Colosseum and Roman Forum Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide
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Colosseum and Roman Forum Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter the monument symbol of Rome with your fully-dedicated local guide
  • Shoot the most jaw-dropping photos inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Take part in a small-group experience among the landmarks of Rome
What to expect

Get the chance to see the wonders of ancient Rome in a unique and all-embracing way! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

Skip the long lines and access the Colosseum with your small group. Once inside, your guide will exhaustively tell you about the amphitheater's history, its location, and contexts. Explore the different areas of the Colosseum and take the best photos while learning about its construction and majestic architecture. See evidence of Nero’s great fire, discover grisly details about the gladiators' games, and unveil the truth about the many myths surrounding the place.

Continue your experience in the archaeological area, admiring other outstanding sites like the Arch of Constantine and the Palatine Hill, where Romulus fought Remus to found the city of Rome and where emperors built their sumptuous palaces. The last stop of your tour will be the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome's social and political life. Walk along Via Sacra to see the remains of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the Curia. Your guide will leave your group in the central area of the Forum, where you can choose to continue the visit on your own.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 3-hour small-group tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    Reduced price
    • EU citizens (age 18-25)
    • Children (age 0-17)
    Where

    Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Rome RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider in front of the newspaper stand at the exit of metro B, station Colosseum on Via dei Fori Imperiali 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

    What to remember
    • For the month of March, Arena access is denied due to Covid-19 restrictions
    • You will visit in a small group of up to 16 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
    • The provider is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum and Roman Forum because of strikes, union meetings or bad weather
    • Reduced tickets (Child 0-17) can only be purchased together with a Standard price ticket
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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