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The Best of Rome in 3.5 Hours

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Colosseum & Roman Forum: Ancient Rome - 3.5 hours

4.7 (138)
From $ 78.80

This best-selling tour takes you through the heart of Rome to the Colosseum. Make your way past the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more as your guide recounts the history of these landmarks. Once you arrive at the Colosseum, skip the line and enter through the exclusive Gladiator's Gate. Get ready for ancient history to come to life!


- Take a guided tour past major Roman landmarks
- Skip the line to the Colosseum
- Enter through Gladiator's Gate, away from the crowds
- Stand on the original arena floor
- Learn about the history and architecture of the Colosseum

What can I expect?

This best-selling comprehensive tour takes you through the heart of Rome to the Colosseum. Your English-speaking guide will brief you on the city's history while steering you away from the crowds. You'll stand in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, Trajan, Nero, and more while learning about the founding of Rome, its steady rise to power, and its subsequent fall. 

The tour begins at Piazza Navona. Soak up the rhythm of the city as you make your way past famous landmarks like the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the Trevi Fountain (make sure to throw in three coins, Sinatra-style!)

Once at the Colosseum, skip the line and enter through the exclusive Gladiator's Gate, which was the entry point for those who fought in the Colosseum's ring. The arena floor extends only partway across the amphitheater, providing a fantastic view of both the underground chambers below and the grandstands above. This was where the gladiators fought to the death. That may thrill or frighten you, but either way, it's sure to get your pulse going!

After this 3½-hour tour, you'll be well-versed in the history of ancient Rome, plus have a true sense of the bustling metropolis it is today.

How does it work?

Your e-ticket will be emailed directly to you shortly after your booking is complete. Print it out and bring it on your tour, or present it via mobile phone.

Where does the tour begin?
The tour starts at Piazza Navona.

Where does the tour end? 
The tour ends near Piazza Navona. 

How long does the tour last?
The tour lasts approximately 3½ hours.  

Are there children's tickets?
Yes, children's tickets are available for children between age 6-17. 
Children from age 0-5 are free, when accompanied by a paying adult. 

Important information

- The tour includes a lot of walking, so please wear appropriate and comfortable footwear.
- Due to uneven surfaces this tour is not recommended for guests who use wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.
- This tour is operated in English.
- For security reasons, backpacks, large handbags, and other pieces of luggage are not permitted inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Ticket categories

Adult (18+)
Child (6-17)
Infant (0-5): Free

What’s not included?

Tips (optional).
Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Food and drinks.

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Running Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

What’s included?

Skip the line-ticket to Colosseum.
Full historic guided Rome tour.

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The Best of Rome in 3.5 Hours

Piazza Navona 25, Rome 00186, Italy


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