Colosseum

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Skip-the-Line Tour

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Duration
3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Enter the Colosseum and let your guide bring its history to life
  • Relive daily life of ancient Rome at the ruins of the Roman Forum
  • Visit the partially excavated Palace of Augustus on the Palatine Hill
Overview
Leave the crowds behind with a skip-the-line Colosseum ticket, and visit one of the ancient world’s most spectacular monuments. See the site of the Roman Forum, the teeming heart of ancient Rome, and hear about the founding of Rome on the Palatine Hill.
What to Expect
Explore the most monumental sites of the Eternal City with a private tour guide who will bring the spirit of ancient Rome to life. Visit the most important historical landmarks and monuments of the city as you walk among the timeless statues, fountains, ruins and ghosts of empires past.

Meet your guide at the hotel and start your 3-hour journey into ancient Rome at the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world. See where Romans once gathered to watch gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater that seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years.

Your guide will share fascinating stories about its design and construction, the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.

At the Imperial Roman Forum, your guide will tell you about the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs of contemporary astrology.

Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the celebration of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (black stone), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered that’s housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum.

See the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, 6 young women taken from aristocratic families to serve as virgin priests of Vesta. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the hearth of Rome. As legend had it, as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure.

Next you’ll visit the Palatine Hill, where Rome is thought to have been founded. Walk among its beautiful gardens and explore the Domus Augustus, or Villa of Augustus, the partially excavated palace of Augustus and successive emperors.

Your guide will tell you about the legendary cave on the Palatine Hill where, as myth has it, Romulus and Remus were found by a she-wolf who nurtured them through infancy.
What's Included
  • Professional tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Meeting Point

Colosseo Metro station, at the newspaper stand

Know Before You Go
• Children can join this tour for free; only admission tickets have to be paid
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair
• Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site (wear suitable shoes)
• You may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as unexpected, sudden rainfall
• Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum

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