See the main monuments of Ancient Rome on this 3-hour tour with a small-group of no more than 13. Travel back to the days of the Roman Republic as you explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiator as your professional guide gives you the exciting history of these important monuments.
Meet your guide at the predetermined meeting point where you will also pay for your skip-the-line passes. Start the day with a tour of the Colosseum, arguably, the greatest amphitheater built by the Romans. The guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for Roman citizens. Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son and successor Titus in 80 AD, the amphitheater remains one of the world’s architectural marvels.Next, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum, and learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and learn about the Tabularium.Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a later building in Piazza di Pietra. See the original Roman street level below ground in the piazza. End at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all Gods, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC. Marvel at the stunning entrance and massive interior, before bidding farewell to your guide and group.