Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

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Overview

Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Romes centro storico (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The 3-hour Rome walking tour offers the perfect introduction to the citys tumultuous history. Hear tales of gruesome gladiator combat while exploring the Colosseums second and third tiers; learn about monuments like the Regia inside the Roman Forum; and enjoy photo stops at Romes big-name attractions such as Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and more! Choose between a standard tour (maximum 25 people) or a small-group tour (maximum 12 people) for a more personalized experience.Entrance fees to the Colosseum and Roman Forum are not included on this tour; simply pay on the day.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Your Rome half-day tour starts near the Colosseum. Head inside to explore the first and second tiers of the Roman amphitheater with your guide. Hear how seating was allocated to social status, with the Emperors and senators enjoying the best seats in the house, and plebeians toward the top. The stadiums gladiatorial contests were its main attraction, and youll hear tales of the gory games where trained gladiators would fight each other for the amusement of the crowds.

After your Colosseum tour, set off to explore the surrounding area, discovering places that once represented the financial, commercial and political center of Ancient Rome. The main relics and ruins are clustered throughout the Roman Forum, so head inside to wander seeing history set in the sites stones.

Hear fascinating tales about the power and treachery associated with the Emperors of Ancient Rome while seeing the ruins of once-important monuments like the Temple of Caesar. Stop for photos by the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus, and gaze in wonder at the colonnaded Regia once the home of the Kings of Rome. Other highlights include the Gemonian stairs and Temple of Vespasian and Titus.

Leave the Roman Forum and continue into Romes centro storico, to see all the sights around its historical center. Throw a coin in the impressive Trevi Fountain for luck, and then pose for photos in front of Rome Pantheon one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the city. Stroll around Piazza Navona, a lively central square, and learn about Bernini, a much-celebrated Baroque sculptor who designed three of the squares fountains. Your Ancient Rome half-day walking tour then finishes in the center of town.

Inclusions for Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly
  • Entrance Tickets toColosseum and Roman Forum

Exclusions for Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Luggage storage NOT available

Not wheelchair accessible

Strollers are permitted.

If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, et.c) private tours are available on request

The Colosseum has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions (and no bag check) it is forbidden to bring the following:

Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)

Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol.

Bicycles, skates, and segways.

Luggage or large bags.

Pets. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Irene was a great tour guide. Good knowledge of history and sense of humour. Enjoyed time spent at Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi, Pantheon and Piazza Novona.

  • we loved it! tour guide was great!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Good tour. Gave up early as it was too hot

  • We went through all important landmarks of Rome in 3.5 hrs! Our tour guide forgot his name was very knowledge and talked non-stop the entire 3.5 hrs to give us historic facts and information on each landmark. It is a long walk but was worth it. Our children are 16, 13 and 11. Probably because we just landed that morning, they were exhausted from walking toward the end of the tour. Yet, I think it is worth it!

  • Excellent tour providing the opportunity to see several famous icons without being rushed. Guide was excellent Joseph in explaining and plenty of free time as well.

  • Our tour guide was Guiseppe ( I think that is how you spell it). He was AMAZING! We did not feel rushed at all and he was very informative about everything! If you are able to request tour guides, he is your guy!

  • One of the best tours on our trip!!! Our guide, Giuseppe, was fantastic!! He was so friendly, knowledgeable and really kept the tour on track. I would highly recommend this tour!

  • Alfredo our guide is an archeologist, so his knowledge was off the charts good. Very friendly and personable. Lots of walking, which was fine with us. Would definatly do again.

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