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Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Fast-Track Small Group Tour

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Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Fast-Track Small Group Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 88.17 per person

Discover the wonders of Rome’s most visited monuments on a small group tour. Explore the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and learn about Ancient Rome's history as your expert guide brings the sites to life.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy fast-track entry into Rome's most visited monuments
  • Admire the impressive Colosseum, a UNESCO listed location
  • Learn about the gladiators who fought many bloody battles at the Colosseum
  • Soak up sprawling views of the city from the historic Palatine Hill
  • Get a glimpse into ancient life at the Roman Forum
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel (if option chosen) or at the local partner’s office near the Colosseum metro station. Arrive at the Colosseum and bypass the long admission line with your fast track ticket. Inside, admire this impressive landmark, a UNESCO listed location dating back to 72 A.D. Listen to your guide share fascinating stories about the construction techniques the Ancient Romans invented and used to build the Colosseum. See the rooms where gladiators prepared for battle and learn about the many events that occurred here, including bloody combat and violent exotic animal fights. From here, continue the tour to Palatine Hill, the former home of Ancient Rome’s most affluent residents. Soak up epic views across the city center and snap incredible photos. Finally, head down the hill to explore the impressive Roman Forum, which was once a bustling market place.
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • All fees and taxes
  • Pickup (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via del Colosseo 24. To reach the office you need to walk above the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma, at Via del Colosseo nr. 24.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour takes 2 hours and includes access to the Colosseum's restricted area of the Arena and Roman Forum
  • All visitors are required to show a photo ID to enter the Colosseum
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monuments. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monuments
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

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The tour in the small groups of ~20 people was good overall, the tour guide was very personable and was clearly enjoying himself, which added value to the tour. She had a lot of interesting information and also small anrkdotes to tell. However, the tour of the announced 3 hours only lasted about 2 hours 15 minutes, which was a bit of a shame considering the steep price of 169 euros for 2 people. And we almost missed the beginning, although we were almost 15 minutes too early at the meeting point, but then it started.

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October 10, 2021

Andy was really great and he put a lot of funny things in their history comments. We truly recommend him

November 2, 2021

Product ID: 382814