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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Skip-the-Line Tour

4.8 / 5

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 191.97 per person

Leave the crowds behind with a skip-the-line Colosseum ticket, and visit one of the ancient world’s most spectacular monuments. Discover the Roman Forum, heart of the roman Empire, with its copious amounts of temples, basilicas, and vibrant public spaces.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Colosseum and let your guide bring its history to life
  • Relive daily life of ancient Rome at the ruins of the Roman Forum
  • Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins
Full description
Explore the most monumental sites of the Eternal City with a private tour guide who will bring the spirit of ancient Rome to life. Visit the most important historical landmarks and monuments of the city as you walk among the timeless statues, fountains, ruins and ghosts of empires past. Meet your guide at the hotel and start your 3-hour journey into ancient Rome at the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world. See where Romans once gathered to watch gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater that seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will share fascinating stories about its design and construction, the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum. At the Imperial Roman Forum, your guide will tell you about the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs of contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the celebration of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (black stone), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered that’s housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum. See the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, 6 young women taken from aristocratic families to serve as virgin priests of Vesta. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the hearth of Rome. As legend had it, as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure.
Includes
  • Blue Badge Guide
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (at extra cost)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Colosseo Metro station, at the newspaper stand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties
  • Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site (wear suitable shoes)
  • You may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as unexpected, sudden rainfall
  • Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum
  • Please advise if you require a hotel pickup/drop-off, and provide the name and the address of your accommodation. This service is not included and has an extra cost.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair friendly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The tour in German was really great

February 18, 2020

We had a great day with Manuela! Informative and lovable!

October 20, 2019

Very interesting design

We had a great tour guide who had a great deal of knowledge, everything went without hectic. We were also shown pictures of what it looked like which we could then compare with the ruins. All in all a great trip

July 4, 2019

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