- City: Rome
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Start Time: Times vary.
Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome.
No waiting in line with express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
- With small groups of 15 people or fewer, your tour will be intimate and fun.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
ENTER THE COLOSSEUM DIRECTLY TO HEAR TALES OF GLADIATORS & VENGEFUL EMPERORS.
With privileged entrance you’ll skip long lines to gain immediate access to the Colosseum, where you’ll start your journey into Ancient Rome, led by our passionate and entertaining tour guides.
Follow your guide around the first and second levels of the Colosseum, as they tell you the stories that bring ancient ruins to life. You’ll marvel at the ingenuity of Ancient Roman engineers; hear tales of public executions and blood-thirsty crowds; and discover the secret history of this ancient amphitheater.
So much of what you see and hear of the Colosseum in films and books is untrue – distinguish fact from fiction with the help of your expert guide. They’ll teach you the real hand symbols used by emperors to condemn gladiators to death, shock you with the secret, behind-the-scenes shenanigans of gladiators and fascinate you with the other lesser-known uses of the Colosseum.
TAKE A WALK THROUGH ANCIENT ROME AT THE ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL.
Your Colosseum tour will teach about more than just gladiators. You’ll learn about everyday life in Ancient Rome too: A lesson which extends to the next stop on our journey – the Roman Forum. Here you’ll encounter the stores of moneylenders; the final resting place of Julius Caesar; the incredible Arch of Constantine; and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, whose namesake were charged with keeping the sacred flame alive, plus the grave responsibility of bestowing clemency on men condemned to death.
We’ll also visit the Palatine Hill; the birthplace of Ancient Rome and the location of some of its oldest and most impressive ruins. Learn the legend of twins Remus & Romulus, found and raised by a shewolf. They may seem like old and distant stories, but with the help of your guide you’ll gain a real understanding of how the Roman Empire has impacted the world you know today – and even your own day-to-day life!
EASY, ENGAGING, ENTERTAINING.
We’re passionate about the Colosseum and Ancient Rome and about sharing that history with you, so we’ve worked hard to build a team of only the best, most engaging tour guides. With five-star ratings on TripAdvisor, we’re confident that they’re the perfect hosts to help you get the most from your Colosseum tour. With small groups of 15 people or fewer, you’ll find them easy to engage with while headsets make them easy to hear at all times and impossible to lose.
You could visit the Colosseum on your own but we guarantee that you’ll get so much more from your time if you take a walk with us; not just seeing Ancient Rome but really experiencing it.
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour. The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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