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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

See ancient Rome ruins and more on this half-day walking tour with an informative guide. You’ll visit the Eternal City’s major historic sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill while learning about notorious events like the gladiator competitions. Plus, stop for photo ops at other famous attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. When booking, select your departure time, and choose to upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience, if you wish.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Well worth the money but could have done with more time.

Andrea W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour - our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much. This is an excellent way to learn about some of Rome's history.

Alfred C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was much better than doing it on our own. I would highly recommend it. The headset were a great asset.

Murli R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Alfredo was engaging and considerate. Loved the tour, would love to do it again Andiamo!

Ann G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The guide on this tour, Ciara, was both extremely knowledgeable and highly personable. She made ancient Rome 'come alive' in a vivid and entertaining way what could have been quite a tiring afternoon as there was so much to see and a lot of walking passed effortlessly and interestingly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great morning looking around the iconic landmarks and helped establish the city. I would recommend this tour early on a Rome mini-break so you can familiarize yourself with the city. Very informative guide and lots to see.

narad m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour. Was able to see everything with ample time. Excellent tour guide

Sandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Had a wonderful time, our guide was super, thanks so much!

Alice N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nicholas was an excellent tour guide. Knowledgable and really kept us engaged. Our tour was in the rain and with our 16 and 23 year old sons. Worth the money since we only had 2 days in Rome!

Gerald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very knowledgeable guide. Liked having the earphones, so we could wander away from the group and still hear about the sites we visited.

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