Colosseum and Roman Forum Guided Tour
€49 per adult
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- Make the most of your time touring Rome’s archaeological treasures with our express skip-the-line tour.
- Step back in time to ancient Rome as you view its legendary ruins.
- Hear thrilling stories of life as a gladiator, from the rigorous training to high-stakes gladiatorial contests.
- Learn about ancient entertainment, from mock sea battles to animal hunts to public executions.
- Tour the Roman Forum and see the city’s many layers of history.
- Get insider tips from your guide about how to enjoy the rest of your day with all the time you saved on this express tour.
What you'll do
See the Colosseum and the Roman Forum on an in-depth tour that makes the most of your time here in Rome. This express visit lets you discover Rome’s ancient ruins with a local guide in just two hours — better still, your local guide can share tips and insider advice on what to do next. We want you to have a perf ... read more
See the Colosseum and the Roman Forum on an in-depth tour that makes the most of your time here in Rome. This express visit lets you discover Rome’s ancient ruins with a local guide in just two hours — better still, your local guide can share tips and insider advice on what to do next. We want you to have a perfect day here in the Eternal City.
Begin your tour by meeting your guide outside the Colosseo Metro Station across from the Colosseum. Your guide will share a detailed description of the Colosseum as you admire it from the outside. Then pass by all those long lines to enter with your skip-the-line ticket.
Once inside the Colosseum, you’ll learn about the gladiatorial contests and public spectacles that this arena was made for. Step back in time as you hear about mock sea battles, animal hunts, recreations of famous battles, and even public executions that happened right where you’re standing.
You’ll also hear about the technological prowess of the engineers who built the Colosseum — no easy feat back in 70 AD. As you walk around the tiers to get the best view of the arena, find out about advanced mechanisms like trapdoors used during the gladiator games.
Soon you are on your way to the Roman Forum, the political, judicial, religious and commercial hub of the city. Ancient Romans called it the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. For centuries the Forum was at the center of day-to-day life for criminal trials, gladiator marches, elections, and commercial activity. It was once a marshy lake, but today, you’ll walk along the pavings and higher street level and see for yourself the real reason Rome is called a city of many layers — like a lasagna, as we like to say.
Before you go, ask your guide for suggestions on what to do next. As a local, your guide can share tips on where to eat, family-friendly travel spots, where to take the best photos — whatever you’re looking for.
Plan your trip
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
Where to find your tour guide
Meet your guide outside the Colosseo Metro Station across from the Colosseum. Look for the guide holding a sign that reads “ExperienceFirst” at the exit of the (blue line) metro in front of a green kiosk.
Colosseo Metro Station
This public group tour is not wheelchair-accessible. We cover about 2 miles of walking at a moderate pace, including some uneven terrain and steps. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour.
We cover about 2 miles of walking at a moderate pace, including some uneven terrain and steps. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.
Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.
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