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Life in Ancient Rome - Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum

Life in Ancient Rome - Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum

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Life in Ancient Rome - Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum

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Have you ever wondered what life was like as a citizen in Ancient Rome? Come find out about it on this fantastic express tour with Grayline Rome!

  • 2hr, 30 min
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Maximum 30 people per group

Includes

  • Entrance ticket with priority access
  • Professional Guide
  • Audio device with disposable earphones mandatory from 11 people

  • Transportation
  • Tips

Please Note

In Italy, the Green Pass (or equivalent certification) to access transportation, dining or hotel services, as well as for access to other commercial establishments, is no longer required (Decree-Law No. 24 of March 24, 2022). Until Sept. 30, 2022, it is mandatory to wear FFP2 masks on public transportation (trains, ships, ferries, buses and other public transportation), excluding airplanes. Face masks are still recommended in all indoor places that are public or open to the public. Source: https://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insights/saluteinviaggio

Restrictions

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible for guests with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair
  • In Italy, the Green Pass (or equivalent certification) to access transportation, dining or hotel services, as well as for access to other commercial establishments, is no longer required (Decree-Law No. 24 of March 24, 2022).
Until Sept. 30, 2022, it is mandatory to wear FFP2 masks on public transportation (trains, ships, ferries, buses and other public transportation), excluding airplanes. Face masks are still recommended in all indoor places that are public or open to the public. Source: https://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insights/saluteinviaggio

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September 11, 2022
Our experience was amazing! Mirco was such a good guide and a very good explanator! Even our kids who can't understand Italian got along with it. This was an unforgettable expedition.
Mrs Katarina Törnberg
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September 10, 2022
Otroligt intressant värd varenda krona!
a Gray Line customer
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September 9, 2022
awesome experience and the guides were very informative and friendly. no problems with crowds or long waits
Mrs Kelli Robertson
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August 25, 2022
Everything was great and ran smoothly while touring Ancient Rome under the guidance of the Gray Line tour guides. We saw the Palatine Hill area, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and beautiful artwork. We really enjoyed our time in Rome.
a Gray Line customer
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August 24, 2022
Was organized very well informative
a Gray Line customer
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August 19, 2022
Facile da prenotare , servizio completo a un costo giusto
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September 11, 2022
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Our experience was amazing! Mirco was such a good guide and a very good explanator! Even our kids who can't understand Italian got along with it. This was an unforgettable expedition.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
September 10, 2022
Image with Rate from Mrs Katarina Törnberg
Otroligt intressant värd varenda krona!
reviewed by Mrs Katarina Törnberg
September 9, 2022
Image with Rate from a Gray Line customer
awesome experience and the guides were very informative and friendly. no problems with crowds or long waits
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
August 25, 2022
Image with Rate from Mrs Kelli Robertson
Everything was great and ran smoothly while touring Ancient Rome under the guidance of the Gray Line tour guides. We saw the Palatine Hill area, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and beautiful artwork. We really enjoyed our time in Rome.
reviewed by Mrs Kelli Robertson
August 24, 2022
Image with Rate from a Gray Line customer
Was organized very well informative
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
August 19, 2022
Image with Rate from a Gray Line customer
Facile da prenotare , servizio completo a un costo giusto
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

Itinerary

Do you ever wonder what life was like as a citizen in Ancient Rome? Or how the gladiators spent their days inside and outside the Colosseum? Or simply what it was like to walk inside the world's most beautiful amphitheatre or along the Roman Forum?

These questions and many others you may have will be answered by our in-person tour with a specialised guide dedicated to you!

Avoid the stress of booking and get rid of long waits with our 'skip the line ticket' to the Colosseum. You will be accompanied from the start to the end of the visit, and we guarantee that all health and safety instructions will be respected for all participants.

Itinerary

The great Roman Empire is one of the most exciting topics in history and still part of school books today! The Romans invaded lands and places near and far, importing and often imposing their culture and traditions. The evidence of this greatness can still be seen all over the world, especially in the countries surrounding Italy.

But Rome alone encompasses many of the artistic beauties bequeathed to us by its ancient people. As you begin the tour, you will find yourself walking on the same stones that were trodden by the ancient Romans, to reach the heart of the magnificent Flavian Amphitheatre Theatre, known to most as the 'Colosseum'! Your guide will accompany you on a journey in which you will discover anecdotes and stories about how the Roman people enjoyed their leisure time and how they admired the Gladiators, appreciating their long fights against wild animals or big, fearful opponents!

We will then continue towards the Palatine Hill and, right in front of your nose, you will find a very special place where you can still relive the legend that gave life to our Capital, the original place where the story of Romulus and Remus came to life almost 3000 years ago! From here you can enjoy a spectacular view that will leave you in ecstasy.
Next you will cross the Roman Forum, also known as the 'Forum Magnum', the beating heart of ancient Rome, made up of buildings related to politics and religion that manifested the grandeur of Rome. It was the place where daily life was noisy, the streets always filled with people from different classes and backgrounds, such as the military, politicians who spread their ideas with speeches to the people before elections, or the vestals (priestesses consecrated to the Goddess Vesta) whose job was to prepare ingredients for the sacrifices of men in trial.

Walking along the Via Sacra, you will find yourself at the point from which you could witness the return of money from the many battles fought in defense of the great empire. Continuing the walk you will arrive at the Basilica Aemilia, a 'rare pearl' as the only civil basilica in Rome belonging to the Republican era. There are only a few ruins from that period, in fact its present appearance is quite different from its original one due to the many restorations it underwent during the imperial era. Not far away you will see the 'Temple of Janus', a sanctuary whose entrance was a double arch. Considered the oldest and most important place of worship of the Roman deity, Janus, protector of entrances and beginnings. The peculiarity of this building is that we find a trace of it only on a Nero coin. At the end of our visit to the Forum, we find ourselves in front of the Arch of Septimius Severus. The arch, built between 202 and 203, is named after the emperor and dedicated to him and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta. In addition to the beauty of this arch, it is interesting to note its functionality: it served as a 'barrier' for chariots thanks to some steps built under the archways, thus ensuring only pedestrian passage.

To discover other secrets of the heart of ancient Rome and to fully experience the sensations of those times, you only have to let your guide take you back in time and tell you facts and curiosities about our ancestors.

Step back in time with us and book your place to experience ancient Rome like never before!

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Pickup Info

Please go to the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts in front of the Arch of Constantine.
Look for our staff with the Gray Line - I Love Rome logo.
Your expert guide will begin to explain starting from the Arch of Constantine.

In case of need, contact us at the following telephone number 0039 06 4742501 0039 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only) or by mail at rome@grayline.com

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