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Rome in One Day: Colosseum and Catacombs Tour with Skip the line

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup from your centrally located Rome accommodation, you’ll head straight to the Colosseum—New7Wonder of the World and iconic Roman symbol. With your skip-the-line pass, you’ll bypass lines, often in excess of two hours, and head straight inside the magnificent amphitheater.

    On a guided tour, you’ll discover why the 2,000-year-old structure, estimated to have once held 80,000 spectators, has been the subject of both glory and scorn. Hear about the bloody gladiator games observed by Roman emperors in 80 BC and appreciate the minute details of the Colosseum’s architecture.

    Just outside, you’ll be greeted by the triumphant Arch of Constantine (Arco di Constantino) before beginning a walking tour that covers popular attractions including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the spot on which Rome was reputedly founded.

    Then, revitalize with a typical Italian lunch and proceed to two of Rome’s most important basilicas: St. John’s Lateran Basilica and St. Mary Major’s Basilica. The oldest of Rome’s four main churches, St. John’s Lateran Basilica’s holy steps are an important pilgrimage site.

    Finally, your tour culminates with a visit to the Roman Catacombs, subterranean cemeteries that date back to the 2nd century. Admire historic paintings and learn about the reason for these underground mausoleums before drop-off in central Rome.     
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    • Pickup from centrally located hotels (within the Aurelian Walls)
    • Transport from the Colosseum to the second part of the tour
    • A typical Italian lunch with delicious pizza and bruschetta
    • Skip the line pass
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di San Callisto
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Entry/Admission - Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
    • Optional gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Pickup service is provided from centrally located hotels.
    • Please write an e-mail 24 hours before the tour starts to arrange your pickup time.
    • Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to agreed pickup time.
    • Important: due to Colosseum security checks, large bags, trolleys or backpacks are not allowed inside the Archaeological Area.
    • Please leave large items at the Hotel, to avoid bags inspection which could cause delays.
    • The tour includes a drop-off service in Rome City centre. You can drop off at one of the following Gray Line-I Love Rome stops: Stazione Termini, S.Maria Maggiore, Piazza Barberini, Via Ludovisi, Largo Santa Susanna.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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