Colosseum skip-the-line walking tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Colosseum skip-the-line walking tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
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£42.00
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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
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Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Learn stories behind the monuments of Rome on a leisurely walking tour
  • Discover relics of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Travel back in time, embraced by 360 degrees of jaw-dropping Roman architecture
What to expect

Walk in the footsteps of giants on this guided tour through the heart of the Roman Empire and learn the history behind it all, from the minute to the magnificent.

Pause to contemplate the genius that took the Colosseum from concept to reality in 70 to 80AD; centuries before the advent of modern engineering. Once the most famous meeting place in the world, the amphitheater is estimated to have once held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. Your Gray Line pass will allow you to skip hours of long lines to enter the Colosseum directly.

Once inside, breath in the bloody past of the edifice, brought to life again by your passionate, expert guide. Standing for nearly two millennia, the structure has been a symbol of both glory and scorn, serving vastly different purposes over the course of history. Just outside, you'll see the magnificent Arch of Constantine.

Continuing the walking tour, discover the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum archaeological site, where many structures remain intact to this day. For a city founded in 753BC, this is no small feat. Continue exploring the breathtaking Palatine Hill, ending your tour with a deeper connection to the history of Rome and a strong foundation of knowledge. On the Palatine, Romulus and Remus were found by a she-wolf that kept them alive, which is supposedly how Rome received its name, so the legend has it. On the other hand, Rome might derive from the Etruscan word Rhumon (river). This is something we will never know. What we do know is that Rome has gained in popularity over that last 2,000 years and has proved worthy of its nickname “the Eternal City”.

At the end, you'll have time to continue exploring the area on your own or return to your hotel.

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What's included
  • check Tickets to the Colosseum and the archaeological area
  • check Professional guided walking tour
  • check Wireless audio headsets
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food or drinks
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Via Celio Vibenna, 2, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:
By the Arch of Constantine, please be there no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • wheelchair users and individuals who have difficulty walking, the archaeological area involves walking on medium-hard floors that are not wheelchair accessible

Know in advance:

  • due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue
  • starting from October 18th, 2023, for the issuance of Colosseum tickets, providing a first name and surname is mandatory. Without this information, the ticket cannot be issued. Once the Colosseum ticket is issued, it is non-refundable. In case of incorrect personal data, access to the Colosseum will not be possible
  • this tour ends in the Colosseum vicinity

Remember to bring:

  • a valid ID or Passport
  • comfortable shoes and be ready for rain or shine
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Provider
Gray Line - I Love Rome
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 22 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

4.4/5

Service

4.4/5

Staff

4.4/5

Value for money

4.1/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - September 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Excepcional, muy recomendable

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    An excellent experience from start to finish. We were looking forward to our tour but this was made extra special by our guide, Rita, who was so knowl ...

  • DvonDüsseldorf

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Mirco war ein sehr sympathischer und offener Guide, die Geschichte ist seine Passion und kann sehr viel erzählen. Er lässt viel Zeit für Fragen und Ze ...

  • HjG

    From Germany - August 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Sehr guter Guide

  • Visiteur belge

    From Belgium - July 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    C'est ********** long, 3 heures.

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