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Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour - Skip the line

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    What to Expect
    Meet the guide outside the Metro station "Colosseo" 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

    The guide will be at the meeting point holding a sign with your name.

    Walk in 2 minutes to the entrance of the Colosseum where you will need to wait in (a priority) line few minutes in order to walk through the metal detector for a security check. 

    Follow your guide directly to the tickets reader and enter the Colosseum (skipping the endless line at the tickets desk!).

    Climb the ancient stairs to reach the Colosseum second level, where you can take amazing pictures of the arena from the top. Your guide will tell you everything about the Colosseum building, the gladiators and their training, the animal huntings and the men-to-men fights, the public executions and the thumb-up thumb-down story. The guide will use printed riconstructions in order to make you fully understand how a day at the Colosseum was going on.

    Reach the Colosseum ground level for a look at the ancient toilets and more amazing views of the monument. 

    Leave the Colosseum and walk beside the incredible Arch of Constantine. Here you will learn about Constantine, his wars, his visions and his revolutionary edict: the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire.

    Follow the guide to the entrance of the Roman Forum and skip the normal security chek line using the priority entrance reserved to the licensed guides. 

    Walk beside the Arch of Titus and listen to the sad story of how Gerusalem was destroyed and looted by the Roman legions (a picture of the Jewish Menorah inside the Arch will remind you the events).

    Walk along the Via Sacra and visualize the most amazing, noisy, multicultural, dynamic marketplace of the ancient world. 

    The Basilica of Constantine, something like the Supreme Court of Rome with all its trials and condemns.

    The Temple of the Vestal Virgins, with its sacred fire and the six super famous priestesses in charge with making it eternally burning.

    The Temple of Antoninus with its imposing colums.

    The Roman Forum square, the beating heart of the Roman Empire, with its political meeting.

    The Temple of Julius Ceasar, where the body of the great general was cremated after hia murdering during the Ides of March.

    The Roman Senate, still incredibly standing after more than 2000 years to remind the glory of the Roman Senators and the Caesars.

    And then the view all around you, with the ruins of the ancient State Archive (the Tabularium), the Capitoline Hill temples, the Emperors' Palace and many other unbelievable monuments.

    One of the most unforgettable places of the world, the Roman Forum is also one of those areas that absolutely need an expert guide to be appreciated.

    At the end of the tour you can remain in the archaeological area until the closure time (if you want).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Fountain Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Professional fluent English speaking guide
    • Small group tour (max 8 people)
    Exclusions
    • Entrance tickets are not included in the cost of the tour. They cost 14 euro each (adults) and 2 euro each (under 18 y.o. kids) and must be paid cash to the guide the day of the tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (you will meet the guide directly at the site)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Dress code is smart casual (please wear confortable shoes; take a hat, sun cream and water with you on Summer)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed August 7, 2018

    I am so glad we got the recommendation to go with Simone to do our tours in Rome. It was such a fantastic experience that my oldest son thought it was the best tour we had, despite all the other ones being incredible too! 3...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
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    Reviewed May 31, 2018

    Save yourself from the lines, the crowds and the electronic translators and just call Simone at Rome Things Tour! From organizing the tour to meeting our guide Nicola to the tour itself, my boyfriend and I could not have been more impressed with Rome Things...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    Reviewed May 27, 2018

    To all please save yourself time and just book with Simone! he is such a nice guys with great english and very knowledgeable in everything Rome and also much more! He was great with our 2yr old as he has a 2 yr so is...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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