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COLISEUM HIGHLIGHTS

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TOP RATED TOUR OF ANCIENT ROME!
  • *** All tickets INCLUDED
  • Expert Rome tour guide
  • Skip-the-line Coliseum

  • Coliseum

  • Roman Forum

  • 2 hours

Overview

“Coliseum Highlights” – it’s entire ancient Rome in a nutshell!

In the mind’s eye, the mighty Coliseum conjures images of bloodshed and brutality, drawn from what has been read and surely seen on the silver screen. During two generous hours you will enter the arena and learn about the games, the players, and the hard facts about life in ancient Rome. Comprehensive Roman Forum tour of mysterious temples included!

Understand how ancient Roman traditions have come to influence the modern world in so many ways. Walk in the footsteps of emperors, slaves, gladiators, and perhaps even the Gods which ruled Rome and the Roman Empire in antiquity.

You won’t wait in the public line for tickets – this tour includes priority Coliseum entry and tour inside plus fast-track access into the Roman Forum with an expert local guide.

Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail. For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

INCLUSIONS

  • Skip-the-line Coliseum tickets
  • Licensed Rome tour guide
  • Coliseum inside tour
  • Roman Forum tour
  • Ancient Rome tour

Exclusions

Coliseum Underground (Hypogeum)

Important Information

  • Apr 1 – Nov 3: daily exc. Sun.
  • Nov 4 – Mar 31: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Activity level: easy.
  • Average Group Size (Apr – Nov):
  • Average Group Size (Nov – Mar):
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

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by K Stenemo
Highlight!

Enjoyed the guided tour with my family of five (age 10-45) today at 15:00. We all liked the tour and the superb guide. Two hours was enough in the heat. 37 degrees celsius. Highly recomended!

by Darren (Canada)
Worth double what I paid!!!!

Things got off to a rough start when I was running late due to circumstances beyond my control. I asked my hostel desk host to call the company to advise I would be 10 minutes late. I got to the meeting point, but could not find the host I was supposed to rendezvous with. I ran to the Colosseum, hoping to catch up with them, but didn't, so I waited at the group entrance gate. A guard called the company for me, and somebody recognized who I was, and said they'd be there in 10 minutes. 11 Minutes later, Giuliano found me, and vouched for me, so I joined his group. He was excellent! I learned the name of the primary stone type making up the outside of the Colosseum, the history of its construction date, time to build it, its political nature, the social status of the patrons to events, and where they would be seated, who (or what) were involved in the activities (fights), the reason the structure has so many holes (likely applies to other ancient structures in Rome too), too many things to name here. He was also great in explaining the history of the Roman Forum, the Vestal Virgins, and the carvings on the Arch of Titus (among many other things). Our group was small, so we didn't need the radio sets.

by Arthur
This was a very good tour of ancient Rome provided by a very knowledgeable guide.

The tour delivered what I was seeking - a full explanation of this very interesting and important historical site.

by Sara
Very good Coliseum tour

Good tour and a good guide (Giuliano).

by Brett Dunk
Very impressed!

Great information. Highly recommend.

by Indiana
Exciting tour in Colosseum

We had an excellent tour with an inspirated and lively guide CHIARA she took us through the ancient rome in away we will never forget.

by Michelle
Excellent tour of the Coliseum!

Our tour was very good. Our tour guide made sure to answer all questions and had a lot of good accurate information. She also gave showed us pictures of the sites as they were in the ancient time period.

by Camilla Brogaard Rasmussen
We had a great day

We just came home from Rome and we had an amazing trip. Our trip for the ancient Rome and Colloseum was very good. Our guide Anthony was very motivated and excided to tell us all the stories about Rome. We learned a lot and was very pleased to have him as our guide. We loved to skip the line for the Colloseum and just get directly for the attractions. We had a great day.

by Flormark
Very good Colosseum tour!

Antoinetta knew a lot about the subject and it was very good the we didn't have to stand in line outside the Coloseum. It was very interesting and we learned many things. She even made a small detour in to a church where she told us many interesting and fun facts.

by A.N.
Wonderful experience, highly recommend

I had the opportunity to tour the Vatican, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and a number of other historical sites through When in Rome Tours. I really enjoyed each tour, particularly thanks to my wonderful tour guide, Antoinetta. Her passion for and knowledge of Rome, coupled with her bubbly personality made the tour a wonderful experience. If the rest of the staff is like Antoinetta, you will definitely enjoy this. I recommend this company to other travelers.


Schedule

Apr 1 - Nov 3 (High Season)
Mon - Sat. MEET AT 08:45 AM or 14:45 PM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2.
Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! Your tour of the Coliseum, ancient Rome, Roman Forum departs at 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM. You must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:45 AM or 14:45 PM. Don't be late!
Nov 4 - Mar 31 (Low Season)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. MEET AT 08:45 AM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2.
Tue, Thu, Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! Your tour of the Coliseum, ancient Rome, Roman Forum departs at 09:00 AM. You must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:45 AM. Don't be late!
 
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by K Stenemo
Highlight!

Enjoyed the guided tour with my family of five (age 10-45) today at 15:00. We all liked the tour and the superb guide. Two hours was enough in the heat. 37 degrees celsius. Highly recomended!

by Darren (Canada)
Worth double what I paid!!!!

Things got off to a rough start when I was running late due to circumstances beyond my control. I asked my hostel desk host to call the company to advise I would be 10 minutes late. I got to the meeting point, but could not find the host I was supposed to rendezvous with. I ran to the Colosseum, hoping to catch up with them, but didn't, so I waited at the group entrance gate. A guard called the company for me, and somebody recognized who I was, and said they'd be there in 10 minutes. 11 Minutes later, Giuliano found me, and vouched for me, so I joined his group. He was excellent! I learned the name of the primary stone type making up the outside of the Colosseum, the history of its construction date, time to build it, its political nature, the social status of the patrons to events, and where they would be seated, who (or what) were involved in the activities (fights), the reason the structure has so many holes (likely applies to other ancient structures in Rome too), too many things to name here. He was also great in explaining the history of the Roman Forum, the Vestal Virgins, and the carvings on the Arch of Titus (among many other things). Our group was small, so we didn't need the radio sets.

by Arthur
This was a very good tour of ancient Rome provided by a very knowledgeable guide.

The tour delivered what I was seeking - a full explanation of this very interesting and important historical site.

by Sara
Very good Coliseum tour

Good tour and a good guide (Giuliano).

by Brett Dunk
Very impressed!

Great information. Highly recommend.

by Indiana
Exciting tour in Colosseum

We had an excellent tour with an inspirated and lively guide CHIARA she took us through the ancient rome in away we will never forget.

by Michelle
Excellent tour of the Coliseum!

Our tour was very good. Our tour guide made sure to answer all questions and had a lot of good accurate information. She also gave showed us pictures of the sites as they were in the ancient time period.

by Camilla Brogaard Rasmussen
We had a great day

We just came home from Rome and we had an amazing trip. Our trip for the ancient Rome and Colloseum was very good. Our guide Anthony was very motivated and excided to tell us all the stories about Rome. We learned a lot and was very pleased to have him as our guide. We loved to skip the line for the Colloseum and just get directly for the attractions. We had a great day.

by Flormark
Very good Colosseum tour!

Antoinetta knew a lot about the subject and it was very good the we didn't have to stand in line outside the Coloseum. It was very interesting and we learned many things. She even made a small detour in to a church where she told us many interesting and fun facts.

by A.N.
Wonderful experience, highly recommend

I had the opportunity to tour the Vatican, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and a number of other historical sites through When in Rome Tours. I really enjoyed each tour, particularly thanks to my wonderful tour guide, Antoinetta. Her passion for and knowledge of Rome, coupled with her bubbly personality made the tour a wonderful experience. If the rest of the staff is like Antoinetta, you will definitely enjoy this. I recommend this company to other travelers.