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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour provided by Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour
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from £44.20 per adult
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from £44.20 per adult
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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour
Temperature checks for travelers at Colosseum entrance
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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
About
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
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.
What to expect
Choose from one of several start times through the morning and afternoon when you book. Then on the day, head to the meeting point on Via Frangipane, near the entrance to the Roman Forum. With your guide and group, you’ll skip the general entrance line with your fast-access ticket, and step inside the ancient Colosseum. Once the site of brutal gladiatorial battle, the amphitheater was the go-to place for the ancient Romans’ entertainment. Hear about the gladiators, wild animals, emperors, and senators as you explore, and imagine the roar of the crowds, centuries ago. From the Colosseum, you’ll continue to Palatine Hill to see where the emperors built their lavish palaces. Gaze at the view over Circus Maximus where chariot races were held, and look down at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Then, get a close-up view as you head inside the forum itself to learn about daily life in Ancient Rome. After three hours, your tour ends outside the Roman Forum.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41348P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide for 3 hours • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
3h
Departure details
Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Please walk down on Via Cavour and just before arriving in Largo Corrado Ricci turn left in via del Colosseo and walking up on Via del Colosseo you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
Professional guide for 3 hours • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Please walk down on Via Cavour and just before arriving in Largo Corrado Ricci turn left in via del Colosseo and walking up on Via del Colosseo you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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
Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people)
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 bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
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.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Please walk down on Via Cavour and just before arriving in Largo Corrado Ricci turn left in via del Colosseo and walking up on Via del Colosseo you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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Lizzie McCulloch
1 contribution
Would highly recommend!
Oct 2020 • Solo
Azzurra was a fantastic tour guide, incredibly knowledgable and friendly. As a solo traveller, she made me feel very welcome and her tour was fascinating!
Written 12 October 2020
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Emma D
2 contributions
Amazing Coliseum and Forum guided tour
Jul 2020 • Couples
Amazing guided tour of Coliseum Arena and Forum. 3h30 of absolutely captivating history, by guide Matteo. Excellent guide!! Highly recommended.
Written 19 July 2020
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Remco A
Deventer, The Netherlands17 contributions
Great visit, a must see. Great guide, great organization
The Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour was a great experience. The guide (Mat) has so much knowledge and told and explained everything on a good pace and made the tour very enjoyable. 100% recommendation
Written 8 March 2020
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EVite
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Adriana
Feb 2020
Adriana was our guide for this tour. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject. We thought she was great. We were able to learn interesting details and facts about ancient Roman history. Had been a little apprehensive about doing a guided tour but really glad we did and glad that we chose this particular company (having researched several) The tour turned out to be one of our highlights of our trip to Rome.
Written 1 March 2020
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BV_24
5 contributions
Great experience of some classic Roman history
Feb 2020
Very enjoyable tour of the colosseum and surrounding areas. The tour allows you to bypass the queues and get straight inside. We were led by our fantastic tour guide Andrade who had a fantastic knowledge of Roman history and architecture and really helped bring meaning to the structures! Tour was about 3 hours so bring snacks
Written 28 February 2020
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Tom C
20 contributions
Colosseum an Forum Tour with Dennis
Very good tour with enthusiastic and informative Dennis as the guide. It went out of his way to engage with everyone during the duration of the tour. He has a degree in archeology as well as passing the guide licensing exam that is fairly difficult. Very good English as well. Highly recommend Dennis as you tour guide. The tour itself was detailed especially in the Colosseum. I would go again as it also gave special access to the lower platform.
Written 24 January 2020
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Jamie C
Scotland, UK6 contributions
A trip back in time , guide Diego was different class.
Not just a sight seeing your . A trip into the past explained and narrated by guide Diego . I booked really wanted to see the colosseum, the Roman forum and palatine hill just a second though . However guide was really engaging almost as if stepping back in time to witness Ancient Rome . Roman forum was amazing . What can you say about the Colosseum apart from wow . Loved the fact during tour you got time at each area without other groups . Five star trip .
Written 22 January 2020
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Raphael W
2 contributions
Dennis is the man!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Shout out to Dennis, our tour guide. He was friendly, professional, and had a great command of knowledge of Ancient Rome. We were able to get thorough and interesting answers. Enjoyed it fully.
Written 21 January 2020
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cbratk
9 contributions
Dennis Tour Guide
Dec 2019 • Couples
The tour of the colosseum and forum was incredible. Our tour guide, Dennis, made the tour. Dennis is an archeologist and seamlessly personalized the tour for each member within our small group. I think I learned more in the three hours than I did in high school college while enjoying every minute. The tour is worth the money. We are still talking about the it. The one thing is that the guide can make or break the tour. I would ask for Dennis by name as your tour guide. We used another company for the Vatican tour and the tour guide was not as good. We wished we had booked it in advance through this company and scheduled with Dennis for our Vatican tour. Hope you have a great tour!
Written 6 January 2020
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Christine RK
1 contribution
Best Tour Guide
May 2019
This review is 6 months overdue, but I just found the business card for our tour with our guide's name on it. I came back to write this review because he was just that good and my family of five (a baby and two kids included) enjoyed this experience more than others. Giorgio was a fantastic guide, well educated on everything having to do with Ancient Rome, and most importantly, he didn't bore us! He was able to answer every question posed to him eloquently and provided information in an engaging way for all the various people in our group. i Highly recommend this service, especially with Giorgio!
Written 5 January 2020
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Amazing tour of Ancient Rome with Azzurra
Azzurra was a wonderful tour guide, her knowledge of Rome and its history was first class. Even in the rain she kep
Irene R
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Great experience
Guide was so passionate that it added to the whole experience. Worthwhile getting ticket with access to palantine
HaydnD32
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5 Star
An amazing day and a great tour guide, very detailed, we learned some interesting facts, would recommend!
Cripa74
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Feeling like in the Roman Empire time
Our tour guide Dennis was very good, clear and he was able to let us feel in the Roman Empire time. We enjoyed the
Antiquehunter13
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Colosseum tour.
We needed headphones. Although only a small group of 7 it was very difficult to hear the guide against the traffic
family492
family492
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Information packed tour
We skipped the lines and got an information packed tour. The guide spoken English well and was attentive to our yo
1990robbyk
1990robbyk
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Very good tour
Very educational it was like having a history lesson. The views and ruins were amazing! 100% Definitely recommend t
annahejlsberg
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Interesting and knowledgeable guide - a great tour!
David was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable and really interesting. Forum Romanum is always worth a visit, but becam
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Great Tour of the Vatican
Fantastic tour with our guide Marcius. who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject which made the
josephiney565
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Amazing tour experience
Azzura as our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She was really knowledgeable and really passionate about the are
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Fantastic tour
This was a very well organised programme starting at the forum, up to Palatine and ending in the spectacular coloss
susiej309
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Great tour with Matt
Our guide, Matt, was definitely the highlight of the tour! He was obviously passionate about the history of the Col
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Great Tour
We had a fantastic time yesterday. Tour was well organised and felt safe and supported. Matt was very knowledgeabl
rmcross12
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Best purchase of the trip!
This tour was so much fun. Our guide, Matt, was so funny and interesting. You could see his passion for the history
GemBez777
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Exceptional tour with Dennis!
Our guide Dennis was outstanding and really made our tour exceptional and special. He was so knowledgeable and prov
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