Experience Ancient Rome's most iconic sites on this small-group, 3-hour tour. Set out with an expert guide who will bring these incredible ruins to life though history, stories, and intriguing anecdotes. Step inside the Colosseum and hear tales of the gladiators who once fought here as you explore its first and second tiers. Stroll through the Roman Forum and imagine what this center of Ancient Rome was like 2,000 years ago. See Julius Caesar's final resting place, marvel at the monolithic Arch of Constantine, and climb Palatine Hill.
Meet your guide and small-group of 15 people or less by the magazine kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop, which is directly opposite the entrance to the mighty Colosseum. Bypass the famously long lines with your included skip-the-line entry, and head directly inside the largest amphitheater ever built to explore its first and second levels with your guide.Next, its off to the Roman Forum to experience the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way you’ll pass such sites as the titanic Arch of Constantine, Julius Caesar's final resting place, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins: a temple served by six Vestal virgins who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome.Finally, you’ll ascend Palatine Hill to hear the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome, and learn how the word "palace" actually originated at this very place. By the tour's end you'll have a better understanding of the importance of this once-great empire — and the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history — than ever before. Your tour concludes inside the Roman Forum.