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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Go back in time to the days of ancient Rome on this walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. With a knowledgeable guide, avoid the entrance queue at the Colosseum with skip-the-line admission, and go inside to explore the amphitheater and hear stories about gladiators and Roman emperors. Then head to Palatine Hill for a view of Circus Maximus, and see the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Receive skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Tour the Colosseum with a guide to learn about the bloody gladiator battles and other events held here
  • Visit Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place
  • Marvel at the ancient remains of the Roman Forum's temples and other sites
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Via Frangipane, 30 , Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Colosseum Tour departs from our office located on Via Frangipane, 30. Option 1: To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station. If you take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Walking down on Via Cavour, after a few minutes you need to turn left on Via degli Annabaldi. Still a few minutes walking and the first alley on you right end side is your destination: Via Frangipane 30. Option 2: If you get off at Colosseo Stop , outside the metro take the right hand side and walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali (direction Venice square) after 5 minutes walk you will see on the right a little alley with an arch and this is via Frangipane 30. Our office is in a little square located opposite a restaurant.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Colosseums' Rules:No Permitted Sharps objects, liquids glass bottle, Drones, selfie-sticks parfumes & spray. Allow Plastic bottle water The tour runs in any weather conditions.
  • ID Card/Passport is a must for Colosseum access
  • 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 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.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIVICOS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SRL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Walking 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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Be aware that the tour is a little longer than most so bring water and a snack :) (we spent 3.5 hours but that might have been due to the bathroom break lines being so long)." See review
  • "Recommend you allow extra time in case the tour runs late." See review
  • "Small means small - not 29 not 24 - more like 10 or 12!" See review

Reviews

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524 Reviews

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star-4
Great tour! Much enthusiasm! Value for money
JanRoar_S
, May 2022
We had a great time walking with Youri (hope I do not misspell). It is so nice to listen to a person with so much enthusiasm and with so much knowledge. We feel we got the whole story and a bit more. Thanks for this great experience! All was neatly arranged from ordering point via collection of the tickets to the end of the tour. Great work Youri! You might be interested in knowing that some people on the trip found it too hard and had to stop. Maybe you should concider making a point out of good shoes and note that there are steep hils and stairs on the tour.
star-4
This isn’t for posting...
Laura_T
, May 2022
This isn’t for posting but I do think you should consider offering segmented groups. We had a much older man in our group. Lovely man and he tried hard to keep up but really he needed to be with a group of people not woRried about moving so fast. He ended up falling. In the colosseum, we saw many groups with infants in strollers and crying. That would have definitely ruined our time. We had a terrific guide and fellow sightseers but think you have an opportunity to make changes.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear that you found the colosseum crowded, we really appreciate you bringing that issue to our attention and we are happy that you had a great time with us.
star-5
Best part of our trip!
Robin_H
, May 2022
This tour was amazing; we didn't originally plan on doing it but we're delighted we did. The Roman forums and Palantine Hill were incredible. Our tour guide Yuri was excellent; he was very informed, funny, and brought the history to life. Would definitely recommend all tourists do this.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Glad to hear that you spent such a memorable time. Thank you for being with us!
star-5
Great tour and guide!
Ellie_W
, May 2022
One of the best tours I’ve done, so informative! Dennis was a great guide and we really enjoyed ourselves. The colosseum and Roman forum were amazing. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It makes us happy to know you had a great tour and enjoyed all the highlights of it! Thank you very much
star-5
Worth every penny!! Ask for tour guide, Alice!
JB_M
, May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Our guide, Alice, was very nice and knowledgeable and made sure to answer any questions we had. The walking pace was nice and leisurely, we didn’t feel rushed. She made sure she kept us in the shade, whenever possible. The guide ended in the Colosseum, that way if we wanted we could explore it more without having to pay again. I highly recommend this tour and ask for Alice as your guide!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your kind expressions and review, we are glad you had an amazing tour!
star-5
Great historic tour
Sharon_M
, May 2022
Our experience for this tour was great! It was a nice small group of 8 to 10 people. Lucy was our guide. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew a lot about the history of everything we saw. She was easy to talk to and very kind when someone would ask a question. I would definitely recommend this tour. It does require a lot of walking and some of it is uphill so be prepared and put on your hiking shoes.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much Madame for your kind review and recommendation! Best regards!
star-5
Eduardo for the win! Great tour!
Ramzi_B
, May 2022
We were a group of four who were traveling to this area for the first time. We were so pleasantly surprised by how engaging and thoughtful Edoardo was and every part of our tour. Just to give you a little pretense, we had a different party who arrived late that he was so patient for but still started the tour for us in the meantime as a way to accommodate all parties. We didn’t end up having to wait for them or delay what we needed to do. During the tour, Eduardo was excellent! Very knowledgeable and engaging. he would share stories, demonstrate the history, and really articulated his knowledge well. He was also prepared with a book that had pictures of what we imagine a lot of the sites looked like at the time, which helped you make history come alive. It is also worth mentioning that he has a very soothing voice that makes it easy to listen to him through the headphones throughout the entire day. He was ready to answer questions and really made the experience so fruitful. Would highly recommend-Eduardo specifically.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for choosing our company and team. We are very pleased you enjoyed the tour of Colosseum and ancient Rome with Edoardo, our task is to offer a memorable experience to our customers but first of all we aim to bring ancient Rome back to life! thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day. Best Regards Viviana
star-5
Our guide was Lucille and...
Samantha_J
, May 2022
Our guide was Lucille and she was excellent! The 3 hours flew by and she really brought the past to life. Would definitely recommend and would use this tour company again. We worth the money.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your review, we are really happy you have enjoyed and especially that ancient Rome was brought back to life!. We hope to see you soon back in the eternal city! Best Regards Viviana
star-5
Incredible thorough tour
Keri_C
, May 2022
Diego was out tour guide and he was phenomenal!!! He took his time and was SO informative!!when I booked, I did t’t realize that it was also a thorough tour of Palatine Hill and the archeological sites leading there. So.Fantastic. It is a lot of walking and the path up to the top of Palatine hill and the upper levels of the Colosseum take some effort but Diego was very accommodating and arranged a meeting place for those that wished to skip that those climbs. We had loads of time to ask questions, take photos and really see everything. It was well worth the fee.
star-5
Great walk, great guide
Espen_M
, May 2022
Great tour with a very deidicated and knowledge rich guide named Halina. Perfect length, and a great mix of the Colosseum and the rest of the sights!

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