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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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Save 10% on these popular tours by booking them together in this exclusive combo package!

See the highlights of Rome on this unforgettable day of sightseeing, combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! This small-group, full-day Rome Super Saver starts with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, including the incredible Roman Forum. After your first tour, explore independently before spending your afternoon on a leisurely walking tour past top Rome attractions, such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and more!

Numbers are limited to 25 people on this Super Saver tour, ensuring you'll see the best of Rome in a small-group atmosphere. Even better, enjoy up to 10% discount, depending on the option chosen, when you buy these combined tours.

Highlights

  • Combine two best-selling Rome tours for a discounted price
  • Explore Ancient Rome in the morning with your expert guide and see the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the famous Colosseum and learn about its brutal past
  • Spend two hours at your leisure exploring, shopping or relaxing over lunch (own expense)
  • Take an afternoon walking tour and pass top Rome attractions including Piazza del Popolo, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and more
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 25 people provides an intimate experience
  • Enjoy a home-made Italian gelato in summer or a cappuccino or hot chocolate in winter

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You see all the highlights of Rome and save money with this combo. It's a comprehensive tour with a fabulous guide that's great for first-time visitors. Bring your camera!

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What You Can Expect

Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

Rome Pantheon

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour:
Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3-hour, small-group morning tour starts with a gentle stroll up the Oppian Hill to enjoy unforgettable views of the Colosseum -- Ancient Rome's most iconic landmark. After heading back down, skip the long entrance lines of the Colosseum and enjoy priority access to explore this famous attraction with your expert guide. As you walk around the fascinating ground and first floors, hear stories from your guide about the amphitheater's intriguingly brutal past filled with bloodthirsty gladiators.

After leaving the Colosseum, head into Ancient Rome to see the Arch of Constantine before walking through the Roman Forum and up Palatine Hill. Your tour ends on Via Sacra, the main street that links the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill. Enjoy roughly two hours at your leisure. Explore the impressive ruins or have lunch at any of the several nearby restaurants (own expense) before your afternoon tour.

Best of Rome Walking Tour:
After rejoining your small group and guide at Piazza del Popolo (or Piazza di Spagna from March 4, 2013 onwards), set off at a leisurely pace with your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. Heading to Rome's center, pass the beautiful Santa Maria del Popolo Church and hear interesting tales and legends such as how the hated Emperor Nero was buried near this church. Continue to the Spanish Steps that lead elegantly down from the church of Trinita dei Monti before taking a break by the majestic Trevi Fountain.

Continue with a stroll through Piazza Colonna, a stylish square considered by the ancient Romans as the center of the city. Then, enjoy a fantastic photo opportunity at the world-famous Pantheon, a unique historic temple with sleek marble columns. Follow your guide through bustling Piazza Navona, typified by its ornate fountains, Baroque architecture and lively sidewalk caf├ęs. Lastly, visit Campo de Fiori, a more traditional square, where your tour ends.

Please note: Rome's Trevi Fountain is currently under restoration until late 2015. A walkway above the central portion of the fountain will allow you to catch a glimpse of the ongoing work. Water will be drained during the process, but you'll still be able to cast your coins into the fountain for luck.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good tour leader was informative and interesting, and clearly loved her subject matter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was also an archaeologist which was an added plus because he made the Colosseum come alive for us. I had visited before but never had taken a tour and was happy that we did.Wish we had just a little more time in the forum but it was an extremely hot day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guides were very knowelegeble, patient and professional. Fantastic tour! Wear comfortable shoes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Both our guides were fabulous. They were experts on the subject and had a great attitude. They were fluent in English and worked well with the group.

From personal experience, we would recommend doing the Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour on another day if possible. The three day Colosseum Tour can be tiring, especially in the summers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome! Our guide was superb, making history come alive as she explained how the Colosseum operated. The walking tour was also wonderful, providing up-close looks at the famous landmarks of Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful and Allessandro our guide was clear and factual. His English was excellent and he managed the large group really well. His enthusiasm and knowledge of archaeology was perfect for the tour. Would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

great tour - well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Alessandro was awesome! He was knowledgeable, patient, and his English was terrific. A superb tour guide. We enjoyed everything and would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a good appreciation of the history and archaeology of the ancient Roman time period. We ended up skipping the Best of Rome Afternoon tour because we needed more time to rest in between and decided we wanted to explore on our own, but are very glad we did the tour of the Colosseum and Roman Ruins.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide was excellent and skipping the line makes sense. The tour turned out to be too physically challenging for me and I had to leave in the early afternoon so missed the Pantheon. This was my fault, can't blame the tour operator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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