• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 38.18 View price calendar

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Step back in time to a world of gods, gladiators and emperors on a 3-hour tour of ancient Roman highlights. Hear legends of the Roman Empire as you visit its most impressive surviving monuments including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon. You’ll also see Rome’s Baroque side at the famed Piazza Navona and stop at a café for a taste of authentic gelato or espresso. Skip the long lines with priority access, and choose from a private or semi-private tour with a maximum of 13 people.


  • 3-hour tour of Rome’s ancient and artistic highlights
  • Imagine a world of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Admire the Baroque side of Rome at Piazza Navona
  • Pop in a café to taste delicious Italian gelato or espresso (own expense)
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access
  • Choose from a private or semi-private tour

What You Can Expect

Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Gems of Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

Colosseum Small Group ongoing!

Customer Reviews

Mariela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Do not think twice, book this tour. You will save time, and will not have lots of crowds. Tour guide was personable and had lots of insights of the Colosseum.

Russell W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful, immersive tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with an excellent guide!

Chris S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a fantastic tour with the Once in Rome tour group. We had a small group--8 people. Our guide did a great tour of the Colosseum with lots of interesting facts. We did not do the underground tour, but still got great views of the underground levels and lots of interesting information. We walked all over the ancient part of Rome and saw lots of beautiful and interesting sites. Our guide Eleana was great. After the tour she gave us a fantastic referral to a great restaurant for lunch. Very good experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved this tour! The group was small enough that I could keep up with a mobility scooter. They usually don't allow them, but it was doable for me. The guide was excellent and as an archeologist knew the places well. We enjoyed having the group and the info given as we went through the colosseum. My only problem was finding elevator and getting down to the street level exit before the rest of the group finished the tour of the underground portion. The second part of the tour was just as interesting and mostly going around town with info on the places we visited. This was very special to us even though we had visited much of it the night before. On our own we did not have any real information about the places. Going on a good tour made the places much more interesting and fun so it was like the first visit again - only better. Would strongly recommend this tour.

Brett E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a GREAT tour! Paolo was our guide and he was FANTASTIC!!! He was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time with him. He even helped a couple of us find a gluten free restaurant. He went above and beyond!!!! Thank you for the great tour and especially thank you Paolo!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed our tour, our guide was extremely knowledgable and a pleasure to spend time with.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I've had such a great time! I only had a few hours to spend in Rome and this tour was the perfect way to visit some of the highlights of the Eternal City. Ferdinando, a former archaeologist, is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. The skip the line access to the Colosseum saves you a lot of time and hassle. I totally recommend this tour.

Joan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Value for money

Tena C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide, Elena, was very interesting and excited to share. This is a very good value because you see many sites in one tour. It is quite a bit of walking, so be prepared for that and any changes of weather along the way!

Joanna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our stylish Hungarian guide, Ava, was very knowledgeable and approachable. She informed us of all the pertinent facts in an enthusiastic and humorous way and took great care of us when leading us across the busy streets of Rome.

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