Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

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Activity provider: ItaliaTours
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

Activity provider: ItaliaTours
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From US$ 89 per person

Likely to sell out

Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum with an expert archaeologist guide. Walk in the footsteps of Gladiators and Caesars who inhabited Roma Caput Mundi, followed by a visit to the site where St. Peter himself was imprisoned before his crucifixion.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Skip-the-line access means you bypass queues at the Colosseum AND Roman Forum
  • Learn the meaning of “Caput Mundi,” what’s all the fuss about a she-wolf, and why is St. Peter so important in Roman History?
  • A fully guided tour followed by an interactive video guide provide the best of both worlds
Full description

Visit the famous Mamertine Prison and learn about the captivating life of St. Peter who was held prisoner here before his crucifixion. Then, journey through the Colosseum in the footsteps of Gladiators of Rome who killed and survived, or died for the entertainment of the masses.

Upon exiting the Colosseum, make your way back around the Roman Forum to Carcer Tullianum, which was the underground prison cell where St. Peter was held.

  • Priority access tickets to the Colosseum
  • Fully guided tour inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Entry tickets and video guide to the Mamertine Prison
  • Small groups of max 15 participants
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Live guide inside the Mamertine Prison
  • Personal extras
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

· Largo Gaetana Agnesi , above the Colosseo Metro Station · Metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". · Once inside the Colosseo Metro station main level, take the escalator or walk up the steps to the upper level, Largo Gaetana Agnesi · Look for a representative holding a WHEN IN ROME TOURS sign. · Maps link:

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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August 30, 2022

We had an excellent guide for the Colosseum tour, Robert. He was very knowledgable and friendly. He seemed to enjoy taking our questions and had a wealth of information to share! (5 stars for this part!) We also enjoyed seeing the Prison of St. Peter. However, we did not have a tour guide for this, instead we were given a tablet with some information. Somehow, I expected a guide and the ability to ask some questions there as well. However, the people who worked there were quite friendly and I enjoyed the historical significance of the location!

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September 7, 2021

Product ID: 384013