General

On our Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour, see the best of Ancient Rome in groups of only 13 or less. We start our tour early, before the crowds arrive, so that we are among the first into the magnificent Colosseum, and can enjoy it at the best time of the day!

Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Colosseum

Our tour begins at the Colosseum. We take advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum, as there will be none later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit!


We also start early so that we are among the first to enter the Colosseum. This saves you a lot of time, as you will see when you exit the Colosseum, as we only have to go through a quick security check and we are in. We have your tickets pre-booked, so no ticket lines for us! When you exit the Colosseum, you will see the hundreds of people standing in line, and you will be glad of the early start! 

In the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the upper tier, from where you can look down at the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniacal emperors! Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events, and dispel some popular mistruths along the way! 

Roman Forum

From there we take you to the centre of Roman life in Ancient times – the Roman Forum! Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took centre stage, and today you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen – lend me your ears! 

Your guide will show you to the site of Caesar’s funeral, which is still honoured every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.

With the aid of overlays, your guide will help you to see the ruins as they would have appeared 2000 years ago.

After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and also the nearby Palatine Hill.

See Also … Best of Rome Half-Day Tour

Rome

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Tour Fee

Tour Fee (Entrance tickets included)

  • Adults €35
  • Under-18* €30

* Photo ID may be requested at meeting point

Summary

Operative Days

  • Monday - Sunday

Group Size

  • 6 min, 13 max

Departure Time

  • 8am

Check-in Time

  • 7.45am

Meeting Point

  • Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Duration

  • 2.5 Hours

Languages

  • English only

Skip the Line Tickets

  • yes

Tour Description

On our Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour, see the best of Ancient Rome in groups of only 13 or less. We start our tour early, before the crowds arrive, so that we are among the first into the magnificent Colosseum, and can enjoy it at the best time of the day!

Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Colosseum

Our tour begins at the Colosseum. We take advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum, as there will be none later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit!


We also start early so that we are among the first to enter the Colosseum. This saves you a lot of time, as you will see when you exit the tour, as we only have to go through a quick security check and we are in. We have your tickets pre-booked, so no ticket lines for us! When you exit the Colosseum, you will see the hundreds of people standing in line, and you will be glad of the early start! 

In the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the upper tier, from where you can look down at the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniacal emperors! Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events, and dispel some popular mistruths along the way! 

Roman Forum

From there we take you to the centre of Roman life in Ancient times - the Roman Forum! Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took centre stage, and today you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen - lend me your ears! 

Your guide will show you to the site of Caesar's funeral, which is still honoured every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.

With the aid of overlays, your guide will help you to see the ruins as they would have appeared 2000 years ago.

After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and also the nearby Palatine Hill.

See Also ... Best of Rome Half-Day Tour

Note

  • If you book for less than 6 people, you may not receive an immediate confirmation. This is because we require a minimum of 6 people for this tour. We do not request a credit card payment however, until we can confirm the tour has the required minimum. You will be contacted as soon as we have the required minimum.

 

  • Not for Cruise Arrivals. It is unfortunately not possible to join the group tour within the timeframe that you will have in Rome. Please see our Cruise Excursions Page for options created specifically for cruise arrivals.
  • ARRIVE ON TIME

    You must be check in with our tour coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the time of the tour you are booking, which is the time at which the tour DEPARTS. You have one responsibility after you book your tour - to arrive on time to our meeting location, details for which are included on your confirmation email and also on the Meeting Points link on our website. If you arrive on time, we will take care of everything else! 

    As your booking confirmation will be automatically sent to the email address you provide us with at the booking stage, it is advised that you use a personal, rather than work, email address. Many companies' firewalls block our emails, and it may also be necessary to contact you when you are in Rome, which we will not be able to do if you do not have access to your work email.
     
    If you do not provide us with a phone number that is working when in Rome, we will not be able to contact you if you are running late for your tour. It is your responsibility to make contact with us in this situation.
     
     
    CANCELLATIONS:
    Cancellations must be made by clicking on the "View/Change Booking" link that is in your confirmation email.