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Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Gain an overview of Rome highlights on a walking tour 
  • A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • Listen to live commentary on landmarks for deeper historical context
Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour
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2pm Standard Tour: EnglishMost Popular
Standard tour max. 25 people.
9:15am Standard Tour: English
Standard tour max. 25 people.
9.15am Small-Group Tour
Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people.
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Get an overview of Rome’s top attractions and ancient ruins on this morning or afternoon walking tour, a great way for visitors to orient themselves. Skip past the long ticket lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and discover more about the icons' history than you would on your own (signage is infrequent at the Forum in particular). Plus, enjoy quick stops at the Trevi Fountain and other landmarks. Choose to tour with a small group limited to 12 or a larger group of no more than 25.

What to Expect

Your Rome walking tour begins when you meet your guide outside the metro Colosseo stop in Rome, at least 20 minutes before your scheduled morning or afternoon departure.

You’re guaranteed to skip the long lines with your guide as you enter the Colosseum and explore the first and second levels, listening to tales (via headset) of the bloody gladiator fights that occurred in the arena.

The next stop is the Roman Forum, where you’ll explore the ruins and hear stories of ancient Rome. See, too, the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus.

Continue to the historic center of Rome to pose for photos in front of the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.

After you bid your guide farewell at Piazza Navona in central Rome, you’ll be free to continue exploring Rome independently.

Reviews (1,876)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous Tour for first time visitor

Giuseppe (Joseph) was our guide for the tour, he was very knowledgeable and fun to listen too. Headsets are a great feature, allows you to hear everything as you walk from one historic site to another. The tour also allows you to skip the waiting...More

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Giuseppe was our guide for our 3+ hour walking tour. He was excellent and engaging for all our family. It was incredibly informative and exactly what we were after. Highly recommended. We didn't spend any time waiting in queues. We have a 10yo and 12yo...More

1  Thank HelenJ2281
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Definitely worth it!

Giuseppe was our tour guide and it was so much fun! He was very knowledgeable and knew so much about Rome. He definitely is a local and is very nice and funny. My husband and I enjoyed his laid back personality and his humorous personality....More

Thank 687lisan
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Fun in Rome

Giuseppe was knowledgeable and friendly. He is a great guide. Me and my family enjoyed the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain.

Thank Cyle S
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Had fun and learned a lot at the same time!

The tour guide was Giuseppe and he was lovely. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Whatever questions you had he knew the answer! Overall this was the best tour I had in Rome. I had limited time and this was a great way to squeeze in everything...More

Thank Boxey99
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