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Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Experience Ancient Rome's most iconic sites on this small-group, 3-hour tour. Set out with an expert guide who will bring these incredible ruins to life though history, stories, and intriguing anecdotes. Step inside the Colosseum and hear tales of the gladiators who once fought here as you explore its first and second tiers. Stroll through the Roman Forum and imagine what this center of Ancient Rome was like 2,000 years ago. See Julius Caesar's final resting place, marvel at the monolithic Arch of Constantine, and climb Palatine Hill.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a comprehensive overview of ancient Rome’s most important sites
  • Beat the crowds and save time with skip-the-line Colosseum access
  • A small group tour makes for a relaxing, personal way to explore
  • Included audio headsets mean you won’t miss your guide’s stories
What to Expect
This small-group tour begins at a meeting point just outside of the Colosseum’s entrance. Lines for the UNESCO World Heritage Site are famously long, but skip-the-line access means you’ll save hours otherwise spent waiting. Follow your guide inside, put on audio headsets, and discover this world-famous landmark up close. You’ll hear stories about the gladiators who once fought here, as well as the long history of the Colosseum. Next, the tour continues in the Roman Forum, just adjacent from the Colosseum. Home to a heavy concentration of priceless ruins, the Forum was once the heart of the Roman Empire. See Julius Caesar’s final resting place, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and more. The final stop on the tour is Palatine Hill. Climb up to the top for views overlooking the Roman Forum and beyond, and hear the Romulus and Remus myth from your guide. The tour ends back in front of the Roman Forum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Audio headsets (if group of 6 or more people)
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Walks of Italy
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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. Please provide us with detailed contact information in case we need to reschedule your tour
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Guide was well informed and we had ear phones to hear which are a necessity in the Coliseum. Lots of stairs and hills. Some didn't make it all the way.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tripatkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small group tour of only 12 adults - Aussies & Americans & it’s safe to say we would all rate this company & our amazing guide “Donata” very highly. Easy to find meeting point- very informative, easy to hear with ear pieces with excellent...More

Thank eatin_heaps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This August was our first time in Rome, with so many integral attractions, we weren't sure what to expect. We booked this skip the line tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. It was the best decision. Marianne brought life to the colosseum and Palatine...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank m0nkey68
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Martina (tour guide) was very knowledgeable and nice. She knew her history. You must do a guided tour in order to get the most out of your visit. Skipping the lines was so important in 97 degree weather. We were a little confused about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Loni H
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

This tour was a great experience. Informative and interesting for those who want to know the history and beauty of early Rome. Our guide was well informed and friendly as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Camper798900 | Reviewed this property |
Mine was a bit over 3 hours but every hour was well spent even in the scorching August heat.
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Response from Mamajoy333 | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, you’ll meet at the little park on the corner. Have fun!!
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Response from michaeljK8188GD | Reviewed this property |
We met at Nicola Salvi. It’s a small street above the colosseum with shade and a park....
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