Archaeological tours

Colosseum and Roman Forum guided tour for small groups

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Availability: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
What to expect

See the wonders of ancient Rome in a way that most people don't! Jump the queues with an expert professional guide in a small group. Be prepared to discover:

  • The history of the Colosseum, its location and contexts
  • The evidence of Nero’s great fire
  • The construction and architecture of the building
  • The grisly detail of the games and the gladiators
  • The Colosseum from multiple viewpoints and how it functioned
  • The truth about the many myths surrounding the place
  • The Arch of Constantine
  • The Palatine Hill, where emperors built their palaces and Romulus fought Remus
  • The Forum’s many buildings and historic layers explained
  • The Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the Curia

Your guide will leave the group in the central area of the Forum where you can relax and take pictures, continuing the visit on your own, or moving on.

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Where

Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Rome, Italy

Meeting point:

On Via dei Fori Imperiali in front of the newspaper stand at the exit of metro B, station Colosseum.

What to remember
  • Please note: due to mandatory security metal detector checks, the waiting time at the entrance line to the Colosseum is about 90 minutes. The 'skip-the-line' tickets allow you to skip the ticket purchasing line, not the mandatory security checks
  • The provider is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum and Roman Forum because of strikes, union meetings, bad weather, etc.
  • Amendments and cancellation can only be made 24 hours prior to the booked time and date
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When
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9.50am
  • The tour does not run on the first Sunday of each month
  • Meet at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour
  • Free admission for the first Sundays of the month will now be limited to the months of January-March and October-December
  • The following days you can access the site with free admission and without advance sale: 9 May, 5 June, 29 June, 23 September, 4 October, 4 November
  • Free admission without advance sale is also provided on the last Thursday of May-June (30 May; 27 June) and September-November (26 September; 31 October; 28 November) for the last three hours of opening of the sites
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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 a day before the activity begins.
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