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Skip-the-line Ancient Rome and Colosseum Small Group Tour

4.9 / 5 total 47 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 2771
Overview

Rome was not built in a day, so come with our licensed guide to learn all about the origins of the City!

We enter, without queueing, the Palatine Hill, where Romulus founded the city; we see what remains of the first huts built by Romulus, admire the ruins of the ancient imperial palaces; we stroll down to the Roman Forum, where we see the buildings built by the ancient Romans such as temples, courts, and the great square.

After we go into the world famous landmark: the Colosseum, symbol of Rome, surrounded by mysteries, legends and history. Inside, explore the Colosseum’s first and second tiers while listening to stories from your guide about the brutal events that were once held here, such as executions and gory gladiator battles.

As you stroll around the perimeter of the amphitheatre, try to image the ancient crowd of up to 50,000 spectators who cheered as the gladiators’ fates were decided by power-hungry emperors.

Highlights
  • Enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip-the-line priority access
  • 3-hour small-group tour (max 14 people) of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Learn all about the gladiators and the emperors who decided their fates
  • Walk around the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, while listening to iits history from your guide
  • See top Roman Forum attractions: walking alone Via Sacre, The Temple of Julius Caesar, the House of the Vestal
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour only operates on Sundays This tour only operates on Sundays
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancellations 7 days prior to the scheduled tour are subject to a 50% penalty fee. No-show or cancellations within 72 hours of the scheduled tour are subject to a 100% penalty fee. All tickets are purchased in advance and therefore are non-refundable.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Your own dedicated, expert and licensed tour guide art historian
  • All tickets and reservation fees included
  • Skip-the-line access to the Palatine, Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • Radio headsets rental to listen to your tour guide’s commentary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Other services not mentioned
Meeting Point
Meeting point: Arch of Constantine, the short side of the arch further from the Colosseum. We will meet by the small column.

Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security. A dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of tour (only for under 18 people)
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.Please leave all large items at the hotel.
  • We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on this group tour
  • Please note that St Peter’s basilica is an active religious centre and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs, we are therefore not responsible for any inconvenience resulting from sudden closure of the basilica.
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Reviewed by Hunter US   October 15, 2018
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I was really glad I booked this guided tour. Our guide was so friendly and caring about all the guests on her tour. She was a historian and the information she gave us was really interesting and her enthusiasm and sense of fun also added to our overall experience of the amazing buildings. You get plenty of time to take in all the scenery and they also give you a chance to take a quick rest if you happen to need it. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Dean GB   October 06, 2018
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Outstanding tour. Well worth a few extra bucks to skip the huge line. Our guide was amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable of Roman history and archaeology. I highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by shannon H GB   March 06, 2018
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We loved this tour! Our guide did a nice job catching us up on the history and context of the ruins. She knew her way around and helped us skip the lines and crowds.
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Reviewed by Thomas A AT   March 06, 2018
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Amazing tour with a knowledgeable tour guide who took us through beautiful ruins of Palatine and il Colosseo! Breathtaking views and scenery.
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Reviewed by Karen D GB   February 15, 2018
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Extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommended
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Reviewed by Halle M SE   October 14, 2017
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By far my favourite tour! The tour guide was amazing!! She was very fun and knowledgeable! She brought things with her for us to look at also. I would highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed by Nathalie j BE   October 13, 2017
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A very good tour, worth the extra money! Our guide was fantastic! Can't recommend her enough! She made the tour a great experience! Always made she everyone could hear and she spoke very clearly...would defiantly recommend. Also, skip the line was amazing as queues were very long!
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Reviewed by Jimmy Hung KR   October 07, 2017
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We had a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She was very informative and flexible on our needs. It was a lot of walking and the heat made the tours more excruciating, but our tour guide made sure we had plenty of rests under the shade and forewarned us if we were on a treacherous path on the cobblestones.
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Reviewed by connieandt ZA   October 03, 2017
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Worth booking to skip the line!
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Reviewed by Duncan L AU   September 10, 2017
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Great walking tour with excellent commentary of all the key areas.
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