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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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
Skip the line Colosseum
Skip the line Roman Forum
Skip the line Palatine Hill
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Via Frangipane, 30 , Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Please walk down on Via Cavour and just before arriving in Largo Corrado Ricci turn left in via del Colosseo and walking up on Via del Colosseo you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30

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 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy Wonders SRLS
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.

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star-5
Great experience
Rey_R
, Jul 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything relating to Ancient Rome. She was very personable and polite.
star-5
Perfect! Giorgio was...
Petar_M
, Jul 2022
Perfect! Giorgio was amazing! You will see and hear everything you need. Every recommendation for this tour!
star-5
FANTASTIC TOUR
VICKIE_C
, Jul 2022
Such a great informative tour. So much history given by such a pleasant guide. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! So much to see!
star-5
Very knowledgeable guide, great tour
Ally_B
, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable guide, great tour. The heat on the day of our tour was extremely hot butt the guide made it as comfortable as possible, taking us in the shade where possible. He was knowledgeable and answered questions with good confidence when asked.
star-5
Well arranged Tour for first time visitors to Vatican City and church.
Hiten_P
, Jul 2022
Tour nicely arranged in group. Get to gather at meeting point office and started your at right time. Guide was knowledgeable and good to follow. Definitely recommend for first time visitors to Tome and Vatican City.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Cynthia_E
, Jun 2022
Colosseum Tour Guide - Elida The tour exceeded my expectations because of our tour guide. She enjoyed relaying information, she enjoys the subject, and was even on point with humor. She was kind, knowledgeable, and even routed me to my favorite pasta place that made you want to lick the plate! We came back for seconds of Bruschetta later that night! Elida was wonderful, looked out for all of us, never rushed us, looked for shady spots whenever possible and made history intriguing.
star-5
Amazing experience
Todd_M
, Jun 2022
This was such an amazing tour with so much to see and learn. Our tour guide, George, was so knowledgeable, and spent such quality time with us.
star-5
Knowlegeable tour guide
Monette_B
, Jun 2022
Wonderful guide who was extremely knowlegeable. Giorgio (tour guide) also allowed the group members ample time for pictures and questions. He was even willing to take pictures for the group members.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you being a customer
star-5
Great experience
Zachary_P
, May 2022
David was an amazing guide. It was a well-organized and educational tour, we got to see a lot and it was exactly what we wanted.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for reviewing and sharing your experience, we are glad you enjoyed
star-5
Fun
leona11og
, May 2022
Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. He kept everyone involved and the sound aids were a great addition to keeping informed
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for reviewing and sharing, we are happy you enjoyed this experience with us
star-5
Informative and fun
Sabrina_H
, May 2022
Our tour guide was very friendly and hit on a lot of great sites and information to go with. He did a great job painting a picture of the history surrounding all 3 sites. I would highly recommend. I had done my own walk through with a sibling the day before and missed so much. He filled in all the gaps and more.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Sabrina, for reviewing and for choosing us, we’re so happy you loved your experience!
star-5
Way better than doing than visiting the Colosseum on your own
gordon
, May 2022
We have been to the Colosseum before on our own so this was our first time with a guide. She did a great job bringing ancient Rome to life and made the experience much more personal and interesting.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your valuable feed-back and lovely words
star-5
Uri the amazing
Sarah_D
, Apr 2022
Our guide Uri was the best! He was funny, full of knowledge and made the tour fun and exciting. It was well worth what we paid and I would definitely recommend it
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good value for money with knowledgeable guide
Emma_W
, Apr 2022
Slightly chaotic on arrival due to the amount of people and different parties being organised. Group size was also bigger than advertised but didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the tour. Our knowledgeable guide Paulo really brought the trip to life and went at a pace suitable for all. Would recommend to others.
star-5
Great tour and guide!
Michael_M
, Apr 2022
Paola was an incredible tour guide! He had incredibly deep knowledge of the area and of the history of Rome. He made a point of connecting with all your members and was as entertaining as he was informative. This was the best tour we had in Rome!
star-4
The colosseum was...
Karl_H
, Apr 2022
The colosseum was amazing. Good information from the guide. Radio system wasn't great. Group size was good
star-5
Well worth it!
Garrett_S
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and handle our group of 17 very well. We brought our two kids, 9 and 12, and even they enjoyed the tour and paid attention for the 3 hours.
star-5
Great experience
Kendra_L
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide was great. She gave us a lot of history on both the colosseum and the Roman forum/Palatine hill. Including pictures of what things looked like back when they were first built. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
What a great experience !
Sainaz_L
, Jan 2022
Our guide Dennis was incredible - so knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Loved the way he delivered the information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Dennis the Tour Guide was awesome!!!
Jonathan_B
, Sep 2021
This tour was amazing for one simple reason. Our tour guide, Dennis! He was very knowledgeable but also very funny. He paced the group well while narrating all the highlights of the tour and the best part was that he threw in some well-timed jokes. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend Dennis as your tour guide. Dennis Rocks!

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