Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

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Adult(s) x (Age 25 To 99)
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  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included

Overview

Meet your guide near the Colosseum to embark on a tour of this fascinating monument. It's the world's largest ancient Roman amphitheater and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction began in 72 AD and was completed in only 8 years. It could contain between 50 and 75 thousand spectators, and was used until 523 AD.

Hear about the different techniques used to build it and the gladiators' world, the famous fighters who used to duel in the arena. It appears that this type of fighting started in ancient Greece in order to celebrate private memorial services, and the Romans transformed them in acclaimed public shows.

The Colosseum games were split in three sections: fights between men and animals in the morning, executions of criminals at lunch time, and gladiator fights in the afternoon. Hear about the details of these games, from the organization to the social and economical aspects. In particular you'll learn about all types of gladiators: there were around 30 types and each one of them used the Roman emperor’s military fighting techniques.

Next stop is Palazzo dei Cesari, on the Palatine Hill. This is where the word 'Palatium' (building) comes from. See the ruins of the Domus Augustana and then the paintings of Nero's first palace: the only ones that were saved after the arson that took place in 64 A.C.

The tour ends with a visit to the Roman Forum, originally a necropolis, later transformed in the heart of Rome with temples, cathedrals, the Popes' Curia and Domus.

Information

Includes:
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance ticket to the Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Small-group tour
Excludes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide: English, French, Spanish, or Italian
  • Please note: the reduced price for youths is only for European citizens. You will be required to show your passport. Youths who are non-European citizens should book as adults

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Partner Agency - Gladiator Tours
Departure Time:
10:30am
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
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