Product ID: 162288
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Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors on this tour of Ancient Rome with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum. Complete your tour with a walk along the Sacred Way as you immerse yourself in the vivid Roman history that surrounds you.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum with an expert guide – all before the crowds arrive
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum
  • Stroll along the Via Sacra – the setting for victorious Roman generals’ triumph parades, religious festivals and day-to-day travel in Ancient Rome
Full description
Your tour will begin at the Colosseum, taking full advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum – there won’t be any later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit! Once you're inside the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the very top tier. From here, you can look down at the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniac emperors! Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events and dispel some popular myths along the way.

From there, head to the center of Roman life in ancient times – the Roman Forum. Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took center stage. Today, you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public.

Your guide will take you to the site of Caesar’s funeral, which is still honored every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned. After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and the nearby Palatine Hill.
Includes
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • High spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to meeting point

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet by the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be waiting on the short side of the arch, furthest away from the Colosseum. Look for the white column close to a tall lamppost on the sidewalk closest to the arch. Your guide will be standing there holding a sign with the company's name on it.

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Know before you go
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in
• Please bring a valid ID which shows names and dates of birth of all participants. Anybody not in possession of this document at the tour risks being refused entry to the Colosseum.
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Product ID: 162288