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Ancient Rome Adventures

Ancient Rome Adventures

The heart of modern Rome is still dominated by its ancient past, partly because of monuments such as the Colosseum and Pantheon. Visiting these sites is a must on any Roman itinerary, and exploring with a guide increases the learning potential. Here’s how to experience ancient Rome.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tours

The Colosseum is not only Rome's main attraction, it's one of the most popular sights in Italy—and that means lines at the entrance. Booking a skip-the-line tour in advance allows you to avoid the often-long waits outside the monument, with some even including access to parts of the Colosseum that are otherwise off-limits to visitors, such as the underground chambers and upper tiers. Many tours also include tours of the adjacent Forum and the Palatine Hill, where emperors and nobility once lived.

Combo Tours

Most visitors come to Rome to see more than the ruins of the ancient Roman Empire, which is why tours that combine ancient sites with other attractions are so popular. Go back in time to bucket-list destinations such as the Pantheon, then head to additional famous monuments like the Trevi Fountain or Piazza Navona. You can even choose a night tour of Rome to see the city’s old and new elements illuminated.

Visit Ancient Roman Homes

Taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman houses on Caelian Hill is a fascinating opportunity to learn about the everyday life of people who lived in this very place 2,000 years ago. You'll be able to walk into some of the frescoed rooms uncovered by archaeologists beneath a fourth-century church.

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Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

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On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. Get the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
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  • 3 hours
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$93.24
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 18 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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  • 3 hours
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$49.57
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
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$105.17
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Rome Combo: Colosseum & Forum with Rome Must-See Walking Tour

Rome Combo: Colosseum & Forum with Rome Must-See Walking Tour

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Combine two of the bestselling tours in Rome into one comprehensive sightseeing experience with this Rome Super Saver. Start at the Colosseum for a skip-the-line tour of this ancient amphitheater, followed by a look at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Then spend the afternoon on a walking tour of Rome’s historic center to visit famous landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon.
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  • 8 hours
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$107.41
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Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain

Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain

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See some of the most beautiful architecture, fountains and squares in Rome on this walking tour of the city’s historical center. Stroll along cobbled laneways, stopping to visit famous attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. A break for gelato or coffee is included. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include a tour of the Colosseum and other Ancient Rome sites beforehand.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$32.22
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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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See the Colosseum and other sites of Ancient Rome from an art history perspective during this private tour with a specialized guide. After skipping the main entrance line to the Colosseum with your priority-access ticket, you’ll tour the amphitheater and hear tales about its brutal history. Then walk over to the Roman Forum, see the Arch of Constantine and enjoy views of the ancient ruins from Palatine Hill. Throughout your tour, enjoy in-depth commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$127.00
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$127.00
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Private Tour: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour with Arena entrance

Private Tour: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour with Arena entrance

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See ancient Roman ruins and more on this morning or afternoon private walking tour. Visit key sites like the Colosseum and Roman Forum, enjoying skip-the-line access as you learn about the notorious gladiator competitions of old. Plus, stop for photo ops at the Trevi Fountain among other landmarks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$283.28
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