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Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Overview
Experience Ancient Rome's most iconic sites on this small-group, 3-hour tour. Set out with an expert guide who will bring these incredible ruins to life though history, stories, and intriguing anecdotes. Step inside the Colosseum and hear tales of the gladiators who once fought here as you explore its first and second tiers. Stroll through the Roman Forum and imagine what this center of Ancient Rome was like 2,000 years ago. See Julius Caesar's final resting place, marvel at the monolithic Arch of Constantine, and climb Palatine Hill.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a comprehensive overview of ancient Rome’s most important sites
  • Beat the crowds and save time with skip-the-line Colosseum access
  • A small group tour makes for a relaxing, personal way to explore
  • Included audio headsets mean you won’t miss your guide’s stories
What to Expect
This small-group tour begins at a meeting point just outside of the Colosseum’s entrance. Lines for the UNESCO World Heritage Site are famously long, but skip-the-line access means you’ll save hours otherwise spent waiting. Follow your guide inside, put on audio headsets, and discover this world-famous landmark up close. You’ll hear stories about the gladiators who once fought here, as well as the long history of the Colosseum. Next, the tour continues in the Roman Forum, just adjacent from the Colosseum. Home to a heavy concentration of priceless ruins, the Forum was once the heart of the Roman Empire. See Julius Caesar’s final resting place, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and more. The final stop on the tour is Palatine Hill. Climb up to the top for views overlooking the Roman Forum and beyond, and hear the Romulus and Remus myth from your guide. The tour ends back in front of the Roman Forum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Audio headsets (if group of 6 or more people)
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Walks
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. Please provide us with detailed contact information in case we need to reschedule your tour
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A lot of rain might have cancelled the underground Colosseum portion of our tour, but it didn't damper our tour. Sev, our tour guide, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and quite passionate about what we saw and he described -- which made the tour that much more
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Venis3, Thank you for such a glowing review. We are delighted to learn that Sev was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience that we work tirelessly to achieve despite the weather conditions. We will be sure to forward your wonderful review to our Guide Manager to ensure Sev gets the recognition that he deserves. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon, and hopefully, the weather will be on our side. All the best, The Walks Team
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Our guide was very knowledgeable, good English. There was a very long line to buy tickets the day we went, even though it was raining. I can’t imagine what it would be like if the weather was dry. You definitely want to buy tickets ahead of time and this guide was great!
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Mariongbrown, We are so pleased to hear that you thought our Colosseum tour was well worth joining. We genuinely believe that an expertly guided tour with skip the line tickets is a fantastic way to truly get the most from your experience of the Colosseum, and we are delighted that you agree! Thank you so much for your review, and for walking with us during your stay in Roma. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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We were taken on a skip-the-line small group tour guided by GiGi, who did an amazing job entertaining us all and informing us about the history of Rome He was very funny and very passionate about what he did, it was by far the highlight of the trip and I would 100% do it again!
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello LSwinders, Thank you for your feedback from your recent Colosseum tour, we appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts. It is truly fantastic to hear that you had an amazing time with us, as we always want our guests to fully enjoy our tours. We would love to have you join us again on your next vacation abroad, we are sure that we will have another fantastic walking tour that you will love just as much. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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A friend who had visited Rome previously suggested a tour of the Forum and the Palatine Hill to gain a better understanding. So I booked the Premium walks of Italy. We met on a road above the Coliseum at 8.15. We were a small group of just 12 people and our guide was Antonella.
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Hi VanessaRoad, Thank you for your kind review of our Premium Colosseum tour, we are incredibly happy that you enjoyed yourself! We think a wonderful guide like Antonella is priceless, and it is great to hear that you thought this tour was good value. We hope to see you again on another insightful walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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This was the 4th Walks of Italy tour we did while on vacation in Italy. The guides were all very knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic. Barbara did an especially good job keeping us all engaged with the stories about the Colosseum, Forum and the Palatine Hill. We were
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour of the Colosseum Including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Hello Llthompson13, Thank you for joining us again, this time for one of our Colosseum tours in Rome! It is always a pleasure to provide our guests with fantastic experiences, and we are delighted that we were able to do this for you once more! Hopefully we will see you again very soon, Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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