Domus Aurea Tour-Golden House of an Emperor With VR Experience

Roma, Italy

From $64.59

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Venture into one of the most ornate villas built during the Roman empire with this tour that includes a virtual reality experience. Known as the “Golden House”, this vast pleasure palace built by Emperor Nero once boasted rooms decorated with frescoes that later inspired Raphael and Michelangelo. Learn about the villa’s history and architecture from your guide and visit the special exhibition dedicated to Raphael inside.
  • Visit one of Rome’s top ancient palaces overlooked by most tourists
  • Use VR headsets to see what the villa looked like at the height of its glory
  • A guide for insights into the construction of the villa and its interiors
  • Includes a guided visit to the special Raphael exhibit in the Octagonal Room

What's Included

  • One admission to the Domus Aurea
  • compulsory guided tour (Only Authorised by Domus Guide)
  • compulsory guided tour (Italian/English)
  • Admission to other sites
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via della Domus Aurea
    Via della Domus Aurea, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    ***IMPORTANT NOTICE: After your Viator booking confirmation must wait for the next confirmation email where send your Actual voucher to go directly to the Domus entrance 20 minutes before joining the tour authorized by Domus Aurea. please don’t go with a viator voucher to the Domus Entrance!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

Via della Domus Aurea, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Domus Aurea

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Domus Aurea

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Inside the Domus the temperature is around 10 degrees. Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The Domus Aurea does not have a cloakroom for visitors and it is not possible to leave it in a trolley case.
  • It is not possible to leave luggage.
  • Photographic and video shooting of the multimedia reproduction of the Stufetta del Bibbiena in room II are strictly forbidden.
  • After receiving your Viator voucher don't go to the attraction directly with the booking voucher which is not your entry ticket. kindly wait for us and we will communicate with you via email or WhatsApp to send to your direct E-voucher 48 hours before your trip to go there directly to join the tour .
  • Refunds will not be issued if the activity is missed due to late or non-arrival.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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28 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Venue Not delivered as promised
Hope_J, May 2023
You canceled my tour and substituted a festival. Very disappointing and unprofessional. You also never answered my emails about refunding my money for 11 tickets.
Response from Host, May 2023
we informed you before and you guys accepted the tour festival to join us and we paid the domus for the tour in the afternoon, so if you don't go to join then its not our fault, if domus operates a festival tour and we have to offer this tour for all, it may domus not operating any general tour. so we informed all of our travelers what is available. we did our best to prove you with the best service, we are sorry for the inconvenience
Katarzyna_L, Feb 2023
The virtual reality experience is really a fantastic addition to the tour. You will travel in time. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for your feedback!
Tour of Nero's Domus Aurea was Indeed Golden
Nathan_G, Oct 2022
Great tour of what's left of Nero's palace. The tour takes only about an hour, but in that short time, you'll get to see amazingly preserved frescoes, hear interesting stories from an archaeologist guide, and, best of all, you'll be treated to a virtual reality tour of Nero's palace. That was definitely the highlight. It's like a form of time travel that will bring you back nearly two thousand years to wander through Nero's palace. You'll even exit through the front to view Rome as Nero would have seen it from his palace. Really neat. If I could give this tour six stars, I would, just for the virtual reality part.
Ancient Ruins Brought to Life
Arthur_Y, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was very good and the movie and VR experience really brought these ancient ruins to life.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks for your feedback!
It was super ! We have...
jan_g, May 2022
It was super ! We have done before bur now with the 3th dimensional glasses … it was super and …we have two super guides !!! We like it !!!
Response from Host, May 2022
thanks for your feedback
Go 'Underground' to Experience the Oldest Part of Rome!!
DeborahW_W, Jan 2022
Daniele and the Domus Aurea tour are fantastic, a real must-do in Rome! Meeting was timely and the value of being able to see inside the 'Golden House' of Nero was priceless. Daniele was so knowledgeable and passionate about this Roman treasure and it made the ancient experience come alive. Small group kept the tour moving along and the newly opened part of the excavation was worth it. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
thanks for your very wonderful feedback to us !
Spectacular rip off
Olga_C, Oct 2021
It was most unprofessional terrible tour I have ever had. I paid £207 for a two hour private tour for me and my son. We had 30 min basic explanation in very bad English. I knew more than the guide. Then the guide took us out of Domus just to fill time . He showed us olive trees around the museum. At this point we and American couple who shared tour with us left. I will demand refund
Response from Host, Oct 2021
what we mentioned in our tour that we provided with our private guide . even your vaccination card was not valid when Domus security checked the vaccine card. but our guide requested to allow clients like you. Domus inside nobody can't stay more then 45 minutes, and in our tour category in viator written very clearly the information ***from Monday to Thursday : limited visit to the Ottagona room and neighboring rooms, including the immersive exhibition, with compulsory accompaniment*** so the later domus our private guide show to the travellers neighbours of the domus Arura which we mentioned. So there had nothing to say if you didn't read well the service before booked them. Then later justice like that you just think you paid money. And very easily send us feedback 1* next time read the instructions and tour description definitely book anything before. And our other USA travelers they did the tour till finished. they never left the guide which you guys just think about the money. if you had a main reason about the money so why you booked this tour. definitely, our other 2 travelers wrote 5* feedback soon.god bless you .
Golden experience!
Mary_M, Oct 2021
The Domus Aurea with the special Raffaello exhibit was wonderful! Our guide Daniele was very knowledgeable and personal. A special experience!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
thanks for your wounder explanation also to mentioned our guide who is the specialist only for this special tour, a guide full of the knowledge of culture and history in Rome.
Marc_J, Oct 2022
Un rendez-vous avec l'Histoire . La réalité virtuelle est remarquable . Être sur place et mettre le casque permet de bien comprendre .
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks for your feedback !
Ho pagato questo tour...
Luigina_P, Oct 2022
Ho pagato questo tour anche per la realtà virtuale. Ma chi l'ha vista questa realtà virtuale? All'ingresso ci hanno spiegato che non era compresa. Allora bisogna essere più seri quando si offrono prodotti on line e non ingannare le persone che pagano profumatamente il servizio offerto (€ 28,00 senza realtà virtuale contro € 11,00 con realtà virtuale). Esperienza negativa...mai più!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
yes, you booked with viator and we are a private company not selling tickets which the retail price, you think the price will be always what is the actual price, so why you guys didn't buy from the domus website? before buying anything from a private company first read properly then buy , thanks
Molto interessante
Giovanni_S, Aug 2022
Impressionante antico e nuovo con la realta' virtuale. Ottimo acompagnamento della organizazione locale
Response from Host, Aug 2022
muchas gracias. nos alegra que te haya gustado todo. esperamos verte pronto de nuevo.

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