Marta was our tour guide and she was incredible. We learned so much and enjoyed every moment of this special tour! Marta is a delight!!
The Colosseum, a 1st-century amphitheater, is one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks—and it’s just as incredible inside. Breeze past the entrance lines on this skip-the-line tour, which also covers the heart of Ancient Rome. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to tick off the Roman Forum—where you'll also skip the line—Capitoline Hill, and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time.
Begin your tour with hotel pick-up before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles.
Continue your visit of some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you'll also jump the lines. Your guide will explain the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. You’ll also visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta.
The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the ancient city from Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most picturesque of Rome’s legendary seven hills.
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Our guide Simone was exceptional!. Extremely knowledgeable, but also very easy to understand. Spent as much time in each area and on our questions as needed. I would highly recommend Simone he has a very friendly/kind demeanor. We really enjoyed our tour and learned a...More
Our guide, Francesco, provided an educational, inspiring and enjoyable private tour. During the Roman ruins portion of our tour, we experienced a monumental thunderstorm with significant rain! We hovered under a small grouping of trees until we had somewhat of a clearing, and then hurried...More
Ciao friends. Yes, the rain made for an interesting tour to say the least, and I'm glad we made it work out. You are most certainly welcome- thanks for being great guests! Best, Francesco
Mari was an extraordinary guide and absolutely delightful to spend time with, notwithstanding an incredible understanding of not only the obvious, but all the associated intricacies of Ancient Rome. She was a complete joy to spend a morning of going back in time. My highest...More