Tour code: 3058ANCIENT
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.


  • 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

Gerald K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour leader was very knowledgeable and personal. Spent 3 pleasant hours walking through some of the greatest sights in the world! Can't recommend anything better and a real value!

David K V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent and highly informative tour guide. There was some disorganization at the beginning and the tour started late, but the quality of the tour made up for it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

In the pouring rain our guide weathered
on with aplomb and good cheer. Better tour than expected ; knowledgable guide.

Charles M B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The two days we were in Rome, it was rainy. We still did the walking day tour of Ancient Rome area and the Vatican. So hard to believe they could build something so intricate with the primitive tools that existed. A chance in a life time to see such history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Colosseum is amazing! With this tour we were able to skip the 3-hour line and go right in. The guide was knowledgeable and we were able to see a lot of the city this way. Lots of photo opportunities going to the Trevi Fountain and even waited for me when I wanted to take a few more pictures at the fountain. Very nice tour! I would do this again.

Josephine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Faythe B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very knowledgable guide, and sensitive to audience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was an amazing tour. Thank you


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.

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