Your tour begins with an 8.30am or 2pm pickup (depending on option chosen) from your central Rome hotel by your private guide. Set out on foot to explore Rome’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, starting with a tour of the mighty Colosseum.
Using your skip-the-line tickets, gain instant admission to the grand amphitheater and marvel at the spectacular 60,000-seat arena. As you admire the impressively preserved ruins, listen as your guide brings the Colosseum back to life, telling stories of ancient Roman emperors, gladiator games, and wild beast fights.
Continue to the Roman Forum, the grand centerpiece of ancient Rome, where the remarkably preserved temples, basilicas, and public squares offer a fascinating glimpse into Roman life. While you’re there, hear the story of the Lapis Niger, an ancient Latin text housed in the base of one of the columns in the Forum, and visit the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, once home to the virgin priests of Vesta.
Finally, climb to the top of Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, and enjoy spectacular views over Rome.