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Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience provided by Roma Experience Tours

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Overview
Rome boasts a heavy concentration of ancient landmarks, and you’ll enjoy a firsthand experience of the highlights on this in-depth tour. Accompanied by your guide and a small group of fellow travelers, discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and other sights. Included admission fees and skip-the-line access make this a seamless way to discover more of Rome in less time.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet us at the upper exit of the subway station "Colosseum" right under the big red M sign. Please notice that there are two subway exits - lower level and upper level - we meet at the upper level.
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    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Arco di Costantino
  • You'll end at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet us at the upper exit of the subway station "Colosseum" right under the big red M sign. Please notice that there are two subway exits - lower level and upper level - we meet at the upper level.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See Rome’s top landmarks, from the Colosseum to the Forum, in a single day
  • Small-group size makes for a personal way to discover the sights
  • Skip-the-line access means you won’t waste time waiting in line
  • Learn all about Rome’s ancient history with your guide
What to Expect
After meeting your guide, set off to discover the heart of ancient Rome. With a maximum of 12 people, this in-depth walking tour is the perfect way to discover the sights without the crowds. Wander through the Roman Forum—among Europe’s most significant archaeological sites—with commentary guidance. Stroll down the Via Sacra (ancient Rome’s busiest street), see the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated, and admire other landmarks, like the Senate’s former home, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Arch of Septimius Severus. Next, visit the Palatine Hill, home to some of the city’s earliest settlements and later frequented by ancient Rome’s elite. Admire the Arch of Constantine before heading to the Colosseum with skip-the-line privileges. Inside, learn about the gladiators who fought within its walls and explore this well-preserved Wonder of the World. The tour ends upon arrival to your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • Small-group tour of max 12
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and return
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
  • Water fountains available on site
  • Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
  • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
  • There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
  • Food is allowed in the archeological area
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
  • Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
  • Group size limited to 12 people
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.
  • Please note that sprays are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Erik wrote a review Oct 2019
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Small group which is easier to see things and navigate. Skipped the lines and was in and out before it really got crowded. Do the earliest one you can.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Dear ebutz072, Visiting the Colosseum early (or later) during the day can be a way of escaping the crowds. However our tours include skip the line entry regardless of their starttime. Lovely to read you found the tour worth doing and appreciated the small group setting in which it is offered = ) Thank you very much for your feedback!
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Tracy4 wrote a review Sep 2019
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My husband and I took part in the small group tour on Thursday afternoon September 19 with Maria as our guide. She was fantastic, so interesting to listen to, funny, passionate about Roman history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. Many thanks to Maria for such
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Dear eatloveyo, We are always very thankful for feedback regarding us as this allows us to seperate the wheat from the chaff = ) Great to hear you'v enjoyed visiting the heart of the eternal city with Maria Libera, and found her to be a wealth of knowledge. We hope to cross paths again in the future!
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Zahra R wrote a review Jul 2019
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
Roma Experience is a great company from their responsiveness in the booking process to the quality of the tour. The meeting spot was clearly set out and someone was waiting for us with a clearly marked sign which took a lot of anxiety away as I was worried we wouldn’t find our
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Dear ZahraR154, We are glad to see we were able to away your worries! At Roma Experience we know it can be overwhelming to locate your guide near a famous landmark and we try to assist our customers to the meeting point to the best of our abilities. When booking a tour with us we always send out detailed meeting point information with a visual imagine of the meeting point and emergency contact number through which we can assist you personally. We appreciate your kind words and will make sure Nadiya gets the praise she clearly deserves!
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Elizabeth wrote a review Jun 2019
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I highly recommend this tour. The group size was much smaller than the other groups so there was no need for earplugs to hear the guide. Our guide was amazingly informative and gave us a wonderfully detailed experience with all the history. We enjoyed the tour very much and
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Dear elavack, Great to hear you would consider booking with us again (made our day a little better!) . We select our guides with utmost care and try to maintain small groups in to be able to provide a personal experience during which there is space for questions. Thank you very much for having made the effort to share your kind words with us, we hope we get the chance to show you more of Italy's impressive sights like the Catacombs or even Tivoli!
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Graham H wrote a review May 2019
Stafford, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Daniel studied archaeology in Rome and let us in on the interesting details. Lupa means both she wolf and prostitute - in relation to Romulus and Reamus legend. Reamus murdered Romulus for the top job!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
Responded 12 Jul 2019
Sounds like you went home remembering some of the legens our guide shared with you and your family! Great to see you have rated our Ancient Rome Tour with 5 stars and appreciated Daniel being your guide. We hope you will keep Roma Experience in mind for future visits to the Eternal City!
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  • Duration: 3h
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