In your small group, you can ask all your questions about this awe-inspiring edifice. Your expert guide will make you “see” the gladiators, “hear” the crowd (and lions) roar, and “feel” the excitement in the air more than 1500 years later!
Don’t just visit Rome, understand it on our Colosseum Tour, visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert, English-speaking tour guide to tell you the stories and anecdotes that bring the ruins to life. And with Skip the Line Access at all three sites, you won’t waste time waiting in line!
We start our adventure at the star attraction – the Colosseum. One of the world’s most iconic sights, the Colosseum is first stop for most visitors. Yet without an idea of the battles and politics that played out here, it’s hardly more than a beautiful pile of old stones. Our guides are experts in history and archaeology, so they’re the perfect candidates to lead your Colosseum adventure, telling you just why ‘Gladiator’ had it all wrong and how this incredible amphitheater once hosted re-enactments of sea battles.
No visit to Ancient Rome would be complete without going a little further back though – to the very beginning, in fact. We’ll explore Palatine Hill, the spot where brothers Remus and Romulus battled over who would found the first empire, and where Romulus founded the city that would become Rome.
We’ll also see the Roman Forum – the heart of Ancient Rome. Home to the bustling marketplace, ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers, this was Rome at its finest. Here politicians held rallies before elections, soldiers marched triumphantly down the Sacred Way and the Vestal Virgins decided if men lived or died.
In just three hours we’ll introduce you to the best that Ancient Rome has to offer – from the birth of an Empire in 1000 BC to the clash of titans at the Colosseum 1,500 years later. Your Colosseum tour guide will rebuild Rome from the ground up, filling it with stories of Caesar and Nero so you leave not just having seen Rome, but having experienced it.