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Fast track: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour with Arena entrance

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Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Rome’s ‘centro storico’ (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The 3.30 hour Rome walking tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s tumultuous history. Hear tales of gruesome gladiator combat while exploring the Colosseum’s first and second tiers; learn about monuments like the Regia inside the Roman Forum; and enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions such as Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and more! Choose between a standard tour (maximum 25 people) or a small-group tour (maximum 12 people) for a more personalized experience.
  • 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
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Opt for a small-group tour (12 max.) or do the larger tour (25 max.)
What to Expect
Your Rome walking tour begins when you meet your guide in the Piazza del Arco di Costantino 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colle Capitolino
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Campidoglio
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, et.c) private tours are available on request
  • The Colosseum has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions (and no bag check) it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol.
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways.
  • Luggage or large bags.
  • Pets.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Good tour for new visitors to Rome to explore the ancient Rome. You can visit every important site within three hours.
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Our guide, Lumi, was excellent and let us know many interestings things about Rome and its foundation. Despite the unusual rain during that day, she transported us to ancient Rome while talking about Julius Caesar, the Roman forum, San Sebastian, the Palatine Hill... The views
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The tour was worth every penny and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We visited all main land marks and even got a good recommendation for a meal after.
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We really enjoyed the tour. Unfortunately the tour was delayed by more than 1/2 an hour at the start and the forum was extremely crowded adding to more time delays . Dino the tour guide was very knowledgeable and we would have liked to stay for the entire tour but we had lunch
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Disorganised tour with scattered guide. Difficult to understand with thick accent. Often getting side tracked, guide gave very random facts without any real context and background to the history of sights. Difficult to visualise what it once was. Colloseum would be best done
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