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Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor & Forum Guided Tour

1. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor & Forum Guided Tour

The Colosseum is one of the most visited monuments in the world. With skip-the-line tickets, waste no time standing in line and head straight inside. Enjoy special access to the arena floor and the underground chambers. Continue your tour with a guided visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Stand in the middle of the Colosseum arena floor and really get a feel for the magnitude of the best spectacle of the ancient world. With your guide, visit the underground chambers and hear stories of the gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. As you explore the ground floor level and the second level, your guide will share stories of epic battles, painting a vivid picture in your mind and bringing your surroundings to life. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of gladiators. After you have explored the Colosseum, walk to the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Colosseum as you explore the ruins with your guide. Walk amongst the ruins and learn about the political, religious, social, and financial center of Ancient Rome.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena Floor Evening Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum with Arena Floor Evening Tour

Enjoy a hassle-free tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome during the evening and avoid the crowds. Your tour starts with a smooth stroll along the Roman Forum. As the light fades, you will see the heart of Rome’s historic center, with its temples, arches, and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins. On your way down Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will see the highlight of your tour: the Roman Colosseum. At this time, the Colosseum is virtually empty so you will have a rare experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make the place so fascinating. You will wander the arena floor and see centuries-old graffiti on the Colosseum’s walls. Your tour ends when the sunset is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum. Experience a more peaceful, beautiful, and atmospheric place at this time than ever.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

3. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! This itinerary aims to show you the Rome you can't afford to miss, and combine it with the more intimate corners of the city. Perfectly balanced, leisurely and safety-conscious, this tour will show you the following main attractions: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

4. Rome: Evening City Tour by Golf Cart with Gelato

Let us drive you around the city in comfort, showing you all the sites. With departures every evening for a tour with a guide at your disposal, you can really make the most out of your time in Rome. Highlights: Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) Populo Square (Piazza del Popolo) Mausoleum Emperor Augustus Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) Pantheon Navona Square (Piazza Navona) St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Fontana Acqua Paola Piazza Venezia Victor Emanuele II Monument & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Vittoriano) Column of Trajan (Colonna Traiana)

Rome: City Walking Tour

5. Rome: City Walking Tour

Explore Rome on this walking tour through the Eternal City. Learn about the history of Rome from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to today. Follow your guide through the sprawling streets of Rome and visit Rome’s piazzas as you hear about Rome’s history and culture. Be engaged by gripping stories as you pass some of Rome’s monuments. Ask your guide for tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome when the tour comes to an end in Piazza Navona, home to the city’s best eateries, bars, and rooftop terraces.

Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Sightseeing Guided Tour

6. Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Sightseeing Guided Tour

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

Rome: Under the Moonlight Evening Walking Tour

7. Rome: Under the Moonlight Evening Walking Tour

Explore the historic city of Rome with a walking tour through the moonlit streets in the late evening. Soak in the atmosphere of Piazza Navona and see iconic landmarks like the Pantheon and the Colosseum illuminated at night. Make your way to Piazza Navona to meet your guide and group for the evening. Listen to the calming waters of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the center of the square before setting off along Rome's charming streets. Get ready for your first stop at the Pantheon, built by the emperor Hadrian as a monument to the gods. Continue to the Trevi Fountain to toss in a coin and make a wish or take some atmospheric photos. Pass by the columns, statues, and temples that line the Imperial fora and arrive at the legendary Colosseum. Walk around the site as it glows under the moonlight and admire its ancient architecture before ending your tour in Piazza Venezia.

Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

Visit the famous Mamertine Prison and learn about the captivating life of St. Peter who was held prisoner here before his crucifixion. Then, journey through the Colosseum in the footsteps of Gladiators of Rome who killed and survived, or died for the entertainment of the masses. Upon exiting the Colosseum, make your way back around the Roman Forum to Carcer Tullianum, which was the underground prison cell where St. Peter was held.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

9. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Discover Rome's historic center on this private tour aboard a convenient golf cart. See all of the best attractions the city has to offer and learn the unique history of the Eternal City. Listen to your guide's insightful commentary as you pass by iconic monuments, buildings, and squares. Start in the very center, at Piazza Mattei, and set off towards Piazza Navona, a baroque masterpiece. From there, zip through the quaint streets of the old city to reach the Castel of Saint Angelo and proceed further to the Vatican City. Ride back across the river and reach the main landmarks. See the Pantheon, an amazing temple dating back to the 2nd Century A.D. Admire the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Head toward the heart of the ancient city: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, passing by the majestic Vittoriano. End the tour with an amazing view of the ruins on top of Palatine Hill and the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Wonders of Ancient Rome at Dusk

10. Rome: Wonders of Ancient Rome at Dusk

See the very best of Rome at night, far from the busy daytime crowds. Start your adventure outside the Colosseum, one of the most famous landmarks of the city. Listen to stories of how it was constructed and the bloody games and gladiator battles which took place here. Next, take a look at the impressive Arch of Constantine, then retrace the steps of Ancient Romans under the moonlight as you head to the Roman Forum. Upon arrival, marvel at the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Arch of Titas, and the Senate House. Hear about the notorious emperors who ruled over Ancient Rome, and what life was like here during that time. Continue on to Trajan’s Forum, and snap a photo in front of the Column of Trajan. Finally, climb Capitoline Hill and marvel at the panoramic view that stretches out before you.

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What people are saying about Trajan's Column

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based on 1,753 reviews

It was beyond amazing! Our guide was an enthusiastic student who knew a lot about the history of Rome. He also knew special facts. We walked a nice route and took beautiful pictures at beautiful points. Definitely do this tour!!!

Lumi was the best guide, she gave us great information about the Colloseum and the Forum in an interesting and unique way.

Amazing Experience, Our Guide Francisco was very Patient and explain all... Definitely worthy of money...

Awesome way to see the city. Very informative and the gold carts was a great way to stay off the feet!

We had a great day with Caterina. Highly recommended!