Experience the most important sites of Ancient Rome, skipping the long lines on this half-day tour which covers the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – so you spend less time queuing and more time exploring. Visit Rome’s most iconic site, the Colosseum, with an expert, English-speaking guide who will talk you through the bloody past of the amphitheater, home to gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions.
We’ll spend over an hour inside the Colosseum, exploring it from two levels and wandering its circumference in an effort to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s life hung on the whims of an emperor. [readmore] Our tour also covers the Roman Forum, where you’ll walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” – the main path through the Roman Forum, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned from war. Revisit the past as your guide points out the old moneylender’s shop, Caesar’s Temple and the house of the Vestal Virgins (who had undoubtedly the best job in Ancient Rome).
On top of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, we’ll see the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. From here you will admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. Legend holds that Romulus went on to found Rome, so your guide will mean it when they explain that this really is the heart of the Eternal City! In Rome’s most popular tourist sites things can get pretty hectic – get the most from your visit with not just Skip the Line Access, but headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide.
Covering the three most important sites of Ancient Rome, this half-day tour means you can see the very best of the enchanting ruins on even the shortest vacation. On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to the security. As a result, you may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities
Please bring ID/ Passport - for security reasons, random identity checks can be carried out at the Colosseum by their staff
You MUST arrive to the meeting Meeting Point 20 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after cannot be accommodated or refunded
We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages and wheelchairs unfortunately
We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather (bottle can be filled inside, but liquids can be not permitted inside)