Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

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Overview

Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Rome’s ‘centro storico’ (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The 3-hour Rome walking tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s tumultuous history. Hear tales of gruesome gladiator combat while exploring the Colosseum’s second and third tiers; learn about monuments like the Regia inside the Roman Forum; and enjoy photo stops at Rome’s 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.

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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 stadium’s gladiatorial contests were its main attraction, and you’ll 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 site’s 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 Rome’s 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 square’s fountains. Your Ancient Rome half-day walking tour then finishes in the center of town.
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Inclusions for Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Professional guide

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly

  • Entrance Tickets to Colosseum and Roman Forum

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Exclusions for Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Luggage storage NOT available

Not wheelchair accessible

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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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1814 reviews by the users

  • Really enjoyed this tour. We covered a lot of the main highlights in Rome.

  • Our tour guide was Joseph and he was wonderful! Very informative and knowledgeable. It was like 103 degrees with barely any shade and he was very accommodating and helpful allowing us to stop for water and to rest. I learned so much. Definitely worthwhile!

  • Great value and fun

  • Very in depth tour of Coliseum, Pantheon, and nearby sites, including Trevi Fountain.

  • Blew me away! This was awesome! A bargain!

  • This was a great tour.

  • Really enjoyed this walking tour. Our guide was very informative and the headphones meant we didn't miss a word. Loved learning about the history of Rome.

  • Great tour and our guide was fantastic!!! Would do again and highly recommend.

  • Francesca was amazing. She was incredibly knowledgeable about ancient Rome. She was endearing and funny and we just loved her. 100 perfect.

  • This walking tour was a really great way to see the historical city of Rome. Our tour guide Francesca was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and manoeuvred our group successfully through the often massive crowds. Only negative was that it went over time by about an hour, there was a LOT of information given, and was a suuuuper hot day, so I think I tuned out 1/2 way through- so many dates and names! Suited for history buffs and travellers accustomed to Rome heat. Otherwise, brilliant. Thank you :

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