Colosseum Arena, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – skip the line tour
You will experience a journey back to Ancient Rome. The tour will begin from Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, following Rome’s development timeline and will continue with a privileged access to the Colosseum Arena floor through the recently opened “Gladiator’s Entrance”, to learn how Romans enternained. Your tour will be intimate and unhurried while your expert English-speaking guide will have time to tailor the tour to suit the specific needs of the group.
Small group of 15 pax or fewer
4 hours tour
Colosseum skip the line tour
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill skip the line tour
Complimentary brunch in one of our selected spots
The Roman Forum
When in Rome, you cannot miss to visit this site, it is a must-see but without a guide it can be difficult to understand. With an expert one to lead you, you’ll get the full benefit of your visit. Your guide will show you the House of the Vestal Virgins, the senate buildings where so much drama unfolded throughout the centuries. you will walk along Via Sacra, the main road taken by victorious Roman soldiers returning home from conquests. You’ll be astonished by the fourth-century AD Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine. Equally impressive are the Temple of Romulus with its bronze door and precious porphyry stone columns and the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. See where Caesar found death and then pay your respects at the altar where he was cremated.
The Palatine Hill
To understand the context in which the Colosseum existed, you have to visit the site where, according to the legend, in 753 BC Romulus founded Rome, after killing his brother Remo. Because of this, many of Rome’s most famous archaeological sites are on or right around the Palatine Hill. With skip the line access at both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you will get around the ruined homes of Rome’s first emperors, hearing stories of Remus, Romulus and the surprising origins of this great city. Did you know the word ‘palace’ got its start on the Palatine Hill?
The most imposing of all Roman monuments, the world’s largest amphitheatre, stands tall after 2000 years. As you gaze at the arena, your guide will bring to life the spectators’ experience, from the senators in the VIP section to the women in the cheapest seats. On the arena stage, feel the rush that gladiators felt. Thousands of men and wild animals were put to death before a blood-thirsty audience. From the partially reconstructed stage, when you will arrive to the arena you will get a feel for the gladiators’ experience: the roar of the crowd reverberating off the marble, the blowing sand which covered the arena, the senators and Vestal Virgins studying every move from their oval-side seating. Even the emperor is watching, perched in his box. From the second floors balcony from you’ll get great views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine.
“Do as the Romans do”
We know that after a tour like the one in the Ancient Rome you can be tired. So it’s time to have a drink and something to eat. Our tour leader will take you to one of our favourite small, cozy cafes, where Romans are used to have lunch.
The tour lasts:
4 hours for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Licensed English speaking guide
Small group of 15 pax or fewer
Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum
Skip the line tickets to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Special Access to the Colosseum Upper Level, Arena Floor
Headsets so you can always hear your guide
Brunch in one of our selected spots to “Do as the Romans do”
Shuttle service to and from the Hotel (we can provide extra charge)
Any additional services not previously listed
Dress code Casual with comfortable shoes
Passport or ID card required at the entrance
The tour will take place with a minimum number of 12 pax.