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Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour

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    Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    Discover the fascinating history of Ancient Rome in the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum. See where Julius Caesar was assassinated and all the amazing architecture — including Temples and Victory Arches — of the Roman Forum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    Enjoy an amazing view of Ancient and modern Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill; once the home of Rome's Emperors. See where the Emperors lived and discover the true stories of their luxurious lifestyles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    Visit the world’s most iconic amphitheater: the Colosseum. See the famous stadium where 80,000 Romans would have gathered to watch the blood sports on the Arena floor. Over 400,000 people died over the Colosseum’s 400 years in use, and 1,000,000 animals.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

    As you walk around the exterior of the Colosseum, you'll pause for a moment at the Arch of Constantine; the Triumphal Arch of Rome's first Christian Emperor. Discover the fascinating history of the Arch and how its iconic style spawned many copy-cats.

    Pass By: Septimius Severus Arch, Via dell'Arco di Settimio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    See one of the best-preserved Roman Victory Arches in the world.

    Pass By: Via Sacra, Rome Italy

    Once Ancient Rome's main street, the Via Sacra runs from the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.

    Pass By: Tempio di Vesta, Via Sacra Roman Forum, 00186 Rome Italy

    In the Temple of Vesta, the Vestal Virgins watched the sacred fire of Rome and protected it with their life.

    Pass By: Basilica Aemilia, Via Sacra Roman Forum, Rome Italy

    One of the greatest secular Basilicas of Ancient Rome.

    Pass By: Arco di Tito, Via Sacra 1 Foro Romano, 00186 Rome Italy

    See the victory arch which inspired the design of the Arc de Triomphe.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Full tour from an expert guide
    • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
    • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese.
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and return
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also give your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
    • Water fountains available on site
    • Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
    • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
    • There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
    • Food is allowed in the archeological area
    • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
    • Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
    • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit or offer a partial refund.
    • Please note that sprays of all sorts are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our guide was excellent, well informed and efficient, got us in and through with no hassle. The small group was great. It gave us a very good picture of what life was like in ancient Rome. It was nice for the privileged, not so nice for the poor and slaves. The sheer size and
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour
    Responded Aug. 27, 2019
    Dear wayneg512, Incredible hm, how they managed to built such an impressive building without todays technology! Roman architecture and history are so astonishing and we are glad having had to oppotunity to take you around these breath-taking sights. Great to read you enjoyed our Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and it gave you an idea what life was like back in the days. We hope you will consider Roma Experience for your future visits, and would be honoured to show you more of our beautiful country.
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    We had a fantastic private tour with Mary (Maria). Her historical knowledge of the area was amazing and she made Ancient Rome come alive for us with her explanations of daily life in and around the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. It was an experience we won't forget. Thank you Mary!
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    Response from G T, Manager at Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour
    Responded Oct. 27, 2018
    Dear Kirstie L, Thanks for deciding to share your feedback with all Trip Advisor's users - it is really rewarding for us to know you had such a great time in the company of our guide Maria. we are glad to hear to enjoed her knowledge of the history and art of Ancient Rome and her professionality and we hope you willl cherish memories from this trip for a long time! See you soon!
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    My first trip to Rome started with an absolutely fantastic tour of the Colosseum and Forum. Our guide, Beatrice, was energetic, enthusiastic, and extremely informative. She was able to educate and motivate our group throughout. Even through jet lag in my case. If i could, I'd
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour
    Responded Feb. 20, 2019
    The jetlag is a little easier to overcome being surrounded by such beauty, isn't it? Beatrice will be informed of your lovely review, and reading how she has been so enthusiastic and informative makes us proud to have her on board. When returning to our beautiful city feel free to drop us a message and we can see if Beatrice is available to show you some more of Rome's spots not to be missed!
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    We had a wonderful morning at The Colosseum! Santi was a very friendly and extremely knowledgeable tour guide who helped make the day unforgettable!!! We would HIGHLY recommended a guided tour as it made the experience even more meaningful and try to book in a morning tour to
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    Response from G T, Director of Sales at Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour
    Responded Feb. 20, 2019
    Dear Joshua R, Another praising review for Santi! Amazing to read he has been able to make your day unforgettable and was very informative. In the summer it might indeed be a good suggestion to join the morning tour, as in the afternoons the Italian sun can take the overhand. Unless of course, you'd like to be sure you get a free tan along with your Colosseum visit = ) Luckily there are water fountains located near the sites visited. As for Santi, I will personally make sure he gets to read your kind words! Thank you again for taking the time to share your positive feedback.
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    I booked a tour of the Colosseum with Roma Experience after my brother recommended them (he did a tour with them years ago). It was the third tour we took while in Italy and I wish it had been our first - I would have re-booked the others with Roma Experience, too. After an
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    Response from G T, Manager at Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour
    Responded Jul. 17, 2018
    Dear Emily, Than you for posting your review of our service on TripAdvisor. We are so happy you had such an amazing time with our guide Arianna at the Colosseum-Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and we really hope you will let us know whenever you are planning to come back to Italy in the future! So much more to explore in Rome, Florence, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast!!!
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