See ancient Roman ruins and more on this 3-hour morning or afternoon walking tour. You’ll visit key sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill as you learn about the notorious gladiator competitions of old. Plus, stop for photo ops at the Trevi Fountain among other landmarks. If you want a more personalized experience, upgrade to a small-group tour for 12 people. Entrance fees are payable on the day, making this an ideal add-on to a Rome sightseeing pass.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Ancient Rome tour including the Colosseum, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore Rome Colosseum’s second and third tier and learn about the gladiatorial games
  • Admire the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum on a Rome walking tour
  • Walk around Piazza del Campidoglio on Capitoline hill, one of the ancient Seven Hills of Rome
  • See top Rome attractions like Rome Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour with no more than 12 people and enjoy personalized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour packs all the biggest Rome sights into a short period of time, leaving you the rest of the day to explore further on your own. There's a lot of walking so be prepared!

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What You Can Expect

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

See the sights of the Roman Forum on this exciting Rome walking tour!

After meeting your guide, your half-day Rome walking tour start by entering the Colosseum (entrance fees on this tour are at your own expense; you’ll pay on the day of the tour).

With your guide, explore the second and third levels of this legendary amphitheatre, learning interesting facts such as how seats were assigned according to social class. You’ll also hear about the gruesome gladiator games, the Colosseum’s main attraction that provided much entertainment to the crowd. Then follow your guide back outside to walk around the neighboring streets, where the commercial and political center of ancient Rome once stood.

Head to the Roman Forum (entrance at own expense), where you’ll check out historic ruins such as the Temple of Caesar and listen to stories about the power and backstabbing that went on during this period of Roman history. Other sites you’ll see include the Arch of Septimius Severus, the colonnaded Regia, the Gemonian stairs and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus.

From here, walk to Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, to admire the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio, and then continue to Rome’s historic center (centro storico) to see well-known attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Check out the square’s three fountains designed by famous baroque sculptor Bernini before your tour ends here, the perfect central location from which you can continue exploring Rome on your own.

Customer Reviews

gocaesars

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great day as far as weather and learned a lot about the coliseum as well as Rome. Unfortunately we did this tour on the same day as the Rome marathon so we were not able to get to all parts of the city very easy. Our tour guide was great.

Maggie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour! The guide was informative and knew a lot of information about each of the locations. A great way to fit most of Rome into one day. Highly recommended.

Ben J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Extremely fun tour of ancient Rome. We saw almost all of the highlights. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. I highly recommend this tour.

Linda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful! We saved so much time by not waiting in the long lines. The guide was wonderful and we learned so much. Well worth it!

Terry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic. Our guide Nicola Capuzzola was a mind of information. So interesting.

BENEDICTE J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our guide was so well informed on the history of Rome than we passed a very plaesant walking tour. It was very interesting.

Roger F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide.

GORDON B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

THIS AS GOT TO BE THE BEST TOUR OF THE LOT! AND MORESO IF YOU GET THE GUIDE FROM
WHEN IN ROME TOURS HER NAME IS CHIARA, WHAT A SUPER GUIDE, AND A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR, SHE BRINGS 2 THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES,
WHAT A STAR! ROME IS NOT BAD EITHER!

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Alfredo was a great tour guide! We learned and saw so much!

Cherryl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our tour guide Ciara was very knowledgeable and made the walking tour engaging and informative. There was never a dull moment during the tour and Ciara answered all our queries and exceeded our expectations. Ciara brought pictures and books with her to aid the audience in understanding the before and after' appearance of each site. It will be a long walk but you will be learning and appreciating a lot of sites and historical information along the way. Worth every penny! Ciara was the best guide we've had in Italy.

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