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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

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Roma, Italy
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

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Go back in time to the days of ancient Rome on this walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. With a knowledgeable guide, avoid the entrance queue at the Colosseum with skip-the-line admission, and go inside to explore the amphitheater and hear stories about gladiators and Roman emperors. Then head to Palatine Hill for a view of Circus Maximus, and see the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Receive skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Tour the Colosseum with a guide to learn about the bloody gladiator battles and other events held here
  • Visit Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place
  • Marvel at the ancient remains of the Roman Forum's temples and other sites
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

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.

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Returns to original departure point
  • 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).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips

  • "Be aware that the tour is a little longer than most so bring water and a snack :) (we spent 3.5 hours but that might have been due to the bathroom break lines being so long)." See review
  • "Recommend you allow extra time in case the tour runs late." See review
  • "Small means small - not 29 not 24 - more like 10 or 12!" See review


411 Reviews

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Ancient Rome
, Oct 2021
The most memorable parts of the trip was when Andrada brought us back in time to Ancient Rome with her knowledge of archaelogy and history. Her emphasis of scale and the power the Roman Empire left us in awe of what we were viewing.
Great tour
, Oct 2021
Our guide Andrata was great! She made a big effort to help us imagine what the place looked like originally.
great tour but the company was not reliable
, Oct 2021
Let me start with the good. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging, she really did a great job! Now, we booked the tour for 12:45 pm. Showed up on time to find out that tour was cancelled but no one had notified us! The guy at the front desk blamed it on Viator but why would Viator cancel it?! They either didn't realize it was booked in the first place or cancelled it because there were not enough people and no one bothered to tell us. So he said he could book us for 3pm and would upgrade it to see the Colosseum underground so we were ok with it. Had to kill 2 hours before the tour, and we had two kids with us including a 7 year old. The tour was late, not 3pm, we left at about 3:25. We DID NOT get the underground upgrade and when we mentioned it to the guide she didn't seem to know anything about it. We also felt like we spent way too much time at the Colosseum and not enough time at the forum. Part of it was due to people having trouble keeping up with all the stairs and everything. It is a VERY strenuous tour! There were a couple of people who left after going to the Palantine hill cause they couldn't keep up. So just heads up on that! It is 3 hours of walking non stop, climbing steep stairs, and going up and down hills! We filed for and did receive a partial refund through Viator for all the troubles with the tour schedule but it was still frustrating to deal with it. We would've rather just gone on the tour we'd originally booked.
Awesome guide!
, Oct 2021
Diego was awesome. Very informative and thorough during our tour. My husband and I were both extremely impressed, and couldn’t have been happier with the experience! It is quite a bit of walking so make sure to bring some water bottles. There are places to fill up along the tour.
One of the best walking tours in Rome
, Oct 2021
The Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour was a true highlight of our trip. Our guide, Flavia, was informative, engaging and clearly passionate about the abundance of history within the city. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Rome.
Excellent Tour with Diego
, Oct 2021
We had am amazing tour with Diego showing us around the Colosseum and Forum Romanum. The Tour was very well organised and Diego was an excellent Guide.
A tour not to be missed
, Oct 2021
This tour was excellent. Diego brought the Colosseum and ancient Rome to life for us. He is incredibly knowledgeable and really put in the effort to make the whole tour a great experience. I would highly recommend.
Tour charges 30 euro per...
, Oct 2021
Tour charges 30 euro per person to reschedule (couldn't make it due to flight delay), almost the price of re-booking.
Definitely recommend :)
, Oct 2021
I really liked this tour. The guide was really nice, informative and personable! He took his time with us and took us to spots that other tour leaders who skip
Too long, timing was off
, Oct 2021
We loved what we saw, but it was almost 3 hrs long. Our guide was good, but spent too much time on obscure info. We started on Palatine Hill, then spent at least 45 min around the outside of the Colosseum, the guide repeating lots of facts. By the time we entered 2-1/2 hrs in, we were exhausted. And he said he ran out of time so show us the Forum!

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