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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Go back in time to the days of ancient Rome on this walking tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. With a knowledgeable guide, avoid the entrance queue at the Colosseum with skip-the-line admission, and go inside to explore the amphitheater and hear stories about gladiators and Roman emperors. Then head to Palatine Hill for a view of Circus Maximus, and see the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Receive skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Tour the Colosseum with a guide to learn about the bloody gladiator battles and other events held here
  • Visit Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place
  • Marvel at the ancient remains of the Roman Forum's temples and other sites
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Via Frangipane, 30 , Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Colosseum Tour departs from our office located on Via Frangipane, 30. Option 1: To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station. If you take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Walking down on Via Cavour, after a few minutes you need to turn left on Via degli Annabaldi. Still a few minutes walking and the first alley on you right end side is your destination: Via Frangipane 30. Option 2: If you get off at Colosseo Stop , outside the metro take the right hand side and walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali (direction Venice square) after 5 minutes walk you will see on the right a little alley with an arch and this is via Frangipane 30. Our office is in a little square located opposite a restaurant.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Colosseums' Rules:No Permitted Sharps objects, liquids glass bottle, Drones, selfie-sticks parfumes & spray. Allow Plastic bottle water The tour runs in any weather conditions.
  • ID Card/Passport is a must for Colosseum access
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum and then the Colosseum
  • The meeting time can be subject of a slight change. In this case we will call/text you in advance.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIVICOS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SRL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Be aware that the tour is a little longer than most so bring water and a snack :) (we spent 3.5 hours but that might have been due to the bathroom break lines being so long)." See review
  • "Recommend you allow extra time in case the tour runs late." See review
  • "Small means small - not 29 not 24 - more like 10 or 12!" See review

Reviews

4.5
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548 Reviews

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star-5
Great tour for all
Fiona_K
, Jun 2022
Our guide Lumi was very engaging and knowledgeable and really brought the subject to life. I was impressed with her ability to keep up her energy on a VERY warm day!
star-5
Great tour and guide, highly recommend
Austin_D
, Jun 2022
Great tour and great tour guide. Learned a lot and had a great time. Would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
We were delayed in...
Deanna_D
, Jun 2022
We were delayed in arrival and missed our booking. Contacted the operator via viator. They promptly responded and were able to reschedule. There was a rescheduling fee but it was reasonable given the circumstances. Tour guide was great!
star-3
Meh
Deborah_B
, Jun 2022
Very nice guide, but this tour was too much telling and not enough seeing. Guide thoughtfully found shady spots for us to stand in, but the group didn’t walk around the forum very much. The listening assist devices did not work well
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for reviewing. The archaeological area of Ancient Rome is full of spots to admire and sometimes it may be hard to see everything in just 3 hours, especially on summer days, but we do our best not to miss the most important highlights.
star-5
Highly recommended
Luke_D
, Jun 2022
Well worth booking! Silvia was a happy and upbeat tour guide. She was full of history and entertaining stories. She was conscious of the pace & stopping to break from the heat for shade & water breaks. We loved this tour and would recommend to anyone.
star-5
We loved our guide!
Madden_H
, Jun 2022
Our guide was excellent! Friendly! Knowledgeable! Really brought the Colloseum to life! We highly recommend Georgie!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are grateful for your kind words and recommendation, thank you for choosing us
star-5
First Rome tour success!!
Sage_S
, Jun 2022
My mom and I loved Jan! He was very informative and fun. He also made sure we had enough water and could stand in the shade when possible. He has such a love for the city and I’d recommend this tour to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your recommendation and kind words. It warms our hearts to hear such an amazing feedback, regards to you and your mom
star-4
Great experience, guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the sites
Jeff_B
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgable on history and overall a great experience, but we spent a lot of time stationary and talking in the coliseum and we would have liked to have been shown more of the detail and features of the coliseum.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for reviewing and sharing your beautiful experience, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it
star-4
Amazing sites to see
Harry_D
, Jun 2022
A great experience visiting the forum, the palatine and the colosseum. Super hot day but the guide did a good job. Saw some guides with pictures to help explain which would have been nice, but otherwise guide was friendly and informative.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Tessa_L
, Jun 2022
We loved this tour! Our guide was Francesca (not sure I spelled that right) she was amazing! She knew everything and kept the tour at a good pace. Definitely would recommend and would do any tour she offers!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review and valuable recommendation
star-5
Great tour and awesome information about ancient Rome
Steven_C
, May 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared many, many interesting nuggets about the Colosseum, Palatine & Forum. She was a creative soul who was so expressive about the entire area. She was willing to spend time at the end of the tour to show us many extra items and also pointed us to the best places to eat Pizza and to get Gellato.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
it's wronderful to hear that you got a great tour and sush a wronderful time, thank you pretty much for your kind words
star-5
This Is How You Colosseum!
Elizabeth_B
, May 2022
Extraordinary tour with our awesome guide, Patrizio! We learned so much and got to take in the wonders of ancient Rome with a super fun and experienced guide!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are glad to provide you such a great time
star-5
perfect
Richard_V
, May 2022
Our guide was Laetitia. A very friendly, enthusiastic lady. She told the most beautiful stories. We absolutely recommend her. Richard & Ageeth (The Netherlands)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Richard & Ageeth, thank you so much for your kind words and useful recommendation
star-3
Collesum walking tour
V_L
, May 2022
Collesum and palantine hill ,r ok man forum,bit tideous but overall quite an experience . Weather was favourable. Would collesum been the first point of visit the trip would have been commenced much better.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for sharing your review, we take into consideration your valuable suggestion. Sometimes, we do arrange the tour in this way so you can have free time on your own to admire the most impressive monument
star-5
Great experience!
Margaret_S
, May 2022
Fantastic tour. Our guide was highly knowledgeable. We had the best time. We learned so much more about ancient Roman history than we could have imagined.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for sharing and taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating, it's much appreciated!
star-5
Amazing Tour
James_B
, May 2022
We had an absolutely incredible time with Franchesca, who was so knowledgable about Rome and gave us a ton of insight. Totally made my trip. Will be going again when I visit Rome in the future.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words and the lovely share. We look forward to having you with us again in the future!
star-4
Great tour! Much enthusiasm! Value for money
JanRoar_S
, May 2022
We had a great time walking with Youri (hope I do not misspell). It is so nice to listen to a person with so much enthusiasm and with so much knowledge. We feel we got the whole story and a bit more. Thanks for this great experience! All was neatly arranged from ordering point via collection of the tickets to the end of the tour. Great work Youri! You might be interested in knowing that some people on the trip found it too hard and had to stop. Maybe you should concider making a point out of good shoes and note that there are steep hils and stairs on the tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour. We put all our efforts to choose the perfect guides, so we are glad to know you had a great time! We will take into consideration your suggestion and clarify the amount walking involved in the futur.
star-4
This isn’t for posting...
Laura_T
, May 2022
This isn’t for posting but I do think you should consider offering segmented groups. We had a much older man in our group. Lovely man and he tried hard to keep up but really he needed to be with a group of people not woRried about moving so fast. He ended up falling. In the colosseum, we saw many groups with infants in strollers and crying. That would have definitely ruined our time. We had a terrific guide and fellow sightseers but think you have an opportunity to make changes.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear that you found the colosseum crowded, we really appreciate you bringing that issue to our attention and we are happy that you had a great time with us.
star-5
Best part of our trip!
Robin_H
, May 2022
This tour was amazing; we didn't originally plan on doing it but we're delighted we did. The Roman forums and Palantine Hill were incredible. Our tour guide Yuri was excellent; he was very informed, funny, and brought the history to life. Would definitely recommend all tourists do this.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Glad to hear that you spent such a memorable time. Thank you for being with us!
star-5
Great tour and guide!
Ellie_W
, May 2022
One of the best tours I’ve done, so informative! Dennis was a great guide and we really enjoyed ourselves. The colosseum and Roman forum were amazing. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It makes us happy to know you had a great tour and enjoyed all the highlights of it! Thank you very much

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