Small-Group Walking Tour: Colosseum And Ancient Rome Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Central Rome
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Take part in our original Experience of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where youll explore the heart of the Ancient City of Rome! On this 3 hour-long walking tour, youll visit the major landmarks of the former capital of the Roman Empire, revealing to you its history and secrets. Youll visit the Roman Senate, the Arch of Constantine, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Via Nova, and the Via Sacra, among other remarkable places. This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people. Your guide will welcome you at an easy-to-find meeting point, and will take you through an exciting itinerary culminating with a visit inside the magnificent and imposing Colosseum.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Forget about the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the World Cup. The Colosseum has hosted the most spectacular games ever. Its estimated that more than 500,000 people, and a million animals, lost their lives battling in the arena. Well also literally step back in time in our walk through the Roman Forum, retracing the steps of Caesar, Augustus and Nero.

As you walk down Ancient Romes chief street, the Via Sacra, youll focus on the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated; the House of the Vestal Virgins, a temple where priestesses vigilantly guarded the eternal flame of the Empire; the Senate, where key decisions that guided the course of western history were made; the Arch of Septimius Severus; as well as many other extraordinary monuments and ruins.

Youll visit the Palatine Hill, site of the citys very earliest settlements, which became the preferred residential area for most powerful and richest Roman families. Youll stop to marvel at the Arch of Constantine, celebrating Constantines victory over the pagan world, and marking the moment when Christianity became the official religion of the Empire.

Then you will walk to the Colosseum, the imposing amphitheater that was inaugurated in 80 A.D. Once inside, your guide will vividly recount the bloody events that took place in the Colosseum, bringing it all to life with tales of the gladiators, exotic animals, mock naval battles and executions.

Your day would include:

  • Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum, the worlds largest archaeological site
  • The House of the Vestal Virgins
  • The Roman Senate
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus
  • The Palatine Hill
  • The Arch of Constantine
  • The Via Nova, built by Nero
  • The Via Sacra and much more...

Itinerary:

  • Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum, the worlds largest archaeological site
  • The House of the Vestal Virgins
  • The Roman Senate
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus
  • The Palatine Hill
  • The Arch of Constantine
  • The Via Nova, built by Nero
  • The Via Sacra and much more...

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 10 people)
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines to enter the site (we cannot skip security, though)
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult

Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.

Water fountains available on site

Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour

Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen

There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed

Food is allowed in the archeological area

For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening

Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security

Group size limited to 12 people

Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.

Please note that sprays are not allowed inside the Colosseum.

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