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

4.9 / 5 total 47 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Tour ID: 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
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on 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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Reviewed by philippgilliam FR   August 13, 2017
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Fantastic tour. the guide takes you up to the ruins of the emperor's palaces on Palatine hill, a walk thru the Forum, and finally a tour inside the Colosseum itself. You read about these places in school, but being there brings it to life in a way that books cannot do. the guides also provide context and interesting factoids.
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Reviewed by Henry Halim SE   August 11, 2017
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Great combined tour for someone visiting Rome for the first time. Saves money and time with the professional tour guide.
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Reviewed by John F GB   August 10, 2017
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The guide was extremely informative.
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Reviewed by Harry M CH   August 10, 2017
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The guide was informative and covered everything well.
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Reviewed by Karen ML GB   August 01, 2017
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We had a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. All venues were really interesting.
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Reviewed by mandolyn N US   July 10, 2017
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Thank you SO much privatetour.com! I accidentally booked the wrong date and when our hotel called our tour company, they agreed to let us switch to that day. Thank you SO MUCH! Then to top it off, our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. She made our tour amazing and I'd highly recommend. Thank you!
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Reviewed by Barbera H NL   July 06, 2017
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A truly informative skip the line tour. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Nina D AT   June 07, 2017
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Our guide was amazing and entertaining at the same time. He was very knowledgeable. highly recommend the tour.

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Reviewed by Samuela J US   May 08, 2017
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Our guide was amazing, the tour was incredible and we got to go on the floor of the Colosseum. Next, to my tour of the Vatican, this was my favourite tour in Italy. I cannot recommend it enough.
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Reviewed by Vikki L NO   May 05, 2017
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Great tour and great info. Loved being able to skip to the front of the line. A little planning ahead and booking a front of the line tour makes the day of sightseeing so much more pleasant. Loved the info, the tour and the guide.
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