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Combining the magic of history, travel & storytelling

Our goal is enhance your travels through quality educational & entertaining storytelling.


Our audiovisual tours are written by award-winning and bestselling authors.

Step Inside a Story of a true event as you are guided through historical sites.


Rome, Italy

Rome Tours

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The year is 65 AD and the controversial Emperor Nero has spared no expense to fulfill his promise to the people of Rome. The Circus Maximus has been rebuilt following the great fire and is now the most impressive track ever constructed.  While this endears Nero to charioteering fans, discontent grows among the Senators over his frivolous spending.

Follow along with our intrepid chaperon, Appius Teretina, as he guides you through these true events on the final day of the festival of Ceres. Place bets on your favorite Charioteer team and find out if the Blues, Reds, Whites or the Emperor’s favored Greens, carry the day! 

And, if you’re lucky, the Emperor himself will appear before the final race of the day. You’ll discover that even amongst civil unrest and treasonous plots of murder, the show must go on!

Learn about the Circus Maximus, chariot racing, and the real-life murderous plot against Emperor Nero as you Step Inside the Story of The Charioteer.

Margaret George Author



New York Times, Wall Street Journal and London Times bestselling author of eight historical novels.

George Blagden



Actor best known for his roles as King Louis XIV in Versailles, the monk Athelstan in Vikings and Grantaire in Les Miserables.  

"Ancient world goddess Margaret George's gossipy Roman guide takes us on a fun and informative tour so immersive you'll be looking over your shoulder for the emperor and passionately cheering for imaginary chariot teams as the golden dolphins fall to a surprise ending."


“The Charioteer will have you breathing the dust, feeling the marble, hearing the whinny and stamp of horses, and joining the roar of the crowd as if you'd been transported by a time machine. 


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The year is 85 CE and Emperor Domitian is celebrating the achievements of Governor Agricola’s victorious campaign in Britannia with ten days of games in the Great Amphitheater. 


Follow Marcus Venutius into the arena’s seedy underworld of betting, bribes, blood and betrayal. From the marble seats of the wealthy to the hot sands and hidden hypogeum of the gladiators, Marcus must determine friend from foe before he ends up more than a spectator of Domitian’s great games.


Step back in time to experience the Colosseum as it was 2000 years ago. Includes digital reconstructions.


Simon Scarrow Author



Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of over forty novels including the acclaimed Eagles of the Empire Series.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje



Actor & Director known for his roles in Oz, The Bourne Identity, Thor: The Dark World, Suicide Squad, Lost, and Game of Thrones.

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It is nightfall on the 27th of October in the year 312 A.D. Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius Augustus, known to history simply as Maxentius has been named Emperor by an ineffectual Senate.  He has made his court on the Palatine Hill as did the first true Emperors of Rome. The usurper Constantine has claimed himself Emperor and now sits with his army on the far side of the Tiber river, just beyond the Milvian Bridge.  A battle is coming. 

On the eve of this defining moment, Maxentius seeks to understand Rome’s future through ancient prophecy and ceremonial offerings to the gods. The only thing certain is that the morning will herald great change amid disaster and bloodshed, and Maxentius is challenging fate and the will of gods as he prepares for the dawn.

Step Inside the Story of this true event and learn about Emperor Maxentius, this critical turning point in Rome’s history and its reliance on prophecy & sacrifice. Walk through the Palace grounds with Maxentius as he prepares for the dawn. Envision the palace through his eyes and watch as he hides a secret that lays buried for almost 1700 years.  Includes digital reconstructions.

Simon Turney Author



International bestselling author of over thirty historical novels including The Damned Emperor Series & Marius Mules Series. 

Philip Stevens



Award winning Actor, Director, Writer & Producer at Urban Apache Films. Also known for audio book narration on numerous bestselling books  

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It is the 844th year since the founding of Rome - renamed by Christians as 91 A.D. The Forum is the focus of Roman political and religious activity. Rituals and traditions, are considered critical to keeping advantageous connections with the Gods.

One of the oldest and most important priesthoods of Rome is the Vestals - the female representatives of the Goddess Vesta. Their purity is a central tenet to appeasing the Gods. Nine years into the reign of the Emperor Domitian, rumors swirl as to his cruelty and instability. He has ordered the execution of the Vestal Maximus Cornelia, the highest female priest in Rome. It is a dangerous time. 

Step inside these true events and follow the Vestal Ravinia whose secrets may reveal the reasons behind Cornelia’s horrifying execution. Let us help you imagine this site as it was two-thousand years ago – not merely as cold marble and stone, but as a place teeming with life. Includes digital reconstructions.

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