Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
As Rome’s premier crowd-drawing site, the Colosseum regularly attracts long entrance lines. Leave the crowds behind with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, you’ll start your guided tour near Oppian Hill, one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome, enjoying panoramic views of the Colosseum. As you walk around the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles and executions. After exploring the Colosseum, head to the Roman Forum for an up close look at some of Ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins. See sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the intriguing House of the Vestal Virgins, before strolling up Palatine Hill to admire the views of the ruins below. Look down over Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held, and then finish your tour on the Palatine Hill – the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome.
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This 12-person tour includes entry to areas that are newly opened or normally off-limits. Walk around the reconstructed arena floor, where the gladiators once fought, and peer down in to the underground chambers below. Then, head below ground to explore them yourself, seeing the pits where lions and tigers were once caged. Your Colosseum experience finishes with a stroll around the third tier where you can enjoy panoramic views into the Colosseum as well as out onto Palatine Hill.