Caracalla’s thermal baths

(43 reviews)
Archaeological area, Rome, Italy
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Built by the Emperor Caracalla the spectacular baths are one of the symbol of Rome! Going to the baths was a favourite pastime of the Romans, who visited them regularly both to maintain their hygiene and to improve their social relations. In the vast precinct that held the baths, the citizens could not only use the public baths, but also dedicate their time to doing exercise, visiting the library, walking through the gardens or worshiping to the god Mithras and other pagan divinities by visiting the temple. The baths make up an architectural wonder when you keep in mind the date of their construction, since they included effective water supply systems, as well as nowadays!


Meet your local guide

Sara

Sara is a roman native, traveller, dreamer, addicted to painting and fascinated by all expressions of art. She is a licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and at school also learnt some German! Not only does Sara love languages but foreign cultures and traditions too. She graduated with a degree in foreign languages at the "Roma Tre" University and after finishing she started to travel to many countries to improve her knowledge, accent and professional skills. She loves her career as a guide and finds it incredibly interesting. She has worked for several cruise tour operators such as royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Riviera. In 2011 she embarked on a new and exciting experience guiding students in cooperation with Palazzi-Florence association for International Education and EF students. Sara knows her city like the back of her hand and can't wait to show you around!

Sara has been guiding since Mar 2002


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Rome with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Rome. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

17 March 2021

Wonderful Tour

Virginia H.

16 March 2021

Shame about the closures

Tina L M.

16 March 2021

My initial reaction when I realised we weren't going to be allowed into the baths was that I didn't want to bother with the tour, but that would have been a mistake, as Sara did improvise to get us the best views she could from outside, and still made the tour interesting. It was, of course, a pity - not just for the tour - that the Covid situation is so dire again in Italy, and harsh restrictions on movement have had to be re-imposed. It was informative to hear directly from Sara what the situation is, even though that would not form a "normal" part of the tour. Updates on the Covid situation in other parts of the world are a matter of interest and concern to me, even though I appreciate some people tune in to get away from all that. Of course, when it affects even what tours can be given and where we can go on those tours, the guides have to offer some sort of explanation for why we can't do what was promised. Thank you, Sara, for still giving a nice tour within the current limitations, and for keeping us in the picture about what is happening. I'm sorry the situation seems to be going backwards in some places.

Nancie G.

15 March 2021

Great tour

Lori Z.

14 March 2021

Sara is a wonderful tour guide with lots of great information about Rome. Highly recommend her tours.


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