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VIP Colosseum with exclusive underground access and the Roman Forum

Ancient Rome tour: the Roman Forum and exclusive underground access to the Colosseum

Highlights

  • Hear all about the history of Rome from a professional guide
  • Exclusive Ancient Rome tour including skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum: avoid much of the crowd!
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Exclusive underground access to the Colosseum
  • Only in English to preserve the quality of the tour

Departure

MON, WED, FRI, SUN - TIME VARIED

DURATION

Approx. 3 hours

period

ALL YEAR ROUND

language

English

Description

An exclusive Ancient Rome tour designed to allow you to discover the origins and soul of Rome visiting the Roman Forum and Colosseum, Ancient Rome’s most amazing and dazzling sights. All with the privileges of a small group Ancient Rome tour, 16 people max, guided by an expert guide specialized in art and culture.

Start your memorable Ancient Rome tour at the awe-inspiring Colosseum, commissioned by Vespasian in 72 B.C. was finished in 80 A.C by Titus. Just imagine: the inauguration lasted a hundred days! With room for over 70,000 spectators, and free seating for all,this amazing venue hosted thrilling popular events. Take an authentic insider’s view of its majestic architecture following your small group tour guide along the tiers, learn about the animals and gladiators and enjoy an exclusive visit to the underground, which is closed to the general public. Experience the thrill of a real insider’s view seeing the little cells where the gladiators warmed up before the fight, the animals’ cages and spectacular wood elevator allowed fighters to literally jump up onto the Arena floor from below. Learn the details of the Colosseum’s enthralling, and brutal, history: what mainly excited the crowds were the fights between gladiators, frequently slaves, criminals or prisoners of war fighting for rich prizes or their freedom.

Then enjoy a beautiful walk into the Roman Forum, an immense display of evocative ruins which used to be the social, political and commercial hub of the Roman empire, and admire the highlights. Among these you will see Titus’ arch, the temple of Saturn, Vespasian and Antoninus Pius, temples, basilicas and vibrant public spaces which will lead you straight into the daily life and customs of 2000 years ago. Crown your tour climbing up to the Palatine, which, as the legend goes, is the founding spot of Rome, the spot where Romulus decided to build his Palace.


If desired you may continue your Ancient Rome tour visiting some other sites available on this hill, like the Domus (houses) of Augustus and Nero (visits and tickets not included and available on request).

Please note: exact departure time of this tour will be informed one month prior to booked departure date.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Skip the line tickets to Colosseum and Roman Forum

Meeting Point

COLOSSEUM, meet our tour leader in front of the “Arco di Costantino” looking at the Colosseum from the short side of the arch - SEE ON MAP

Notes

Please note: due to the particularlity of this tour, the exact departure time will be communicated from one month to departure date.

Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.

Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Big bags, liquid bottles and large umbrellas will not be allowed inside the museums (ok small foldable umbrellas).

IMPORTANT We inform all our guests that from August 06th 2021 every European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums as well as every indoor bar and restaurant

For guests arriving from outside Europe it will be required:

  1. a document of recognition
  2. a proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance.

Those who do not possess the above mentioned documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.

Rain Policy

The tour runs rain or shine.

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