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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Palatine Hill

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Product ID: 274542
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Experience the vibrant history of ancient Rome with expert guides. Take advantage of skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum through the dedicated express lane.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Colosseum, the magnificent symbol of the city of Rome
  • Wander across the Roman Forum, the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history
  • Discover Palatine Hill and the Farnese Gardens where the Roman Empire began
  • Admire the view of the largest stadium ever built Circus Maximus and see Arch of Constantine
  • Explore the Imperial Forums, the political and economic heart of the Ancient Roman civilization
Full description
Go straight to the heart of Ancient Rome by wandering through notable sites such the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill – the largest archaeological area in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bring your kids to experience together over two thousand years of history and relive the sensations of the fascinating and long-lived Roman Empire, the predecessor of European civilisation.

Start with both the 1st and 2nd levels of the Colosseum to get a full understanding of this iconic monument. Relive the thrilling spectacle of the gladiators, slaves and wild animals who fought to the death right here almost two thousand years ago through the colourful account of your guide. Hear about why such brutal fights were staged, how the crowd voted, how the protagonists lived and trained and how much the gladiators were paid. Find out how such an immense structure was built and how the complex back-stage mechanisms and underground tunnels worked. Climb to the top tiers and absorb the evocative atmosphere of this unique and ancient venue. Feel the immensity of Ancient Rome with all its contradictions

Visit the Roman Forum where you'll get to feel what day-to-day life in ancient times was like. Immerse yourself back to the days when this was the busy and bustling centre of the largest city on earth, peopled by the rich and the poor – doctors, sailors, priests and prostitutes of all nationalities. Learn about the vibrant lifestyle of the ancient Romans, their brightly coloured clothes and richly decorated homes. Stroll along the Sacred Road in the footsteps of the ancient Roman citizens, past temples, market-places, villas and triumphal arches. Discover the secrets behind the power and longevity of the Ancient Roman civilisation.

Finally, travel towards Palatine Hill. This inspirational spot is where the history of Rome began. Legend has it that this is where the twins Romulus and Remus were raised by the she-wolf and the foundations of Ancient Rome were laid. It was also here that the domination of the Roman Empire came to an end. Learn why it was mostly the rich and influential who lived on the Palatine Hill, see the remains of the glorious emperors’ villas, and take in the spectacular views they enjoyed over the chariot races on Circus Maximus. Be inspired by the atmosphere of such a historically significant location.
Includes
  • 3 hour tour with expert guides
  • Skip the line tickets with priority entry to the Colosseum
  • High quality-headsets
  • Small groups, maximum of 10 people
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is at Largo Agnesi 1 on the corner of the Squisito Cook cafe located right of the exit from the Colosseo metro. Be aware that there are two metro exits, you need the "upper" one, which is located on Largo (Gaetana) Agnesi. The local partner's guide will be holding a sign with the company's name on it to make it easier to spot.

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Product ID: 274542