Skip the Line: Colosseum, Forum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour

Product ID: 1881
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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line and spend your vacation discovering Ancient Rome’s most famous sites
  • Experience the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum in three immersive hours
  • Benefit from an expert, English-speaking guide to regale you with myths and historical tales of gladiators, beasts and emperors
  • Make the most of small tour groups of 25 people or less, with audio headsets included – so you won’t miss a word
Full description
Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Here, your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both martial and political, that played out in this incredible amphitheater. You might be surprised to learn that ‘Gladiator’ didn’t get everything right and that feats of ancient engineering even allowed the Romans to re-enact naval battles in the arena. 

The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. As you learn the history of this incredible area, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum.

The Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, were the heart of Ancient Rome. All of Roman life could be found in this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins.

In just three hours, you’ll experience all that allowed Rome to endure so long – staying immersed in history the entire time, without wasting a moment waiting in line.
Includes
  • Skip-the line-entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Reservation fee
  • Headsets when needed
  • Groups of no more than 25 people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Take metro line B (blue line) to the stop "Colosseo." Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi.

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Know before you go
• This service ends on Palatine Hill around 13:00 for the morning tour and 18:00 for the afternoon tour.
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
• The tour operator regrets that they are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. They are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours.
• Some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, the tour operator is happy to offer customers an extended tour to deliver the advertised total length of the tour.
• Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in.
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From US$ 62.78 US$ 50.22 per person

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Product ID: 1881