Private Colosseum Guided Smart Tour With Roman Forum Access

starting from 579
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Guided tour
  • Accessible

Description

Uncover the birthplace and essence of Rome through a raw, unembellished exploration of two iconic Roman landmarks: the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Timeframe: 3 hours Description: Be introduced to our art history licensed guide and step into the world's oldest, most well-preserved, and highly captured amphitheater. Our knowledgeable history guide will provide you with an overview of the Colosseum's history including its construction purpose and the elaborate Roman Games held as celebratory events— recounting victories, conquests, and imperial grandeur or diversion tactics during trying times with stories of gladiatorial combat and legendary fighters. Uncover the tales of the Gladiators and transport yourself into this mystical ambiance. Visualize yourself as a mesmerized onlooker or an awe-inspiring Emperor witnessing wild beasts clash with slaves who could potentially emerge as heroes. You had the power to decide during these brutal battles— whether your bet on the victor should ensure complete annihilation of the opponent at your behest or spare his life, based solely on your thumb signal — up or down for their fate. Life or death. This power rested solely in your hands as you watched these gladiatorial spectacles unfold before you in all their glory: a choice between bestowing mercy or sealing a grisly end for one of these valiant combatants whose fate hung precariously at that fleeting moment when your decision would tip the scales definitively one way or another, forever altering their destinies with just a simple gesture from you. Savor this genuine glimpse into the grandeur of the structure as you take a stroll along the Flavian amphitheatre with our knowledgeable guide who will enlighten you on the fauna and combatants at this arena spectacle. Delve into the sordid details of its captivating history— where the main source of excitement for spectators revolved around gladiatorial combat: often pitting slaves, criminals, or war captives fighting for lavish rewards or their own freedom. A trip to ancient Rome wouldn't be complete without exploring its famous landmarks, and none stand out quite like this one. Let's step back in time together and paint a vivid picture of what once transpired within these iconic walls. Then enjoy a beautiful walk into the Roman Forum. The Arch of Titus, the Temple of Saturn, Vespasian and Antoninus Pius are just some of the highlights— an immense display of evocative ruins that used to be the social, political, and commercial hub of the Roman Empire. As you wander through this impressive district of temples and basilicas intermingled with vibrant public spaces, let yourselves be transported back to over 2000 years ago when it was all teeming with life. Learn about the customs of daily life in one of history's greatest empires. Explore how power was centralized around one man who controlled almost everything within his reach even while standing on the brink of destruction— discover this enthralling story today! The end of our tour will lead us to the Palatine hill — considered by legend as the birthplace of Rome. It is where Romulus chose to establish his Palace (the name 'Palace' is derived from Palatine). The final view of the forums and Rome is breathtaking; however, feel free to explore other sites on this hill such as the Domus. Augustus and Nero (visits available on request). A sneak peek into the glory days of Rome with a professional English speaking tour guide; explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum on a guided tour. Explore more!

Cancellation Policy

  • This trip has a no refund policy, effective for Bookings made after December 15th, 2023: once reserved, your spot is entirely nonrefundable. For those who booked before the said date: get in touch with tours@townsofitaly.com to terminate your reservation. You can only cancel or reschedule within 8 days prior to the commencement date of the tour; any such actions post deadline would attract a 100% fee. Note that availability determines whether you can reschedule.

Meeting Point

Via di S. Gregorio, Rome (Rome)

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.

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).