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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 at 2.30pm

DURATION

Approx. 3 hours

period

ALL YEAR ROUND

language

English

Description

The ultimate ancient Rome tour: enjoy the privilege of discovering the Roman Forum and Colosseum with a small group tour led by a highly qualified, charismatic guide.

Our signature ancient Rome tour is crafted to meet discerning clients’ expectations: conducted by an expert specialized in art and history, it allows for a maximum of 16 participants attending. Your ancient Rome tour starts with an unforgettable visit to the Colosseum, the amazing landmark built over 8 years, on request of Emperor Vespasian. Inaugurated in 80 A.C by Titus, with a feast that lasted 100 days, it used to accommodate over 70,000 spectators and host truly exciting events.

Enjoy a firsthand view of the architecture, learn how it was built and what the performances were like. Your ancient Rome tour guide will tell you all about the animals and gladiators and lead you to discover a secret area: the underground, which is closed to the public. Gape at the tiny cells where the gladiators warmed up before the fight, the animals’ cages, and the wooden elevator that fighters used to jump up out of. Learn the gruesome facts about the Colosseum, including the screeching crowds and fights between gladiators.

Your ancient Rome tour itinerary then leads you on a lovely walk to the Roman Forum, once the center of Rome’s social, religious, and business, today an uncanny showcase of spectacular ruins. Roam through the columns and alongside temples, admiring the highlights: Saturn’s temple and Titus’ arch, the basilicas and public spaces that seem to murmur voices of a time long gone by.

Finally climb up to the Palatine, where, according to legend, Romulus decided to build his Palace and admire the view. A perfect crescendo end to a memorable ancient Rome tour!

Those who wish may continue their ancient Rome tour, visiting other nearby historical sites, Nero’s and Augustus’ homes, for instance. Tickets and/or guide services are not included. We will be pleased to provide these upon your kind request.

 

 

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 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).

 

Rain Policy

The tour runs rain or shine.

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