Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Price from: 59 $
Duration: 3 hours
Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! - These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

Start your tour near Oppian Hill - one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome -- to enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum, and then stroll down to it with your guide. As Rome’s premier crowd-drawing site, the Colosseum regularly attracts long entrance lines. Skip them with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside for your small-group tour.

As you walk around the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions -- a fascinating insight into the amphitheater's gruesome past. Wander its circumference and learn what it must have been like when the crowds were roaring and the gladiator’s fate was decided by an emperor on a whim.

After exploring the Colosseum, head outside and walk the short distance to the Roman Forum for an up-close look at some of Ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins. See sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the intriguing House of the Vestal Virgins, before strolling up Palatine Hill to admire the views of the ruins below. Look down over Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held, and then finish your tour on the Palatine Hill - the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome.

Upgrade Options:
If you want to explore the Colosseum, and enjoy access to the arena floor, the underground chambers and the third tier, then upgrade! These areas are either newly opened or normally off limits, so by upgrading you’ll experience the Colosseum as few others do. The Upgrade option last 3.5hours.

Walk around the reconstructed arena floor, where the gladiators once fought, and peer down in to the underground chambers below. Then, head below ground to explore them yourself, seeing the pits where lions and tigers were once caged. Your Colosseum experience finishes with a stroll around the third tier where you can enjoy panoramic views into the Colosseum as well as out onto Palatine Hill. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Roman Forum as per the standard tour option.

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The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) - Magical
Robbiej4syth , 2015-04-18
We went to the Roman Forum in April and had a magical experience. You can walk around it in about and hour. I would recommend a tour for this or staying around to absorb the environment afterwards... read full review
The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) - Really wonderful
Danielle S , Los Angeles, California, 2015-04-18
The Roman Forum was the first part of my Colosseum tour. I think we spent about an hour and 1/2 here and I could have spent a couple of more days. It was fascinating, and gorgeous, and it didn't... read full review
The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) - Amazing and relaxing
Dunks961 , 2015-04-17
Visited the Forum alongside Palatine Hill - found both very relaxing and interesting to walk around. Would definitely go again near the end of a holiday to relax. read full review
The Colosseum (Coliseum) - Buy the skip the line ticket!
bballwey , Temecula, California, 2015-04-17
The skip the line ticket was well worth the extra price. The hop on hop off bus stopped right in front on the Colosseum. This was an amazing site and so scared unfortunately I couldn't believe the... read full review
The Colosseum (Coliseum) - Colosseum tour
A S , Leicestershire, United Kingdom, 2015-04-17
I wont suggest to take the guided tour and queues are not as long as Vatican so don't pay more! unless you really want to know the history. it takes around 2 hours. main attraction in Rome are... read full review
The Colosseum (Coliseum) - Wow!!
clairemsmith , Mansfield, United Kingdom, 2015-04-17
This was everything I had imagined it would be - and more. We bought our tickets online before we left the UK and this meant we could "skip-the-line". So basically we went straight through to the... read full review
The Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) - Not too impressive
Seline H , Dublin, Ireland, 2015-04-18
I wouldn't go out of my way for this, especially since it's all in development and there's very little to see at the moment. The information about the history of it is very interesting though... read full review
The Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) - Much bigger than expected
suntravellover , Worcester, United Kingdom, 2015-04-14
This is much bigger than I imagined you can see from the grass verge on the one side how high it was and the amount of people it would hold. It must have been a sight to see chariots racing round... read full review
The Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) - There's not much left here except evidence of the grand scale of this arena.
Shaka_Frank , Aiea, Hawaii, 2015-04-13
It's unfortunate there's not more left of this grand arena. You can see the scale of the place and walk in the path of the old chariot "racetrack". But, as many reviewers have noted, it's mostly an... read full review
The Palatine Hill (Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus) - Magical time
Robbiej4syth , 2015-04-18
We went to the Palatine hill in April and had a magical experience. You can walk around it in about and two hour. I would recommend a tour for this or staying around to absorb the environment... read full review
The Palatine Hill (Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus) - Honeymoon first trip to Rome
Rhonda B , 2015-04-17
Beautiful location right beside Colosseum. The sights this area presented took our breath away and we were totally in awe! Highly recommended for anyone visiting Rome - this is a must see! read full review
The Palatine Hill (Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus) - Very relaxing to walk around
Dunks961 , 2015-04-17
Went here after visiting the Colosseum, and found it very relaxing to walk around - there aren't as many visitors as other major attractions and there is very little background noise from cars etc... read full review
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