See the best of Ancient Rome and learn about the 3000 year history of the Eternal City. In the company of a guide who is an expert in history and archaeology, you will visit sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Availability: Monday – Sunday
Group Size: Just you and your tour guide!
Opening Times: 8.30am to 12pm, 1pm to 6pm
Duration: 3 Hours
What’s Included: Skip the line tickets for the Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill, exclusive access to the Colosseum, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings
This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome – the Colosseum. You will be taken inside by your personal guide, skipping the long lines waiting outside. Your tour will begin in the general access areas, where your guide will set the scene and transport you back in time to the lively atmosphere of Ancient Rome.Your guide will explain the history of the arena and the amazing feats that took place there – all while you stand on the same spot as emperors, gladiators and the Roman mobs that packed the Colosseum.
From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Your guide will show you how Romans spent their daily lives coming and going from the Forum. The highlight of this tour point is your guide taking you to the areas in which notable historical events took place – including Julius Caesar’s funeral, when Marc Antony delivered his famous eulogy.
Next stop is the Palatine Hill, which has strong connections to the founding of Rome almost 3000 years ago. It eventually became the home to the nobility of the Roman Republic before becoming the site on which the palaces of the Roman Emperors would be built. The ruins of these eras can still be seen today, as the modern archaeological leaders continue to make new and exciting discoveries – even to this day.
Walk on the same pathways as Julius Caesar and get the complete guide to Ancient Rome’s wealthiest citizens as your make your way to the top of Palatine Hill. Here, you’ll have awe-inspiring views of the Forum and Colosseum as your tour guide lets you in on the secrets of the rich and famous, as your meander your way through the ruins of their extravagant villas.
This is one of the most popular Colosseum tours we offer and due to the access to special areas it always fills up quickly – so book early to avoid disappointment!
* Children are aged up to and including the age of 17 (photo ID may be requested at meeting point).