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ANCIENT ROME Tour skip the line

LIVE TOURSANCIENT ROMEANCIENT ROME Tour skip the line

ANCIENT ROME Tour skip the line

Ancient Rome skip the line tour

Key Details

This Tour includes:

  • Colosseum
  • Arch of Costantine
  • Roman Forum (with Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar and more)
  • Palatine Hill

Enter the Colosseum and climb up to the second tier, see the Arch of Constantine, explore the ancient Roman Forum, the Holy street and the Arch of Titus then an (easy) climb of thePalatine Hill to visit the ruins of Caesars’ Palace.

Note

PRIVATE and SMALL GROUPS (Small groups are available only at 3PM from June 1st to October 15th. On Winter time: 10AM and 1.30PM).

ROME!! You’ve watched movies about it, studied it in school, read about it in books, and now you are finally here! An Ancient Rome Guided Tour is tailored to satisfy all your curiosity. You are walking on the cobble stones of the Eternal City: the city from where, more than 2000 years ago, the fate of a huge empire was decided by charismatic and unscrupulous emperors! Follow us through more than 12 centuries of ancient Roman history on our Colosseum and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour, from the time of Romulus, Remus and the She-Wolf up to the Barbarian invasions.

What will we see in the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour?

Enter the Colosseum like an ancient spectator, climb the stairs and reach the first tier!
You will be struck by a spectacular view of the arena and your expert, local tour guide will make history come alive again! Imagine gladiators wounded by wild lions and tigers, criminals skinned alive or fed to wild animals during cruel executions. And finally, in the afternoon, bet (not for real!) on the gladiators fighting for their life.

After the exploration of the Flavian Amphitheatre, leave the stadium walk to the Arch of Constantine, in 5 minutes you will arrive at the beating heart of the ancient world: the Roman Forum.
During your Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with the help of our licensed guides you will easily imagine sellers trading goods, politicians speaking to the crowd, judges sentencing criminals, teachers surrounded by their students. Don’t forget the priests worshipping pagan gods or predicting the future, as well as pickpockets running away with someone’s bag, or hundreds of nude slaves in line, ready to be purchased.

Be inspired by the beauty of the most important ruins of antiquity on the Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour: the Temple of Saturn, the Tabularium façade, the ancient Senate house, the Temple of Julius Cesar, the house of the Vestal Virgins and their Holy Fire. Walk through the “Via Sacra”, the holiest road in Rome, to reach the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine and the Arch of Titus, with its picture of the glorious Jewish Menorah.

After this you’ll discover the secrets of most famous of the seven hills of Rome … Look up from the Roman Forum valley! A very easy walk will take us to the top of the Palatine Hill, where the imposing remains of the Imperial Palace are still visible! Banquets, political battles, all the elegance and beauty of these halls: all this will be brought to life through the words of your enthusiastic guide in an unforgettable walk through the ruins…

Time will fly by that you won’t believe, as you slip away from Ancient Rome and back to the present day, that you met your guide 3 hours ago!

Please note, from October to February Colosseum and Roman Forum will close at 4:30 PM.

  • You’ll be in groups of max. 10 people.
  • Your tour guide is LICENSED and specialized in ROMAN HISTORY.
  • The cost of the Colosseum entry tickets is NOT included in the tour guide fees.
    Buy your tickets and save your money!! The online procedure is very easy!
    After paying the deposit to secure the tour, we will send you the online booking procedure to get your admission tickets.
  • Colosseum Tickets: The cost of entry tickets is NOT included in the guide fees.
    ADULTS: 18 euros.
    CHILDREN under 18 pay only 2 euro as reservation fee.

*If  you have a party of 9 or more please concact us to arrange your private tour.

From June to October and extra fee of 15% will be added on last minute requests (3 days before the tour date).

PRICES: the tour guide fee must be considered as a total, not per person.

Meeting point

private or small groups
N. OF PEOPLE
SMALL GROUPS
(up to 8)
PRIVATE*
1 people
65€
130€
2 people
120€
170€
3 people
140€
180€
4 people
160€
190€
5 people
180€
220€
6 people
205€
245€
7 people
255€ private*
8 people
265€ private*

* Please note that we reserve the right to vary the prices shown on our website at any time before you book (during Bank Holidays, National Holidays, Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays, or last minute bookings).You will be advised of the current price at the time of booking. Once you have booked we will not increase your tour price other than for changes in VAT or any other Venues or Government imposed levy.

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