Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

3 h
Skip The Line
By walk
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Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Your walking tour starts at Colle Oppio, from where you can admire a view of the Roman Forum and Colosseum, Rome’s most iconic ancient landmark. Then head down the hill and enter the Colosseum with your skip-the-line ticket, which allows you to jump past the main entrance queue.

Inside, walk around the arena with your art history guide, listening to stories about the gory gladiator battles and other brutal events that once took place here.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Then exit the Colosseum and walk over to Palatine Hill, stopping at the Arch of Constantine on the way. Walk up the hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, for a view of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races used to take place.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Finally, stroll along Via Sacra, aka ‘Sacred Way,’ the main road through the Roman Forum that connected the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill and was once used for Roman triumph ceremonies. Your tour ends here, from where you can continue exploring on your own.

Please note: As this is a private tour, your specialized art history guide can tailor the commentary to suit your interests. When booking, please list any special interests you have, such as architecture, art or culture, so your guide can prepare.

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Guided private walking tour (3 hours) with commentary
  • Skip the Line to Colosseum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
5 | 2019-09-27

It was perfect. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and sweet. He was helpful and kind. It was a small group (just us, max of 6) and it made it so much easier and more fun.

jason s
5 | 2019-04-29

Excellent tour. Easy to find the tour directors at meeting spot. We have done a lot of tours over the years and our Irish guide was one of the best we have ever had. Extremely educational tour would recommend.

5 | 2019-03-25

The private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum was fantastic! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide Assunta Mari from City Wonder Tours! She was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and made sure we were able to take pictures from the best views. Assunta was extremely friendly immediately putting us at ease and her English was phenomenal. Her knowledge of Roman history as well as Art History brought much more depth to the tour. She told us stories about the Romans of the time and even tried to teach us some Italian words! I highly recommend this private tour and I highly recommend Assunta Mari as a guide!! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Assunta from your new Louisiana friends Ike and Kelli!!

5 | 2017-10-24

Terrific tour. Excellent Guide!

5 | 2017-04-14

As an archaeology buff, this was a must do experience that exceeded already high expectations. Seeing the colosseum and the forums, and learning their stories on site, created a feeling of awe and wonder that can't be experienced in any other way. The fact that our guide, Alessandra, was herself a professional archaeologist of the classic period added enormously to the experience. She was wonderful.

Carole W
5 | 2017-03-11

This tour included the underground area of the Colosseum which added an element of awe to the visit.

Christopher C
5 | 2017-01-10

We had a fantastically good 3 hour trip. No long queue for the tickets and a private guide for the two of us. I did not realise that I had arranged for that rather than a group tour but am very glad I did. Our guide was brilliant: well informed took everything at the right pace and was a joy to be with. Quite a lot of walking - but that is because there is a great deal to see. All fascinating and excellently explained.

Livia W
4 | 2016-10-11

there were still many lines, not sure much was gained with skip the line. Our guide wad very knowledgeable. It was a bit too much time at the Colosseum, maybe a half hour less there and longer at the other areas. very knowledgeable guide.

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