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Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors on this tour of Ancient Rome with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum. Complete your tour with a walk along the Sacred Way (Via Sacra) as you immerse yourself in the vivid Roman history that surrounds you.
Let the bustling ambience of Ancient Rome overcome you on this small group tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum. Your tour starts early to beat the crowds and enjoy the most popular Rome attractions in the best possible way.
Early Tour of the Colosseum
Your tour will begin at the Colosseum, taking full advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum - there won't be any later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit! A quick security check and you're into this iconic monument to Ancient Rome.
Entrance to the Colosseum is through the Gladiator's Gate - the same entrance used by gladiators to enter the monument 2,000 years ago! This entrance is also the guaranteed fastest entrance to the Colosseum, with a fast-track system for accredited tour companies.
Being the first people into the Colosseum for the day gives you stunning views of the arena and the surroundings of Ancient Rome - just remember to bring your camera!
Early Tour of the Roman Forum
From there, you'll head to the center of Roman life in ancient times - the Roman Forum. Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took center stage. Today, you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen - lend me your ears!
Your guide will take you to the site of Caesar's funeral, which is still honored every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.
After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and the nearby Palatine Hill.
Your guide will show you to the site of Caesar's funeral, which is still honoured every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.
With the aid of overlays, your guide will help you to see the ruins as they would have appeared 2000 years ago.
After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and also the nearby Palatine Hill.
Optional Extra: Palatine Hill (45 minutes)
From the Roman Forum, your guide will take you to the top of the overlooking Palatine Hill, once home to the Emperors of Ancient Rome. From here you will tour the remains of ancient palaces (spoiler alert: the word 'palace' derives from the name of the hill!), while also taking in some breathtaking views of the Roman Forum, Colosseum and the nearby Circus Maximus.
* Note: The Palatine Hill involves walking up some steps, and currently there are unfortunately no ramps provided to reach the top, so it is not possible for wheelchairs or child strollers.