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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour provided by Rome Private Guides

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
A professional guide shows you some of ancient Rome's most important sites
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    24
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit the highlights of ancient Rome without having to brave long lines with this guided tour. Your guide takes you to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, providing you with live commentary and showing you 3D pictures to help you better understand what life was like in the city many centuries ago.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip the long lines at the Colosseum and head straight in
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well
  • This tour runs no matter what the weather is like
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip the long lines at the Colosseum and head straight in
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well
  • This tour runs no matter what the weather is like
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21175P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Colosseum Tour departs from our office located on Via Frangipane, 30. Option 1: To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station. If you take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Walking down on Via Cavour, after a few minutes you need to turn left on Via degli Annabaldi. Still a few minutes walking and the first alley on you right end side is your destination: Via Frangipane 30. Option 2: If you get off at Colosseo Stop , outside the metro take the right hand side and walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali (direction Venice square) after 5 minutes walk you will see on the right a little alley with an arch and this is via Frangipane 30. Our office is in a little square located opposite a restaurant.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Colosseums' Rules:No Permitted Sharps objects, liquids glass bottle, Drones, selfie-sticks parfumes & spray. Allow Plastic bottle water The tour runs in any weather conditions.
  • ID Card/Passport is a must for Colosseum access
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum and then the Colosseum
  • The meeting time can be subject of a slight change. In this case we will call/text you in advance.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people).
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Colosseum Tour departs from our office located on Via Frangipane, 30. Option 1: To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station. If you take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Walking down on Via Cavour, after a few minutes you need to turn left on Via degli Annabaldi. Still a few minutes walking and the first alley on you right end side is your destination: Via Frangipane 30. Option 2: If you get off at Colosseo Stop , outside the metro take the right hand side and walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali (direction Venice square) after 5 minutes walk you will see on the right a little alley with an arch and this is via Frangipane 30. Our office is in a little square located opposite a restaurant.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Colosseums' Rules:No Permitted Sharps objects, liquids glass bottle, Drones, selfie-sticks parfumes & spray. Allow Plastic bottle water The tour runs in any weather conditions.
  • ID Card/Passport is a must for Colosseum access
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum and then the Colosseum
  • The meeting time can be subject of a slight change. In this case we will call/text you in advance.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people).
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Colosseum Tour departs from our office located on Via Frangipane, 30. Option 1: To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station. If you take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Walking down on Via Cavour, after a few minutes you need to turn left on Via degli Annabaldi. Still a few minutes walking and the first alley on you right end side is your destination: Via Frangipane 30. Option 2: If you get off at Colosseo Stop , outside the metro take the right hand side and walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali (direction Venice square) after 5 minutes walk you will see on the right a little alley with an arch and this is via Frangipane 30. Our office is in a little square located opposite a restaurant.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Kyle D
8 contributions
Dennis was such a kind and fun host. He did a great job explaining the history of things and we learned so much. The people at the desk even gave us a discount on the price of the tour, we only paid 35 euro each for a 3 hour tour of the colosseum, palatine and Roman Forum. I would absolutely recommend using this service if you are in Rome and interested in learning more of the history of this ancient and historic city.
Written 18 July 2021
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Sarah B
Norwich, UK5 contributions
Apr 2022
This is the 2nd time I have used Rome Private Guides. Laetitzia was the most fantastic guide who gave us 2 fascinating days looking at Ancient Rome - the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum and the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. She provided a fascinating commentary to what we saw which was good for all my family and kept us all engaged - I would highly recommend this company and especially Laetitzia!
Written 14 April 2022
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Rachel W
Kansas City, MO10 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We thought Flavia did a wonderful job. She very clearly condensed so much history and information into our 3 hour tour. She answered all of our questions. The tour was easy to book, the meeting point is on Via Frangipane which is very close to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Three hours might seem like a lot, but there is so so so much to see. Highly recommend wearing comfy shoes, sunglasses and/or a hat, and bringing a small bottle of water (especially if going in warm weather).
Written 26 September 2021
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Fooboeni
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
Azzurra is a really nice an knowledgable Guide.
All questions were masterfully answered and she sprinkled in some bankground information beyond the actual tour itself.

Although you can enjoy the Colosseum, Palantine Hill and Forum Romanum by yourself, i highly recommend a guided tour for all the historical context you otherwise would miss.
Written 7 August 2021
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Aida S
Bucharest, Romania7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Great and very well documented and prezented in an accesibile manner, insight into the ancient rome by our lovely Guide Flavia.
We had a great experience and we really made the best of our time by taking this tour, în spite of raining cats and dogs.strongly recommend visiting the forum and the colosseum with a profesional guide.
Written 27 November 2021
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Neil R
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We spent the afternoon with Renata as our guide today and had a terrific time exploring the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. She was knowledgeable and timely throughout and the tour was well worth it on our first day in Rome. While our youngest was fading toward the end (definitely due to jet lag), she was quick to notice and sparked his interest with the inside scoop on a good gelato place. The Colosseum was something the boys had looked forward to for sometime and her storytelling did not disappoint.
Written 25 March 2022
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Bradley A
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Dennis was very informative and knowledgeable he kept the group entertained and answered every question with ease. He was friendly and very personable with everyone. He made the tour. He made you forget you were walking and engulfed you with knowledge about where you were. Highly recommend this tour and Dennis.
Written 5 December 2021
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Christian B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Dennis led an unbelievably thorough, genuine, and enthusiastic tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum - I would not visit the Colosseum again without such a tour and would glad do this same tour again. The experience helped paint the context, symbolism, and history of the monuments. Dennis is a true master at his craft!
Written 3 August 2021
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tourist04
london36 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I wasn’t sure whether to pay the extra to skip the line and have a guide .... now I’m sure .... it’s worth every penny. Entering the colosseum is hard work when it’s busy. The security line takes a long time but our guide used that time to tell us lots about the Colosseum and the context in which it was built.

The tour itself was fascinating and I would recommend taking this trip with the Forum and Palatine Hill - stunning view.

Organisation was great and recommend getting to the office early and then popping over the road to the restaurant for lunch before your departure.

Really enjoyed the trip
Written 3 January 2020
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VivicosTravel
Dear tourist04, Thank you for this fantastic review! Our team works hard to organize our tours in the best way possible and we're excited to learn that we've hit the mark with you! Thanks for choosing us and we hope to see you soon.
Written 4 January 2020
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ccm301981
London34 contributions
Renata was brilliant and made the experience. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and loved to be asked questions. The pace of the tour was wonderful and we felt very enlightened afterwards. A tour not to be missed. We also saw the dungeons of the colosseum and the skip the line is totally value for money. Thank you Renata!
Written 13 February 2022
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