Private Skip The Line Colosseum: Tour With Arena Floor And Roman Forum

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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Photos allowed
  • Priority access
  • Visit of the Colosseum

What to expect

  • Private tour
  • Skip the line access to the Colosseum
  • Private expert guide
  • Access to the Roman Forum
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1 hour of Colosseum

Capturing the essence of Rome in just one hour? Now it’s possible! With this private tour of the Colosseum in one hour, you won’t have to give up the convenience of a guided tour, with the explanation of an expert guide, but all concentrated in a light experience suitable for all ages, even for children!

In fact, families usually find it difficult to reconcile their interest in visiting museums or monuments with the patience and attention of their kids, but in this case even the little ones will be fascinated by the majestic structure of the Colosseum and its fascinating history…

You will meet you private guide of this Smart Colosseum tour directly in front of the monument, and the first thing that will strike you will be the grandeur of this Roman amphitheater, also called the Flavian Amphitheater, and the beauty of the arches that run through it on 3 levels, giving it a certain unexpected lightness.

Although more than 1900 years of history have passed on it (its construction was started under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD), this monument symbol of Rome still communicates all its ancient splendor.

Your guide will tell you the story of its origins and its construction, and will capture your attention with anecdotes and legends related to its use over the centuries.

Fighters called gladiators and ferocious animals used to fight to the death in this arena, which could accommodate up to 80,000 spectators.

At the end of the guided tour you can choose whether to stay a little longer inside the Colosseum, or whether to proceed further and visit the fascinating Roman Forum, the beating heart of the life of ancient Rome: the ticket for the Forum is in fact included in this tour, so you can visit it freely!

Description

Take a basic tour of Rome's Colosseum and Arena, the city's most well-known landmarks, to uncover the heart and beginnings of the city.

Duration

Hours pass by in a fleeting 3.

About

Photographed, ancient, and preserved, the world's most famous Arena awaits. Our licensed art history guide will lead you inside, with no lines to bear. The Colosseum has a rich history, and our knowledgeable guide will introduce you to its origins and purpose. Discover the interesting tales behind the famed "Roman Games," which were held to celebrate victories over enemies, overseas conquests, and the glory of the emperors. Even during tough times like famine, the games offered a distraction. Don't miss the stories of epic fights and renowned fighters that our expert will share. As you explore the tribunes, delve into the myths of the Gladiators. Take a step back in time and imagine yourself as either a enthralled onlooker or a mighty Emperor, caught up in the frenzy of wild beasts and heroic slaves locked in combat. Your decision to finalize the defeat of your rival or let them perish with a mere flick of your thumb could mean the difference between life and death. Betwixt the roar of the crowds, you hold all the power. Along the tiers, following a small group tour guide, a unique insider's view of the majestic Colosseum's architecture is taken after the classic visit. During this informative tour, discover details of enthralling brutal history, such as the animals and gladiators, and what primarily contributed to it. Fighting for lavish rewards or their own sovereignty, gladiators - often individuals who were slaves, felons, or POWs - would engage in matches that the onlookers couldn't help but be energized by. As you take a leisurely stroll, you will encounter stunning landmarks such as the arch of Titus, the temple of Saturn, and the Vespasian and Antoninus Pius monuments among others. These awe-inspiring ruins once served as the center of politics, commerce, and society for the Roman empire. As you wander through this impressive area filled with basilicas, temples, and lively public areas, take a moment to transport yourself back in time to the lifestyle and customs of the most influential emperor of all time. Uncover the fascinating history of the rapid rise and even faster downfall of Rome over 2000 years ago. Legend has it that Romulus chose to construct his palace on Palatine hill, which is where our tour will culminate. Interestingly, the term "Palace" derives from Palatine. Bid farewell to the stunning sights of Rome and the forums, but feel free to extend your exploration by visiting other locations on this hill, such as the Domus (houses). Visits and tickets to see Augustus and Nero are available upon request.

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  • Speaking guide in English who is a professional
  • Roman Forum, Colosseum and Arena - enter without waiting in line!
  • Private official guide
  • Entrance with priority access
  • Private guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Access to the Roman Forum

Meeting Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Roma (RM)

Meet our tour leader in front of the “Arco di Costantino”, looking at the Colosseum from the short side of the arch. The guide will hold a white sign "Towns of Italy"

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Cancellation Policy

  • If by any chance you decide to make a booking after the 15th of December in the year 2023, it is crucial to take into consideration that this specific tour follows a cancellation policy that prohibits refunds. Consequently, once you have finalized your reservation, it becomes utterly non-refundable.
  • In case you happened to make a reservation before the 15th of December in the year 2023 and you find yourself in a situation where you need to cancel, kindly get in touch with tours@townsofitaly.com. It is important to note that you have the privilege to either cancel or reschedule your booking as long as it is done at least 8 days prior to the commencement of the tour. However, if you decide to cancel or reschedule after this specified deadline, be aware that a complete cancellation fee will be imposed upon you. Furthermore, it is imperative to bear in mind that the possibility of rescheduling is contingent upon availability.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you to the land of authentic products and unforgettable experiences.

IMPORTANT

Please note that the departure time is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management. All the bookings made from 15th December 2023 until further notice are considered as not refundable!

Clients are kindly encouraged to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time.

We kindly request that you factor this into your travel plans. Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any delays, no matter how brief, and we regret to inform you that failing to attend the experience will not qualify for a refund, including partial refunds.

Children and teenagers under 18 years of age should always be accompanied by at least one adult. In the event that this requirement is not met, we retain the right to exclude the underage participant, and unfortunately, no refund will be provided.

Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.

The described itineraries may undergo slight modifications due to unforeseen operational requirements.

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to purchase the Colosseum tickets, we kindly need to receive in advance the names of all participants (accordingly to the ID card).