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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

2. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

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Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

4. Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

The morning e-bike tours are led by expert local guides who ride with you inside the Eternal City. They explain how to use the 3D visor during the tour, while providing you with history and curiosities about each monument. Explore the Colosseum as never before through the interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative voice of your guide and epic background music. Explore the city as it was 2000 years ago. A real moving and multi-sensory family experience, suitable for all ages.  The tour follows a carefully-designed itinerary, stopping at Rome’s most popular sites and recreating the ancient settings. You will see 3D reconstructions of the Circus Maximus, the School of the Gladiators, and much more. Your guide will always be with you, who will inform you about everything you really see with the 3D visors. Other viewpoints throughout the route include the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum, Venice square, Trajan forum Pantheon, Navona square, Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere, and Capitoline Hill.

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Rome: the Eternal City in a Day

5. Rome: the Eternal City in a Day

Visit the Vatican city in the morning and make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience as, besides being an incredible showcase of art, you will learn about the history and stories of this holy and mysterious Christian Kingdom, with St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum. Marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and hear about the new discoveries on the original messages in his painted “code”, stroll where only Popes and crown heads used to walk. The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the ancient heart of the city, as Rome is also Cesars, gladiators, chariots, centurions, emperors. In the Roman Forum and the Colosseum your guide will make the daily life and times of ancient Rome come to life with enthusiasm and humor. You'll relive life, while visiting the archeological sites, as a gladiator, emperor, slave, Vestal Virgin, senator, merchant and goddess! Includes visits to: St. Peter's Basilica, the vast dome of St. Peter is visible from everywhere in the city with its impressive Square, fountains and semicircular colonnades crowned with statues. Vatican Museums – The world’s greatest art collection with over 65.000 masterpieces: Bernini Staircase, Galleries with frescos and statues, Tapestries, Historical Maps, Roman and Greek sculptures, tombstones, and sarcophagus. The Sistine Chapel – With Michelangelo’s masterpieces of the "Creation" and the "Last Judgment", and other important frescoes from Botticelli, Perugino and Ghirlandaio. The Colosseum – A great monument built to the magnificence of the Roman Empire with its enormous arena, marble seats and subterranean passages and where Gladiatorial combats took place. The Roman Forum – It was the political, religious and commercial center of the ancient City with the most important temples and halls of justice. As the Roman Empire expanded, this few acres of land became the center of the civilized world. We’ll walk through temples, marble triumphal arches, government buildings and follow the paths of religious processions, political demonstrations, elections, important speeches, and parade of conquering generals which were held in the Forum. Venice Square – overshadowed by a monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II that was built also to commemorate Italian unification and that incorporates the tomb of the unknown soldier, and the 15th century Palazzo Venezia, which was Mussolini’s official residence. Capitol Hill – the most sacred hill for the Romans; Trajan market and Trajan column.

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Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

6. Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

Touring a museum or an archaeological site with kids can be a challenge, as tours are not often tailored for children or teenagers. This 2-hour guided tour of ancient Rome’s highlights features a guide that will make a difference to their experience. The key word to describe this tour is fun, as your guide will focus on capturing the kids’ attention and stimulating their interest with visual aids and interactive activities. Your whole family will be captivated by the stories of the gladiators, emperors, and lions at the Colosseum! Take your kids back to the glorious era of ancient Rome on a fun adventure that they won’t soon forget!

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Rome: Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

7. Rome: Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum Full-Day Tour

Start the day with a border crossing into Vatican City, where you’ll breeze past the long lines and through an exclusive Partner Entrance into the ornate Vatican Museums. Over 200 tour operators have skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican, but this Official Partner Tour grants you special access to the Private Partner Entrance, which allows us to enter immediately, saving 3 to 4 hours during peak season and giving you even more time to explore the beauty of the Museums. Once inside, you and your small group will enjoy all the highlights of the Vatican with an expert guide by your side. The tour takes in a treasure trove of artistic wonders, from masterworks like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos and ‘La Pietà’ in St. Peter’s Basilica to the precious relics, paintings and tapestries adorning the Museums’ gilded galleries. Throughout the tour, your expert, English-speaking guide will share fascinating insights only a local could know. After your Vatican tour, enjoy free time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine before meeting your next expert guide for a tour of the historical heart of Ancient Rome. You’ll begin by skipping yet another ticket line to enter the Colosseum immediately. Dominating the center of the Eternal City, this ancient arena puts modern stadiums to shame. And that’s not all. The tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where Rome originated in a battle between two brothers. You’ll then be taken from the origin of ancient Rome to its hub: the Forum, that bustling marketplace where business, politics and religion mixed. No other tour takes you so close to so much of the history, significance and fabulous riches of Rome. At certain times during the year, this tour's itinerary is reversed and guests will visit the Colosseum first, followed by the Vatican Museums. Please check your tour voucher for exact itinerary and meeting points.

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Rome: Tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

8. Rome: Tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum

Explore the Vatican on a semi-private tour. See the wonderful hidden treasures of the Vatican Galleries, the Raphael Rooms, and the Borgia apartments. Gaze in awe at the overwhelming majesty of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Visit 3 of Rome’s most famous attractions on this tour of the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. See the many treasures of the Vatican including the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia apartment, and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's impressive frescoes. The afternoon will be dedicated to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you will have fast track access through the Arch of Constantine to the Arena floor. Your storytelling guide will take you to the Palatine hill and Roman forum where you will see the Senator House and the Temple of Julius Caesar. Discover the impressive magnitude of the Colosseum on a 20-24 person tour. Explore the rings of this iconic architectural treasure. Walk on the arena floor where gladiators once spilled their blood in mortal combat. Tours of the arena floor are generally not open to the public but are possible on this exclusive tour.

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Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

9. Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

Explore Ancient Rome in the best and most convenient way with this exciting 3-hour tour. Meet your guide near the Colosseum and walk together into the suggestive Roman Forums after a short introduction to the area. Get a portrait of what everyday life in ancient Rome was like, since the Forum was the economic, political, juridical and social center of the city.  Enjoy scenic views over the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Forum from the Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills and the very place the legend sets the foundation of the city. Learn about the emperor's palace and immerse into the the beauty of the ruins and of the park itself. Finally enter the Colosseum through a priviledged entrance during the least crowded hours. Marvel at the majesty of this amphitheater and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour. Learn about the techniques used by the ancient engineers to build it and how it survived through the centuries. Discover the political and social reasons that led to it’s construction as well as the games that took place in it.

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Rome: Kid-Friendly Skip-the-Line Colosseum and History Tour

10. Rome: Kid-Friendly Skip-the-Line Colosseum and History Tour

Enjoy the highlights of ancient Rome with a local expert guide for kids and families. The guide will take you by the hand through the footsteps of emperors and gladiators. You will visit amazing sites to play and learn about one of the most extraordinary places in the world, right in the center of the Roman Empire. Skip the long entrance lines to explore the Colosseum and hear fascinating stories about the fights that took place there. Feel like you’re going back 2000 years as you walk along Rome's original paved streets visiting temples, ancient courthouses, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, the altar of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and much more.

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What people are saying about Roman Forum

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Francesca was amazing with my 2 boys! Not only did she engage so well with them, she kept quizzing them to check they had been listening and retained the information. The Colosseum is amazing for the whole family to see but takes the experience to another level to hear the stories told in a way the children understand. This was a day our kids will not forget! So grateful we decided to do the families tour!

Our tour guide was excellent! The amount of knowledge he has on the colosseum and Roman history was overwhelming. My wife and I learned so much that we never expected. His analogies to explain certain things was awesome. And he made the experience fun with little jokes that he had for certain parts of the tour. We will definitely use your company again when we come back.

Great, very informative tour. Highly professional with fun and wit! Thanks Stephano

Fantastische tour, super enthousiaste gids Zenda! Ze wist ons zoveel te vertellen.

Really great tour, very informative. Guides are also really great and helpful