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Skip the Line - Colosseum and Ancient Forum Small Group Tour

Highlights
  • Visit the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Imagine what life was like for Roman citizens during ancient times
  • Skip-the-line access
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Skip the Line - Colosseum and Ancient Forum Small Group Tour
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Enjoy the ancient ruins with the warm afternoon light
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Overview
Get skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum on this 3-hour private or small-group guided tour in Rome. With an archaeologist or art historian guide, step back in time to see how these structures were used in Roman society. In the Colosseum, picture gladiators fighting lions with the citizens of Rome spectating from above. In the Roman Forum, imagine vendors trading and selling goods, politicians speaking to the crowd and judges sentencing criminals. Walk the Via Sacra and visit additional sites like the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Saturn. Choose between private or small-group tours; minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and jump into history! follow your guide through more than 12 centuries of ancient Roman history, from the time of Romulus, Remus and the She-Wolf up to the Barbarian invasions.

Enter the Colosseum like an ancient spectator and reach the first tier, you will be struck by a spectacular view of the arena. Imagine gladiators fighting other gladiators and wild animals, imagine spectaculars battles reacted on the stage for people's amusement.

Leave the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and be led into the heart of the ancient world: the Roman Forum. With the help of your guide, you will easily imagine sellers trading goods, politicians speaking to the crowd, judges sentencing criminals, teachers surrounded by their students, priests worshiping pagan gods or predicting the future, as well a vendors of all types.

Walk through the 'Via Sacra,' the holiest road in Rome, to reach the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine and the Arch of Titus. Be inspired by the beauty of the most important ruins of antiquity, the Temple of Saturn, the Tabularium façade, the ancient Senate house, Temple of Julius Cesar, and the house of the Vestal Virgins and their sacred flame. Learn about the punishment for these vestal virgins if they didn’t respect their vows.
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Reviewed 28 January 2018
Two Absolutely Fantastic Tours - Thank you Angelica & Donata!

We were a family of 5 adults and booked 2 private tours with the Joy of Rome team - the first with Angelica for the Vatican & Sistine Chapel and the second with Donata for the Colosseum & Ancient Forum. They were both simply terrific...More

Thank azuremosaic
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear Radhika, it took some time but believe me, we didn't forget you, how could we??! meeting your lovely family has been unforgettable and hearing back from you after so long is even a stronger pleasure, it means the good memory stayed and this is...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Excellent in every way!

We had a wonderful time touring the Colosseum and the surrounding area with Angelica. She is a charming person, full of knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm, and an especially gifted communicator. Armed with a PhD in ancient history and a great command of the intricacies of...More

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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

and you know what? I had a lot of fun too! and we feel blessed to have a wonderful job, with a wonderful office and wonderful people!! it's like being on holiday every day! thanks for your lovely word, you give us the enthusiasm to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Excellent, knowledgable and personable guide

Francesca was an excellent tour guide. She was engaging and very knowledgable. I did two separate tours with her, one at the Borghese and one of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. She was fantastic! I would highly recommend booking a tour with her.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 22 October 2017
Awesome

Francesca was an amazing guide with tons of enthusiasm and knowledge. I was hanging on every word! Thanks for everything!

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 18 October 2017
Delightful tour of the Colosseum!

Angelica, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and informative about the history of the Colosseum. Her tour was fun, Angelica is fluent in English and her personality delightful. My husband and I learned much about ancient Rome, very inspiring to learn more. We praise Joy...More

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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Oh sweet you! thank you so much! you are the ones giving us the enthusiasm to give a good tour and enjoy it! come back soon, we'd love to have you back with us again! angelica

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