Fast Track: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour With Arena Entrance

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 18 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the Colosseum, Roman forum and Romes Centro storico (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The 3.30 hour Rome walking tour offers the perfect introduction to the citys tumultuous history. Hear tales of gruesome gladiator combat while exploring the Colosseums first and second 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.

Highlights

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Led by a local guide

Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

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

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Headsets to ear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Colle Capitolino

Entry/Admission - Piazza del Campidoglio

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Luggage storage NOT available

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Oct-2019

    Great tour of wonderful sights, but guide too verbose on mundane things and tour was far more strenuous than description suggested. Still would do it again if we had the chance, but would be better prepared,

  • 06-Aug-2019

    Our your guide, Sonya, was great! She was very knowledgeable and very interactive with our small group of couples. She did a great job at explaining the history and answering our questions. I definitely recommend this tour

  • 18-Jul-2019

    You walk down to the Colosseo, and you're greeted by a myriad of organized tours holding up extended umbrellas and signs high up in the air. Not these guys, these guys had two 5'3'' girls lazily walking around with clipboards. How am I supposed to find that? To make matters worse, the reservation voucher said the meeting point was "Piazza dell' Arco di Constantino" which of course doesn't exist but we were still able to deduct that it was somewhere around the Arco di Constantino. Still couldn't find them.

    When i called the phone number the rep i spoke was rude but I managed to get something useful out of her and after speaking with the info staff on location I was able to find the meeting point. We walked around for 30 minutes looking for them and we had now gotten there about 5 minutes past the start time and the tour had already left. The girl with the clipboard OFFERED (and i emphasize offered) to help, but she made no effort to actually help, and about 15 minutes later she wandered off with another tour and did not return. She had no intention to actually do anything. There was about a 20 minute wait for the security line. She could have very easily had us meet with the tour while they were waiting there.

    The only person that actually made an effort was the gentleman i believe his name was Sergio, and he put us on the next tour leaving. Great we're getting in now! However it turns out that they miscounted the number of people and they did not get enough tickets, so we got bumped off of this tour as well.

    Finally, Sergio then put us on a different tour from a different company, which was great, except for the fact that it was just a tour of the Colosseo and nothing else. At the end of the day we paid to gain easy access to the Colosseo with arena access and to explore the Palatine Hill and Forum with a guide. What we got was an incredibly frustrating 2 hours of walking around the outside of the Colosseo, followed by a short tour of only the Colosseo with no arena access. Its worth noting that the guide for this tour was excellent. We ended up buying tickets to the Forum and Palatine separately and went on our own using Rick Steves Audio guide.

    My advice? Go to the Forum and buy combo tickets for both the Colosseo and Forum as there is hardly ever a line, bring headphones, download the Rick Steves Audio Europe app, and do your own walking tour. Don't just skip the line, skip this tour entirely.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    Jan was incredibly informative, spoke excellent english and really seemed to enjoy giving the tour - despite the 98* weather and smoldering sun! The only thing we regretted was not staying for hte whole tour, we had just arrived in Rome that morning and between the heat and being tired from travel we just didn't have the energy to stay until the end.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I request a refund! I was at the meeting place well before the beginning of the tour, and I was assured by other tour guides who looked at my print out that indeed I was at the right spot too! Then I was told you all had left! Luckily a man helped me to catch up with a tour guide on the tail end and I had to pay euros instead of prepaying, but at least I I got to go, but it was not this same tout, it was much shorter! I paid through PagPal. Valerie Franco

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Very educational tour. We had a relatively small group, our guide as very knowledgeable. Also very considerate of the group with appropriate breaks. I would strongly recommend the tour!

  • 13-Jul-2018

    Joseph was very knowledgeable, a lots of information packed in 3.5 hours. Don’t miss the best gelato at Trevi Fountain.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Fantastic tour. Our guide was absolutely brilliant to be with
    He pointed out all the relevant sites and had great knowledge on everything
    he was showing/talking about.

  • 20-May-2018

    I really enjoyed this tour it was worth it, our tour guide Maria was very informative and patient with us, she answered all our questions and made the tour a very joyful event. I did the early morning tour 09.15, I personally think doing these tours in the mornings are better because you miss the crowd, each time you move on you are a step ahead of the crowd.

  • 07-May-2018

    A great tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us some awesome tips for navigating Rome. This was a great orientation to the sites of Rome. I'd recommend it for your first day in this magnificent city.

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