Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience Ancient Rome's most iconic sites on this small-group, 3-hour tour. Set out with an expert guide who will bring these incredible ruins to life though history, stories, and intriguing anecdotes. Step inside the Colosseum and hear tales of the gladiators who once fought here as you explore its first and second tiers. Stroll through the Roman Forum and imagine what this center of Ancient Rome was like 2,000 years ago. See Julius Caesar's final resting place, marvel at the monolithic Arch of Constantine, and climb Palatine Hill.

Meet your guide and small-group of 15 people or less by the magazine kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop, which is directly opposite the entrance to the mighty Colosseum. Bypass the famously long lines with your included skip-the-line entry, and head directly inside the largest amphitheater ever built to explore its first and second levels with your guide.

Next, its off to the Roman Forum to experience the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way you’ll pass such sites as the titanic Arch of Constantine, Julius Caesar's final resting place, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins: a temple served by six Vestal virgins who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome.

Finally, you’ll ascend Palatine Hill to hear the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome, and learn how the word "palace" actually originated at this very place. By the tour's end you'll have a better understanding of the importance of this once-great empire — and the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history — than ever before. 

Your tour concludes inside the Roman Forum.

Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Audio headsets (if group of 6 or more people)
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Walks of Italy
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. Please provide us with detailed contact information in case we need to reschedule your tour
Departure Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

John W

14 Oct, 2019

David, our guide, had a background in Roman archeology and culture. His insight provided a more vivid picture of this historic area.

Dirk H

07 Oct, 2019

The guide was able and willing to answer any question.
Very deep knowing of ancient rules and processes.
Top tour.

Chester L

20 Sep, 2019

It was a great tour and our guide, Jaber was very informative and interesting!! He showed us maps of how it would have looked in the past and was truly interested in what he was doing. He also kept checking that we were all present an would wait for us and kept trying to keep us in the shade if possible as it was 30 degrees celcius.

caseylansdell

12 Sep, 2019

We had a great guide (Titus) who was very knowledgeable and excited to tour us around. The small groups were perfect so everyone could keep up. The earphones that were provided were also super helpful so that you could hear clearly without being directly beside your guide.

adpidkowich

26 Aug, 2019

We toured early in the morning at 8:30 am so it wasn't too busy and we skipped all lines with zero wait times-even through security. We lucked out and ended up getting a private tour as the other party booked for the small group did not show up. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. He encouraged us to ask questions as much as we wanted. Vincenzo was his name. Great guide and memorable tour.

User's Picture Gallery

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A scene from the Roman Forum in early June, 2017.

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