Rome, Italy

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Delve deep into ancient Roman history during this 3-hour, small-group tour. Climb to the top of Palatine Hill to wander through some of Rome’s oldest ruins. Stroll through the Roman Forum, stopping at famous sights like the final resting place of Julius Caesar, the monolithic Arch of Constantine and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Skip the long entry line, then explore the first and second tiers at the Colosseum, learning about Roman history through your guide's comprehensive commentary. A small tour group of 15 people or fewer ensures personalized attention from your guide.
  • Comprehensive tour of Ancient Rome's highlights in three hours
  • Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Skip-the-line entry at the Colosseum
  • Small tour group of 15 people or fewer means personalized attention from your guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
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.


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, Oct 2018

Fantastic tour guide provided such an in-depth knowledge and history of the landmark, that it reslly made it an experience to remember for life.

, Jul 2018

Great tour. The Guide made it really interesting. All the family enjoyed the detail, history and the stories.

, Jul 2018

This was an awesome tour and our guide, Davide, was so informative and had a wonderful sense of humor. I was amazed by the history and architecture of the buildings - I highly recommend this tour !!!

, May 2018

We had an early morning tour which was nice because it was not so hot or crowded. Our guide, Francisco, was beyond amazing - so knowledgeable and explained things so well. I would highly recommend this tour.

, Mar 2018

We loved our guide during this tour! Walks of Italy is a great company!! We highly recommend this tour and you get to skip the line which is a huge plus!

, Mar 2018

What a wonderful time we had with our guide, Cecilia, explaining the history of Rome, the colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. Without her thorough explanation, we would have just been looking at bunch of ruins and not knowing the significance of it. There were only 9 of us in our group and Cecilia answered all our questions with kindness and detail. Well worth the money and it is a nice way to spend half a day learning about Roman history!

, Dec 2017

nice tour, but I think I would have had just as nice a time exploring it on my own.

, Nov 2017

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, Oct 2017

We had an awesome time exploring ancient Rome with Julia. We learned so much about the architecture, the politics, and the myths surrounding the ancient city, and walked away in awe of what the Romans achieved so very long ago. Julia was entertaining, kept us moving, and really knew what she was a talking about. As a native Roman, she ended the tour giving us a list of things to do next and recommendations for restaurants, attractions, and other sites. We spent another hour or so exploring the forum and Palatine Hill before wandering around to the Circus Maximus and Bocca della Verita - both within easy walking distance. Definitely go in the morning - even in October it was warm by the time we ended the tour, but even more so, the immense space started to feel crowded with people the later in the day we stayed.

, Oct 2017

Highly recommend. Our expert guide was highly knowledgeable and passed that information along to us. The underpinnings and organization of the movement of animals, gladiators, citizens, and Senators were noteworthy. This is a must see for architecture and engineering professionals. It's too bad the Colosseum was looted for its iron, bronze, and marble. We really liked how our guide pointed out so many things for us on Palatine Hill and in the Forum area. All lovers of Roman history should take this exceptional tour.

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