Guided tour

Colosseum and Archaeological Park of Rome Tour

4.8 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Brastours

Colosseum and Archaeological Park of Rome Tour

Activity provider: Brastours
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From US$ 73.89 US$ 59.11 per person

Walking through history, you'll visit the Colosseum, symbol of ancient Roman times and arguably the most important and beautiful archaeological site in the world.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Colosseum, a symbol of ancient Rome
  • Explore the Palatine, an important seat of power in the Eternal City
  • Walk through history at this beautiful archaeological site
Full description
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is one of the most famous monuments in the world. Opened to the public with a solemn inauguration that lasted 100 days, it was used for gladiatorial fights (murena), wild animal hunts (venationes) and, with the arena filled with water, simulated sea battles (naumachiae). Built where there had been an artificial lake of the Nerone’s Domus Aurea, it had a capacity for approximately 73,000 people with a large awning (velarium) which protected the spectators from the sun and the rain.  It’s 2,000 years old, but the Colosseum remains a symbol of the Eternal City. The Palatine, with the development of Rome and the continued embellishment of the Forum, due to its close proximity to the seat of power, became a fashionable place to live and the most exclusive neighborhood where  emperors and patrician families built opulent palaces. The Roman Forum was for centuries the center of Roman public and  economic life, where the most important structures of the ancient city were located.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Look for Big Bus Tours/the Brastours Kiosk. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts. No refunds will be issued to customers who miss the tour due to late arrival.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guided tour was the perfect way to know the history of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. The guide, Mr. Roberto from Big Bus Tours was knowledgeable and explained us the different aspects of the Roman history. Taking the tour at 9 am helped us beat the crowds for most duration of the trip. I would recommend the tour wholeheartedly.

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March 27, 2022

Nos gusto mucho este viaje guía por el coliseo y sus alrededores fue un poco incómodo el no saber con exactitud el lugar de el encuentro con el guía sugiero que cada guía debería tener contacto con las personas que hacen estos tour y al menos un día antes mandarle a cada persona una foto exacta del lugar de encuentro como la parte de afuera de un kiosko o la parte de afuera de un restaurante para así hacerlo más fácil para personas que no tengan servicio de teléfono .cómo fuel el caso mío por lo demás les dire que este tour se lo recomiendo a todas las personas interesadas en tener una gran experiencia. Muchas gracias Sandra la guía que nos atendió .

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March 3, 2022

May 18, 2022

Product ID: 69631