• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 54.07 View price calendar

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Go back in time to the days of ancient Rome on this walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. With a knowledgeable guide, avoid the entrance queue at the Colosseum with skip-the-line admission, and go inside to explore the amphitheater and hear stories about gladiators and Roman emperors. Then head to Palatine Hill for a view of Circus Maximus, and see the ruins of the Roman Forum. This tour is limited to 18 people.

Highlights

  • Ancient Rome walking tour
  • Receive skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Tour the Colosseum with a guide to learn about the bloody gladiator battles and other events held here
  • Visit Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place
  • Marvel at the ancient remains of the Roman Forum's temples and other sites

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Daniel N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour with very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She handled a rainy day with grace and skill. Tour hit all the highlights and added additional time to go to the top level of the colosseum.

James E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Enjoyable walking tour with a great guide. Quite a walk but well worth it.

Leahanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Had a great experience with this tour and our guide Diego has been most helpful. Would recommend this especially for history and architecture lovers!

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic experience!! This activity really needed a guide! We learned so much and had great access to places. Chiara, our guide, was terrific--knowledgeable and charming! The small group made it easier in crowds than a large group would.

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fabulous tour! We are so glad we did the guided tour! Worth every !!

Greg M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, Renata was an excellent guide and very informative.

Jacquelyn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was fantastic, so much to see and learn, to think of the age of these places and what went on in them is amazing when you stand and look at it, and how they were built etc. Would do this again as you cant take it all in at once.

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour and tour guide. Was able to see everything with a small group and getting into the Colosseum through a private entrance made it all the more enjoyable.

Gillian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was amazing, despite, or maybe even because of the torrential rain we experienced, of Biblical proportions, that turned the roads into rivers and steps into waterfalls, literally, Our intrepid guide, Rene, led us off to the Colosseum, umbrellas and rain poncho covered heads held high and she even managed to get us inside, depsite the fact they were considering closing due to the rain making the stairways unsafe. Anyway, in we went and we did see some of the Colosseum before the inevitable happened and they decided to close and began to usher everyone out. At this point Rene's Italian deserted her and we avoided evacuation for as long as possible - till they got the measure of us and kept a beady eye on making sure we left the building. Back to the office for a dry out and a warm and then, as the rain had almost stopped, typical a few of us followed Rene back out into the streets I think by now we'd have followed her anywhere! to see the Forum, Palatine and Capitoline Hills. As well as being intrepid and waterproof, she has an amazing knowledge of Rome as I suppose you would expect but she explains the hsitory of the monuments in a very enthusiastic and digestible way.

Did I mention it was my birthday which is why we'd booked the tour never having been inside the Colosseum before so Rene's tour certainly made for a very memorable day, not least because while she was explaining some of the history of the Forum one of the office team appeared in the street with a birthday cupcake and candles, and the group sang happy birthday to me in the Roman drizzle! Such thoughtfulness. I was really moved by everyone's kindness.

So, I'm sure it would have been a great tour if everything had been 'normal' but in the circumstances it was a magnificent tour!

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