Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

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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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  • 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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2054 reviews by the users

  • Excellent guide, very detailed tour, got to see everything we wanted. Just wish we could have had more time in the Colosseum to explore.

  • An EXCELLENT Tour - highly recommended! Viator provided us with a fabulous English-speaking guide that had extraordinary history knowledge. We were totally captivated. Walking thru the 'ruins' was mind-blowing! 5 Stars!!!

  • So glad we went on this tour--it was fantastic. Our guide was exceptional. Well worth the money.

  • Guide pleasant and very knowledgeable but rambled far too much information. Several people asked for restroom stop, he kept saying 15 minutes and 45 minutes later we still had not stopped. That is huge issue, we left tour hour early- had had enough.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Giuseppe was an excellent guide with a warm friendly manner. The tour covers so much and I think he left no ancient Roman stone unturned!
    Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • This was an excellent and very informative tour. Well worth the cost. Learned a lot and saw much more than could have on our own in the same amount of time. Joseph was an excellent and friendly guide.

  • A wonderful walk of Ancient Rome. Our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of interesting information given, nice size group, highly recommend.

  • Highly recommend to purchase if you're on a short trip in Rome. You get to see so many things. Since my hotel was close to the Trevi fountain, I got to see it the night before. The Trevi is included on this and it was still great to see it during the day. The Pantheon is also a must, I was caught off guard on how big this structure is. After your tour, have lunch at Piazza Navarone. Enjoy!

  • This was a very good tour and we covered a lot of ground. Our tour guide did a little too much standing around, showing pictures on her iPad instead of walking and talking, which I would have preferred. We saw a lot of the city. Recommended.

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