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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off provided by Eyes of Rome

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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Hands must be washed frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based gel Do not share food or drinks
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Colosseum, a 1st-century amphitheater, is one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks—and it’s just as incredible inside. Breeze past the entrance lines on this skip-the-line tour, which also covers the heart of ancient Rome. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to tick off the Roman Forum—where you also skip the line—and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time. 
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  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Arco di Costantino
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Palatine Hill
    Pass by Tempio di Vesta
    Pass by Piazza del Colosseo
    Pass by Foro di Cesare
    Pass by Via dei Fori Imperiali
Highlights
  • A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites with hotel pickup
  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
  • Enriching commentary from your guide on the history and culture of Rome 
What to Expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles. Continue your visit to some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you also jump the lines. Your guide explains the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. Visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta. Delve into the mythological origins of Rome before concluding your tour.
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Important Information
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
  • Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or those using a wheelchair
  • Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site - wear good shoes. Anticipate Rome's intense heat in the summer - you may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as unexpected, sudden rainfall
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gwenn P wrote a review Apr 2020
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Stefania Pistone was our guide and I can't say enough about how wonderful, easy-going, and knowledgeable she was! She was patient and fun with our young kids and all of their questions, while also being able to give us adults in-depth information at the same time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Guide582725 wrote a review Apr 2020
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I was fortunate enough to take a private tour of the Colosseum in Rome with Stefania. We "skipped the line" and walked right in with a simple display of Stefania's badge upon entrance (which was amazing). Her knowledge of the history of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome was
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Ann wrote a review Mar 2020
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Loved our tour with Serena. Her collection of pictures made it come alive. She engaged us personally, and was clear, informative and easy to understand. Plus she gave us great dining recommendations!
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Terry F wrote a review Feb 2020
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On February 16th my wife and two of our kids had the great pleasure of having a tour of the Colosseum, Palantine Hill and Roman forum with Barbara. On a beautiful warm and sunny day in February she helped to bring to life the beauty and realities of ancient Rome as well as the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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L G wrote a review Feb 2020
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My adult son and I decided to visit Rome. Of course we bought a guidebook but decided to arrange a few private tours. Best decision we made! We ended up arranging a tour for nearly everyday. I don’t know about all the guides but the two we had ( Selena and Elisa ) amazing in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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