Meet your guide and small group at the metro stop just opposite the Colosseum. Your tour group is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere. Begin your whirlwind tour of the most important sites of Ancient Rome with express entry to the Colosseum, skipping the long entry lines.
Walk around the first and second tiers of this Rome landmark, learning about the basic facts as well as some more esoteric knowledge, such as the hand signals that emperors used to condemn combatants and the daily lives of the gladiators.
Head for the commercial and political heart of the empire: the Roman Forum. On the way, pass Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the final resting place of emperor Julius Caesar and the arch of Constantine.
Trek up to the top of Palatine Hill, where you'll pause to hear the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythological twins who founded Rome. Through our guide's commentary, come to a better understanding of the importance of this once-great empire.