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Small Group Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill – Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and admire the exquisite architecture of the iconic Colosseum
  • Stand atop the Palatine Hill and enjoy a picturesque view of the city
  • Whisk past unending queues and get inside the Colosseum faster with exclusive skip-the-line access
  • Small group tour ensures an intimate experience and allows for more interaction with the guide
  • An expert, English speaking guide will accompany you at all times
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 18 Jul 16: Daily except Sunday
    19 Jul 16 - 06 Sep 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    07 Sep 16 - 17 Oct 16: Daily except Sunday
    18 Oct 16 - 31 Oct 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Dec 16: Monday & Saturday
    01 Feb 17 - 28 Feb 17: Monday & Saturday
    01 Mar 17 - 31 Mar 17: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

    Duration

    3 Hours

    Start time

    08:45am

    Meeting Point

    Your guide will be waiting at Wall fountain on the left as you exit Colosseum underground station. Our guide will have a sign with Ancient Rome tour and the name of our local partner.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends on the Capitol hill

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Immerse yourself in the history of Italy in this fascinating walking tour of the city of Rome. This is a small group tour which allows everyone to interact with the guide.

    Enter the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum and walk around the remains of the imposing ancient buildings listening to its history peppered with anecdotes. Enjoy a tour of the Colosseum and relive the days of ancient Rome when the ferocious games played here were a way of life. Spend time on the Palantine Hill and enjoy an incredible view of the Imperial Palace, Circus Maximus, and the Ancient Forum.

    The walking tour of the city of Rome gives an insight into the history and culture of Italy’s regal past.

    Itinerary

    Meet your guide at 8:45am, Wall fountain on the left as you exit Colosseum underground station. You will travel on foot for this small group tour.

    Your first stop is the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum, also known as the most celebrated meeting place in the world. The Roman Forum was the site of triumphal processions and gladiatorial matches for centuries. As you walk around the remains of the imposing ancient buildings, your guide will enthrall you with anecdotes about the structure of Roman society, their beliefs, and their social and political life.

    Visit the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built with a seating capacity of up to 80,000. Relive the days of Ancient Rome and enjoy a thorough tour of the structure as well as learn about the inner workings of the Colosseum. Your expert, English speaking local guide will tell you about the showmanship of the ferocious games played here and how essential it was for the Romans to attend it.

    After visiting the Colosseum, you will spend some time on the Palatine Hill, the centre point of the Seven Hills of Rome. Many famous emperors had their palaces built on the Palatine Hill and it was also the site of the famous Temple of Apollo. From this vantage point your guide will discuss other important ancient Roman sites like the Imperial Palace and Circus Maximus. Look down at the Ancient Forum from the hill and gain an idea about its original design.

    The tour will end on the Palatine Hill at around 12noon, after which you are free to explore on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Walking tour
    • English speaking local expert guide
    • Reservations to enter the Colosseum (no need to stand in line)
    • Guided tour inside the Colosseum

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, at least a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.


    This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum 12 passengers per group. However, there should be minimum 5 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the local activity operator’s name written on it

    Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.

    Additional info

    Tour is operated in English.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Great

      The guide Barbara was her name I think was great and very useful.Although it was very hot she made the experience to be unforgetable...

      Svetlana Karagjozova
    • Fantastico!

      Entertaining... educational... a lot of ground was covered! our guide, Francesca was super!...

      Donna Sebastian
    • great tour of Colosseum

      our guide was great. very knowledgeable and at the right time very funny...

      Barry A McGrory
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