Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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API Provider: Zaui, Rezdy, and TourCMS
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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Skip the lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
With an intimate group of 15 or fewer fellow travelers you’ll have easy access to your expert guide - so you get all your questions answered.
Visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum and learn its secret history from one of our passionate, expert guides.
Stroll through history at the Roman Forum, stopping at famous sights like the final resting place of Julius Caesar, the monolithic Arch of Constantine and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.
Climb the Palatine Hill and wander through some of Rome’s oldest and most impressive ruins.
Summary
Explore not just the Colosseum, but all the major sites of Ancient Rome on this small group tour; providing context, history and fascinating anecdotes to bring ruins to life.
Description
We start by skipping the long lines at the Colosseum and diving right in to its bloody but politically-important history. As you wander its first and second tiers your expert, passionate guide will help you separate the facts from the fictions that are often fed to tourists. From the lives of gladiators, to the real hand signals that emperors used to condemn combatants, you’ll never get a more thorough and enjoyable lesson than this. 

From the entertainments of Ancient Rome to the business, you’ll head to the Roman Forum to learn about the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way you’ll pass the titanic arch of Constantine, the final resting place of Julius Caesar, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome. 

Finally you’ll ascend the Palatine Hill and learn the legend of Romulus & Remus, the mythological twin founders of Rome who were raised by a she-wolf. Explore ancient palaces, learning how the word “palace” actually originated right here, in the home of Caesar’s heir - the first emperor of Ancient Rome, Emperor Augustus. As you hear tales of the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history; you’ll come to understand the importance this once-great empire like never before. 

In your a small group of no more than 15 people, you’ll have incredible access to your expert guide. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the legends and facts of Ancient Rome. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Privileged, express entry tickets for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
Expert Walks tour guide.
Headsets for groups over 6 people
Small groups of 15 people or fewer
Excluded Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Know before you book The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details
The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour.
All guests visiting the Colosseum must pass through a security and must present an original photo ID to enter. Please remember to BRING your ID (including children)
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
Sunscreen is recommended during the summer months.
Please note that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside the Colosseum. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering.
Due to uneven pavements and the many steps involved we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.
Do not bring with you any sharp objects such as knives, or large bulky items such as big umbrellas.
The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Required to bring: Valid ID
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure- Daily (Except: 07 Mar 2021, 01 Apr 2021, 02 Apr 2021, 04 Apr 2021, 25 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 May 2021, 02 Jun 2021, 06 Jun 2021, 04 Jul 2021, 01 Aug 2021, 05 Sep 2021, 03 Oct 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.8914177, 12.4924528
Address: Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/41%C2%B053'29.1%22N+12%C2%B029'34.8%22E/@41.891411,12.4924538,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x3377298c21fc4d39!2sOppio+Caff%C3%A8!8m2!3d41.8914342!4d12.4928636!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d41.8914095!4d12.4930012
Notes: Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the Colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
Start Location Notes Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT
End Location Address Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.8924663, 12.4831363
Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT
Notes: Colosseum/ Roman Forum
Start Location Notes Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT
End Location Address Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-120 years €61.00 Available on request
Child 02-14 years €57.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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