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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a walking tour of Ancient Rome. With your guide and group, you’ll visit the historic amphitheater with a skip-the-line ticket to bypass the long general entrance line. Learn about the gladiatorial battles that took place inside the arena, then head outside for a walk around Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Avoid a long wait to enter the Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Stroll around Palatine Hill and learn about the palaces of the Roman emperors
  • Visit the Roman Forum to see temples, arches, and religious monuments
  • Enjoy a small-group experience with no more than 25 people per group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A few daily start times—especially the 10am tour—are great for beating the later afternoon heat.
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Choose from one of several start times through the morning and afternoon when you book. Then on the day, head to the meeting point on Via Frangipane, near the entrance to the Roman Forum.

With your guide and group, you’ll skip the general entrance line with your fast-access ticket, and step inside the ancient Colosseum. Once the site of brutal gladiatorial battle, the amphitheater was the go-to place for the ancient Romans’ entertainment. Hear about the gladiators, wild animals, emperors, and senators as you explore, and imagine the roar of the crowds, centuries ago.

From the Colosseum, you’ll continue to Palatine Hill to see where the emperors built their lavish palaces. Gaze at the view over Circus Maximus where chariot races were held, and look down at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Then, get a close-up view as you head inside the forum itself to learn about daily life in Ancient Rome.

After three hours, your tour ends outside the Roman Forum.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colosseum
Enter the Colosseum accompanied by your guide and friendly small group. Visit the firsts two rings of the monument. From these spots, admire the stage where gladiators fought and the dungeons where they awaited their faith.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Enjoy Palatine Hill, where you will visit Villas of Emperors such as Tiberio's Palace as well as beautiful panorama of Rome from the terrace on the top of the hill.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Proceed to the Roman Forum. Many people don't know Roman Forum was the political, commercial and social centre of the Roman's life. As you walk through these relics, see the Tomb of Julio Caesar.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people)
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum and then the Colosseum
  • The meeting time can be subject of a slight change. In this case we will call/text you in advance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy Wonders SRLS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.

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Fantastic Tour
Kathryn_D
, Sep 2020
Dennis gave us a fantastic tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. We were on the fence about taking a tour but we were so glad that we did! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and very passionate and engaging. The city is very quiet due to COVID, but for us it was nice to avoid the crowds. All the major attractions have temperature checks and enforce social distancing and wearing masks so we felt very safe throughout our trip.
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Excellent tour
Ben W
, Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The tour (3 hours) was just the right length to see these sites. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and spoke very clear English. In addition, the tour company provided ear pieces and the sound from them was crystal clear - one of the best we've ever experienced on a tour. This was a highlight of our family trip to Rome!
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Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill
Michael S
, Oct 2019
Great tour and guide. Our tour guide Paolo was extremely knowledgeable and the places that we visited. We highly recommend the tour and this wonderful guide.
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Thank you, Michael, for enjoying your tour with Paolo!
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colosseum - trip worth taking
davidwainwright55
, Aug 2019
great tour, group was just the right size. guide had extensive knowledge as worked in the colosseum as part of the archaeology team. would recommend this tour
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Thank you, David!
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Great tour!
chris w
, Aug 2019
Giorgio was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable. He brought along a great book that contained overlays of how the ruins initially appeared. It made it so much easier to visualize. I learned a great deal and definitely enjoyed the tour. We would have missed so much if we tried to do it on our own. Would absolutely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Chris, we are deeply honored by your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour!
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour
JimB3392
, Jul 2019
Our tour lasted exactly 2 hours which was 1 full hour shorter than advertised. It says 3 hours with professional tour guide right in the description. Very disappointing for a tour on the higher end of the price scale for this type of tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello Jim, kindly send us an email with your booking details so that we may verify your experience. Thank you for your collaboration.
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Skipped the lines! Great tour guide too
Debbie E
, Jul 2019
The Colosseum was my favorite part of Rome. Luckily we had an excellent tour guide that managed our time well. It was so nice to hear the history of this building as well as the Roman Forum. The tour was outstanding!
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Thank you, Debbie, for this outstanding review!
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Colosseum tour
FarAway40417689350
, Jun 2019
Excellent trip and Dennis was an excellent guide very knowledgeable would defiantly recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you fort his excellent review!
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Highly Recommend this Tour!!
Gaynor C
, May 2019
Frederico was highly knowledgeable and this tour was very informative and enjoyable despite the rain.
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Thank you, Gaynor!
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nice sampler
sachinbhonsle
, Apr 2019
Halina was our tour guide. she had excellent knowledge and generated lot of interest in roman history while being humerous all the time. tour started with clear cut instructions at the tour office. then we walked down to collosseum. we always felt safe during the tour inspite of it being a busy easter weekend. we were taken around the collosseum viewing area but not the arena and basement area. I was hoping to go in there. Colosseum tour was a bit hurried. Then we went to roman forum and the ancient ruins to hear and see lots of interesting history especially of julius caesar. Only after seeing why they call rome a layer cake. the tour finished off at the creamation place of julius caesar. we would certainly recommend it if you want a quick tour to cover these areas
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